Turning Swimming Pools Into Food Gardens


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The Garden Pool, a solar-powered aquaponic greenhouse, was created by innovative couple Dennis and Danielle McClung in 2009 after purchasing a foreclosed home in Mesa, Arizona.

With the Garden Pool aquaponic greenhouse, people and families in the suburbs can transform their pool into a productive bed of cheap, fresh food on a daily basis. Dennis McClung says, "The garden pool is a great way to showcase that any family can grow their own food, regardless of their climate. If we can grow it here in the suburbs of Phoenix, then people can grow their food anywhere."

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