We love our betta fish, Herman, but man do we hate cleaning his water bowl. And you know what else we love? Fresh herbs and veggies grown right on our counter top. Why not combine the two? Is this the best kickstarter ever? Back to the Roots (a cool company that sells grow your own mushroom kits) has invented a home aquaponics kit, and it’s every bit as awesome as it sounds. Here are the deets:
- The fish poo andpee and all that waste-water gets broken down by beneficial bacteria into nutrients
- The waste-water from the fish is then pumped up & upcycled as an awesome organic fertilizer for the plants. The plants take up the nutrients and, at the same time, clean the water which then falls back down for the fish.
- There is no soil – the plants are growing just on rocks and there’s no need for any artificial fertilizers – it’s all organic!
They’ve already made their kickstarter goal, but pledge and you can pre-order a few of these for yourself or gifts!