The blue soil model

REGENERATE OUR PLANET

RESTORING HUMAN PLACE IN ECOSYSTEMS

REGENERATING SOIL BIOLOGY

The temporality of ecosystems

temporalité

If humans take 4 to 6 weeks to regenerate skin cells or a few weeks to regenerate our intestines, the earth and its ecosystems take decades.

The temporality of Nature does not have a single time scale, we are the proof.

To believe that the soil is a structure disconnected from streams, forests and climate is absurd. To believe that we can immediately produce enough crops to feed everyone is suicide.

This effect is attributed not to a problem of efficiency of natural and regenerative methods, but to the slowness of the regeneration processes of the earth’s equilibrium. We pay the price for a thought disconnected from Nature and must now be patient in the emergency.”

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The 2.0 Aquaponics system

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Aquaponics, a transition tool for food self-sufficiency

Why food self-sufficiency?

In a context of food scarcity and the collapse of our natural ecosystems, the search for resilience and food self-sufficiency is strategic and helps to establish social peace through the plate.

During VANOC-19, FNSEA’s statements regarding the lack of food stock multiplied (https://www.euractiv.fr/section/agriculture-alimentation/news/les-appels-a-la-creation-de-stocks-alimentaires-europeens-se-multiplient/; https://www.usinenouvelle.com/article/covid-19-la-france-n-a-pas-de-stocks-alimentaires-strategiques-previent-christiane-lambert-la-patronne-de-la-fnsea.N940176).

The use of aquaponics is therefore to be promoted but its use must be moderate and wise.

Blue Soil positions itself with farmers and does NOT want to replace the soil with above ground.

Our framework is regenerative and living agriculture. Our method avoids the artificialization of agricultural land and animal exploitation.

Operation of conventional non-regenerative aquaponics

Aquaponics is a natural above-ground system combining 3 ecosystems: fish farming, bacteria culture and water plant cultivation. This system is symbiotic and ecological.

Aquaponics uses fish droppings as a natural nutrient source to feed plants. The water circulates through a closed circuit system to avoid waste of water.

The defecation of fish is transformed into nutrients thanks to bacteria grown in aquaponics. The work of aerobic bacteria is central to obtaining nutrients in the form of a natural absorbable solution for plant roots.

The regularity of the tests makes it possible to check the quality of the water. This permanence of the measures monitors that no disease develops and ensures the safety of water and agricultural production.

The ancestor of aquaponics is the Chinampa of Mesoamerica and the rizipisciculture in Southeast Asia. Characterising the natural agricultural cultivation of nomadic populations following watercourses, regenerative aquaponics are a transitional solution to the problems of water and reduced agricultural yields.

Water saving and recycling of natural waste are the co-products of our regenerative model

Its advantages

Its disadvantages

  • 100% natural
  • 0 chemicals
  • 0 synthetic fertiliser NPK
  • 85% of fresh water saved per year depending on the climate
  • X 2 for plant growth rate
  • 100% regenerative system
  • Polyculture
  • Abundant harvest
  • 1 system = 1 person for maintenance
  • Little time consuming
  • 100% transitional system
  • Limits diseases, predators and fungi
  • disease-free controlled environment
  • Does not allow to make seed (depletion of phenotype conditions)
  • Depends on a greenhouse
  • Depends on electrical energy (solar panel, wind or sector)

Blue Soil aims to regenerate soil ecosystems through regenerative aquaponics


Regenerative Aquaponics is my signature and stands out from industrial aquaponics. Aquaponics are known to have mineral deficiencies requiring the intervention of non-natural inputs to compensate for these deficits. At a time of food self-sufficiency and the territories, it is therefore necessary to de-dexer this system of any logistics transport, any carbon footprint and any dependence on synthetic inputs that are dependent on plastic packaging.

The Blue Soil method is mainly inspired by bio-mimicry, that is to say the understanding and reproduction of hydrological processes and ecosystems of natural watercourses. These concepts are fundamental and crucial for an independent aquaponics system, without deficiency and deindexed of oil and any synthetic inputs or fertilizers.


