ECF Containerfarms consist of a shipping container with attached greenhouse. The container houses the aquaculture, the greenhouse contains the hydroponics. The resource-saving aquaponic system offers simultaneous fish farming and vegetable growing – right at your doorstep.

ECF provides a turnkey Containerfarm.


 Healthy Vegetables

  • With an ECF Containerfarm you can grow over 400 varieties of plants, including tomatoes, salads, cucumbers, basil, mint, eggplant, zucchini, gooseberry and even cut flowers.


 Fresh fish

  • 100 zander, perch or tilapia perch grow in a Containerfarm. At the end of the season each fish weighs about 500-600gr. They are delicious fresh from the grill stuffed with rosemary and lemon.


 Good for the environment

  • ECF farms are extremely economical in water consumption, minimize transport distances and cold chains and work without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Water, love, organic fertilizers and organic feed, that’s it.


 In the middle of the city

  • Vegetables and fish produced directly around the corner. Eco-friendly and transparently grown, without transport kilometers and cold chains.


Guided tours of the ECF Containerfarm

We offer guided tours of the ECF Containerfarm for institutes, universities, schools and other interested parties for a small fee. In German or English for up to 30 people. Please send us an inquiry email to arrange an appointment.


The Containerfarm family keeps growing ..!

ECF Containerfarm Malzfabrik

Location: Malzfabrik Berlin.(maps)
The ECF Containerfarm is stocked – like all farms – with the aquaponic system ASTAF-PRO from the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries IGB. It offers the simultaneous production of vegetables and fish, right in the middle of the city. Tomatoes, chillies, cucumber, basil, gooseberry etc. upstairs, 100 zander in the container. Every year in October there is the traditional barbecue for all sponsors who have adopted a zander from the ECF Containerfarm during the season for 20 euros. » videos


ECF Containerfarm Tomatenfisch

Location: Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries IGB.
The ECF Containerfarm of the IGB was specifically designed for mobile use. The greenhouse can be disconnected as a unit and – together with the container – transported on a truck. Previous exhibits were at the Radialsystem V (BMBF event) in Berlin and the EuroTier in Hannover.
The ECF Containerfarm is `parked´ at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries IGB on the Mueggelsee in Berlin.

ECF Containerfarm Pocking

Location: Town square Pocking (maps).
The Containerfarm Pocking was delivered by ECF in April 2013. After a 4-day on-site construction the farm was inaugurated by Doris Thumfart (“Pocking-Aktiv”), mayor Krahl and a 20-member brass band. Entrepreneurs and city officials want to set an example for sustainable food production with the ECF Containerfarm. The ECF Containerfarm contains 75 perches and a variety of tomatoes, salads, cucumbers, basil etc. It can be visited daily from 16:00 – 18:00.