Main Street Farms is an urban aquaponics farm, organic plant nursery, and education center, with locations in Homer and Cortland, NY. They are dedicated to sustainable agriculture and local food security.
Formerly “Smith Gardens,” a flower nursery for almost 50 years, Main Street Farm grows in both water and dirt, utilizing aquaponics techniques (aquaculture plus hydroponics) to raise tilapia in tanks. They waste water is then used to fertilize the plants (lettuce and herbs). The plants in turn clean the water for the fish in a closed loop cycle, creating a symbiotic relationship.