Tour of Maggie's Farm: November 2013

  • November 17, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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The Tucson AquaPonics Project is pleased to announce educational tours of the largest aquaponics farm in Arizona - Maggie's Farm in Avra Valley.

Each tour will be strictly limited to 25 people so that everyone can get the maximum benefit of the tour commentary.

Maggie's Farm includes three aquaponics greenhouses covering more than 3,000 square feet of deep water culture (raft style) grow beds and an additional eight 5,000 gallon Tilapia grow-out tanks in a separate 'fish house' as well as several hundred square feet of fodder feed growing systems and much more.

Please note: This tour starts promptly at 8:30 AM. Please plan your trip to include time to drive slowly on the dirt road the last mile before the farm.

After the tour there will also be the opportunity to learn about the Essential Community Organics non-profit site next door.

The tour fee supports both the Tucson AquaPonics Project and Essential Community Organics.

If you do not want to use Pay Pal or a credit card please call me, Casey Townsend, to make alternate payment arrangements -[masked]-5939.

Your credit card or Pay Pal statement will show your payment as made to '' - which is Casey's company (since the Tucson AquaPonics Project 501c3 status has not yet been completed and Pay Pal will not allow non-profit use without the IRS determination number).

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  • Dave S.

    Excellent, even though my hearing aid died in the first greenhouse from the humidity. I never thought about earth filled wicking beds before, but the wheels are turning! It was really nice to meet everybody, even though I didn't get the chance to talk to everybody!

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Allan P.

    The tour was excellent, very informative. It always seems so simple until you see it up close.

    November 17, 2013

  • Kenneth B.

    I have looked at this site for years as I watched the solar farm across from them come up so I get a 2fer on this trip. I am deep into solar and ponics as I am in many self systems.

    November 15, 2013

    • Kenneth B.

      For the home Unit or the ponics? I am just running 3 /675 amp batteries that run the air pumps 24/7 x 2 units split (one unit is 12v direct run and has 2 output the other has 4 Ac into and inverter) into the 8 tanks then they also run the 8 bil pumps that cycle once and hour for 10min each day for 14hrs a day. So far they have always had power to operate even on cloudy days. Now when I drop the heaters into the tanks that may be the end of extra or enough power. I will know by the end of next week when they come in. I am hoping I will only need a few more batts to take care of their power requirements. The home Unit I am running 20 /675s with 12v mostly equipment lighting motors etc,very few inverters frig stove tv .

      November 17, 2013

    • Kenneth B.

      Now the wind geny is on the ponics circuit ( with a flipper relay to draw power to the main or ponics which ever has the lower voltage or a manual override switch) also so I have never really checked how much that is doing for the system guess I should but time is short leading a Unit and all.

      November 17, 2013

  • emily k.

    Outstanding guided lecture/tour !!!

    November 17, 2013

  • Kenneth B.

    Excellent input cleared up a lot of things we need to do different

    November 17, 2013

  • Allan P.

    Seeing the sun come up while feeding the horses and chickens reminds me why I'm here. Should be no problem to pick up my friend and sip coffee while driving to Maggie's Farm. See you all there.

    November 16, 2013

  • Chet G.

    I would LOVE to but EIGHT-THIRTY AM???

    November 13, 2013

    • Chet G.

      Way too early for me... :-)

      November 14, 2013

    • Deborah D.

      Too early on Sunday. I would love to see this though.

      1 · November 16, 2013

  • Julie F.

    It's too early for me also. I live 1 1/2 hours North

    November 16, 2013

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