Thursday, January 17
Aquaponics is at work in this live wall.
If you’re familiar with the Lilly Center, you know we’re always searching for ways to creatively implement our mission on our own property. So far, the Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex is home to a nature trail, green roof, virtual aquarium, 875-gallon hexagon aquarium
But the innovation doesn’t end there! Thanks to a generous supporter, we now have a live wall. Not just any live wall; this one uses aquaponics to stay hydrated.
After cleanings, we’ll use water from the aquariums to water the wall. The plants only need 1-2 gallons per week. Any water that doesn’t get absorbed will be collected and returned to the aquariums, having been filtered by the roots and soil. Check out the before-and-after process below…