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Friday, April 8, 2011


We are never to old to potter in the gardens. No matter where we are, no matter what barriers have fallen in our path, somehow we can tackle the chores and indulge ourselves in the pleasures that gardening in it's many forms provides.

Governments now are finally recognizing that we are in fact quite capable of continuing to carry on in todays work environment despite the calender hanging over our heads in our later years. Unfortunately, I fear it is for the wrong reasons. As is often the case with decisions that are often made regarding the elderly.

The latest move is a direct result of the present world situation and is shown here in this just released article from The Economist.

Pensions -70 or bust! -Current plans to raise the retirement age are not bold enough

 Now back to what we do best:-

Fish farm gets the green light
Plans for a fish farm in Todmorden have been approved.
Incredible Edible Ltd has been given the green light by Calderdale Council to create the aquaponics unit and classroom at Todmorden High School.The building will be funded by a £500,000 lottery grant awarded to the organisation in February.


2011 National Permaculture Day Celebrations
Date: Sunday 1st May 2011
Location: Yandina Community Gardens, Yandina, Queensland

Costa of SBS’s Costa's Garden Odyssey fame chooses the Sunshine Coast to celebrate National Permaculture Day
The Gardening world on the Sunshine Coast is about to have its world turned upside down when the infectious character and passion of Costa Georgiadis and his flying beard hits Yandina for National Permaculture Day on Sunday the 1st of May.
The Greek Garden Guru of SBS’s Costa's Garden Odyssey fame will be opening the Celebrations,


Aquaponic Garden

An Aquaponic Garden is a different way to cultivate plants than what people are adapted in doing.  They’re also quite easy to set up and to keep. The plants will be nurtured naturally and go through all the phases of growth that they would if planted on land.

In starting your own aquaponic garden, you’ll need the following materials:


Friendly Aquaponics
Most people assume that the concept of Friendly Aquaponics is quite easy to understand. This is probably the reason why there are a lot of people who fail when attempting to do this project.
This is why it is important for you to understand a couple of things before you start working on anything or start spending your money on something.

Anguilla Representative Attends Aquaponics & Aquaculture Course in St. Croix USVI
Ms. Kafi Gumbs, the Deputy Director of Scientific Research at the Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources, has recently returned to Anguilla, after a five day intense course on ‘International Aquaponics and Tilapia Aquaculture’ in St. Croix United States Virgin Islands (USVI).


Aquaponics Greenhouse

If you’re planning on starting your own Aquaponics Greenhouse, its best that you know the basics and have the enthusiasm for growing vegetables and taking care of fishes. The Aquaponics greenhouse serves as your defense to different hazards that delays optimum development. With the means of greenhouse to be in charge of both light and temperature, it is...

Aquaponics class hosts urban farmers from Colorado to Kenya

posted Mar 29, 2011 5:51 PM by JD Sawyer   [ updated Mar 29, 2011 6:22 PM ] We want to thank everyone who attended our recent aquaponics class at the GrowHaus. The class learned about the fundamentals of aquaponics, fish, plant and bacteria health, systems design, maintenance and best practices

Aquaponics How To – There a lot of people who are looking for tips from experts on Aquaponics systems in order to get basic information in setting up one. You should know that this actually consists of three main factors which are: the fish, plants and bacteria...

Innovators take Aquaponics to the next level -- beauty as well as functionality
Indoor aquaponics using simple materials like plastic soda bottles, and the result is spectacular -- it generates food, oxygen, light, and improves home air quality while providing beauty and pleasant, soothing sound. How's that for a nice package of benefits? Instructions available, assemble it yourself on a small or large scale; video link here:

Aquaponics Research Update
How does the Aquaponics Research Crew  know what’s going on in their tanks full of Tilapia? They conduct a fish sampling. Watch as the Spring 11 research group demonstrates the techniques and methods used to collect data about our Tilapia fish populations.

If you've ever wondered how to get the best results when growing tomatoes, take a few tips from the hydroponic way of growing.
Please follow the link below to this week's Tomato Club Newsletter.


GloryBee’s Annual Bee Weekend: Fun for Beekeepers and Bee Aficionados

EUGENE, OREGON – GloryBee Foods announced today that their annual Bee Weekend will take place April 15th and 16th, 2011. Bee Weekend is a two-day event packed with beekeeping education, distribution of pre-ordered packages of live bees, fun and education for veteran and beginning beekeepers alike. Dick Turanski, founder and beekeeper, will give demonstrations of how to install package bees into hives.

Wow.. I'm done for now....
Be back real soon

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