I spent the morning at EVO Farm out in Mar Vista today. David Rosenstein (founder, aquaponics guru, nice guy) stuck his hands into some seriously alive compost (“I can feel the dirt moving in my hand.”), posed for pictures, and made sure I left knowing why aquaponics was so incredibly important for an urban food system. I’m now eyeing my backyard with dangerously uninformed eyes, but with dreams of backyard tilapia, high density vertical gardens and the sound of water bubbling through my own, mostly self-sustaining artificial ecosystem.
I’ve promised my editor at Edible Westside that I wouldn’t pre-publish anything pivotal. So all you get is one shot and this short little piece of aquaponic teaser candy. But the full article will be in the Winter 2012 issue, which comes out December 1st.
Ok. Two shots. The rest in December. In the meantime, if you haven’t picked up the Fall 2012 issue (and read my big, beautiful and inspiring article about Backwards Beekeepers) you can now flip through it online.