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Aquaponics Immersion Course

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Aquaponics Immersion Course

Time: December 3, 2016 at 9am to December 4, 2016 at 5pm
Location: The Aquaponic Source
Street: 1860 Lefthand Circle
City/Town: Longmont
Website or Map:…
Phone: 855-285-4252
Event Type: aquaponics, class
Organized By: The Aquaponic Source
Latest Activity: Mar 7, 2016

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Event Description

Do you have the Aquaponic bug, want to jump right in, but don’t know where to start? This is the course for you. Come to our facility in Longmont CO for a full Aquaponic Immersion weekend. During this course you will learn the what, the how and the why of aquaponics, plus participate in extensive hands-on sessions to build your understanding and skills.

In these sessions you will learn how to build your own three-bed aquaponic system – using either IBC totes or specially made grow beds. We aim to minimize the time in class and maximize the time spent with demonstrating and learning through doing. You will walk away with new knowledge, practice and understanding, an aquaponics T-shirt as well as our comprehensive course materials and ongoing support.

Learn EVERYTHING you need to know to set up, start up, and successfully grow an Aquaponic Garden in your home (inside or out)
Only $295 for 14 hours of expert instruction!
Couples are $50 off! (You will be asked to share course materials.)
Small class size
Actually build an aquaponics system during this class
Taught by experts in home, media-based aquaponic gardening
Thinking about buying a system? You will receive a 10% off coupon on full systems for attending this course!

Workshop Agenda

Day 1 – Systems (“hardware”) focus

Morning – classroom with JD Sawyer
9:00 – 9:30 Group Introductions
9:30 – 1:00
Introduction to Aquaponics
What is it, how is it applied, differences and benefits to traditional methods
System types, introduction to various aquaponic techniques
Media system design options
Locating your system, environment, climate
Grow beds
Fish tanks
Sump tanks
Grow media
Plumbing grow beds – timers
Plumbing grow beds – bell siphons
Grow lights
Hybrid system design
Backup Systems design and integration

1:00 – 2:00 – Lunch (included)

2:00 – 4:00 Hands on training in all aspects of system design and assembly including
Hands-On Build Sessions
Preparing the fish tank, sump and grow beds
Leveling and system layout
Plumbing and pump installation
Media, water and leak checking
5:00 – Class dinner at Oskar Blues Brewery (optional, not included in the course price)

Day 2 – Living elements (“software”) focus

Morning – classroom with Tawnya Sawyer
9:00 – 9:30 Questions and Review
9:30 – 12:30 Aquaponic Gardening Living Elements
Fish. Species selection, feeding and care
Plants selection, starting and care
Bacteria and worms
Basics of Insect and pest management
Plant nutrients and supplementation
Fish harvesting and processing
Water testing
System maintenance
12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch (included)
1:30 – 5:00 – Hands on training in all aspects of starting (cycling), planting and maintaining your aquaponics garden, including
Water testing – how to do it and what to look for
Planting – seed starting, taking cuttings and using plants from a nursery
Plant nutrient deficiency identification and treatment
Insect control – identifying and eliminating pests
Fish Harvesting and preparation
Maintenance – what to do, and how often to do it

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