Godney Aquaponics

Godney Aquaponics
In the village of Godney, with the beautiful back drop of the Glastonbury Tor, Melv and Sal are embarking on a new venture. Fed up with the poor quality of veg in the shops, they have the ambition to set up an aquaponics system to provide fresh vegetables and salad crops for the village, and with a little help from their hens a supply of fresh free range eggs too.

What is Aquaponics??

What is Aquaponics??
Aquaponics is a sustainable method of producing quality food with minimal external inputs. It is a system that combines conventional aquaculture (e.g. fish in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. Water from the aquaculture system is fed to the hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down and are utilised by the plants as nutrients, and the water is then re-circulated back to the aquaculture system.

Sunday 1 August 2021

Its in the Chiller, Chiller Now...

Wasn't that a song that Michael Jackson sang, well kind of, with a bit of artistic licence?!?

With now so many demands on our time, largely generated by the ever changing pandemic rules, in and out of lockdown, changing opening hours and moving from takeaways to inside seating, we have recently been unable to do our local delivery.

So as way of small compensation we have finally managed to set up a glass fronted fridge at our Godney cottage ready to be filled with lovely fresh produce, so local people and visitors alike don't miss out.

In true Melvyn style, give him a building project and he is in his element and constructing a produce hut was no exception.

We were soon putting the finishing touches in place - two blackboards either side listing the produce available.
Together with a sign at the end of the fence to attract customers who may not live in the village.
Melv made sure it was all stocked up with runner beans, fine beans, pink fir apple potatoes, courgettes and a selection of tomatoes, for starters.

With the recent hot weather, the fridge is a must and having a glass front means that customers can see what is on offer from the outside.
Complete with honesty box, we are all set up, ready for whatever the weather - customers can now enjoy what we have to offer when they need it.
It will be stocked up everyday, for as long as we have produce available, so if you are passing through the village and fancy fresh veg, why not take a look...

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