Ever reminisced about what we were doing when we were 21 years old?
Certainly mine was not even close to what I love doing now – growing strawberries!!! My hobbies then were stars away from what this young man loved doing! 🙂 Thinking back now, I must have been quite an airhead!!!
I am still in awe by what this young man built in his parent’s kitchen, an aquaponic “farm” to grow vegetables!!
Just 21 years old, he built the complete setup by himself and through trial and errors, improved on the initial set up to grow a lot of organic vegetables by September 2015.
This is the design of his set up :
In my layman understanding of his sketch, I think a series of pipes drew water from the fish’s waste tanks below the “farm” to feed his vegetables –
And somehow, his vegetables fed the fishes 🙂
In November 2015, Xi Zhe and his parents moved to a smaller apartment and there was no room for his farm.
I wrote this post to share this young man’s incredible farm and enterprising DIY spirit.
Even though the physical set up is gone, we will remember his “farm” and will cheer for his future one!
PS. If anyone likes to understand more of Xi Zhe’s design, he is a member in our Facebook group, “SG Farming in Apartments”. I am sure he will explain better than me how his set up work ! 🙂