Shawn Y., UCLA
If you think about it, there are many different ways to garden and farm. Some of these include container gardening, vertical farming, and outdoor gardening. Another common style of farming is aquafarming. Aquafarming falls under the category of aquaculture. Aquaculture is the breeding, raising, and harvesting of fish and aquatic plants. With aquaculture, healthier habitats are formed in hopes of being used to rebuild stocks of threatened species. On a simpler note, aquaculture is farming in water. An aquafarm is a tank filled with water, plants, and fish. The waste from the fish provides nutrients for plants enabling them to grow on top of the water’s surface. Different types of edible plants can be grown in an aquafarm. Some of these include, carrots lettuce, peppers, basil, strawberries, mint, tomatoes, onions, collard greens, and cabbage. If I had an aquafarm, I would choose to grow some lettuce, tomatoes, basil, and onions. The reason I would decide to grow these is so that I could make a delicious salad from all my produce grown! Overall, I see aquafarming as a great way to help threatened species while growing plants. All in all, aquafarming is beneficial to our environment and should be used more often.