Sweet Water is a rural Aquaponics vegetable farm located in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Our goal is to provide fresh, safe food for our local communities while maintaining reasonable prices and respecting our environment.
Sweet Water’s sustainable aquaponics system was inspired by Will Allen’s (MacArthur Genius Award Winner and Founder of Growing Power) three-tiered, bio-intensive, simulated wetland. In the re-circulating systems, the fish waste acts as natural fertilizer for plant growth and the plants act as a water filter. Our current vegetable production includes various lettuce and basil, watercress, tomatoes, peppers, chard, and spinach. Our fish are tilapia and trout. As Sweet Water grows we look to our communities and restaurants to determine what comes next.