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First aquaponics facility coming to Clayton County, providing sustainable greens to major cities

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — The first aquaponics facility is coming to Clayton County.

The Andrew J. Young Foundation is partnering with Forever Young Aquaponics and the Clayton County Board of Commissioners to host a groundbreaking ceremony for its first aquaponics facility on Thursday.

A release from the company said the facility will be 70,000 square feet and will be USDA organic certified.

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The Jonesboro facility will provide sustainable, organic, and locally grown leafy greens to nine major local cities throughout the southeast.

Aquaponics is a system of aquaculture.

Forever Young Aquaponics says the system combines aquaculture (fish farming) with hydroponics (soil-less plant cultivation).

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The aquaponics process uses no fertilizer and 92% less water, is pesticide-free and will meet USDA organic standards, produces zero discharge into the environment, and has a 48% lesser carbon footprint, according to Forever Young.

The ceremony will take place at 2559 Mount Zion Rd at 2 p.m.

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