Weeds used to grow there. Now, a new greenhouse at this farm could raise more than food

Aquaponics has greater per acre yields and uses 90 percent less water than traditional agriculture because plants aren't grown in dirt and the water is recirculated, according to Loquvam.

Designed in partnership with Engineers Without Borders and Western Washington University's Engineering Department, the solar-powered aquaponics system is part of a larger goal of creating living-wage jobs in that industry for the group of people the farm already works with, people who otherwise struggle to find employment.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:37pm