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Aquatic Eco-Systems/Green Sky Growers Aquaponic Technology and Design Workshop with Dr James Rakocy

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Aquatic Eco-Systems/Green Sky Growers Aquaponic Technology and Design Workshop with Dr James Rakocy

Time: November 30, 2011 at 6pm to December 3, 2011 at 7pm
Location: Green Sky Growers and AES facilities
City/Town: Apopka / Winter Garden Florida
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Phone: 407-886-3939
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Aquatic Eco-Systems Inc / Green Sky Growers
Latest Activity: Dec 3, 2011

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Event Description

In addition to offering supplies, solutions and unparalleled customer service, AES and Green Sky Growers will now be conducting aquaponic and hydroponic educational courses at the Green Sky Growers and AES facilities.


The first scheduled course is with special guest Dr. James Rakocy, the "Father of Aquaponics." It will be held November 30, 2011 – December 3, 2011. During this 3 ½-day workshop, Dr. Rakocy will share his expertise on all aspects of aquaponics, from construction and production to marketing and economics. Registration is now open.


Dr. James Rakocy is the Director of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Agricultural Experiment Station and a Research Professor of Aquaculture. Known as the "Father of Aquaponics," Rakocy obtained his PhD in aquaculture from Auburn University in 1980. Since 1999 the UVI Aquaculture program has offered an International Course on Aquaponics and Tilapia Aquaculture.


Green Sky Growers is proud to cater to everyone from commercial growers to homeowners looking for ways to efficiently grow plants and/or fish in their own backyard to those looking to tackle the emerging demand for urban gardening. Contact us today to find out how we can help your ideas come to life.


Topics that will be covered during this 3 ½-day workshop:
UVI Aquaponic System & UVI-Based System at Aquatic Eco-Systems

  • System design and management
  •      Aeration: Blower selection and sizing
  •      Plumbing: Pump Selection, Total Dynamic Head (TDH)
  •      Components
  •      Construction techniques
  •      Operation
  •      Electric Cost


Plant Production

  •      Seedling production
  •      Disease and insect control
  •      Nutrients


Fish Production

  •      Stocking rates
  •      Feeding, growth and survival
  •      Fish handling
  •      Harvesting and processing
  •      Water quality
  •      Brood stock management
  •      Breeding
  •      Fry sex reversal


Marketing and Economics
Aquatic Eco-Systems Hands-On Site Visit

  •      PVC work
  •      Pump setup and plumbing
  •      Plant grow tray construction


For information about educational courses offered by Green Sky Growers, please contact Brooke Taylor at 407-886-7575 ext. 195.



Owned and operated by Aquatic Eco-Systems, a company with 30+ years of aquatic industry experience, Green Sky Growers is an innovative, state-of-the-art rooftop hydroponic and aquaponic facility in Winter Garden, FL. For more information, visit or call 407-472-0521. To contact AES, visit or call 407-886-3939.

PR Contact - Bruce Vizueta: Office: 407-886-3939

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Comment by Ryan Chatterson on November 18, 2011 at 3:45am

This is really going to be a fantastic event. I look forward to meeting everyone that attends :)

Comment by TCLynx on November 17, 2011 at 7:24pm

It says registration is open but it doesn't tell how or where to register.

Is phoning Brooke Taylor the only way to find out?

It also doesn't say what the cost for this workshop is, does anyone know?

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