Noah Farm in Vian will host an open house for their new commercial aquaponics greenhouse at 9 a.m. Friday. Noah Farm is the first commercial aquaponics greenhouse in Oklahoma.
Visitors will be able to tour the 9,980-square-foot facility and learn about aquaponics and why it is the wave of the future for farming ventures. Aquaponics is a food growing system which uses water rather than soil to grow fruits and vegetables.
Fish wastes provides the nutrients for the produce and the plants, in turn, clean the water for the fish. Noah, or Native Oklahoma Aquaponic Harvest, is using tilapia as the natural fertilizer.
Also, no pesticides will be used in the year-round producing greenhouse. Aquaponics is a safe, environmentally-friendly method of growing healthy foods. An indoor farmers market will allow area consumers to purchase the farm’s produce throughout the year. Following the tour, special guest, Dexter Pearson, of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development, will be on hand to speak about aquaponics and the USDA.
The farm is located at 451702 Highway 100 in Vian. Contact Richard Tyler at 479-739-5351 for more information about the Open House.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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