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Sunday, December 16, 2012

In New Orleans, Vietnamese community turns to aquaponics following depleted fish stocks

Morning Star the far reach of our Aquaponics Training
Morning Star the far reach of our Aquaponics TrainingAs most of you know Morning Star Fishermen has a commitment to teaching, offering a variety of  training opportunities ranging from our 1 day introduction class to our 3 month long intensive....[More]

With Retirement on Horizon, Ohio Couple Launches Aquaponic Business

A few years ago, Jeni and Doug Blackburn were looking for a new business venture to embark upon
following Doug’s retirement. After perusing several different business ideas, Doug...[MORE]


The man behind Covenant Day’s aquaponics project

This Green Fish will one day help feed Haiti
 By Deanna Morono
Clifford Chin unlocks the greenhouse and stands back.
The sound of gurgling water and the scent of fresh produce slip past. Vegetables – several varieties of lettuce, cabbage and basil – grow on either side [MORE]


Extreme Green Lab a Huge Hit at Lane Tech (PHOTOS)
It’s the first school in Chicago to offer the state-of-the-art laboratory with live fish and hydroponic plant growth, and to teachers, the possibilities seem endless....[MORE]


Aquaponics 101, 12/9
Friday, November 30, 2012 at 02:08PM

WHERE:The GrowHaus

WHEN: Sunday, December 9th 2012, 10AM - 4PM

REGISTRATION: Please RSVP to tawnya@coloradoaquaponics.com

HOW MUCH: $75/person

Please bring a check or cash the day of, or to pay ahead of time online, click here.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring your own lunch or a potluck dish to share with your fellow students!


At this workshop, you will learn the benefits of Aquaponics, system components/design, fish and plant selection/health, and tips and tricks for a successful system at home.
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Friday, December 14, 2012

An Aquaponics Experiment: Where Tilapia and Tomatoes Can Be Best Buddies

KIMBERLY • Kimberly resident Andy White has been experimenting lately with what he believes is an extraordinarily efficient, synergistic system for growing plants and fish.

It’s called “aquaponics.”

The self-contained system is so practical, he said, that he could build one in his closet if he wanted.


Sweet Water, Milwaukee, AquaponicsAquaponics Farm Turns Waste to Resources
by Kathryn Sukalich
Urban farms are popping up in cities across the country and are becoming notable sources of food in those communities. Urban agriculture is on the rise for a number of reasons including a lack of fresh produce in certain areas, the desire to have community-based projects and...


 Home Aquaponics Garden KitHoliday Gifts: Home Aquaponcs Garden
What if you could find a foodie gift that is not only perfect for Christmas or Chanukah, but also for New Year’ resolutions? A gift that won’t make you fat?
The Home Aquaponics Garden Kit is a self-cleaning fish....


The Ultimate Guide To Home Aquaponics System

The Ultimate Guide To Home Aquaponics System Short Review:Easy To Understand Guide Shows You, How To Setup A Home Aquaponics System From Scratch And Make It Produce More Than 154 Lb Of Fresh Vegetables And 89 Lb Of Adult Fish With Your Very First System, Even If You Dont Know Anything About Aquaponics System!


DIY Kit Brings Aquaponics To Your Home Or Classroom

Lots of people want to start growing their own vegetables or herbs, but few have the time and space necessary for a successful garden. That’s why kitchen gardening kits have become so popular over the past few years. A quick Google search will reveal scores of different automated gardening tools, like the Click and Grow or the popular mushroom growing kit from Back to the Roots.


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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

VN-MasonStreetCityFarmRH2PDec0512.jpgNorth Park farmer turns attention to fish

After seven years of quietly cultivating vegetables and raising chickens, Mason Street City Farm operator Angela Moran is ready to take her business to the next level.


Aquaponics best means to increase local food
Food justice has quickly become the latest environmental buzz. “Eat local” campaigns have spread across the nation, seen primarily in the rise in farmers’ markets from 1,755 markets in 1994 to over 7,864 in 2012. However, local alone does not mean...http://whitmanpioneer.com/opinion/2012/12/06/aquaponics-best-means-to-increase-local-food/


Choffin students learn from new aquaponics program

Antwan Anderson, a student at Choffin Career and Technical Center, checks his squash plants that are thriving in beds at the school. The plants are part of the aquaponics program. Aquaponics is the raising of fish and plants in a closed ecosystem.
The first crop has already been harvested from the aqua-ponics lab at Choffin Career and Technical Center in Youngstown.


