Chicago’s ‘Jungle’ transformed

Chicago’s ‘Jungle’ transformed

In the old meatpacking plant that was setting of groundbreaking Sinclair novel, greens and fish grow
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Tilapia can withstand wide alterations in temperature, says Andrew Fernitz, a partner in 312 Aquaponics. That makes them a good, hearty fish to use in aquaponics.
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This old meatpacking plant has been retooled for sustainable businesses, including 312 Aquaponics, in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. That was the setting of Upton Sinclair’s disturbing look at the meatpacking industry a century ago.
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Chicago’s meatpacking industry reached its heyday in the late 1800s and early 1900s. A few businesses from that era remain – but many old meat-packing buildings are empty or gone.
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On the Net

312 Aquaponics site: www.312ap.com/home
Growing Power: www.growingpower.org
Sweet Water Organics: http://sweetwater-organic.com/
Aquaponics community forum: www.aquaponicscommunity.com

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