About 151 Farmers
As more state and countries decide to legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational use it's important to remind people that we also have a food crisis in our communities. This is a crisis that to some degree could be addressed by increasing and diversifying those crops that can be grown in an urban farm setting.
151 Farmers are organic farmers committed to providing ecologically sustainable cultivation practices for our local communities food and medical needs. We actively promote soil-less inner city gardening as a Farm to Fork principle in that we grow the food nearer to where it will be consumed.
Working with aquaponic gardens is a way to use a recirculating system of water between the fish and plants as a way to provide nutrients to the plants, This process is known as a nitrification cycle in that the fish waste is an ammonia which converts to a nitrite and than to a nitrate which is what the plants take up to keep these levels from steadily increasing and becoming toxic to the fish. When balanced properly it's the the ultimate ecosystem and as a way of gardening it utilizes around 5% of the water that a traditional soils garden would require.
When comparing aquaponics to hydroponics systems there is no need to flush the reservoir every week from nutrient build ups. This is also a water savings and does not promote the increase of heavy metals which will disrupt downstream Eco-systems from those who would discard their reservoir nutrients into our aquifers.
If you are a food and cannabis farmer who practices organic sustainable cultivation practices we welcome you to post your gardens on our page as you are part of the solution.
Closed Loop Aquaponics Systems PDF This presentation will demonstrate how commercial cannabis farmers can optimize their annual crop production values, on a gram/meter basis, and do so in response to new and emerging government mandated energy and water savings standards.
Why ALL Cannabis Growers are going to WANT the New CAL-CANNA SEAL. PDF By Darryl Cotton (V4) Now that Prop 64 has passed and ‘recreational’ cannabis is the law of the land in California, we are all faced with the responsibilities of making cannabis laws and regulations that will work for everyone. Of course this Read more about Why ALL Cannabis Growers are going to WANT the New CAL-CANNA SEAL.[…]
A Position Paper By Dennis Peron Download PDF It’s now just 10 days before the November 8, 2016 elections and as a long time cannabis activist I find myself contemplating what I have learned from the latest initiative, Prop 64: The Control, Regulate and Tax the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. First, the good. What Read more about Why Cannabis is Not a Recreational Drug[…]
By Dennis Peron Download PDF I’ve been told that I should not fight the inevitable. That the polls say this or that and you just have to accept it. Nonsense. The Power of Small Change is enormous and having had a little something to do with the passing of Prop 215 some 20 years ago Read more about A Cannabis Manifesto[…]
Prop 64: An Analysis of the Control Regulate and Tax the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) This November California voters will be asked to vote a bill that which would legalize marijuana for recreational use. That bill, known as AUMA has asked voters to decide if it’s time to legalize marijuana for recreational? Read more about Prop 64-AUMA:analysis[…]
We have mastered the techniques of urban farming with the use of aquaponics and hydroponics along with traditional growth, we have identified the functions of maintaining a self-sustaining eco-system that facilitates an environment for healthy fish to grow while producing nutrients for both medicine and food. Please take a minute to check out presentation to Read more about Support Your Local 151 Farmer[…]
Check out Food Chain! It’s been nearly 2 years since they bought our Pro-200-PAR lights and put them over their crops on light movers. Since then they have grown countless crops and the original 200 watt lamps are still looking good and going strong with 8 more years to go while still under warranty. You Read more about FoodChain, Lexington Ky – All Inda-Gro[…]
In the interest of maximizing the vertical space in our urban farms we’ve been developing these panels that provide up to 325 plants per panel over a 4 sq-ft area for cannabis propagation along with a wide variety of traditional (lettuce) crops that go full term. The panels have been plumbed into our aquaponic fish Read more about Combining Aquaponics and Hydroponics[…]
Call it Community Supported Agriculture or Cannabis Supported Agriculture it’s entirely up to you. This album will show images from around the country where 151 Farmers have taken a polycultural approach to the aquaponic crops being grown. Plants grown in an aquaponic system cannot have anything introduced to them such as insecticides or fungicides that Read more about 151 Farmers CSA Gardens[…]
The beneficial bacteria that is required to convert nitrites into nitrates is stored in the black totes on the roof where the plants get plenty of sunlight. The Nitrates are now available for all the plants in the closed loop system. Here you can see how the central fish tank that holds approximately 60 pounds of Read more about Fish Fed Meds and Greens[…]