Charles Collins is a sustainable gardener who uses aquaponics to grow his plants. He has a 350-gallon tank with roughly 100 tilapia fish that produce waste that is broken down by bacteria and used as food for the plants. The system is self-sustaining once it's balanced, and the plants feed off of just the fish waste. Fish are a sustainable form of protein and tilapia are fast-growing and self-control their populations in the tank. Collins also has a pig named Kevin and Kobe, chickens, and a greenhouse where he grows a variety of peppers. The greenhouse allows for fruiting vegetables and plants to grow throughout the winter. Hydroponics allows for the use of the earth itself to help grow the system. Collins encourages people to think big and not be intimidated by sustainable gardening. He believes it's important to know where your food source is coming from and not rely on big markets and box stores.
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