ÉAU is working with entrepreneurs, non governmental organizations (NGO) and indigenous communities on multiple projects in Quebec and internationally to conceive and develop aquaponics systems tailored to their needs. Discover 5 of our projects.
The Serres urbaines Notre-Dame (SUN) – A community organization involved in revitalizing the Vieux Gatineau
The Serres Urbaines Notre-Dame (SUN) is a community organization committed to the revitalization of the Old Gatineau. The SUN carries the project of a large-scale aquaponics complex in Gatineau in hopes of contributing to the food autonomy and economic vitality of this territory that faces numerous food and socio-economic challenges. In addition to the horticultural and aquaculture production, the inclusion of a smoker and spaces dedicated to food processing will allow for the preparation of a variety of products on site such as pesto, sauces, salad dressings and hot sauces. The inhabitants of the region will be able to purchase these products in the surrounding grocery stores.
The SUN project aims to:
- Answer to socio-economical problematics of the neighborhood
- Offer a variety of local, fresh, and healthy products to its population
- Contribute to the food autonomy and the economic vitality of the territory
- Create new job opportunities in the region
The Aquaponics Farm of Kahnawá:ke : the Mohawk community of Kahnawá:ke is committed to improve food accessibility to its population
Located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, across from Montreal, the mohawk community of Kahnawá:ke was looking to implement on its territory a food production system that was respectful of the environment and that would improve food accessibility of its population. The Aquaponics Farm is a local food production project where leafy green vegetables, herbs, fruit plants (pepper, cucumber, tomato, strawberry), and rainbow trout will be produced. More precisely, it is 65 000 kg of fruits and vegetables and 28 tons of rainbow trout that will be annually produced by the farm.
The Aquaponics Farm of Kahnawake aims to:
- Produce affordable fresh and sustainable food all year round
- Promote the community with an agricultural project with strong symbolic significance combining food sovereignty, innovation and technology
- Reduce the environmental footprint of the agri-food industry
- Create sustainable and local jobs for the community members
The Serres Hydro-Tourville : A greenhouse is diversifying its production by adding aquaculture production to its activities
The Serres Hydro-Tourville located in the region of the Center of Quebec is a family enterprise run by the same family for 29 years. As one of the first to have integrated hydroponic to their activities, they are now specialized in tomato production using this method. ÉAU works in collaboration with the owners to add an aquaculture production to their already existing horticulture production.
The Serres Hydro-Tourville aim to:
- Promote the next generation of farmers
- Make local, fresh, and healthy food accessible to the local population
- Diversify the greenhouses’ offer by adding aquaculture production to its activities
An aquaponics farm for a better food supply for restaurants
ÉAU is working in collaboration with a family group of restaurateurs in the south of France where they will produce 100 tons of fruits and vegetables as well as rainbow trout. The commercial aquaponics farm will retrieve their energy from renewable energy sources and will allow for the development of R&D projects, such as organic waste recovery.
This aquaponics farm aims to:
- Allow for the restaurateur group to become more food autonomous and to have easy access to local, fresh, and healthy aliments year-round
- Develop a short food chain supply
Pinord – a Senegalese NGO intends to inspire young women farmers
Carried by the will to promote agriculture to young women farmers, the Plateforme des initiatives du Nord – PINORD collaborates with ÉAU in the development of an aquaponic farm project. Located in the Ross Béthios commune, this pilot project targets two elements, the first is aquaponics and the construction of a greenhouse, the second is the training of the participants of the program.
Pinord project aims to:
- Increase the commitment of young women farmers in the Senegalese valley of the river for the climate and a healthy nutrition
- Expand and better the skills of young farmers participating in the program
- Drive young farmers to get involved, in the growth of agriculture in the area