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HOMEGROWN AND HANDCRAFTED: DeWitt as engineer, biologist, family man

July 21, 2014

In the past four years, 34-year old Tony DeWitt has been tinkering and engineering an aquaponic landscape. DeWitt, of rural Whitley County, inspects his barrel beds with his 4-month-old son Abrem in a greenhouse he constructed on his property.

WHITLEY COUNTY — Nutrient-rich waters flow through a series of plastic pipes and valves as they make their way to the homes of a multitude of different species. Waters feed the inhabitants of the rocky plateaus before ebbing and making their way back to their headwater. This isn’t some alien biosphere on a strange otherworldly planet, rather, it’s a hybrid of engineering, new-wave gardening, and holistic biology tucked away behind a non-descript house nestled near the shores of Old Lake.

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