The idea behind the table-top aquaponics garden shown in the image above is quite simple.
All one needs is a fish tank and a garden deck connected to it, and whatever waste gets produced by one's pet fish will be used to fertilize the crops growing on top of them.
Interestingly enough, Good
says that, by absorbing the waste present in the water, the plants make sure the fish never have to go without proper sanitation.
In other words, the fish take care of the plants and the plants take care of the fish.
"We’ve been doing this [testing the gardens] for eight months, and it still blows my mind when I see the first one sprouting—out of rock."
"It’s just crazy. I get so excited about it, but imagine a little kid seeing that," Nikhil Arora, one of the greenheads who came up with the idea for this aquaponics garden commented with respect to the project.