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Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
39 BEACH LAGOON ROAD
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

The Sprouting Project Greenhouse

Featuring a sustainable ecosystem

Sprouting Project Greenhouse

Symbiosis in action 

The Sprouting Project's aquaponic greenhouse consists of a complex system of aquaculture and hydroponics. The variety of lettuces and plants that can be found in the greenhouse are continually fed from fish waste recycled from two 500-gallon tanks resting at the far end of the greenhouse. Within the gigantic blue tanks are numerous species of fish including blue gill, sunfish and bream. The fish are fed organic material and the resulting byproduct and waste provide a nutrient-rich food for the growing lettuces and other plants. The plants then filter the water, purifying it before it is returned to the fish. The aquaponic system produces a yield in about half the amount of time as a traditional soil garden. This frequent harvesting has already provided a serious return on the initial investment for The Sprouting Project, allowing our culinary team to use a considerable amount of local produce that would have normally been purchased from distributors and purveyors.
 

Guest Favorites

at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Bed and Breakfast

Enjoy our most popular package, which includes complimentary access to our "Art of Breakfast" each morning of your stay.

Oak Marsh couple on green

Championship Golf

Named one of the "Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World" by Conde Nast Traveler.

Indulge at The Spa

Relax and revive at our full-service, nature-inspired spa.