Anaerobic digestion uses bacteria to break down plant and food waste to produce biogas and fertilizer. We have obtained a bioreactor and are continuing to fundraise for the required starter cultures of bacteria, biogas storage balloon, and other components.
Bees are essential to biological life on earth. Keeping bees is a fantastic way to support the local ecology. We started our apiary with two hives in April of 2020.
Aquaponics uses the integration of aquatic livestock and edible plant growth systems. Our aquaponics system has been stocked with gold fish and we are growing various salad and greens mixes. We are in the aquaculture permit application that will allow us to raise tilapia and other edible fish.
Micro-greens are vegetable greens harvested before becoming"baby greens," just after the first set of true leaves develop. They are used as a nutrition supplement, a visual enhancement, and a flavor and texture enhancement. Micro-greens can add sweetness and spiciness to foods. They are great for garnishing salads, soups, sandwiches, and plates.
Micro-habitats & aviaries
We support the nearby LaBaugh Woods ecosystem by maintaining insect and bat aviaries, micro-prairies and bird, bee & butterfly feeders.
Mushrooms are not only an excellent sustainable food source, some fungi can even decontaminate their environments in a process called bioremediation. We completed our mushroom cultivation system in December 2020! We received our oyster mushroom grain spawn and are going through trials to calibrate the system
We currently have a small flock of ducks and chickens that produce nearly 200 eggs per month. Visit our store to see how you can pick up fresh-laid organic eggs and other produce.
In addition to biofuel, bioarch supports wind and solar energy collection systems. We have received the remaining component of our hybrid wind and solar energy system and begun the the installation.