Eastgate Shopping Centre And Partner Launch Rooftop Aquaponic Farm

    Eastgate’s Aquaponic Farm, in partnership with Ichthys Aquaponics, is the first of its kind across shopping centres in Southern Africa. Using smart new technologies, it will effectively use 90% less water than conventional farms.

    This eliminates waste produced by aquaculture systems and regular hydroponic systems. It also reduces carbon emissions, as there is no need for road distribution. Overall, Eastgate’s Aquaponic Farm will produce 100% natural food that tastes great and is healthy. The centre will also eliminate the use of plastic packaging, creating a cleaner area around the farm. 

    #IconicEastgate looks forward to welcoming visitors to cleaner farming, cleaner eating, and cleaner living with environment. Asset Management Executive of Eastgate Shopping Centre, Carmen Collison said, ‘Liberty Two Degrees (‘L2D’), owners of Eastgate Shopping Centre, have committed to reaching a Net Zero Sustainability target by 2030. The addition of the Aquaponic Farm District at the centre entrenches our continued efforts to spread awareness about the current environmental crisis, while providing our customers with an environmentally friendly alternative to food sourcing. We are extremely proud to be home to an innovative, organically designed and operated farm that supports our natural ecosystem.’

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