Oxygen and Living Water : The use of strong currents brings a natural oxygenation coupled with the movements of water in vortex. These processes are derived from the study of natural watercourses and are the key to the living world.  Regenerative aquaponics mimics these processes in order to respect the Living. 


Respect for and welfare of the animal condition is a determining factor for the design and size of regenerative aquaponics systems. 

The Blue Soil model is built around the well-being of the Living and we are committed to promoting a regenerative, transitional aquaponics in order to bring agricultural production back to the soil.



An invention to regenerate soil biology, a patent filed in 2019


Aquaponics is also anchored in the soil, because the bacteriological similarities it shares with soil biology make it an elixir just as valuable as Dr. Elaine INGHAM’s compost tea, world-renowned American microbiologist for his work on compost and soil revival.

Under the Blue Soil model, not only does aquaponics provide undeniable food resilience, it revives soil microbiology and allows ecosystems to heal according to their own temporalities.

Aquaponics are therefore a transition tool to ensure food security while life resumes in our soils and waterways.

This new process resulted in a patent being filed in 2019. PATENT NUMBER: FR19.063.64

5-7 years

Agroecology

Revivifying soils

The process

“Changing our society starts by changing the way we produce food. Therefore, the farms of today and tomorrow are integral and combine regenerative aquaponics, agroecology, agroforestry and biodynamics.” Céline Basset

Ecological emergency

In the current context, we have forgotten to take into account the temporality notion of the regenerative processes of the Earth. Regenerating Nature and restoring its ecosystems requires patience and knowledge. How to treat when we do not yet understand the mechanisms of the initial functioning? Depending on the state of degradation of ecosystems and especially of the soil, production may not be up to date with our current emergency and food needs.

Food emergency

How can we feed 7 billion people in a world in crisis where ecosystems no longer allow us to feed ourselves? We must combine a set of methods corresponding to different temporalities of the earth’s regeneration processes. While aquaponics respond to immediate needs and in a transitional and temporary way, it also helps to restore the biological life of the soil.

“We are the gardeners of the planet, that is our charge, as human beings. It is not to extract, it is not to destroy, it is to maintain natural interaction sothat we don’t destroy our society”

“We are the gardeners of the planet, it is our responsibility as human beings. It is not about extracting or destroying, it is about maintaining natural interactions in order to preserve our society.”

Dr. Elaine INGHAM

2015 Oxford University

The patented process uses aquaponics to revive soils. Inspired by the body of work on the biological functioning of soil food webs (Soil Food Web), it seemed obvious to me to put the world of water in interaction with the world of soil.

 Imagine the soil like your intestines. You have an intestinal microbiota to be healthy and absorb nutrients and minerals. The soil, the macroscopic intestine on which we walk, requires a plant microbiota to store nutrients and produce crops. Now, if you don’t have bacteria and fungi in your intestines, you just get sick, don’t digest, don’t absorb those nutrients…. Like you, the soil as a macro-intestine has its own plant microbiota. To be naturally productive, digest and redistribute nutrients to plant roots it must therefore have a set of micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungus, protozoa, arthropod, nematode…”.

The Innovative Process is a transition tool that boosts microbiology:

  • A transition tool for farmers and other social actors
  • A way to trigger the change from conventional to regenerative farming methods based on biomimetic processes
  • A solution to stop chemical inputs immediately
  • It allows you to leave the time and let Nature do to regain its balance.
  • A way to multiply production lines and

10 years +

The Agro-forestry

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE, A LONG-TERM VISION

The regeneration of forest ecosystems takes decades, if not centuries, to recover the original state of the soil. The productivity of agroforestry depends on a calibrated temporality on tree growth.

The trees structure the soil and infiltrate the water from precipitation into the water table. These same water tables swell the streams and rivers that flow into the sea.

As custodians of the continental water cycle and biodiversity, trees provide a key physiological function for ecosystem regeneration and ensure climate stability.

 Our place as human is then nothing more than to accompany the Earth in its healing with all the available natural methods». Céline Basset