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Imagine fresh, farm-raised fish and produce in just a fraction of the space and with only five percent of the water required in traditional farming. Imagine being able to grow any crops year-round, anywhere.

An initiative of FreshMinistries, Native Fresh started as a program to build agribusiness incubators where education, hands-on training, and production will take place using these revolutionary methods.

Frequently Asked Questions

Aquaponics is a grow technique that combines aquaculture (raising of fish, prawns, bivalves, etc.) and hydroponics (growing produce in water)
Aquaculture  +  Hydroponics  =  Aquaponics
No. All fish waste (ammonia) has gone through the Nitrification process (Ammonia —> Nitrites  —> Nitrates) before ever reaching plant roots.

No. Perhaps the greatest appeal of aquaponics is that it is an entirely closed-loop system. Differing from most hydroponics systems, in which run off needs to be captured or treated, aquaponics allows for absolutely zero runoff. The only water loss that take place is through evaporation and plant absorption.

While tilapia are generally used to produce the ammonia needed for production, due to their hardiness and ability to adapt to different conditions, many different types of fish can be used in aquaponics including: trout, salmon, perch and sturgeon.

Aquaponics facilities can be tied into an existing power grid, or operate by means of renewable energy, such as solar, hydro, or wind power. Native Fresh’s facility operates off the grid by way of solar power.

Locally Grown
Naturally Fertilized
Pesticide Free

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616 A. Philip Randolph Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32202

About Us

We seek to help churches and non-profits throughout the world to build highly productive farms and training centers as social enterprises and sources of fresh fish and produce.