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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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Aquaponics Cafe, Saint Petersburg, FL. 250 likes · 48 talking about this · 11 were here. Aquaponic's Cafe is a cafe where all of our food will be grown organically ...


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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