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Introduction to Aquaponics Sustainable Food Production

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Introduction to Aquaponics Sustainable Food Production

Time: March 26, 2011 from 10am to 3pm
Type Group: GrowHaus - Denver
Street: 4751 York St.
City/Town: Denver
Website or Map: http://www.coloradoaquaponics…
Phone: 720-470-7007
Event Type: workshop, training
Organized By: Tawnya Sawyer
Latest Activity: Mar 22, 2011

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Event Description

Course Description: This class will provide participants the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of aquaponics in a living classroom environment at The GrowHaus, a non-profit urban farm and marketplace in the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. The course will be a combination of classroom lecture and hands on work among three different aquaponics systems. Aquaponics is a sustainable food production method that incorporates aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in a soil-less media) in a recirculating system. Aquaponics can be scaled from a basement or backyard for personal food production, to large scale community, school or commercial systems. The course covers:

  • Benefits of Aquaponics
  • System Components
  • System Designs
  • Fish Selection and Health
  • Plant Selection and Health
  • Bacteria and the Nitrification Cycle
  • System Design Ratios
  • System Startup Procedures
  • Ongoing Maintenance Procedures
  • Tips and Tricks

This hands-on workshop is presented at the GrowHaus at 47th and York, a Denver neighborhood designated as a Food Desert. Cost is $65 per person, payable via paypal or personal check.

For more information and to register for the session, please go to the Colorado Aquaponics website at www.coloradoaquaponics.com or contact us at 720-470-7007.

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