Phoenix Cafe

The Phoenix Cafe‘s aquaponics system (in central Bristol) was built by the students of the 2014-15 introduction to aquaponics course. It is designed to produce greens for the cafe, though the fish are ornamental (Koi Carp).

The system is now being used by a local disabled gardeners group and will be part of a forthcoming kids course “AquaKids” run in collaboration with the cafe.

The phoenix cafe itself has a circular-economics model and is built from all recycled materials. Initially Phoenix was serving ‘food waste’ as part of the Skipchen and Real Junk Food project on a pay-as-you-feel basis. Now phoenix hosts a number of local-food focussed pop-up kitchens.

You can visit the Phoenix Cafe System during their openingĀ hours.

The system is sponsored by Greens Horticulture who designed and built the hydroponic wall, Seneye who provide the sensors, and FishPlant who provided the flood and drain system.