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Introduction to Aquaponics

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*This workshop has been cancelled due to lack of registrations. We will schedule another Aquaponics workshop at some point in the future, and hope you can join us then!*

Curious about aquaponics? Have you considered putting in a system of your own? This workshop is for you! Aquaponics is a food production system which combines the wisdoms of aquaculture and hydroponics to create a symbiotic relationship between plants and fish.

This workshop will offer the fundamentals of aquaponics as well as design considerations and system construction. Join us for a combination of lecture, tour and review of aquaponics systems on the farm. We will cover the topics listed below...

Benefits of Aquaponics System Start-up Procedures
System Types & Design Bacteria and the Nitrification Cycle
Fish Selection and Health
Plant Selection and Health
Ongoing Maintenance Procedures Tips and Tricks

For those who are interested, after this introduction workshop, we'll be offering a follow-up Build an Aquaponics System in the coming months.

Instructor Avery Ellis is an Ecological Systems Designer. He holds a Masters of Ecological Design and a BS in Biology. He first explored these concepts during a semester abroad in India, where he studied permaculture, renewable energy, waste water treatment, and natural building methods. Upon completion of his Bachelors degree, he gained personal experience on an organic farm, spent a year as a solar installation specialist, and was a supervisor for a recycling company intent on net zero waste. He continues to study permaculture design in Colorado and is one of the only certified greywater installers in the state.

No experience necessary. Please bring a notebook and pen, all other materials will be provided. For participants ages 14 and older, minimum of 4 participants, maximum of 15. Pre-registration is required.

Cost: $45

Please Note: We thank you for your RSVP on Meetup, however we will not be able to save your spot in this workshop unless you complete your registration by visiting: or calling 720-383-4406. Thank you for your understanding!


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