Published on August 16th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Broder "farm" for a meal a day

Materials: Broder pole and shelves
Description: It is not my hack, but I encountered this project and since it was all built with Ikea stuff I thought it might be fun for on this site. How to grow your own meals in future :D

See more about growing your own meal with the Broder system.

~ Marjolein Noyce, the Netherlands

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5 Responses to Broder "farm" for a meal a day

  1. Anonymous says:

    ..but what is it called if I’m not interested?!

  2. Jessica W says:

    The fish aren’t for eating actually. Their waste provides nutrients for the plants. If you’re interested, the process is called aquaponics.

  3. cynthia says:

    … and “a portion of fish a day” for a meal. brrr!

  4. Anonymous says:

    @Tim, it holds up to 2kg of fish and yes, it uses the water and fertilizer for plants.

    Maybe read the article?

  5. Tim Gray says:

    The fish are far too small to eat… Although I am hoping it is using the tank water as water for plants as the fish poo will also act as fertilizer.

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