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Bed-Stuy Farm Growing Fish in a Barrel

(DNAINFO)  Camille Bautista | September 25, 2016 — An aquaponic system is ready to farm schools of freshwater tilapia for your dinner table.

Tilapia could soon be swimming on Throop Avenue.

Nonprofit Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporationis looking to launch an Urban Aqua Farm this fall, using aquaponics to breed freshwater fish and grow vegetables for the borough’s residents.

“Bed-Stuy, where the farm is located, has got some of the highest rates of diabetes, obesity and food insecurity,” said Lisa Boyd, NEBHDCo’s chief operating officer.

“Part of the goal is not only to source our pantry but also provide a model for producing sustainable, fresh, healthy food in an urban setting and, through workshops and training, to educate the community, provide living-wage jobs and show the possibility of entrepreneurial opportunities.”

Source: Bed-Stuy Farm Growing Fish in a Barrel – Bed-Stuy – DNAinfo New York