Welcome to TORVEC, an organisation in the process of creating the ultimate health and wellness eco-centre, a life enhancing, life extending development,our aim is to construct a sustainable and multifaceted complex with it’s own energy, water and organic food production system on a permaculture farm in a wonderful location where the sun is almost always shining, a beautiful Garden of Eden in a modern day Shangri-la river valley, a residential community for like minded individuals who are looking for a healthy living rustic lifestyle, an opportunity to be able to live a longer, happier, healthier life in a safe and secure environment, one that will provide a sheltered haven of peace and tranquillity, an oasis of calm in a stressful modern day world.
Aquaponics or pisciponics, is a sustainable food production system that combines conventional aquaculture, (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks), with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.
In aquaculture, effluents accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity for the fish. This water is led to a hydroponic system where the by-products from the aquaculture are broken down by nitrogen fixing bacteria, then filtered out by the plants as nutrients, after which the cleaned water is recirculated back to the animals.
As existing hydroponic and aquaculture farming techniques form the basis for all aquaponics systems, the size, complexity, and types of foods grown in an aquaponics system can vary as much as any system found in either distinct farming discipline.
An aquaponics greenhouse It includes multiple fish tanks, grow beds, vertical grow towers, and much more.
Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. In aquaponics, you grow fish and plants together in one integrated, soil less system. The fish waste provides a food source for the plants and the plants provide a natural filter for the water the fish live in.
Aquaponics produces safe, fresh, organic fish and vegetables. When aquaponics is combined with a controlled environment greenhouse, premium quality crops can be grown on a year-round basis, anywhere in the world.
Aquaponics can be used to sustain ably raise fresh fish and vegetables for a family, to feed a village or to generate a profit in a commercial farming venture.