Food On The Move uses aquaponics in north Tulsa to help end food desert

Food On The Move, a mobile food initiative, has been working to end food deserts in Tulsa since 2014. Rusty Rowe, a Programs Manager for Food on the Move, said they have been using aquaponics since March 2022.

“We control the entire environment, and we can do year-around growing in this system with less water than traditional farming uses,” he said.

“Everything in here is controlled. We have an app that runs the computer in here that will tell it when to flood and what temperature to make the pod. We can control the humidity,” said Rowe.

Megan Davis, an Agricultural Manager at Food On The Move, said the team is working hard to harvest fresh greens and vegetables to take to Iron Gate and other places in the community so they can have fresh, healthy food.

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