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Taos, New Mexico: Aquaponics Workshop

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Taos, New Mexico: Aquaponics Workshop

Time: May 21, 2016 from 8:30am to 4pm
Location: Civic Center
Street: 120 Civic Plaza Dr.
City/Town: Taos
Phone: 855-285-4252
Event Type: aquaponics, workshop
Organized By: Tawnya Sawyer
Latest Activity: Apr 6, 2016

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Event Description

We will be traveling to beautiful
 Taos, New Mexico 
for a special aquaponics workshop on 
Saturday, May 21st 2016
Taught by Tawnya & JD Sawyer in cooperation with Not Forgotten Outreach Inc.
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Get inspired to grow your own food by building your own aquaponic system and learn how to make it a productive year round food producing machine! Tawnya and JD have been full time aquaponics practitioners and educators since 2009. This workshop will help participants understand the key principles and components necessary for growing fish and plants together in a recirculating soil-less system. It is geared toward people who want to build their own aquaponics system but don’t know where to begin. We will provide in-depth coverage of the system components and activities necessary to start building an aquaponics system, successfully cycle it and optimize growing. The course will include detailed discussions about:

  • Benefits of Aquaponics
  • Fish and Plant selection and health
  • System cycling, bacteria and the nitrification cycle
  • System Design Ratios
  • Different system designs: flood and drain, deep water culture, and vertical systems
  • Growbed styles, media, pumps, aerators, plumbing fittings and all other components
  • Planning your location
  • System management and optimization
Lunch will be provided as part of the course fee and we will also visit a small solar greenhouse aquaponic system at the end of the day.
Time: 9am to 4pm. Check in at 8:30am
Location: Taoseno Room at Civic Center (120 Civic Plaza Dr. Taos, 87571)
Register here.

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