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Home-Scale Aquaponics

Home-Scale Aquaponics
April 12
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Arturo Velasquez Institute Greenhouse
Andy McGhee, Windy City Harvest aquaponic specialist
Learn how you can raise fish and vegetable crops together in a symbiotic relationship. With an established aquaponics system as a guide, you will discover how it all works: system components and functions, daily and weekly production flow tasks, troubleshooting, fish and crop selection, and options for assembling your own system with simple materials.

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Windy City Harvest workshops are perfect for the small-scale sustainable farmer. Whether it is your backyard, community garden plot, apartment, porch, rooftop or school garden, these workshops will help you get the most production out of your small space, using sustainable techniques. Classes are open to the general public. Workshops have a maximum registration of 15 students.Contact Kelly Larsen with additional questions at [masked].

All Windy City Harvest workshops are held Saturdays in the greenhouse classroom at the Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL. (Please enter the south parking lot at 31st Street). Registration for each class ends the Thursday prior to each class. The cost is $39; no discounts apply. There is a $20 cancellation fee per class unless the class is cancelled due to low enrollment. All workshops are taught by Windy City Harvest certificate graduates.

All materials and handouts are provided. Windy City Harvest is a program of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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  • J1

    I enjoyed the balance between theory, demonstration, and time for open questions. The environment felt relaxed throughout the class and we all got to take our own aquaponically grown basil plant plus a green pepper home.

    April 12, 2014

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