Apura is an agricultural company that grows pure organic fruit and vegetables using the aquaponic farming method. The farm is located on the slopes of the Franskraal mountains just outside the Overberg town of Gansbaai. Apura’s healthy rotation crops include leafy greens, tomatoes, peppers, chillies and strawberries with future plans to grow around 30 of your favourite fresh produce. Absolutely no chemicals are used in the Apura tunnels and fish tanks that are fed with the purest mountain water drawn via borehole straight from the earth. Following through with their holistic approach, Apura provides a convenient weekly delivery service to restaurants, B&B’s and local residents which save you time and lessens the carbon footprint. Furthermore, you can visit the Apura stall at the Gansbaai Farmers Market on Saturdays and during festivals.
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Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) that grows fish and plants together in one integrated system. The solid fish waste is turned into vermicompost that acts as food for the plants.
The primary benefits of Aquaponics are:
Apura is passionate about the town they feel so privileged to live in and aim to pay it forward by uplifting the community. Plans are in the pipeline to establish Gansbaai’s first special needs farm school for children who are challenged by low spectrum disorders. The aim of the school will be to teach students aquaponic farming and business skills along with their normal schooling to give them a head-start in life. For more information email the Apura team directly.