Oko Farms

Oko Farms
Organization Name:
Oko Farms
Primary Address 1:
104 Moore Street
Primary Address City:
Brooklyn
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
11206
Long Organization Description:

We utilize a hybrid of aquaculture and hydroponics known as aquaponics to raise freshwater fish along with a variety of vegetables and herbs. On our farm, waste water from the fish tank is constantly pumped through several hydroponic grow beds to provide nutrient rich fertilizer for our plants. In return, the plants filter all of the toxic waste from the water while it cycles through the system. This constant cycling of nutrients via fish waste creates an extremely efficient recycling system that allows us to avoid the toxic environmental run-off that characterizes current aquaculture practices.

Organization Website Address:
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Yemi Amu
How often does your organization use social media?:
Every day
Number of staff/employees:
2
Year Started:
2012
Organization Type:
Ag Tech, Garden Education, Urban Agriculture
About the Organization:
The Moore Street Farm started as a collaboration between Oko Farms and the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation (BEDC). It is a 2,500 education and production farm in Bushwick, Brooklyn and the largest outdoor aquaponics farm in New York City. The farm cultivates a variety of freshwater fish including catfish, tilapia and crawfish along with a variety of vegetables and herbs.
Areas Served:
Brooklyn, Neighborhood
Core Programs:
Tours, Apprentice Program, One-Day Workshop
Major Issues:
Garden Education, Local Food, Urban Agriculture
Non-profit?:
For Profit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#aquaponics #brooklyn #NYCAgTech #UrbanAgriculture #hydroponics #NYCAgTech #Growing
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#urbanfarming
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