Gallery: Myanmar’s Inle Lake Shows Bridge to Ancient Hydroponic Farming...


In today’s world, where a shift from large scale agribusiness to smaller scale, localized growing can be seen, ideas such as hydroponics and aquaponics have begun to take hold in the urban environment. However, we won’t be the first generation to have considered these possibilities. Indeed, hydroponics could possibly be attributed to Aztec cultures, but in Myanmar a large scale traditional hydroponics system can be located and is still being used today at Lake Inle. Hit the jump to learn about this historic growing process, and what we could learn from it.

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  1. Anu Guptill January 15, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    It’s an Aquaponic system, not Hydroponics.

    Aquaponics uses aquatic life to feed the plants, while Hydroponics has chemicals added to the system.

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