Dave P.

Organizer

Location:

Richardson, TX
Hometown: Richardson

Organizer since:

May 16, 2010

What are you interested in, hobby gardening, self sufficiency gardening, community gardening or commercial farming (or all of these)?

All of the above, but I am primarily focused on education and practical, affordable commercial farming using aquaponics. We have a long way to go before we can say we're farming sustainably, and we'll need all the help we can get. And luck.

What gardening/farming experience do you have?

Although I am better at it than most people, that doesn't say much nowadays. I have a black thumb generally speaking, and have killed many a tomato plant. I find that gardening requires more attention than most people have left after doing everything else they need to get done. If you miss a couple of watering cycles your garden can be toast. If you miss a bug infestation, same result. If you don't keep after the weeds, they take over. Soil gardening is a lot of work, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. That's why I like aquaponics.

What makes aquaponics interesting to you?

The potential to save the planet from us. Our inefficient efforts to grow food are the most destructive force on the planet, and this offers a way out of that paradigm.

Introduction

I am "Aquaponic Dave", an aquaponic systems designer living in Richardson. I have built several aquaponic systems and a dome home near Terrell which is made from recycled styrofoam. I also make super efficient wood fired rocket stove pizza ovens.

What Dave P. is saying about this Meetup Group

A really great bunch of folks!


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