Deepwater Farms brings a new look to sustainable farming in Calgary. With indoor farms that host crops as well as fish, around-the-clock farming and optimized crop cycles, the Deepwater Farms team is stepping into the future and combatting food scarcity here in Calgary.
The Creation of the Deepwater Aquaponic Farm
During his university days, Paul Shumlich researched food security and became intrigued by Aquaponics, a system of aquaculture where waste from marine life fertilizes plants that are grown in water. Closing the loop, the plants purify the water in which the fish swim.
Shumlich thought that aquaponics was a forward-thinking solution for year-round food security. With co-founder Kevin Daniels, the two built prototype systems in…