Pittsburgh Aquaponics Open House II (new 20-gal tank & presentations!)

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:

Aquaponics Demonstration system

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  • Inga J.

    Great intro to aquaponics!

    June 10, 2013

  • Inga J.

    Yay!!

    June 6, 2013

  • Jeanne s.

    Will try to make it if I do not have to work!

    June 5, 2013

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