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Monday, February 27, 2012

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Feature Photo: Aquaponics Tomatoes

Tomatoes from Deb & Wayne Dorband's aquaponics garden west of Loveland, CO. Vegetables year-round that grow without soil in reclaimed containers. Good sustainability practice.
Photo: Deb Dorband

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Aquaponics: Getting More Out of Less

February 21st, 2012
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, turning wastes into resources and transforming disused urban spaces to provide not only food, but resilient communities.

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Rust Belt Cities and the New Urban Agrarianism

Milwaukee's Growing Power has led the way in demonstrating that community-based food production is much more than beautification or an effort to latch on to sustainability fads. Founded in 1993 by Will Allen, the farm now feeds 10,000 people annually, grows 25,000 pots of vegetables in six greenhouses scattered across three urban acres and runs a food co-operative. Growing Power's greenhouses also feature an aquaponics system growing 10,000 fish at a time. The full article is well worth a READ

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Construction on the PortFish Model 3 aquaponics system is moving along well.  The mild winter weather has been conducive for our work.


More photos are available in our Facebook gallery.

Check out the aquaponics page to see the floor plan and other details about the project.
Want to learn more about aquaponics and have some spare time to lend a hand? Volunteers are always welcome! You can also support the project by sending a donation. PortFish Ltd is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donations are tax deductible.

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Basics of Aquaponics Workshop

    Aquaponics Workshop, Sustainable Carolina at City Roots
  • Who: Davis Johnson, Matt Kip, and Eric McClam (City Roots Farm Manager)
  • What: Basics of Aquaponics Workshop
          

The Sustainable Carolina Food Team will be offering a “Basics of Aquaponics” workshop as part of our series of garden workshops. Aquaponics is an alternative form of agriculture that combines hydroponics (growing plants in water rather than soil) and aquaculture (raising fish in ponds/tanks or a controlled environment, i.e. fish farming).
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Sustainable Passive Solar Greenhouse – Aquaponics.

Murray Hallam. Good morning, my name is Murray Hallam of Practical Aquaponics and I’m here this morning talking to Cord and Penn Parmenter from  Wycliff in Colorado. Now I’ve been told that you pair are going to be at the … Continue reading

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Students in FDL go back to basics

Moraine Park Technical College

Updated: Monday, 20 Feb 2012, 8:25 AM CST
Published : Monday, 20 Feb 2012, 5:24 AM CST
FOND DU LAC - Students apart of the Culinary Arts Department at Moraine Park Technical College are going back to basics.  FOX 11's Emily Deem stopped by the college in Fond du Lac to see what students are learning.
The school's Culinary Arts Department is doing some pretty awesome things with hydroponics, aquaponics and gardening.

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HD Aquaponics Ep.30 - Advanced Barrel Aquaponics, swirl filter, floating raft, u-siphon, indoor

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Uploaded by edpozek on 16 Feb 2012
This is the new Barrel Aquaponics system equipped with three stages of filtration, a floating raft or DWC system, along with two, five gallon grow beds. These five gallon grow beds use an external u-siphon to drain the bed
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Canadian aquaponics greenhouse to employ biomass CHP system

By Luke Geiver | February 17, 2012

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..........and that's a wrap.
Hope I have fed you enough fishy stories and planted a couple of new ideas.
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