The Phoenix Cafe‘s aquaponics system (in central Bristol) was built by the students of the 2014-15 introduction to aquaponics course. It was designed to produce greens for the cafe, though the fish are ornamental (Koi Carp).
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.
The system was 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.
The demonstration project finished in early 2017.