Next date: Fri 03 December

Weekly visit of BIGH - Brussels Aquaponic Farm

Category
Guided tours
Place
BIGH Anderlecht
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Visite hebdomadaire du BIGH - Brussels Aquaponic Farm

Description

Exceptional organised visits to the Abattoir Farm, including the outdoor garden, the greenhouse and the fish farm, all with a magnificent view of Brussels and a tasting of one of our products.
Visits are offered on Fridays in English, French, Dutch and German.

BIGH is a farm located on the roof of the Foodmet (covered market located on the site of the Anderlecht Slaughterhouses). BIGH stands for Building Integrated Greenhouses and is specialised in fish farming and aquaponic agriculture. Aquaponics is the combination of hydroponics and aquaculture. This means that we grow fish and plants in a closed water cycle, using water sustainably and 95% more efficiently than conventional agriculture. Sustainability, efficiency and circular economy are our fundamental concepts and this is also reflected in our building. Our company, developed and founded by Steven Beckers, reuses the heat generated by the Foodmet to heat the greenhouses and the outdoor rooftop garden. We also use rainwater and groundwater to water our crops and we produce green energy using solar panels. This synergy between architecture and sustainable technology allows us to produce fish, vegetables, fruits and herbs almost all year round. Our production includes rainbow trout, different kinds of tomatoes, basil, thyme, coriander and other herbs and this year we will start producing different chillies, including the spiciest in the world, the Carolina Reaper.

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Practical information

Dates

Friday, March 5, 2021 — Friday, March 4, 2022

Timetable

Friday, December 3, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Friday, December 10, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Friday, December 17, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Friday, December 24, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Friday, December 31, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Friday, January 7, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Friday, January 14, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Friday, January 21, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Friday, January 28, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Friday, February 4, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Friday, February 11, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Friday, February 18, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Friday, February 25, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Friday, March 4, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

This event is accessible by appointment only

Place

BIGH Anderlecht

Rue Ropsy-Chaudron
1070 Anderlecht

T. +32 2 512 03 24 (Information)
T. +32 2 512 03 24 (Booking)
M. events@bigh.tech
https://bigh.farm/fr/visites/

Prices

Normal: €10.00
Senior: €8.00
Children: €5.00
Jobseekers: €3.00

Target audience

Schools
Family
Seniors
Youth 12-15 yr.
Youth 15-18 yr.
Teachers

Languages

French
Dutch
English
German

Organiser

BIGH Anderlecht