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Friday, January 27, 2012

Good Morning All. What you'll find in this edition...

Nearly missed the first little note from the Weekly Calendar, East Orlando
From Japan, Scientists working toward salt resistant Rice.
Aquatic Eco-Systems to schedule their next round of Aquaponics training.From TED, a great Video about the work being carried out in the U.K.
From VOA, an article on hydroponic gardener and author Sylvia Bernstein who discovered she could use the waste water from fish to grow organic vegetables and fruits.
From Down-Under, Learn about the latest Development from CERES Community Environment Park.
Edmonton high school fish farmers raise, cook and recycle their food



Did you know you can create a sustainable garden and a fish farm at your home all-in-one? Aquaponics combines the practices of hydroponic vegetable gardening with at-home aquaculture.

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 Scientists Developing Salt-Tolerant Rice

The March 2011 Japan tsunami contaminated some 20,000 hectares of rice paddies with salt.

Scientists are developing a salt-resistant variety of rice.

The move was prompted, in part, by last year's Japan tsunami, which flooded some 20,000 hectares of rice paddies.
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Charlie Price from the social enterprise Aquaponics UK, explores the role aquaponics can play in the future of our collective food supply. He provides an insight into both the applications for aquaponics but more specifically a new approach to urban agriculture.

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 Imagine growing vegetables and fish in the same space.
That’s the idea behind aquaponics,  a marriage of fish farming and soil-less plant cultivation in a single, sustainable closed system.

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 Aquatic Eco-Systems, Inc. and Green Sky Growers Conducting Aquaponics Design and Technology Workshop in March 2012Aquatic Eco-Systems, Inc.

(AES) of Apopka, FL held its first Aquaponics Workshop in late November 2011. The “Institute of Sustainable Farming: Aquaponics Technology and Design Workshop” was conducted by Aquatic Eco-Systems’ AES University. The three and a half day workshop featured informative presentations, multiple facility tours and hands-on instruction with AES staff members and special guest, Dr. James Rakocy, the “Father of Aquaponics.”

The success of their recent workshop has prompted Aquatic Eco-Systems to schedule their next round of Aquaponics training.

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Next to a warehouse in Northcote, there's a long, white greenhouse. Inside, leafy greens and silver perch are growing together.
It's a community-scale aquaponics system, run by CERES Community Environment Park as part of its Food Hubs project, which aims to create intensive food production sites in the city.

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 Edmonton Journal
EDMONTON - When culinary arts student David Danforth started raising fish shipped in last month for Jasper Place High School's new aquaponics operation, ...

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 Community Day meeting Saturday

Stewart House Urban Farm and Gardens will host a Community Day meeting from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Christ United Methodist Church, 201 W. Ridge Road, Gary.

The meeting will gather citizens' input about the community development project that seeks to transform a "food desert" in midtown Gary into a lush green space producing fresh fruits and vegetables.

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 Net gains for Stirling students
Monday, 23 January 2012 10:24

STUDENTS studying Advanced Engineering at Stirling University were able to learn more about the manufacture, installation and maintenance of cages, nets and moorings through visits to Fusion Marine, W & J Knox and FPM Henderson this month.

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IBC Tote Aquaponics Systems by Jerry Jones

Without a doubt one of the most rewarding aspects of our business is to be able to support small out-of-the garage inventors and craftsmen who have a passion for aquaponics.  One of our roles as a company in this emerging aquaponics community is to provide a marketing platform for their niche products, whether they are vertical towers, sequencing timers,  or complete aquaponics systems.

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Backyard aquaponics

Last year I attended a conference here in Panama put on by the pseudonymous Simon Black and the Sovereign Man folks. One of the presentations that particularly caught my attention at the conference was from Colle Davis, the inventor of Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems an aquaponics business that designs food productions systems for small retail and larger commercial customers.

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 Intensive Aquaponics with Liquid Oxygen
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http://www.ecofilms.com.au Intensive aquaculture fish farming with a hydroponics component at Green Sky Growers in Florida. Here tilapia are grown using high protein fish food and liquid oxygen to grow 1 lb of fish per 1 gallon of water. Please don't try this at home as one small failure will destroy....

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 O.K. Guys and Gals, that's a wrap for this week. Have a great weekend.
Be good to yourselves and each other....
O Z Z I E

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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....

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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. 

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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 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,

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 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,

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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

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 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

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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.

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 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,

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

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