WE ARE AQUAROOTS

Our goal is to create an environmentally aware and sustainable future.

AquaRoots' mission is to enable people to grow food anywhere. We specialise in designing aquaponic and hydroponic systems for homes, schools and other establishments, as well as developing and delivering innovative education materials and services both to train people in the skills of food production, and to use farming as an engaging pathway to reinforcing curricular and extra-curricular education requirements.

Our core principles are embodied by our activities: Our Flat-Pack Farm project combines sustainable farming systems with mainstream education, while creating an international community of sustainable growers and innovative educators.

SUSTAINABILITY

EDUCATION

COMMUNITY

CREATIVITY


We have opened the doors of our workshop in North Wales to create The Factory, an open access creative workspace that makes our resources available to our local creative community. In addition, we make use of The Factory ourselves to manufacture a range of fun lifestyle products - check them out here.


MEET THE Aquaroots team

AquaRoots directors have been involved in sustainable development, food security, urban farming, and education in various parts of the world. They have had the opportunity to work in places including the U.K., Middle East, East Africa, South East Asia, and China engaging and designing food security projects in both private and non-for-profit sectors as well as delivering practical and academic teaching.

Lorena Viladomat MSc MRSB

Lorena’s infectious enthusiasm and winning smile make it hard not to be inspired by the passion she feels for sustainable food production. She is an experienced project manager and training consultant, holding an M.Sc in “Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture” from the University of Exeter and a B.A in “International Development”. She has worked in the international development and emergency sector for several years, implementing a number of sustainable agriculture, livelihoods and food security projects in the Middle East, South East Asia and South Sudan. She likes sharing her knowledge of farming and the natural world through developing and implementing projects for farmers and community members about organic farming, livelihoods and water efficient crop production systems.

Philip Jones MSc MRSB Cbiol

Philip is the ingenious inventor of the group, he could be an engineer. We think it is because he liked playing with Lego a lot when he was little. He holds an M.Sc in “Marine Environmental Protection” and a B.Sc in “Marine Biology and Zoology” and is a Chartered Biologist from the Royal Society of Biology. For the last few years, Philip has been providing consultancy services for the development of larger scale, sustainable food production projects as well as designing and implementing integrated aquaculture and agriculture projects to enhance food security in marginalised communities. His work and research has taken him to Central and South America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and China.

Andrew Chambi BSc PGCE

Andrew is the ponderer of the group; he is passionate about wildlife, natural systems and botany and can happily spend hours watching wildlife and observing animal behaviour. He holds a B.Sc in Zoology with Animal Ecology from the University of Wales, Bangor and a PGCE in Secondary science. He has been a secondary science teacher for 9 years and has been judged “outstanding” by OFSTED for the last three consecutive years. While teaching he actively promotes the principles of sustainability and responsible food production to his students and local community groups through backyard projects and after-school clubs.