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Jerry P.

Location:

Waxahachie, TX
Hometown: Geary, Oklahoma

Member since:

February 22, 2012

What are you interested in, hobby gardening, self sufficiency gardening, community gardening or commercial farming (or all of these)?

Gardening, Chickens, Fish, Hogs, Rabbits, Composting and Beer Brewing. I currently have a garden, 11 laying hens and an all grain brewing setup. My goal is to use my 2 acres I live on to produce the majority of food for myself and my family as well as some to market. (and a good pint of ale when the mood strikes. )

What gardening/farming experience do you have?

Grew up on a farm in western Oklahoma with a large garden in the 1950's & 60's. Have had backyard organic gardens off and on since.

What makes aquaponics interesting to you?

Eating fish which I love and fresh vegetables year round. Also the fact that it is a closed, symbiotic system and aligns with my goal of being as sustainable and self-sufficient as possible.

Introduction

I plan to build a 20 X 48 Hoop House and set up an Aquaponics system in summer 2013. I have been researching Aquaponics for almost a year and will continue researching until I start construction. Plan is 4x8x12" flood & drain with totes for fish.


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