Pentair, Urban Organics Open Aquaponics Farm in Old Schmidt Brewery

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Pentair, Urban Organics Open Aquaponics Farm in Old Schmidt Brewery

By Dee DePass | Star Tribune
One of Nancy Espinosa's jobs at Urban Organics is placing plants into their pods to continue growing. About 475,000 pounds of organic greens will be produced. PHOTO CREDIT: Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune

One of Nancy Espinosa's jobs at Urban Organics is placing plants into their pods to continue growing. About 475,000 pounds of organic greens will be produced. PHOTO CREDIT: Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune

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Urban Organics worker Lee Scoggins flicked a cup of powder into a large blue pool and watched as 50,000 tiny salmon, each the size of a paper clip, darted toward dinner inside the newly converted old Schmidt Brewery plant in St. Paul.

The 8-week-old fish that will grow into 10-pound beauties over the next year were introduced to an enthusiastic crowd Thursday as part of the grand opening of Urban Organics’ and Pentair’s second indoor fish and produce farm, one of the largest commercial aquaponics facilities in the world.

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Keywords: Innovation & Technology | Agriculture | Aquaponics | Environment | Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure | Life on Land | Pentair | Responsible Production & Consumption | Smart Technologies | Technology Industry News | Urban Organics

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