As the cost of food rises, people are looking for ways to make their budget stretch further and feed their families. There was a time not so long ago, where many families had a backyard garden and ate fresh produce every day. They also had a backyard chicken coup and could eat fresh eggs daily. Sadly this is not the case anymore and many are now beginning to see the necessity of returning to a sustainable way of living.

For many families it isn’t just about the family budget, they want to return to a diet that is rich in nutrition and healthy. In Edition 5 of the ASC magazine, Sasha Grove wrote an informative article titled ‘Family Food Security’. Here Sasha explains how an economic crisis could lead to food shortages. Unfortunately, this is now the case in several countries around the world, where their economies have already crashed.

HomegrownSadly for the people in these countries, many of them didn’t get the opportunity to prepare their families and start a garden. The good news is that you can start an aquaponics system today and ensure your families food security. Whilst there is now a wider choice of organic foods on the supermarket shelf, the cost is more than the average family can afford. This leaves the average family with little choice but to purchase inferior produce or begin to grow their own food.

The beauty of aquaponics is that it takes up a lot less space than the average garden, doesn’t use lots of water and is great for growing all the healthy greens a family can eat. Think about it, you don’t have to weed or water the garden daily and yet you can have access to healthy food. Greens like broccoli, spinach, kale, lettuce, cabbage and Bok Choy grow very well in an Aquaponics system.

Aquaponics is one of the best ways to supplement your food supply and know that what you are eating is healthy and nutritious. Ten of thousands of people around the world are trying their hand at aquaponics and finding out that is a fun and affordable way to grow food. Why don’t you give it a try and join with others who are having great success and will gladly share their experiences with you.