Year-round gardening: Aquaponics utilize fish, plants in growing loop

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Throughout the countryside of Johnson County, fields of corn, soybeans and other crops have been harvested for the year.

The growing season is over for most producers. But not for John Woodbury.

In his heated barn and greenhouse, he’s growing cucumbers, heirloom lettuce blend and peppers. Nile tilapia swim in special tanks, to be harvested later and sold to fish markets.

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