Michigan Aquaponics is a student organization founded to explore the potential of aquaponics. It is our goal to improve upon this technology and employ it as a tool for addressing food and water scarcity, reducing harmful emissions, and eliminating the use of chemicals for food growth. The field of aquaponics was created through the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, in which animals and plants live symbiotically in a recirculating system where water flows in a closed-loop.
This method of farming is an environmentally-friendly, natural food-growing technique that not only conserves water, but also negates the need for chemical fertilizers. Additionally, aquaponics has the potential to revitalize communities through employment, increased accessibility to locally sourced food, and an exposure to sustainable technology.
Winter 2020 Mass Meeting: 2024 Dana 8pm-8:30pm, Thurs Jan. 23
The 2018-19 school year has begun and we have many projects underway, including work at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Ypislanti High School.
Click here to find out more about who we have worked with in the past and who we are working with now.
MAqua consists of three teams, working together to design systems, keep our fish and plants healthy, perform community outreach, and educate others.
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Michigan Aquaponics is a Sponsored Student Organization through the University of Michigan - College of Engineering