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Introduction to Aquaponics: Fish and Greens

"Aquaponics" is the cultivation of fish and plants together in a constructed, re-circulating eco- system utilizing natural bacterial cycles to convert fish wastes to plant nutrients.

Saturday, March 30, 2013
Where: The Urban Farm Project
Address: 302 West 61st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Cost: $75.00 per person
REGISTER NOW at or send check to WEI, P.O. Box 128, North Branch, MN 55056

Light continental breakfast & lunch included.

What’s at the Workshop:

At this day-long workshop you will learn the basics on how to run a closed loop aquaponic system. The workshop includes a tour of the Urban Farm Project with its indoor aquaponic system housing over 10,000 fish. Topics include basics on aquaponic water chemistry and fish ecology, design and equipment for aquaponic units, fish and plant health, planting techniques for growing aquaponic vegetables, system maintenance and equilibrium, equipment re- sources, and regulations for aquaponic farming in Minnesota.

Chad Hebert from the Urban Farm Project began his quest for healthy, fresh, sustainable food about six years ago. Besides his everyday on the job training at his urban farm which currently houses 10,000 yellow lake perch he has attended and participated in numerous training sessions an d workshops. Chad has recently completed both AIS and Sea-food processing H.A.C.C.P. certifications. Jacquelyn Zita and Ted Wind have pioneered through Growing Power Training and with the help of The Urban Project newly emerging aquaponic systems located in a winterized hoop house at the WEI farm, nurturing as well thousands red wrigglers getting ready to join the new circulations in WEI's aquaculture.


Professor John Erwin, Floriculture Physiology Professor, U of M School of Horticulture
Chad Herbert, Urban Farm Project, Certified for AIS and Seafood processing H.A.C.C.P.
Annelie Lindberg-Livingston, (M.S. Integrated Biosciences UMD), WEI Education & Curriculum Professor
Jacquelyn Zita, Ph.D., WEI Farm Manager and Education Director
Ted Wind, WEI Community Food Justice Aquaponic Apprentice
John Bass, Aquaponic Construction and Resource Expert

This workshop is a collaboration between The Urban Farm Project and the Women's Environmental Institute.

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