Welcome to Green Sky Growers
Green Sky Growers, a rooftop farm, is located on top of the Garden Building in Winter Garden, Florida, and is the first Certified Green building in the world with commercial-scale, Aqua-Dynamic farming on the rooftop. Green Sky Growers produces tons of fresh vegetables and fish on an annual basis without the use of harmful pesticides.
Environmentally friendly growing practices include the harvesting of rainwater that is recycled in the Aqua-Dynamic growing systems.
All the growing systems continuously recycle 100% of the nutrients and water.
The majority of food produced is available to the local Winter Garden community, thus providing healthy, locally grown and low carbon-footprint food.
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Aqua-Dynamic farming is the production of food crops and fish in a closed growing system, using environmentally friendly practices.Tilapia fish tanks are the key component to Aqua-Dynamic farming. Each tank is home to 500 – 600 Nile tilapia. By controlling temperature, diet and water quality we can produce a 1.5 lb – 2 lb tilapia in 12 – 18 months from a 1” fry. Our rooftop system produces healthy fish that are locally grown and free of harmful chemicals. Fish waste is filtered from each tank and then digested into minerals that the plants will use. Living biological filters will convert harmful ammonia to a nitrate form of nitrogen, which will be absorbed by the food crops above. After the fish water has passed through the filters and the digesting equipment, it is then delivered to the hydroponics growing systems above. The plants absorb the minerals from the water and the excess water drains from the hydroponics system back into the fish tanks. This completes the Aqua-Dynamic loop.Tilapia is often marketed as “St. Peter’s fish” since some species have inhabited Middle Eastern waters, such as the Sea of Galilee, for thousands of years.
Tilapia species are members of the freshwater fish family Cichlidae (pronounced “sick-li-day”), of which there are many aquarium species.
Tilapia grow fast, consume inexpensive feeds, reproduce readily in captivity, resist most fish diseases and have a pleasant, mild flavor. Feed conversion ratio is better than 1.5 pounds feed : 1 pound of fish.
Green Sky GrowersAddress:
Green Sky Growers
146 West Plant Street, Suite 331
Winter Garden, FL 34787 (MAP)CCRES AQUAPONICSpart of NGOCROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES (CCRES)