Local Water Heroes

Talking water conservation with Raincoast Aquaponics

Lauren Frost, Guest Columnist, Cowichan Valley Citizen, August 20 2015

Editor’s note: If you haven’t met “Flo” yet, this superhero is visiting Cowichan communities this summer, helping us face down a severe drought and water restrictions. Cowichan Watershed Board summer student Lauren Frost reports in weekly as Flo visits local watershed heroes to learn more about their work (and snap a selfie)!

Raincoast Aquaponics founder Adrian Southern and water hero Flo.— image credit: SubmittedName: Adrian Southern

Occupation: Owner/Founder, Raincoast Aquaponics

Why Flo likes him/her: Water Conservation Hero

Flo: Hi Adrian. Let’s start with how long you have lived in Cowichan Region.

Adrian: I grew up in Cowichan Bay, and recently moved back here from Nanaimo.

Flo: You stand out as a friend of the watershed because of the efforts you make to save water. Thank you for that! What inspired you to start an aquaponic farm?

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