Time: January 15, 2012 from 10am to 2:30pm
Location: The Plant
Street: 1400 W 46th St
City/Town: Chicago, IL
Website or Map: http://www.312ap.com/home/ind…
Event Type: training, class
Organized By: Brian Watkins
Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2011
Aquaponics 100: An Urban Perspective
A 4 hour intensive seminar introducing participants to the current state of urban agriculture.
The History of Urban Agriculture
How has farming changed (or not changed) since the Agricultural Revolution? What have been the most used methods in urban areas? Why has urban farming grown? What technologies have changed the game and what has not worked?
The Biological Loop That Drives Aquaponics
What are the most important species in any aquaponic system? What environmental conditions do they require? How do nutrients and water constantly recycle? In what ways can a system be thrown off balance? What can we do to maximize yields? Is aquaponic farming natural?
The Various Design Principals Needed to Construct Community and Home Systems
What are the various aquaponic growing methods? What components are required? What parts can be made? What do specific plants need to thrive? How many people can I feed with a given budget? What's the best design for a given purpose? How can I feed my family with a home unit?
Price includes lunch and all the information covered in the seminar.