I have been asked a few times about whats happening at Alberta Aquaponics this year, and the answer is simply, we are a little busy.
Our Aquaponics are on hold for the most part, but it is for good reason and it will come back, better than ever.
It served us well for several years, but it is time to move t another version.
We are in the process of rebuilding the greenhouse in the back yard which has turned into a little larger of a project than we had initially anticipated with having to reorient the in ground fish tanks and then having to repack the old holes to make them solid enough to support the new build. (a lengthy process, but worth it for the safety factor)
Digging out tanks to make them fit in the new build.
Our back yard looks like a bomb went off in it (not something I am proud of).
The back yard is a mess while we go through the rebuild.
I can assure the world it will get better with the hopes of making a bunch of progress this weekend (weather permitting).
Once it is all done up we should be able to have four times the grow space compared to what we had, a safer environment over all and a more effective winter grow space.
We are not just working in the back however.
Our Front yard has also gone through a bit of a transformation with the taking down of the two large Pine trees that have been out there for over 30 years.
Taking down the pine trees
Massive change to the look of the house!
We have replaced the two trees with a multi fruit plumb tree on one side of the yard and a multi fruit apple on the other side.
Grafted 3 fruit Plum and grafted 4 fruit Apple trees
The next stage for the front is to remove the top couple of inches of grass, weeds and topsoil, top put down cardboard, put down landscape fabric and cover the entire front yard with Rundle rock. From there we will also be adding in another wicking grow bed for the front yard community garden (this may turn into a next spring project based on funds).
As we make progress and find time, I will update the progression and the projects.