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Monday, October 22, 2012

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Aquaponics sustains edible addictions
By Charmaine Ortega Getz
As a word, “aquaponics” was invented sometime in the 1970s, but as a practice it’s been around since ancient times among the Chinese, Aztecs and other cultures. While it may sound like an aquatic exercise class, the only things swimming in this case could be your dinner.


Aquaponics: A Waste-Free System to Feed the World?

Aquaculture is growing in popularity around the world, but the high density of waste created by fish farms poses an environmental threat. David Love, a project director at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, is trying to solve this problem through aquaponics -- the recycling of fish waste to feed vegetables growing on rafts.


Tilapia Spawning Aquaponics - YouTube
Tilapia will lay 300 to 1000 eggs a month! This Blows Rabbits out of the Water!


An Aquaponics Greenhouse Makes a Splash for Homesteading Education Month

Andre Armantrout sent us this wonderful update from a Homesteading Education Month event featuring aquaculture at Snowy Pine Ridge , outside Spokane, Wash.

Our MOTHER EARTH NEWS Homesteading Education Month open house for the Snowy Pines Ridge aquaponics greenhouse went really well.We opened our greenhouse doors for....


Build a vertical aquaponic veggie & fish farm for small yards & houses

Author:Engineering for Change(Engineering for Change)
Engineering for Change (E4C) is a forum to connect, collaborate, problem solve and share knowledge among a growing community of engineers, technologists, social scientists, NGOs, local governments and...

This low-cost vertical aquaponic system can grow leafy greens, herbs and raise fish for a small family year round, and it fits in a 5' by 3' space.


Bass, veggies developing in sustainable food aquaponics setup at Tates Creek High School

FoodChain's Becca Self (right) chose the healthiest seedlings for students to add to their sustainable food-production system. (Photos from FCPS)

Marine science students at Tates Creek High School are raising largemouth bass and growing vegetables without soil in a new three-level aquaponics station, which recycles water in a sustainable food-production model.


Aqua food future plan

HORTICULTURE growers headed to Shepparton for a lecture on aquaponics last week.

Aquaponics Network Australia director Geoff Wilson addressed farmers at William Orr TAFE about the latest technology.


Inner-City Aquaponics adding $80,000 catfish hatchery in Rossville
Submitted by Heather on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 8:24am

Walker County and city of Rossville leaders met on a drizzly Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 2, to celebrate the success and upcoming expansion of Inner-City Aquaponics, a modern urban farm venture which started up its pumps behind the old Rossville High School in May of this year.


New Roots Farm Tilapia Aquaponics Tour

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

We’ll be getting some tasty little locally farmed tilapia from the Aqua Farm at IRC New Roots Farm in City Heights soon (located right on Fairmount Avenue at University.) We were their test restaurant last year for their first “crop” ever, so they offered them to us again this year! We’ll get deliveries every Friday for the next 4-6 weeks, so look out



Andy is working on building an aquaponics greenhouse, one step at a time. Here is a used hot tub he got in trade for an 18 pack of eggs.
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Aquaponics system benefits Vian Peace Center
Several onlookers viewed a small greenhouse, equipped with an aquaponics grow system, that was constructed by Vian resident Joshua Winn. Dignitaries with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Cherokee Nation were also on hand to have a look at the system on Thursday.

The Vian Peace Center continues to be a much-needed fixture in the community — helping those that need it most in this tough economy with the primary service of distributing food to needy families...


Art Controller for Aquaponics
Posted on October 12, 2012 by Lenore
Logan wrote in to let us know how he is using our Art Controllers for his aquaponics project:
The system has two 140 gallon fish tanks and three 4×8 grow beds filled with grow stones.


Tates Creek students partner with FoodChain on aquaponics project
Posted on October 10, 2012
By Staff

FoodChain's Becca Self (right) chose the healthiest seedlings for students to add to their sustainable food-production system.

Marine science students at Tates Creek High School are raising largemouth bass and growing vegetables without soil in a new three-level aquaponics station, which recycles water in a......


Fish farmers
Choffin students among Ohio’s first to study aquaponics
October 11, 2012
By VIRGINIA SHANK - reporter (vshank@tribtoday.com) , Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com
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Some of the students in Youngstown City School District's new aquaponics program admitted that initially they weren't comfortable with the concept of eating their class project.


