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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ozzies Aquaponics Digest

Aquaponics offers an answer to food shortages in the Pacific
Updated 14 October 2013, 9:34 AEST
Could the fledgling science of aquaponics be one way of solving food shortages in some of the most hard-pressed areas of the Pacific.

Aquaponics offers an answer to food shortages in the Pacific (Credit: ABC)
Offering a combination of fish farming and vegetable production, it would seem to be an ideal way of creating almost a complete food package - and it can be done on a small and very efficient scale.

This Special Report from ABC Radio in Australia (including the Broadcast)


ADVISORY/ Chefs José Andrés, Ingrid Hoffmann and Adrianne Calvo to Join Kick Off of Plant it Forward crops to table educational program at 'One America' tour stop in Miami's Liberty City

Miami-Dade's largest aquaponic lab will open to educate students about urban agriculture; Celebrity chefs will lead discussion on how to innovate in making food accessible to all; Volunteers to assemble 1,000 mobile garden bags for local residents in need


Aquaponics: The Future of Local Food?
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A new movement is growing in our backyards and onto our plates. Cultivating one’s own food is becoming a more common practice and has lead to a handful of small businesses sprouting up around the ‘Burg. We at iLovetheBurg.com reached out to a few - 

Aquaponics Cafe - Saint Petersburg, FL
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Hannah & Friends greenhouse gives residents work experience
Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:53 AM

By Amanda Johnson, Multimedia Journalist
A new greenhouse at the Hannah & Friends campus, is giving residents a chance to learn a unique way of farming and work skills.

"A couple times a week we come out here to feed the fish and also to test the PH and levels of ...MORE


Nitrogen in Aquaponics
Posted By Nate Storey on Oct 9, 2013

Why Nitrogen First?

In the world of human economy, politics and society, there are many different currencies, all of which are traded for goods.  This could be oil, US dollars, Facebook Likes or Grandmas cookies.  The natural world has similar currencies- trading in oxygen, carbon, and perhaps the most precious currency of all: nitrogen.


Aquaponics New Member Orientation
Posted October 9th, 2013 by PCC STEM

Join us on Thursday, Oct 10 at 12pm in SV-29 to learn about exciting internship opportunities with Aquaponics!


The 600 gallon tank (right) contains 12 tilapia. The water is filtered through the three blue barrels (middle) and flows to the plant base (left). (Molly Sigler/TommieMedia) Aquaponics research helps Haitian orphanage
By Molly Sigler, Reporter  |  Sunday, October 6, 2013 11:32 PM

A small operation in one of St. Thomas’ greenhouses might have big implications for developing countries.

Biology professor Gaston “Chip” Small and his classes are researching how to optimize a food production effort in Grace Village, Haiti


And finally from Murray Hallum.

A Blast From The Past.

A look back at a simple home system I upgraded in 2006.  The system was an expansion of one of my very first Aquaponics systems and proved to be an exciting learning experience. I want to share with you the photos that show the explosive growth in those very young media beds.


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Monday, October 7, 2013

Warm Climate? FAB TOMATOES ALL YEAR ROUND with Aquaponics of course. Check the Archives on the Right

aquaponics cheap eats – growing your own
it’s fun growing some of your own daily food needs using a smart aquaponic garden.

we feel like urban food rebels eating fresh yummy nutritious food that we grow using our own software code all the time.

see more  food we have grown and eaten here ….


Aquaponics Gardening - A Beginner's Guide [Kindle Edition]
Aidan Johnson (Author)

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Aquaponics to fight crime
The training provided covered topics areas such as system design, layout and maintenance, fish health and care, plant nutrient requirements and water quality.


IN an effort to fight crime and encourage persons to become more self sufficient, the government yesterday launched an aquaponics project in La Romaine,San Fernando...MORE


Food out of water
Mainstream aquaponics faces economic and environmental challenges
By Zak Weinberg

Aquaponics systems depend on fish and plants co-existing.
Mickey Mouse has never been known for his green thumb, but a ride dedicated to aquaponics at Disney’s Epcot Center (surely a death-defying thrill) highlights the public curiosity for this growing trend. While an increasing number of people take an interest in aquaponics as a way to grow crops and fish — and Longmont is seeing the opening of a 7,400-square-foot aquaponics store — industry professionals continue to wrestle with...MORE


Small Home Aquaponics Setup
I wanted to share with others who may be interested in aquaponics our first small home set-up that my husband designed. We just turned it on yesterday. There are a few small bugs to work out but it works like a charm. Of course we haven't added any plants yet but I hope if there is anyone else out there doing this they jump in and offer any information and experiences they have found worthy to share. If you have ever had a successful fish aquarium you can do this...MORE


Aquaponics Is Growing Farms in the Most Unlikely Places
By Ben Richmond
The world is growing and growing ever more hungry, and there isn’t a single, perfect way to get more food. The changing climate and a projected water crisis cloud the future of agriculture, but the sting of food shortages is already with us, catalyzing riots and political unrest in places like Turkey, Syria and Egypt.

But countries from Bangladesh to Yemen, and cities from Berlin to Tucson, are employing an ancient farming technique


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