Oko Farms is urban agriculture company in NYC that raises freshwater fish along with variety of vegetables, herbs and fruits utilizing a technique known as Aquaponics.
Aquaponics is a closed-loop food production system that grows chemical-free vegetables and freshwater fish in a recirculating system. In this system, waste water from the fish tank provides nutrients for the plants while the plants clean the water for the fish. As a result, we utilize 70% less water than soil-based agriculture grow a large amount of food in small urban spaces with relative ease.
What we practice is biomimicry; a re-creation of naturally occurring interactions between aquatic and terrestrial life that conserves water, reduces waste, and shrinks our carbon footprint.