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Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Future - It's In Our Hands

A Growing Trend In Aquaponics

“Most of the soil on Kaua‘i is junk,” says Glenn Hontz, program coordinator for advanced education and training in agriculture and business programs at Kaua‘i Community College. “It’s not because of the plantations either. You can blame it on the sun, the rain and the incredible amount of heat that the soil is exposed to all the time.
“That soil can be built back up within a few months,” Hontz continues. “But it’s a lot of work. It’s easier to build an aquaponics facility.”


On March 8 of this year when I got an email from Udemy.com asking me to create an online Aquaponic Gardening course for them.  At first the idea was honestly completely overwhelming.  We were in the midst of getting our arms around large system sales and shipping, I was one month away from teaching for nine days at the Green Acres Aquaponic Farming Course in Florida, and I was leaving for ten days in Japan with my son in the next two weeks.  But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that this was actually the perfect way to bring the book to life!

The result is a comprehensive course that I feel incredibly good about!  It contains 33 video lessons, most as PowerPoint Mashups, that each average about 10 minutes in length.  It also contains twelve of my most educational (or entertaining!) blog posts and a couple of charts for tracking data and maintenance tasks.  Most of all, this is the visual life that I wanted to give to my book all along.  I hope you give it a try!  To learn more, please click here – Aquaponics Course.


Mini Aquaponics Set

Been toying on this for quite a while now, ever since knowing that I will not have any space  for a bigger setup. Using siphon on smaller set may not be feasible, multiple growbed with one master siphon is do able but will be difficult to maintain due piping and space required.


Solar & Hydro-Electric Powered Aquaponics For Sustainable Vegetable & Protein In Every Season & Education Facility.
  For the construction & development of a solar/hydro electric powered Aquaponics greenhouse used for sustainable, nutrient dense food production year round, & educational purposes via farm tours, video & printed materials.  Powered by nature: solar & hydro electricity.


  Home Aquaponics: 1 dead fish and flowering tomatoes- YouTube
One fish has died and left me with too much tomatoes for 1 carp that already has Ich, having ...


Gardening provides job skills, behavioral benefits for developmentally disabled clients

Published 11:23 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2012

Doris Wallace, of Springfield, a program participant at Bridges Training Center, holds one of the center's egg producing chickens, July 13, 2012 in Tallmadge, Ohio. Developmentally disabled adults are learning to raise food at the center

 aquaponics update 8-5-12 - YouTube
We have some issues with the squash fruiting and more bean problems. The fish are doing well ...


 Solutions cultivates idea to end homelessness
North County nonprofit Solutions for Change has opened an aquaponic farm, which they say is the largest in San Diego County. The farm basically consists of fish swimming around in pools with rafts of produce growing above them.
VISTA — Ami Richter is a single mom with four kids who was stuck in a cycle of abusive relationships, leaving her and her children looking for a home. Now she’s a farmer of sorts, working at Solutions For Change’s latest project, Solutions Farms in Vista, and trying to end her homelessness for good.


Harbor grad starts up sustainable, local 'aquaponics' farm business here

Published as part of the August 8, 2012 edition.
Editor’s Note: This is another in an occasional series profiling Harbor Springs High School graduates pursuing unique and interesting paths in life. It also fits with our series of stories celebrating people who are dedicated to protecting our area’s natural resources, and who celebrate small town living, and the promise of a creative, vibrant local economy. If you have a suggestion for such a profile, please email us at news@ncpublish.com
In 2010, while sitting in the LAX terminal en route to Australia, Michigan State University (MSU) junior Josh Graybiel (also a 2007 graduate of Harbor Springs High School) began talking to a fellow traveler who hailed from the Caribbean. The man explained that he worked in the field of aquaponics,

Saturday Aquaponic Farm Tours

For the next Month I will be offering weekly farm tours, Saturdays from 1-4 pm, this is a great chance for Floridians to see Aquaponics
Come visit our farm in Central Florida to see what aquaponics is all about.
$10 recommended donation per individual or $20 per group.
Donation can be applied to purchase (I just need to keep my time productive.)

 Recirculating Farms Help Florida Families Through Tough Economy

Winter Park, Florida (PRWEB) August 08, 2012

The paved alley behind the Winter Park Commerce Center strip mall does not look like fertile farmland. But there, urban gardener Sahib Punjabi grows an abundance of lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, and more, all with the help of water and fish, instead of soil. Sahib's Aquaponics Research Farm — or as he calls it, his "living food jungle"


 Ok Folk, Hope this helps or encourages or pricks your interest. And if You have the time take a look at the Video below......

