Aquaponics is being called a creative solution to poverty in Hamilton.
Mountain M-P-P Monique Taylor has held a media event at her community office looking to build support for a project that combines fish farming with hydroponic vegetable gardens.
Local high school teacher Al Nason's proposal is for a greenhouse that would be capable of producing 125 thousand heads of lettuce, 386 thousand pounds of tomatoes and over 15 thousand pounds of tilapia.
He adds that two-thirds of the crop would be sold and the rest donated to food banks.
There are a few steps to go to make the project a reality. Among other things, it needs a location and some start-up funding.