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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

AQUAPONICS DIGEST

Here we are again with the latest and greatest digest of populay Aquaponics reading from throughout the net:

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Aquaponics Backyard Systems
By K Bray
Backyard Aquaponics Grow your own organic fish and vegetables in your backyard.On a global level producing enough safe food to meet the demands of a constant growing population is becoming more and more a daunting challenge. To grow organic crops fresh water and soil is required and there is no new soil being produced so the demand at some point is going to over ride the supply.
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Aquaponics Gardens Take A Little Time Before Being Ready For Planting
An aquaponic garden is a much different way to grow plants than what people are accustom to, but they are very simple to set up and to maintain. There are some things about this way of farming that people will have to learn and get used to. But after seeing the results it can produce and the simplicity of the system, it can become a life changing experience for those interested in growing their own food.
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Aquaponics is the marriage of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soilless growing of plants) that grows fish and plants together in one integrated system. The fish waste provides an organic food source for the growing plants and the plants provide a natural filter for the water the fish live in. The third participants are the microbes...

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Certification / Education
I will be retiring soon and I have been experimenting with Aquaponics for the last 8 months. I am very interested in attending classes/on-line courses/ and or classes that I will result in certification. I know that there are classes in UVI and Friendly. Does anyone know of on-line classes?
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 An email I received from Murray Hallam:
Go here http://aquaponics.net.au/blog/aquaponics-diy to join the new Practical Aquaponics DIY Group. Sorry about the second email. I missed putting the link into the previous broadcast. Happy Aquaponics Murray Hallam murray@aquaponics.net.au

 And some details:
Hi, This is to let you know about a new Members Group we have created especially for "Do It Yourself" enthusiasts. The new Membership Group is a paid subscription. This section contains information about building your own Aquaponics system from recycled materials, or new tanks and grow beds that you are going to connect together into a system of your own design. If you need assistance to build your own in the form of advices and plans then you may wish to join the Aquaponics DIY Group by subscribing. The very modest investment of $12.50 per quarter allows you unlimited access to the files and articles that apply particularly to DIY Aquaponics. Contents to date. Toteponics:- Plans and specifications to construct a three bed Aquaponics system from recycled IBC’s Bathtub Aquaponics:- Plans and specifications to construct a single bed Aquaponics system using recycled bathtubs. To access the list of blog posts for the Members DIY Group , see the listing in Categories in the right hand column of any page on this site. CHOP Mark 2 Modification #1 The addition of a sediment filter or clarifier. CHOP Mark 2 Modification #2 Fitting up a second pump to your system. CHOP Mark 2 Modification #3 Make use of vertical space. A strawberry tower. CHOP Mark 2 Powers On. The growth is just amazing. New information pages and blog posts that apply particularly to DIY Aquaponics will be added regularly. You may find it very beneficial to become a member of this new subscription group. Happy Aquaponics MURRAY HALLAM

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Choosing Where To Locate Your Aquaponics System

There are many great advantages to growing vegetables and fish in an aquaponics garden. Getting started and maintaining this kind of system is very simple, and it can be a lot of fun. In order for this system to live up to its potential and produce exceptional results, there are some details that you will need to get right.

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Legal Battle Follows
By Felicia Friesema,
The cover of The Urban Homestead, written by Erik Knudsen and Kelly Coyne, which might be renamed in the next printing.
​Updated, 2/18, 10:33 a.m.: In an attempt to wield some damage control and hopefully stop the harassing calls to their home (they published their phone number early on) and negative comments to their blog, the Dervaes family has issued a press release which is apparently doing the exact opposite.
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Danby Town Talk: Future farmers explore organics
Dylan Hollenbeck, a Danby resident and 10th grade student at New Roots Charter School in Ithaca, recently participated in the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA-NY) Winter Conference in Saratoga Springs.
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Aquaponics Organic Food Farming IN WATER
By appledragon
Grow your own food easily without soil!

You may well have noticed that the cost of fresh food such as fresh fish and vegetables is soaring just now.  It is at this point that many people look at ways of growing their own vegetables on any spare space they may have,

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 Aquaponics Manuals search results in PDF

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Now a few from Twitter:
Making Your Own Aquaponics Design From Home

Aquaponics is a system for gardening that's been around for nearly 4 decades that eliminates the need for large amounts of chemicals, water and space. Lately, many people have been working from home on creating their own aquaponics systems. There are a number of different ways to construct your personalized Aquaponics Systen
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Indoor Aquaponics - 3 Reasons Why Indoor Aquaponics Gardening Makes Sense
By Michael Harradine
Let's face it. Old traditional ways of gardening sre becoming a thing of the past. Most forward thinking people look towards better ways of optimizing their time and efforts when growing food. And one of the best ways to do that is aquaponics. Aquaponics is becoming a very popular way to grow food plants in a sustainable environment. It relies on the tendencies of fish (discharge) and plants to help each other.
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Aquaponics - Organic Gardening
By K Bray Platinum Quality Author
Aquaponics - Organic Gardening Plus Fresh Fish

If you are an organic gardener or looking to start a garden you may want to consider designing an aquaponics home system. The combination of aquaculture and hydroponics has created a unique marriage where you can grow fresh organic vegetables and raise fish at the same time!
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Aquaponics-A Sustainable Food Source For the Future That Conserves Water and Resources
Developing sustainable food sources to meet the demands of a growing population is a challenge. The availability of fresh water is increasingly limited, especially in urban areas, along with land and resources for producing crops and meat. In Australia, for example, water restrictions are in enforced in most regions of the country that prevent people from

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From The Aquaponics Source
Commercial Aquaponics Training
I meet new people almost every day who are interested in pursuing commercial aquaponics and ask me for direction. They usually have no background in farming, hydroponics or aquaculture but are looking to take their lives on a new path. They want to be a part of the unique potential for global change that commercial aquaponics offers.

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The Symbiotic Relationship of Aquaponics
The symbiotic relationship of aquaponics is much clearer if you understand the ways in which each of the farming methods offers up its faults to the other, and gives back by accepting faults for itself. A complete ecosystem can be achieved just by allowing nature to do what comes naturally - correcting itself with adaptation.
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Practical AQUAPONICS
Murray Hallams Practical Aquaponics
My new DIY Aquaponics DVD is finished and is at the printers now.  If you want to use recycled materials and you are a "Do It Yourself" kind of person,  the the "Murray Hallam's DIY Aquaponics"  is just what you have been waiting for.
The full length section "The First 12 Months" follows a premium kit system right from install, adding fish, planting the veggies, testing the water right through to harvesting the wonderful produce.  See how

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Workshops and Training
Nelson and Pade, Inc., offers workshops and training courses on aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture. Courses take place in Montello, Wisconsin. Morning sessions of all workshops take place in a lively classroom setting. Afternoon sessions take place in the
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There we go
See you later
Take Care
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