Granger Plastics Partners with Aquaponics Leader
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Granger Plastics Co., The
1600 M.A.D.E. Industrial Dr.
Middletown, OH, 45044
Press release date: December 13, 2010
The Granger Plastics Company has entered into the world of sustainable living by manufacturing the first Rotationally Molded Aquaponics system in the World. Aquaponics is the marriage of aquaculture, or raising fish, and hydroponics, which is growing plants without soil. The art of growing plants and fish together has its historical roots with the Aztec Indians. Formal scientific interest of combining these two growing techniques began in the mid 1970's with the first large scale commercial aquaponics facility opening in the mid 1980's. The first home based aquaponics system was developed in the 1990's by refining the larger scale growing techniques into something more appropriate for smaller systems. This was the beginning of people fashioning their own systems to use at home.
Fast forward to the present time when food prices are skyrocketing, water is becoming scarce and people are increasingly interested in growing their own food. Studies revealing unhealthy chemicals used to grow or process food have recently prompted a movement toward organic and whole foods as well as locally grown food sources. These foods typically come at a premium which, along with distrust of the institutions that control the food supply, is causing more and more people to become interested in growing their own food. Aquaponics offers a year-round opportunity to grow both vegetables and fish together in one integrated system. The waste that the fish produce is pumped through a grow bed to nourish the plants which in turn clean the water that returns to the fish. Aquaponics is completely organic and uses less than 1/10th of the water of traditional, soil-based gardening. Until very recently home systems were not readily available and needed to be fashioned out of a variety of parts and products not specifically designed for this purpose. Enter Granger Plastics, Sylvia and Alan Bernstein and The Aquaponic Source.
In November, 2009 Sylvia Bernstein started The Aquaponic Source with her husband Alan and set out on a mission to become the trusted resource for everything the home aquaponics gardener needs. Part of this vision included offering a complete, turn-key home aquaponics system. This system would need to be durable, attractive and able to be used both indoors and outdoors depending on the season. Working with an American company was also at the top of their list of requirements as well as being as environmentally conscious as possible. The rotomolding process and innovation Granger Plastics Company is known for throughout the World fit right into their vision. Granger offers an American manufacturing facility; state of the art engineering and materials as well as an active in-house recycling program dedicated to environmental responsibility. With the debut of the AquaBundance® system manufactured by The Granger Plastics Company the entire aquaponics community can participate in the Bernstein's vision to make this method of sustainable gardening available to all.
A complete AquaBundance® system is comprised of a rotationally molded grow bed with media guard, 60 gallon rotomolded fish tank and steel powder coated table with industrial castors as well as all accessories and instructions a new aquaponics gardener needs. The system is offered either complete or you may purchase the components separately to create or add to a current system. The systems are offered in a variety of colors including Terra Cotta and Gray solid colors as well as Stone or Gray Granite which is created from an exclusive recipe for life-like stone effects that Granger Plastics is rapidly becoming known for. The Bernstein's provide many resources through their website http://www.theaquaponicsource.com which offers links to a variety of videos, blogs, a community site and an email newsletter to educate new or seasoned users.
The Granger Plastics Company is dedicated to quality and innovation in the Rotational Molding Industry. By leading the way in product design and pushing the envelope of what the industry is capable of Granger Plastics continues to stand out by producing the highest quality rotationally molded products available while maintaining the vision and integrity of each customer served. Please visit http://www.grangerplastics.com to learn more.