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Greener replied to Chris Smith's discussion Aquaponics is better than "certified organic"
"I agree that some rules are better than none.  But not enough has been done to tell people of all the 'loopholes' (for obvious reasons).  So I am happy there is a standard, I just think the bar is really low and people should be…"
Mar 7, 2011
Greener replied to Chris Smith's discussion Aquaponics is better than "certified organic"
"Yes, it really comes down to knowing your farmer, and to farmers educating their customers.  The more you talk to farmers the more you realize there are plenty of 'beyond-organic' producers out there with no certification.."
Mar 7, 2011
Greener replied to Chris Smith's discussion Aquaponics is better than "certified organic"
"AJ - I agree 100% -- so many loopholes and different standards depending on product, it really just doesn't mean much to me anymore.     Of course I see the $ premium attraction for those who go through with the certification and I…"
Mar 7, 2011
Greener replied to Chris Smith's discussion Aquaponics is better than "certified organic"
"I'm not sure about the chicken/egg issue -- the egg doesn't need to be manmade, does it?  If we had a more sustainable agriculture system set up, with OG inputs from various sources, why could we not grow organic food using organic…"
Mar 7, 2011
Greener replied to Ricky Flickenger's discussion Are there fish foods (rather than adding chelated iron) that can add needed iron?
"To add to the Seasol and Maxicrop list:  check out Seaplex from Organicare, it's OMRI listed for organic production: http://www.organicareusa.com/products-lawn-supplements   Anyone have experience with this stuff?  "
Mar 7, 2011
Greener replied to Chris Smith's discussion Aquaponics is better than "certified organic"
"Sorry, I have to bring this back up, at first I thought it was a dumb question but after more reading I think this is just often overlooked or not talked about:     So now check out this link about 'organic' composting, it is a…"
Mar 7, 2011
Greener joined TCLynx's group
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Catfish Growers

That is a 12 inch air stone next to that catfish in the picture.
Feb 27, 2011
Greener replied to Kobus Jooste's discussion Duckweed's potential role in a hybrid aquaponic system in the group Plant Talk
"nice, thanks for the pics."
Feb 27, 2011
Greener replied to Chris Smith's discussion Aquaponics is better than "certified organic"
"General question related to this --   If I add veggies/kitchen scraps etc to my worm bin that are not certified organic, and then add worm juice from that bin to my AP system, would the veggies be considered organic according to the USDA…"
Feb 20, 2011
Greener replied to Michelle Silva's discussion Rafts for DWC
"Yes, more air by the roots, but I wonder if there's a downside to this too on hot summer days.  I imagine that the air under the board will get pretty hot.  The insulation of the water is worse too, which might hurt in the…"
Feb 20, 2011
Greener replied to Kobus Jooste's discussion Duckweed's potential role in a hybrid aquaponic system in the group Plant Talk
"A solids-lifting overflow or SLO is the name, as I was just reminded yesterday.  :)    Great to hear that this works well for containment.  I may give it a shot, with the duckweed between my FT and my sump.  Since my pumps…"
Feb 20, 2011
Greener replied to Michelle Silva's discussion Rafts for DWC
"My problem with styrofoam is that it has styrene in it.  Although there are plenty of FDA-approved food-grade styrene products available, look at what studies of styrene have shown (from the plastics guide I think I posted earlier in this…"
Feb 20, 2011
Greener replied to Chris Smith's discussion Aquaponics is better than "certified organic"
"hmm.. seems like a fine line if someone wants to call you on it. there's no baggage with saying All Natural (not in quotes) or something like that, is there?"
Feb 20, 2011
Greener replied to Kobus Jooste's discussion Duckweed's potential role in a hybrid aquaponic system in the group Plant Talk
"Very interesting Kobus.  I was just debating integrating my duckweed tank with the system, and if I did where in the flow I should put it.  Sounds like it would be best fed straight from the FT, not after the gravel beds/biofilters.…"
Feb 20, 2011
Greener joined AlbertF's group
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Plant Talk

This community needs a group devoted to the growing and raising of plants.
Feb 20, 2011
Greener replied to Chamsiddine Afraitane's discussion Alternative fish feed
"Organic cat food -- great idea!!     I will see how prices compare.  Now I'm wondering what other OG animal foods might have acceptable profiles.   Anyone here ever feed their 'cats' cat food?  "
Feb 20, 2011

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At 4:26pm on February 14, 2011, Casey said…
I'd love to meet. Check out www.TucsonAP.org - my email is there.

I work downtown and live on the east-side. I could also meet before or after work.
At 8:52pm on August 2, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi Greener,

Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community! I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics. There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions. Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.

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Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.

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