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

THE FUTURE (WITH A/P) - and Why Not?

Local community makes UH D.C. exhibit shine

July 6, 2012  |  Tracy Matsushima  |  0 Comments
The University of Hawaiʻi has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to its exhibit tents during this year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Visitors have tried hula, lauhala weaving and taro pounding. They also learned about navigating by the stars, lomi lomi, aquaponics and taro patches.
The exhibit, however, has been about more than the University of Hawaiʻi. It has been about the community working together.
UH Mʻnoa alumnus Rick Barboza co-owns Hui Kū Maoli Ola, one of the largest Native Hawaiian plant nurseries in Hawaiʻi. The company transported the taro patch exhibit and aquaponics plants free of charge. 


Is Aquaponics the Way We’ll Farm In the Future?

Aquaponics has been on my “Must Learn More About This” list for a long while. So when I found out Garden Fresh Farms in nearby Maplewood was giving free tours of their aquaponics facility, I signed right up to go. The tour was scheduled for the middle of a week day and Maplewood is a pretty long drive out of the Twin Cities, so I didn’t expect much of a crowd. Whew! I was so wrong.


Discover Aquaponics

Sol Collective’s Liberation Permaculture is pleased to present “Discover Aquaponics”, as part of our ongoing monthly skill share series. Come learn about growing fish and vegetables together in a recirculating, environmentally-friendly, do-it-yourself system.


Aquaponics – Growing Plants from Seed

I had heard about aquaponics from some gardening friends and the idea stayed with me long enough to do something about.
This long cold Melbourne Winter has been an opportune time to assemble a wonderful collection of posts about my experiences with an aquaponics method for food production. These will be published in an almost sequential order over the next couple of years…
If you want to learn more about aquaponics and how to go about doing this for yourself, I can recommend the following resources that were a benefit to me:


Vertical farm in abandoned pork plant turns waste into food

  • Greens growing on floating beds in an experimental aquaponics farm in a project called The Plant in Chicago on June 21, 2012. Photo courtesy: AFP
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by Mira Oberman
CHICAGO, July 6, 2012 (AFP) - Urban farming is being taken to new heights in an abandoned Chicago pork processing plant where environmentalists hope to "get off the grid" by using the waste from one crop to feed and power another.
Schools of tilapia swim in water cleaned by the roots of leafy greens that feed on the nitrogen and other nutrients in the fish waste.
A bakery will later move in that will be able to use mash from the brewery upstairs to fire its oven.


From Slaughterhouse to Aquaponics Farm

Peer Foods, former owners of a meatpacking and slaughterhouse business abandoned a factory in the Union Stock Yards, Chicago. Plant Chicago recently bought the facility and started to restore it. Using a complex interrelated system, The Plant will create 125 jobs in the particularly economically distressed Back of the Yards Chicagoan neighborhood.

Not only is The Plant creating new job opportunities and restoring a prominent building, the whole organization will be self sufficient in energy needs.

Summer progress! PortFish Aquaponics Model 3

PortFish Model 3 Aquaponics System continues to move forward. The greenhouse frame is now constructed, and our vision is coming to life!

Check out the latest collection of progress photos in our Facebook gallery.
Who-s-the-man  Please like us while you’re there, too!
Check out the aquaponics page to see the floor plan and other details about the project.
Want to learn more about aquaponics and have some spare time to lend a hand?

Aquaponics and the Homeless


Over the past several years, I've read about a variety of aquaponics endeavours (like this one) that have sought to provide aquaponically-grown food to homeless people.

With the short growing cycles involved, it seems like a no-brainer....in terms of food production.

With some more integrations (a la Microponics), it has even greater potential.......particularly if

Aquaponics And Conventional Agriculture

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Aquaponics differs in many ways from conventional agriculture and other kinds of factory farming.
I have made a chart of the differences between aquaponics and conventional agriculture:
Conventional AgricultureAquaponics
Conventional AgricultureAquaponics
Grows crops in soil. Does not grow crops in soil. Grows crops in recirculated fish waste water, either on its own with the crop plants suspended at the surface in plastic net pots on floating polystyrene rafts, or suspended in the flowing water by an intert growing media fill such as expanded clay balls (Hydroton or Hydroleca brands) or pea gravel.
Uses artificial fertilizer from a natural gas (methane) or methane from oil refining feedstock.Does not use artificial fertilizer. Nitrates dissolved in the recirculating fish water from the intensive fish farm, flowing through the grow beds or floating raft deep water containers fertilize the plants. The source of these nitrates is the ammonia excreted by the fish in the intensive tank-based fish farm part of the aquaponic recirculating aquaculture system. Aquaponics uses liquid organic fertilizer sourced via the solids removal and mineralization section from the fish excreta. Fish excrete ammonia through their gills and a certain amount is also dissolved


