Aquaponics is a closed-loop nutrient recycling system. Simply put, it is a combination of traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil). Using this method can dramatically increase the levels of production in a smaller space footprint. Even better, the produce and fish are of the absolutely highest quality! Aquaponics is a method of growing edible plants and fish in a single system that is extremely well suited for the urban environment. Additionally, aside from being totally organic and natural, it is VERY water efficient (using less than 10% of the water necessary for a comparable soil garden).
This group has been formed to provide a point of contact for all people in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, and truly all of North Texas, to come together and learn more about aquaponics and other related techniques. I really want us to work together to develop a local community where we can learn from each other and to refine our abilities and even develop new methods that are specialized for our specific climate and culture choices.
As we now move into our second year, the goals that I have for this group have morphed a small bit. I still want us to have a regular meet-up where we discuss methods and designs, but I want to try to make this group more accessible to individuals across the DFW metroplex. To that end, we are going to rotate locations - one month the meeting will be in Mansfield (South), the next month it will be in Carrollton (North-East), and the next it will be in Ft. Worth (West). I hope to have SIX monthly meetings this year and I will have door prizes and informational take-away handouts at every gathering. I also plan to schedule AT LEAST six workshop events (hands-on) this year (generally every month that we do not have a meeting) where we will visit existing aquaponic facilities, construct specific equipment components, and even to build entire aquaponic systems.
If you would like to learn more, please come join the blog-able discussions over at Green Phoenix Farms and see all the resources that I have compiled there.
Join the Good Food Revolution!!!
June 11 · 9:00 AM
FREE Aquaponic Build/Project Day.
Gathering: 9am to 11am Cost: FREE
The DFW Aquaponics Farm invites everyone to come and lend a hand as we finish the project. Gravel in the media beds and plumbing... Learn more
June 5 · 10:00 AM
DFW AQUAPONICS MEETUP
NOTICE OF CHANGE OF GATHERING DAY
Due to heavy rains, too wet to work on Saturday. Call David ([masked] to check if dry by Sunday.
We hope to have the 1,000 square foot... Learn more
May 28 · 8:00 AM
FREE Aquaponic Build/Project Day. Memorial Day BBQ.
Gathering: 8am to 12pm Cost: FREE
Bring something for our Pot Luck Party. We will supply the BBQ. Bring the whole family.
Come to our FREE Aquaponics Day. If you have... Learn more
May 28 · 8:00 AM
DFW AQUAPONICS MEETUP Memorial Day Party
Please excuse my date mix up. Memorial Day will be celebrated May 28th.
Please bring something for a pot luck, salads or veggie or dip. We will provide the BBQ>
May 21 · 8:00 AM
continue build of system
Work is more than 60% complete. Please come out and help us finish and get it growing. This is the system of DFW Aquaponics Farm. A new ownership enterprise of 20... Learn more
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