Virginia Virtual Farm to Table – Aquaponics
September 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The demand for high-quality, healthy protein in the urban community has increased tremendously in the last few years. With the movement for locally grown farm products, aquaponics is fulfilling this niche. Aquaponics is the combination of growing fish in tanks and using the nutrient-rich water to feed the plants. The water is recirculated back to the fish tanks and plants, making it a sustainable, eco-friendly urban aquaculture venture. Dr. David Crosby with VSU Extension will give you an overview of aquaponics. Then Dr. Carlin Rafie, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, will provide information about the dietary guidelines in relation to fish intake, things to look for when purchasing fish, and tips on storing it. She will then highlight a tilapia recipe as tilapia is a type of fish commonly used in Aquaponics.