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Saturday, January 21, 2012

This edition includes an Inventor who is promoting A/P, A special set of classes on A/P applications, a video by Bryant Terry about an aquaponics farm in Oakland, California’s Mosswood Park. Then there is a building a mechanical pump for Ecolife's Aquaponics system in Africa. Oh yes, you really have to read the article about Christopher Toole. and so much more in this edition....


Richardson inventor and entrepreneur promotes aquaponics as sustainable food solution
by Julie Thibodeaux of Green Source DFW
Dave Pennington, a Richardson-based inventor and entrepreneur, wants to save the world. Most days, the Chicago native stays busy developing his inventions, which include a portable wood-fired pizza oven and a dome home, both created from styrofoam and other recycled materials.

But his biggest passion is promoting an ancient form of food production known as aquaponics. 


Aquaponics 100: An Urban Perspective

This four hour intensive classroom instruction gives you the key principles and practical knowledge you need to understand and appreciate aquaponics systems. Taught by the experienced specialists of 312Aquaponics at our operating urban farm in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago, this course gives you the basics to understand the evolution and potential of aquaponics, how it’s being used today along with practical tips to help plan your own aquaponics operating system.


 OAK: Aquaponics in North Oakland
Posted on January 17th, 2012 by Mohammed Bilal 12 Comments

Bryant Terry visits an aquaponics farm in Oakland, California’s Mosswood Park. Urban Organic is a three part series that features cutting-edge chefs, urban farmers and social innovators who are bringing urban agriculture to neighborhoods in America that need them most.


Aquaponics Projects
This project, in collaboration with Second Chance, sponsered by Jacob's School of Engineering myLab, is a joint project with EWB Outreach.
We will be building a mechanical pump for Ecolife's Aquaponics system in Africa.


 Raising Trashcan Tilapia is Latest Trend in Urban Farming
January 18, 2012 12:03pm | By Jon Schuppe, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

HUNTS POINT — Christopher Toole sees the future of urban farming at the bottom of a 50-gallon garbage bin in the South Bronx, where a pale foot-long fish does lazy loops in dark water.

The fish is one of dozens of tilapia Toole keeps in trash and recycling containers,


 Charlie Price: The Future of Aquaponics

Posted by Pioneer_Bishop on Saturday, January 14, 2012
Charlie Price, from the social enterprise Aquaponics UK, explores the role aquaponics can play in the future of our collective food supply. In this talk he provides an insight into the applications for aquaponics with specific attention to its use as a new approach to urban agriculture,


Pleco Aquaponics – Living Filters.

Pleco fish in my Aquaponics system  Murray Hallam Practical AquaponicsWhat in the world is a “Pleco” ?
They are a breed of fish. The scientific name is Hypostomus plecostomus (known commonly as a sucker fish) They are freshwater fish and are native to tropical Central and South America.
Pleco "sucker" fish. Three beautiful specimens.
They are capable of consuming large quantities of algae.

Read the full article RIGHT HERE


 Japan Aquaponics アクアポニックス 日本
by Japan Aquaponics
Aquaponics in Japan is developing slowly and Japan aquaponics is at the forefront of the push to make this amazingly sustainable and eco-friendly way of farming and growing vegetables popular and more widely adopted in Japan. Includes VIDEO



With Off-the-shelf-Systems, Aquaponic Gardening is Getting Easier to do at Home

Sami Grover
Living / Green Food
January 17, 2012

Backyard Aquaponics/Video screen capture
From roofless, rainwater-harvesting towers of basil to the Urban Aquaponics of Growing Power, I've been writing about aquaponics—or the symbiotic combination of aquaculture and hydroponics&mdash in order to raise fish and vegetables together in a recirculating system;for some time now.


 Aquaponics at Home Part 2
January 14th 2012
Some of you eager backyard farmers have been wondering about the progress of our home aquaponics prototype. Well we have progressed a lot since the last post.
We moved the unit outside, got the plumbing worked out and moved it back inside since the last update. Because it is inside the office at our urban farm in Chandler,


And that my friends, is a wrap...
See you next time
You be good to yourself and each other

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