ECF Farmsystems GmbH

Consulting, planning and construction of aquaponics farm systems.

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1. Consulting

In a first step, we aim to familiarize ourselves with you and your specific project idea whilst also introducing our system and working processes. The result of this basic evaluation is to develop a feel for your project and estimate the economic feasibility.

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2. Planning

Every project starts with the development of a business case, which calculates the foreseeable project-related investment costs, operating costs and the income statement.

The resulting calculations offer a frame and basis to drive decisions on funding and the implementation of your project.

3. Construction

ECF Farm System is the primary and leading contractor in delivering your turnkey farm. We provide support and guidance in all relevant approval procedures that are necessary to build and operate your farm.

In addition, we help you find the right people and prepare them specifically for your future needs, through our flagship ECF Farm in Berlin.

ECF Aquaponic Farms

Aquaponics = AQUAculture (fish farming) + HydroPONICS (growing vegetables).

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ECF Aquaponics Method

In ECF aquaponic farming systems, the process of both rearing fish and growing vegetables operates as a fully integrated and complementary system. Through this course of producing high-quality fish, water is enriched with valuable nutrients that are then passed into the greenhouse, providing the plants with natural minerals and fertilizer. The combined processes of controlled nutrient fluxes and CO2 exchange, rainwater and waste heat recovery, in-house fertilizer production partnered with the optional use of photovoltaic in heat and electricity production, lead to a better ecological and economic balance.

Innovative Technology

Each ECF Farm System is equipped with components optimally tailored to the specific project type. These components include moving-bed reactors, automated drum-filter, vegetation heating, assimilation lighting, drip irrigation, ebb and flow systems, shading & energy screens, central computer technology with remote maintenance and alarm signaling devices. ECF Farm Systems are continually being developed in conjunction with experienced partners and leading experts.

Sustainable Business Model

Investing in an ECF farm system is an investment in two growth markets: Aquaculture and Hydroponics, which record an increase of 8% annually, driven by increasing demand for ecologically meaningful and regionally produced food.

ECF farm systems can be modularly scaled from 1.000m2 to any size. The farms can be built on roofs and vacant land within both urban and in the rural localities.

Inventory greenhouses and aquaculture can be converted into ECF farm systems.

Guided Tours

Visit the ECF Farm in Berlin

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Group visits in english

For groups up to 40 people we offer individual 1h visits in english and german. After a personal welcome you will get an insight into the resource efficient production of vegetables and fish. The tour also includes a tasting of fresh products and provides space to answer your questions. Due to high demand, we ask for a timely appointment.

» When: Date according to agreement (Monday till Friday 9am-6pm)
» up to 40 people (if more on request)
» Costs: 250 (plus 19% tax)
» Discount for schools & universities
» Where: At the ECF Farmer’s Market
» Bessemerstr. 16, 12103 Berlin
» On the Campus of the Malzfabrik
   Bessemerstrasse 20, 12103 Berlin
   Auf dem Areal der Malzfabrik
   S-Bahn: Südkreuz
   Parking available

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Private Visitors

Every two weeks we open our doors for visitors and offer a short guided tour. The on-site visit will include comprehensive insights into the business history, functioning of the system and business model as well as a small tasting of freshly produced vegetable from our own production (if available). The costs will be 5 € per person. The tour will be in german, but we will answer your questions in english after the tour. You will see the aquaculture and the hydroponics through windows. Due to hygiene restrictions it is not possible to walk into these rooms.

» When: Every 2 weeks (approx. 1 hour). Please calculate at least 15 min. walking distance from Südkreuz (next train station)
» Where: At the ECF Farmer’s Market
» Bessemerstr. 20, 12103 Berlin
» On the Campus of the Malzfabrik
» Costs: 5 € per person
» Limited access/ number of places

» Click here for upcoming dates!

Credentials

Designed and built by ECF Farm Systems.

ECF Farmer's Market Berlin

  • Format: Flagship-Farm Berlin
  • incl. farm shop “ECF Farmer’s Market
  • Commissioning in December 2014
  • Total Area: 1.800m2
  • 30to 35to Fish & Vegetables / year
  • Location: Malzfabrik Berlin
  • Web: www.ecf-farmersmarket.com
  • Roof top farm ecco jäger Switzerland

  • Format: Customer-Farm
  • Commissioning in April 2015
  • Total Area: 1.200m2
  • 14to Fish & 30to Vegetables / year
  • Location: ecco-jäger headquater Bad Ragaz (CH)
  • Special feature: using waste heat from refrigeration units
  • Web: www.ecco-jaeger.ch
  • The ECF team

    We want to give people access to sustainably produced foods.

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    Nicolas Leschke

    Nicolas Leschke

    CEO | Founder

    Management & Sales
    Tel: +49 30 7551 4840
    nl@ecf-farmsystems.com

    Christian Echternacht

    Christian Echternacht

    CMO | Founder

    Marketing & Public Relations
    Tel: +49 30 7551 4840
    ce@ecf-farmsystems.com

    Robert Dietrich

    Robert Dietrich

    Chief gardener

    Chief gardener at ECF Farm Berlin
    Tel: +49 30 75657 101
    rd@ecf-farmsystems.com

    Nicolas Leschke

    Nicolas Leschke

    CEO | Founder

    Management & Sales
    Tel: +49 30 7551 4840
    nl@ecf-farmsystems.com

    Christian Echternacht

    Christian Echternacht

    CMO | Founder

    Marketing & Public Relations
    Tel: +49 30 7551 4840
    ce@ecf-farmsystems.com

    Robert Dietrich

    Robert Dietrich

    Chief gardener

    Chief gardener at ECF Farm Berlin
    Tel: +49 30 75657 101
    rd@ecf-farmsystems.com

    Contact

    Please contact us for new projects, press requests and guided tours.

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    ECF Farmsystems GmbH

    » New customers: Nicolas Leschke | CEO
    » Press: Christian Echternacht | CMO
    » Tours: Robert Dietrich

    ECF Farmsystems GmbH
    Bessemerstr. 16, 12103 Berlin
    Tel. +49 30 7551 48 -40, Fax. -41

    ECF Farm Berlin

    1.800m2 of fish & vegetable production in the middle of Berlin.

    ECF Farm Berlin
    Bessemerstrasse 20 (Backyard of Nr.16)
    12103 Berlin
    » Guided Tours (DE)
    » Web www.ecf-farmersmarket.com (DE)

    ECF Farmer’s Market

    Farm shop with vegetables, herbs and pink perch from the ECF Farm Berlin.

    ECF Farmer’s Market
    Bessemerstrasse 20 (Backyard of Nr.16)
    12103 Berlin
    » Guided Tours (DE)
    » Web www.ecf-farmersmarket.com (DE)