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Wednesday, June 29, 2011



Caribbean, Pacific students converge at UOG for agriculture internship

College students from around the Pacific and the Caribbean are participating in a three and a half week internship at UOG learning about the island's agriculture innovations, research and applications. (Contributed Photo) College students from the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Marshall Islands, CNMI, Guam, Palau, and the FSM are on the University of Guam campus through June 23 participating in a three and a half week summer internship under the CariPac consortium, which is a program through which all the land grant institutions in the Caribbean and the Pacific collaborate and share information about agricultural innovation, research and applications.[FULL STORY]


First Local Aquaponics Lab Built by Hannah More Students

Hannah More School is now home to the only known aquaponics lab—a re-circulating water system that supports plant life and fish—in the Baltimore County area. [FULL STORY]


Four-Season Island Agriculture Funds Awarded
by Annie Brown

The Island Institute is pleased to announce awards through the Four-Season Island Agriculture Fund, supporting 12 island farming and gardening projects, and totaling $10,000.

The fund seeks to support farming and gardening projects that[FULL STORY]


FROM THE AQUAPONIC SOURCE - Over the past couple of months we have been working hard with Green Acre Organics to organize both an Aquaponics Association, and to plan the first annual Aquaponics Association Conference at which we will launch the new association.  The website for the conference is now up and taking registration!  See below for details.[FULL STORY]



Aquaponics Tour

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10:00 am
What is Happening:
The Alfred Deakin High School is holding an open day for people to view their Aquaponics set-up.
The open day, organised by SEE-Change Inner South and Clean Energy for Eternity, will be held on July 2nd between 10 am and 1 pm.
Aquaponics is an extraordinarily productive form of intensive gardening, devised totally from renewable sources.   You will be amazed by its potential.[FULL STORY]


Introduction to Aquaponics
Saturday, July 23 10:00a to 4:30p
at Woodbine Ecology Center, Sedalia, CO

7/23, 2011 10:00am - 4:30pm
This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of aquaponics. Some topics include: benefits of aquaponics, system designs, and more.
Students will leave the class understanding many of the elements necessary to select the right system components, fish and plant species, as well as how to startup and maintain a personal aquaponics system for the greatest success. [FULL STORY]


Nelson and Pade, Inc. is often featured and articles in newspapers, magazines and other media outlets. Here is a sampling of recent coverage:

Natural Awakenings, Milwaukee, Premier Issue

Aquaponics, Milwaukee’s Critical 21st Century Industry - Linda Sechrist
An excerpt from the article:
Although it may not be nice to fool Mother Nature, Rebecca Nelson and John Pade, founders of Nelson and Pade, Inc., in Montello, have learned that it is nice to imitate one of her grand designs:  aquaponics. [FULL STORY]

BioCycle World
New Report On Restaurant Recycling
A nationwide survey of 500 restaurant owners and operators by the National Restaurant Association during March and April found that two-thirds have recycling programs as part of their sustainability initiatives. According to the survey, 65 percent of restaurateurs have
a recycling program in place, and 13 percent participate in composting programs. Nearly three out of four restaurant operators use products made from recycled materials; the most common of these items were bags, paper products and food containers. Seventy-four percent who recycle do so in the kitchen and office areas, while 43 percent [FULL REPORT] 

HD Aquaponics Ep. 21 – Adding tilapia to the greenhouse aquaponics system, hand pollinating tomato plants
The solar water heater has done its job and we finally moved some tilapia to the greenhouse aquaponics system. I also try my luck with hand pollinating some tomato plants with an electric toothbrush. [for the full story with pix and vid]


Greenhouse gardener vies for cola grant
Tomatoes and other vegetables sprout at Greg Hancock's greenhouse, located behind the WME Show Low 5 Theatre and Majestic Music. Hancock has submitted his project, growing food using hydroponics and recycled two-liter soda bottles, for a $50,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. If he gets the grant, he said he would use the money to expand to an aquaponic system and educate the public on alternative growing methods.
[full story]

Home, organic farm planned for North Stonington property
North Stonington - A Mystic family has purchased the former YMCA Camp Anderson for $345,000 and plans to use the 135-acre property for a home and organic farm, possibly including an aquaculture venture.

The Young Men's Christian Association of Southeastern Connecticut Inc. sold the property to the 96 Button Road Trust with Van Brown as trustee, according to records filed Friday in Town Hall. The name refers to the address of the former summer camp that hosted hundreds of local youths for swimming, camping, hiking and other recreational activities.[full story]

Eye on Unemployment: Milwaukee

In the first of a new series on how unemployment is affecting African-Americans, BET.com looks at Milwaukee and what’s being done to get people working.[full story]


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