Deepwater Farms took root in founder Paul Shumlich's backyard. It began as a project to learn where our food comes from, which quickly turned into a study on how to increase Calgary's access to fresh food year round, and ensure local food security. Out of this need, Deepwater Farms was born.


Deepwater Farms is leading the way in aquaponic technology, and bridging the gap between sustainable farming and the local community. We aim to make fresh produce accessible to all families in all communities.

After two years, Deepwater Farms has created an eco-friendly indoor environment that can sustainably grow food year round using the knowledge and technology we have gained from collaboration with like-minded groups seeking to proliferate aquaponics lifestyle.

By engaging in these collaborative efforts, we are able to grow and sell produce to community partners who place high value on locally sourced food, without being restricted by climate.