Instead of commercial fertilizer, chicken droppings fall through wire mesh strung across the pool’s deep end, nourishing the algae & duckweed in the pond below. The tilapia eat the pond plants, release their own nitrogen-rich excrement, & the fish water then gets funneled (using a solar-powered electric pump) into the hydroponics system that grows the family produce.

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps Love it? Pin it to SAVE it! Follow Spend With Pennies on Pinterest for more great recipes! I need to be able to give this recipe a 100 star rating... it's THAT good and so easy! This is perfect as an appetizer, snack,...

Want to add a garden but have limited space? This pyramid-shaped planter provides 36 linear feet of planting area, yet its base is compact enough to sit nicely on a deck or patio. Fill it with flowers, herbs or vegetables--its unique tiered design allows for easy access and lets light reach all of your plants.

If you want to start an aquaponics system but don’t know how to begin, there are many aquaponics plans and I’ll be giving you a rundown of the simplest one.

Fluffy Chocolate Fruit Dip ~ made with cream cheese, melted chocolate, and real whipped cream, this dessert tastes just like dipping fresh fruit into chocolate cheesecake! | FiveHeartHome.com

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