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Re: [permaculture-117] Aquaponics Workshop

From: Ivette Hernandez D
Sent on: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 6:16 PM

My name is Ivette I'm also interested if You still have spots available! I would love to take this class! 


Ivette Hernandez

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On[masked], at 11:02 AM, "Vita Mavronicolas" <[address removed]> wrote:

Are you curious about Aquaponics? My hubby is giving an introductory, casual, 101 workshop on Saturday June 29th, 2pm-5pm, cost $12/person, with a limit of 12 people. Workshop will take place in North Vancouver at our home.

Rough workshop outline/overview, not in order:
• Walk through of mini system, a breakdown of what each part does
• What makes AP possible - the nitrogen cycle and beyond.
• Filtration, why are different types of filtration needed?
• Do I need a separate Bio-filter, won’t media beds work?
• Media beds are not filters, why is proper filtration the right way to go?
• Why is pH so important to the plants
• Ways in which to grow your food in an AP system
• Fish options
• Fish-to-plant ratio, how to get it right for your setup without getting overwhelmed with online opinions and formulas.
• How to cycle your fish tank and why you should use fishless cycling
• Daily, weekly, monthly maintenance to maintain a system
• Worm tea brewing is worth the effort and time
• Costs, how on the cheap can I do this... what to cheap out on and what not to.
• Costs, how much does it cost to run a system vs. what you get from it and how to get the most out of your lighting.
• Plumbing, schedule 40 potable water safe PVC, glue, etc. How to put things together, what’s needed. What are unions and why use them.

The workshop ends with a tour of our backyard system and is a great time for attendees to ask questions. Everyone will get a follow up email which has a PDF filled with a lot of really valuable information including our own tips/experiences. We also have a raised beds soil garden, compost bins and worm farm that you can explore after the main workshop.

If you are interested, please drop us an email - hello [at]

Thanks, Vita

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