The WA Aquaponics Story

From humble beginnings in 2017, WA Aquaponics was started by two guys with a passion for sustainability, efficiency, and responsible business. Beginning in a single greenhouse of their own construction, WA Aquaponics has grown into a small, self sustaining, organic farming operation with multiple structures and proprietary growing technologies.

 

Today, WA Aquaponics grows various fresh herbs and distributes them to the local Seattle area. We specialize in selling local, and as such all of our produce is sold less than 50 miles from point of harvest, making us the one of the freshest options available!

 

We want to hear from you! If you have any questions or comments about our operation or are interested in purchasing any of our produce, contact us and we will be sure to respond quickly to any requests you may have!

From humble beginnings in 2017, WA Aquaponics was started by two guys with a passion for sustainability, efficiency, and above all, responsible business. Beginning in a single greenhouse of their own construction, WA Aquaponics has grown into a  small, self sustaining, organic farming operation with multiple structures and proprietary growing technologies.Today, WA Aquaponics grows various fresh herbs and distributes them to the local Seattle area. We specialize in selling local, and as such all of our produce is sold less than 50 miles from point of harvest, making us the one of the freshest options available!We want to hear from you! If you have any questions or comments about our operation or are interested in purchasing any of our produce, contact us and we will be sure to respond quickly to any requests you may have!

 

What Is Aquaponics?

 

By definition, aquaponics is a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water in which they grow. Essentially what this means is that the plants are able to derive all of the nutrients they require for growth and survival from the waste of the fish, and the water is at all times kept habitable for the fish due to filtering from the plant roots. As such, the only major inputs into one of our aquaponic systems are the fish food and water, making it completely organic, as no fertilizers, pesticides, or growth hormones are necessary.

Furthermore, due to the high amounts of nutrients they are able to pull from the system, aquaponic plants grow more quickly and healthily than most traditionally farmed produce, creating an incredibly robust system that can withstand rapid scalability and a high turnover of plants. More specifically, our aquaponically grown herbs are able to grow to maturity from seed in as little as 30 days, allowing us to harvest daily and deliver our produce within hours of harvest. Best of all, we are able to produce a consistently high quality product year round regardless of seasons.

By definition, aquaponics is a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water in which they grow. Essentially what this means is that the plants are able to derive all of the nutrients they require for growth and survival from the waste of the fish, and the water is at all times kept habitable for the fish due to filtering from the plant roots. As such, the only major inputs into one of our aquaponic systems are the fish food and water, making it completely organic, as no fertilizers, pesticides, or growth hormones are necessary.

Furthermore, due to the high amounts of nutrients they are able to pull from the system, aquaponic plants grow more quickly and healthily than most traditionally farmed produce, creating an incredibly robust system that can withstand rapid scalability and a high turnover of plants. More specifically, our aquaponically grown herbs are able to grow to maturity from seed in as little as 30 days, allowing us to harvest daily and deliver our produce within hours of harvest. Best of all, we are able to produce a consistently high quality product year round regardless of seasons.

 

 

Meet the team

Jack Holt

Ben Harbert

Joey Lindell

Josiah Sobere

As majority owner and president of WA Aquaponics LLC, Jack Holt founded the company in 2017 along with Ben Harbert. Prior to the founding of WA Aquaponics, Jack Holt had started several smaller businesses in other industries, including online tutoring and real estate software. He is a self starter and a natural entrepreneur, and has worked with Ben Harbert on multiple past endeavors.

Ben Harbert was one of the original founders of WA Aquaponics. He used his business experience from his previous startups as well as his experience as a real estate consultant to develop the first facility of WA Aquaponics. Ben was with the company in the very beginning, and has worked with Jack Holt on multiple past endeavors as well.

Joey Lindell is operations manager for the WA Aquaponics facility in Arlington, WA. He is responsible for the day to day operations of the farm such as maintenance, harvest, and delivery, as well as overseeing future development and expansion, along with USDA compliance. He is also a partial owner of WA Aquaponics LLC, having bought into the company towards the beginning of 2018.

Josiah Sobere began his understanding of aquaponics with home systems over a decade ago, developing his skills with repeated practice over time. He started out as a consultant for WA Aquaponics, and helped to design the first few systems used in the prototyping phase and first greenhouse. Josiah currently acts as an on and off private consultant for the company.


Jack Holt

As majority owner and president of WA Aquaponics LLC, Jack Holt founded the company in 2017 along with Ben Harbert. Prior to the founding of WA Aquaponics, Jack Holt had started several smaller businesses in other industries, including online tutoring and real estate software. He is a self starter and a natural entrepreneur, and has worked with Ben Harbert on multiple past endeavors.


Ben Harbert

Ben Harbert was one of the original founders of WA Aquaponics. He used his business experience from his previous startups as well as his experience as a real estate consultant to develop the first facility of WA Aquaponics. Ben was with the company in the very beginning, and has worked with Jack Holt on multiple past endeavors as well.


Joey Lindell

Joey Lindell is operations manager for the WA Aquaponics facility in Arlington, WA. He is responsible for the day to day operations of the farm such as maintenance, harvest, and delivery, as well as overseeing future development and expansion, along with USDA compliance. He is also a partial owner of WA Aquaponics LLC, having bought into the company towards the beginning of 2018.


Josiah Sobere

Josiah Sobere began his understanding of aquaponics with home systems over a decade ago, developing his skills with repeated practice over time. He started out as a consultant for WA Aquaponics, and helped to design the first few systems used in the prototyping phase and first greenhouse. Josiah currently acts as an on and off private consultant for the company.

 

Contact us

We would love to hear from you!

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Thank you for your consideration!