This group was created to help spread the knowledge of aquaponics, which is the combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil). By raising food this way, gardeners can produce the highest quality herbs and vegetables with the lowest inputs of labor, water, and fertilizer. The efficiency and productivity of the system and its ease of operation make it the perfect urban garden.

The group will meet to discuss aquaponics, to go see existing aquaponic facilities, and to build aquaponic systems in hands-on workshops.

There are many different variations of aquaponic systems, and the group will spend time learning the pros and cons of each type of system so members will be able to decide which is best for them (if any).

The history of aquaponics will be covered at some length, not only as an interesting historical perspective, but to allow the members to fully grasp the natural progression in agricultural practices that are entwined in the various threads of the aquaponic story.

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  • New Member
    Rad S. Rad S. joined
    2 days ago
    Rad S.
    "I enjoy gardening, but with the sharp weather changes here in North Texas, traditional old fashioned gardening is not much fun. So I am now intrigued by aquaponics, and I want to learn all about it, and possibly start a small setup in my back yard."
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    Trent Trent­ joined
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    "Hi, my name is Trent. I went to college at Ole Miss and now I live in Rowlett."
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    Dennis Kenney Dennis Kenney joined
    April 16
    Dennis Kenney
    "Just retired Community Asso. Mgr. on 6 acres south of Jacksonville. General bldg. contractor, computer graphics designer, beekeeper, sailor, motorcycle rider, aquaponics gardener."
  • New Discussion Reply
    Ken Winters Ken Winters replied to want to buy tilapia
    April 15
    Ken Winters

    "Closest source to the D/FW Area is in Granbury, about 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth, at Aquaponics And More, 6600 Glen Rose Hwy., 76048. Tell Bob or Ed that Dutch sent you. If you call ahead [masked]) and give 'em a couple days' notice, Bob..."

  • New Discussion
    Jim Marks

    "I have just finished cycling my 3 grow bed system and looking for tilapia to add. If anyone has tilapia for sale please contact me. Thanks....JIM"

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    Natalie Willard Natalie Willard joined
    April 13
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    TVShooter TVShooter­ joined
    April 12
    "I'm a documentary filmmaker and producer who has traveled to Africa and seen a place where a sustainable food source could keep starving families fed. I'm currently working at the CBS affiliate in Tyler, TX as a promotions producer and editor."
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    Jennie Vacca-Ham Jennie Vacca-Ham commented on Class Prerequisites­
    April 10
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    "Who love to know more about the classes offered"

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The North Texas Aquaponics Meetup Group
Founded May 16, 2010

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