The Fish's Garden is a commercial aquaponics facility located in Camp Verde Az. This 3,000 square foot commercial greenhouse produces fish and lettuces utilizing the symbiotic relationship between water, fish, beneficial bacteria and plants in a science based recirculating aquaponics system.
Their motto: "Nature, Science and People Working Together", exemplifies their commitment to sustainability in agriculture, local natural food production and the wise use of natural resources.
Aquaponics is garnering quite a bit of interest globally due to its ability to produce protein and vegetable sources of food within a single system efficiently while minimizing it's impact upon natural resources.
Activities at this Site
Guided tours of the facility are offered to the public regularly every other Thursday with 48 hour advance notice. Larger group tours (10 to 20 people) are accommodated via reservations made at least 48 hours in advance and consideration is made for days that best fits the larger group's scheduling.
School and educational facility tours are very welcome. Please note however that tours having younger school aged children (first thru fifth grades) will be required to have adequate chaperones. This is for the safety of the children and the facility.
The Fish's Garden also teams with Nelson and Pade to host intensive 3-day Masters Classes for those interested in learning about Aquaponics. Information regarding Masters Classes can be found on the Nelson and Pade website. For 3-day Masters classes hosted by The Fish's Garden in the Verde Valley of Arizona information can be found on both the Nelson and Pade website and The Fish's Garden website.
Nelson and Pade's website: aquaponics.com
The Fish's Garden website: www.thefishsgarden.com
Monday thru Saturday 9:30am to 4:30pm
All year except the month of July
Price Style for this Establishment
Tours are free. For Masters Classes pricing please visit Nelson and Pade's website
Natural food production in a science based system which uses no herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers.
Minimal carbon foot print and energy use.
Extremely conservative use of water for agricultural food production.
Local food delivered within a 100 mile radius maximum.
ADA Accessibility Notes
The facility itself is ADA compliant but access to the building is not fully compliant at this time. However assistance into the building is available for the disabled.
Pet Friendly Notes
Because this is a bio-secure food production greenhouse we cannot allow pets into our facility. However we do have plenty of room, shade and water for dogs to remain outside on a long lead at our premises.