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Published: 25 February 2014

Spring is right around the corner! As the pictures below show, the plants at the Puyallup FoodMachine are looking great.

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Published: 11 December 2013

This past week the Tacoma/Puyallup area experienced extremely cold temperatures. Although our temps here are not as low as many parts of the country, the potential impact on the Puyallup FoodMachine plants and fish was significant.

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Published: 04 July 2013

The Puyallup FoodMachine is a collaborative effort between the FoodMachine Foundation and New Beginnings Home.

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Published: 28 June 2013

Wow, what an amazing past month it has been! There is great news coming in from the Dominican Republic, Cambodia, Guatemala, and right here at home in the Pacific Northwest of the USA!

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Published: 14 March 2013

In the past few weeks fish were added to the YWAM Puyallup FoodMachine. As the days are getting longer and the nutrients are increasing, the plants are beginning to grow too.

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Published: 13 February 2013

We recently completed the first one hundred by eight foot growbed at the YWAM Puyallup FoodMachine. We also got all the plumbing done between the fish tanks and growbeds. It is good to have water flowing and the system on its way to producing some food!

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Published: 10 January 2013

A group from George Fox University came and helped at the YWAM Puyallup FoodMachine this week. They helped dig trenches for plumbing, dig the hole for the sump tank (the low spot in the system), and lay sand to go underneath the growbeds.

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Published: 07 January 2013

There are many different things that can be used as a fish tank. For a system to be considered a FoodMachine, we have minimum requirements in terms of the gallon capacity of the fish tank.

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Published: 30 December 2012

Plumbing growbeds correctly is very important for the success of any aquaponic system. One of the keys to remember is that gravity should be used, whenever possible, to move the water within the system.

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Published: 23 December 2012

This is the first of two posts about building and plumbing growbeds. We just got back from LaHaina Family farms where we finished constructing and plumbing in their growbeds. There are many different ways that growbeds can be built.

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