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Michael simonzi
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  • Southampton, MA
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Retirement project

Started Apr 20 0 Replies

My wife wished I had gone with golfing but i decided upon farming as my retirement activity. But I wanted to be environmentally and ecologically conscious, I wanted to grow year round in the…Continue

 

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Koi

"Hi Michael I'm a Koi fan too, I would like to get a dozen or so Kohaku, good fingerlings plus for a small system, can you refer me to a source here in the states? I used to be active on Koi Bito but its almost dead now."
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Koi

"Do you grow them for resale or just for nice ?"
May 29
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Retirement project

My wife wished I had gone with golfing but i decided upon farming as my retirement activity. But I wanted to be environmentally and ecologically conscious, I wanted to grow year round in the northeast and I wanted to be as maintenance free as possible. I was intrigued by the idea of aquaponics so initially visited a number of farms to include a day with a professor over at U-Mass and got to work building a system. I started with IBC totes, one for the fish and one each raft and flood and drain…See More
Apr 20
Michael simonzi joined TCLynx's group
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Produce Marketing

The truth is you don't make any money growing vegetables.  To make money  you have to sell the vegetables.  At least 80% of a commercial aquaponic farm business has basically nothing to do with aquaponics.  So instead of talking about commercial aquaponics, I want this group to be about selling produce.See More
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Michael simonzi joined Jim Fisk's group
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IBC Aquaponics

A place for IBC tote systems to share what they have learned and system designs.See More
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Michael simonzi joined Chris Smith's group
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Wicking bed growers

This group is dedicated to those who are interested and growing in wicking beds. Wicking beds in conjunction with aquaponics can enable us to grow just about every crop that cannot be grown in standard aquaponics. Lets discuss deign, operation and whatever aspect of wicking bed growing you can think of.See More
Apr 2
Michael simonzi joined Steve R's group
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Aquaponic Cannabis Growers

Dedicated to those of us luckily enough to live in areas with Legal or Medicinal CannabisSee More
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Michael simonzi joined Jeremiah Robinson's group
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Cold Weather Aquaponics

This group serves the needs of those who grow in the cold parts of the world.  We'll discuss greenhouses, insulation, air sealing, fish selection, heaters, etc...See More
Apr 2
Michael simonzi is now a member of Aquaponic Gardening
Nov 5, 2012

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I needed something to do in retirement and liked the idea of developing a farm. I'm a science guy so I know that climate change is a huge challenge so I wanted to control my environment by growing indoors and I wanted to grow year round. Aquaponics had tremendous appeal so I set up a system in my garage consisting of two IBC container grow beds, one DWC one MB over a single IBC fish tank and successfully grew a variety of edibles for a year. moisture made me Stop and I'm now building a 22x32 greenhouse where I intend to grow a variety of greens and citrus. Because I am in cold country I've borrowed from the Walipini and am putting a 20' roof of 16mm triple layer polycarbonate at45 degrees on a 5' deep poured and insulated foundation. Im hoping to find some good pearls of wisdom here and I will post pictures as I progress.

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