The owner, Avery Ellis, is a sustainability specialist and ecological designer. He focuses on designing sustainable ecosystems that serve humanity through natural processes. He has a Masters degree in Ecological Design through SFIA and a BS in Biology & Sustainability through Stockton College. He is also a Certified Permaculture Designer and Teacher.
His passion for Sustainable systems became a life direction after a semester abroad, where he undertook an in-depth study of sustainability at an International Eco-village in Auroville, India. In this intensive course, he explored permaculture design, renewable energy systems, grey water treatment, organic food production, and sustainable building methods. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Science degree, he continued to explore various aspects of sustainability while gaining experience in the field. He worked at an organic farm harvesting culinary herbs, he spent a year as a Solar Installation Specialist, and he was a supervisor for a recycling company, intent on net zero waste.
In recent years, he has also completed several internships, including; a research internship at Natural Capitalism Solutions, promoting the business case for sustainability, Earthship Biotecture, building off-grid, rammed earth homes, which incorporate recycled materials, And most recently at the Center for Sustainable Aquaponics, building large scale aquaponics systems.
With all of these skills adding up to a cumulative understanding of sustainability, he decided to continue his education at the San Francisco Institute of Architecture, where he enrolled in a Masters of Ecological Design program. This course has been instrumental in his theoretical knowledge of sustainable and regenerative design. As a thesis, he designed and built a small scale Aquaponics system for his home, as a model for home-scale food production.
From there, Integrated Aquaponics was born, combining both passion and studies in a practical way. He has continued to build several systems with different types of fish and plants. As the field of aquaponics develops, he invites each new system as a design challenge and as a sustainable solution for humanity.
As the old saying goes, ” Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” In that same way, Integrated Aquponics can feed you for a lifetime, with organic, grown at home goodness. Please contact us to see how we can help you to transform your home into a place where food and life can grow together. Thank you for visiting!