Local Urban Aquaponic Farming Model to Reduce Food Miles, Create Jobs, Enhance Food Security

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On the Westside of Los Angeles, in the Mar Vista district, urban farming organization, EVO Farm, is utilizing aquaponics to create a replicable and sustainable farming model that will facilitate the creation of a network of local urban farms that grow and distribute produce that exceeds organic standards.   “Who would want a big giant farm in one place when you could have 100 farms in 100 places?” asks EVO Farm’s founder David Rosenstein. According to Rosenstein, an urban aquaponic farm doesn’t necessarily require a lot of space.   Rosenstein believes that with numerous small farms distributed across cities, food miles would be reduced, jobs would be created, and communities would be able to grow heirloom varieties and other foods that do not transport well.
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