Scrutiny reveals troubled Sweet Water

July 2, 2012

By Michael Timm
A $250,000 public loan supported Sweet Water's outdoor expansion. Former employees have criticized Sweet Water management for past failures. —photo Monica Ray
Sweet Water Organics, the Bay View aquaponics farm, is a media darling. But scrutiny of the local startup business, which angles to be a leader in a globally emerging urban agriculture industry, reveals a darker tale.


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Friday, May 25, 2012

Ivy Tech considers greenhouse
Proposed greenhouse in Marion would supply fish, produce for Muncie culinary program By SETH SLABAUGH

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MUNCIE -- The East Central Region of Ivy Tech Community College is planning to enter the aquaponics industry, which would supply its culinary program in Muncie with fresh fish and produce year round.



sample aquaponics business plan
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sample aquaponics business plan


 Tilapia to be raised at pioneering Rossville facility

ROSSVILLE — John Coffman is so impressed with Inner-City Aquaponics that he’s been volunteering full-time for the past six weeks at the fish farm and garden that’s taking shape behind the vacant Rossville Middle School.


 V-Pump in Aquaponics?Hey is anybody using the V-Pump in their aquaponics system?

I am by no means affiliated with this company - I just came across this on the net and thought this would be a very useful tool for all of us.  If this thing is legit, I think it would save us all a great deal of money and electricity.  Anybody use it?  Is this thing too good to be true?


Drying Cayeene Chili\'s Sahib Aquaponics – What shall we grow today?
Hot Peppers
A question that I am often asked is “Other than the lettuces and leafy greens, what else can you grow in Aquaponics?” That is then followed by, “Is it profitable?”

During the last two years or so, I have found that you can.....


 Central European Aquaponic Jamboree 2012

15-17. june 2012
Kerekestelepi Thermal Bath & Camping – Debrecen – Hungary
The goal:
The goal of the jamboree is to meet echother, and to provide more information for those who are interested in aquaponics. The invited speakers are each respected experts of their profession and their presentations will help to promote the organic and simple agricultural production system – the aquaponics.

 Education adapts to evolving farming practices at Bristol Aggie
Dighton —

Established in November 1912, Bristol County Agricultural High School has evolved over the years to keep pace with the changing realities of agriculture in the area.

Once focused on teaching students about running a farm, the school now teaches what it calls “agri-science,” offering majors in natural resource management, animal science, floriculture, arboriculture, landscaping and agricultural mechanics.


 Harambee Aquaponics Project
Installing Aquaponics, Instilling Empowerment
Harambee Aquaponics Project
John Link and Liz Moyer

Our Aim
We live in a very interesting and important time. Our society’s scientific advancements are converging with humanity’s ever-increasing collective compassion, and it is leading to technological innovations geared towards genuine social change. One of the most intriguing innovations.....


 Convert rain barrels to fish tanks for aquaponics

Looking for access to land or water in Boston Metrowest area.
iConvert rain barrels to fish tanks for aquaponics

Have you been reading about aquaponics but don't know where to start?  Well, I have.  So, when my girls caught some tiny trout at a fishing derby I decided to slap together a fish habitat.

Aquaponics is basically growing plants in fish water.  So you need - fish -- water -- and plants.

This instructable only covers the fish and water.

    Catch a fish
    Get a bucket
    Fill with water
    Get a pump
    Put the pump in the water


 Dining with Dara: Urban fish farms may transform MInn. food scene
by Dara Moskowitz-Grumdahl

ST. PAUL, Minn. — When you think of Minnesota fish, you naturally think of 10,000 lakes, a boat and a line, and a campfire fish fry. But that may be changing, as our regular food and dining critic Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is here to tell us about the new indoor trend for....


 Urban Farming: Raising Chickens, Bees and Crops in Somerville

Urban agriculture fans voiced support for a proposed ordinance that would allow farming in Somerville.
Khrysti Smyth, who lives near Porter Square, has eight chickens in her back yard. They live in a chicken coop she built herself, and she raises them for....


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