Food System Lab @ Cylburn
The Food System Lab @ Cylburn is an urban teaching farm in Baltimore City, operated on the grounds of the Cylburn Arboretum by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF). Our project emphasizes the important connections among the living components of a small-scale agro-ecosystem and offers a compelling introduction to an equitable, healthy and sustainable food system. Visitors engage directly with a variety of food production practices, including aquaponics, a system of agriculture that combines fish farming with hydroponic plant farming.
The Food System Lab is currently CLOSED for a project redesign.
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CLF’s Aquaponics Research:
- Energy and Water Use in a Small-Scale raft Aquaponics System in Baltimore, MD, USA
- Commercial Aquaponics Production and Profitability: Findings from an International Survey
- An International Survey of Aquaponics Practitioners
- Fish in the Classroom: A survey of the use of Aquaponics in Education
- Production and consumption of home grown produce and fish by non-commercial aquaponics gardeners