Coop Stop Name: Duck-a-ponics
You will find: Ducks, chickens, coops, gardens and duck-a-ponics
Address: 524 Arleta Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
Coop Story – The homeowners are avid food gardeners and backyard poultry enthusiasts. The backyard is a small urban farm containing an extensive raised bed vegetable garden, a chicken coop, 2 raised spiral gardens, and an aquaponics (hydroponic vegetables fertilized by fish) unit. There’s also a small native sedge meadow, a butterfly/hummingbird garden, and several fountains. The duck pond (with ducks) feeds & fertilizes a small hydroponic grow bed (aka – Duckaponics/Quackoponics) and was featured recently in the San Jose Mercury news in the Home and Garden Section – (http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_26007765/urban-farms-duck-pond-water-nourishes-veggies )
What’s unique: This coop stop is famous! It offers a new and revolutionary duck-a-ponics system where ducks pond water is used to fertilize some vegetable beds similar to aquaponics.
Offering – Duck fun!