Our dearest family and friends,
We are seeking funding for a family project -
Cayee's Aquaponics Greenhouse & New Kitchen.
This project will allow us to grow organic herbs and vegetables in the garden of our Kelana Jaya home, using a method known as aquaponics.
It includes a 900 sqft greenhouse and a 400 sqft new ktichen, to be built next to each other.
1. Grow and harvest organic vegetables and herbs as a subsitute for prescription medicine.
2. Grow and harvest approx. 1000 heads of vegetables plus other crops every month, for the consumption of family and relatives.
3. Develop a successful proof of concept for a commercial aquaponics system, through 6 types of aquaponics growing methods.
Here's where the greenhouse will be:
The new kitchen's location :
View from top:
...and the layout:
1) Cayee's Aquaponics Greenhouse
*Actual greenhouse may differ in design*
The Aquaponics Greenhouse will have three growing areas:
1a) Vertical Gro Pockets
1b) Deep Water Culture (DWC) Rafts
1c) Microgreens Growing Area
2) The New Kitchen
The new kitchen will also have three growing areas:
2a) Indoor Herb Wall
2b) Outdoor Vertical Flower Wall
2c) Rooftop Wicking Bed
As our appreciation of your support, we will be giving away our harvested oganic vegetables and herbs, delivered to you every 2 weeks:
RM 30,000 - 1 month delivery
RM 50,000 - 3 months delivery
RM 100,000 - 6 months delivery
RM 200,000 - 12 months delivery
The vegetables and herbs that we will be planting:
Veggies: Various types of lettuces, pak choi, kale, spinach, beans, cabbage, broccoli, microgreens
Herbs: Mint, Basil, Parsely, Thyme, Rosemary, Chamomile, Echinacea
*Actual delivered veggies and herbs will vary depending on harvest
What is Aquaponics?
Aquaponics is the marriage of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants). It is an ecosystem whereby fish and plants rely on one another, providing a sustainable method of growing organic veggies, fruits, herbs and fishes.
Aquaponics Cycle Diagram
The fish waste provides an organic food source for the growing plants and the plants provide a natural filter for the water the fish live in. The third participants are the microbes (nitrifying bacteria). They do the job of converting the ammonia from the fish waste first into nitrites, then into nitrates that are food for the plants.
The benefits of Aquaponics:
1. Veggies are purely organic and pesticide free. (if chemicals used, fish will be harmed)
2. Use 90% less water compared to traditional soil farming. (water is cycled between fish and plants)
3. No soil used, land space is minimised.
4. A more natural system compared to hypronics. (No artifical minerals and nutriens given to plants)