Urban Farming

  • As they say, it is a new era and being a health conscious individual is all the rage. Where doggy yoga and frequent visits to Fresh Market and Trader Joes are the new “social scenes.” As a society, we are now choosing seafood over meat and the high demand is barely being met. Our struggle for wild fish is not only being jeopardized by the amount available but what we are capturing is also unhealthy. An article released a few days ago on CNN has laid out the facts for us regarding contaminates in our ocean waters and how plastic is destroying our sea life. As reported by Casey Tolan for CNN, “Plastic waste in oceans is causing $13 billion of damage to marine ecosystems each year." The solution is easy; fish farming via aquaculture with Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems.

    To learn more about the ocean waters & wild fish epidemic read it here.

  • Our efforts in Aquaponics have been recognized in national media this week! Fast Company's reporter explains our leadership initiatives and the innovative process of our closed-loop recirculating aquaponics system at Urban Organics in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    Adam Bluestein of Fast Company also interviewed Pentair CEO Randy Hogan:

    "We believe that recirculating aquaculture systems like this are a technology that will allow us to sustainably feed the world and build a good, and big, business. We want to be the ‘Intel Inside’ that helps the process work."
    Randy Hogan, Fast Company, 5/21/14

    You may learn more about our exciting project and share the news here!




  • We are proud to be a part of Urban Organics and to be recognized in this Newsweek article about the future of Aquaponics. Learn more here about how Aquaponics is feeding the world!


  • Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems and the Urban Organics team have partnered together to develop the Hamm's Brewery project, which is a year round indoor aquaponics facility for organic fish and greens production. With PAES expertise and equipment backing the endeavor, the six-story urban building will eventually house eighteen 3,500-gallon fish tanks and generate more than 1,000,000 pounds of produce per year in St. Paul, Minnesota, which has previously been thought of as a food desert.

    On April 10th, we helped open the doors during the ribbon cutting of the indoor farm in St. Paul, Minnesota, introducing the recirculated method of farming to produce these nutrient rich veggies. Aquaponics is a symbiotic relationship between fish and plants, where the water from the fish tanks is used to grow the plants and vegetables, furthermore the plants purifying the water and it is than recirculated back into the fish tanks.

    If you would like to read more about the Urban Organics launch and the aquaponics process, you may visit http://www.pentair.com/impact-stories/2014/april/farming-reimagined!



  • The world is fast approaching the advent of a farming revolution. Water and energy shortages, urban food deserts and pollution of soils and waterways are driving a need for sustainable farming of nutritious food. Aquaponics is the future of farming and Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems is committed to accelerating the commercialization of these innovative systems. Our mission is to partner with entrepenuers, businesses and investors engaged in large-scale commercial aquaponics ventures to ensure long-term success--yours!

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