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What We Do


Swanky Roots provides fresh produce to Billings and the surrounding communities! Delicious leafy greens such butterhead and leaf lettuce are available year round! The greens are grown by utilizing a "Clear-Flow Aquaponics System" developed by Nelson & Pade. 

Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. Aquaculture is the raising of aquatic animals, like fish, in tanks. Hydroponics refers to cultivating plants in a symbiotic environment. Aquaponics combines aquaculture and hydroponics to form one interconnected growing system between the fish and the plants.

We can grow six times the amount of lettuce with the same gallon of water as we could in the field .

Swanky Roots is committed to producing our product through sustainable methods. With the world population growing and the amount of productive land decreasing, our aquaponics system will have the ability to produce multiple products within one greenhouse. And the best part--it's year-round production right here in Billings, Montana!

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