Above: pictures from the last open house.
Mark Berger of Pittsburgh Aquaponics will be opening up his set of demonstration tanks (including a new 20-gallon tank, pictured below) for our viewing pleasure. If you don't know, Aquaponics is fish and plants living symbiotically, helping the plants grow super-fast. Later he'll talk about how it works and how it profits as a business. Rich Fishkin will give a presentation about Microgreens (alfalfa sprouts, wheatgrass, and other nutrient rich, small, easily-grown greens).
Sunday, 6/9/13, 2-5pm // 401 Bingham St., 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (South side) // Parking: On street; go in the warehouse and up the stairs to find us
Why Aquaponics? Some reasons from the Pittsburgh Aquaponics site:
- Aquaponics uses up to 98% less water than conventional farming methods!
- Aquaponics produces up to 10 times more vegetables and crops in the same amount of space and time!
- Aquaponics uses up to 75% less energy than almost any other farming method!
We'll also hear about the Permaculture Design principles behind Aquaponics; expect presentations on each of the above topics throughout the day after we open doors at 2pm.
20 gallon demonstration system that Mark brought to the Farm-to-Table conference: