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The World’s First Aquaponics Toilet Overflows With Life

Posted in Journey Installation by Misha on December 8, 2011

I am working on a project inspired by a type of farming that involves a closed recirculating water system. Aquaponics farming can end up using only 2% of the water used for conventional fish farming. This project is illustrative of the nitrogen cycle and the cycle of consumption.

I am working on an installation that will include this toilet. The installation will premiere next fall at The Other New York 2012 biennial in Syracuse, NY.

I harvested the first crop of basil to make pesto escargot that turned out quite well. I brought them to a potluck dinner organized by Sam Van Aken in honor of Shimon Attie. Think Shimon thought the snails were alright!

Check out the video tour and meet the fish!

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  1. Maura said, on December 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Misha! This is so cool! My new roommate works in a huge aquaponics greenhouse growing tomatoes and basil its totally weird and awesome!

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