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Aquaponics Association Conference Farm Tours Ride Share Discussion

Those attending our upcoming Aquaponics Association Conference and visiting the wonderful selection of Featured Farms can connect here to ride share. 

 

Any needing rides please post their info here with the heading - NEED RIDE

Any with transportation and available space post here with the heading - HAVE RIDE

 

Please negotiate with eachother on gas contributions and what tours your group wants to attend. 

Once you have determined your tour route, please submit one tour form for your entire group listing all names in your group.  We will disregard any previous submissions with those same names.  Thank you!

The Featured Farms

TCLynx Media Wonderland – Mount Dora

The ever popular TCLynx welcomes you to what we call her Media Based Wonderland, and you thought you were going to have to go to Disney to see that! From herbs to tomatoes to banana and lemon trees, check out what until now you have only been able to see in pictures. You can even see her famous Duckponics!

 TCLynx video tour

 

Green Acre Organics – Aquaponics for Profit – Brooksville 

At Green Acre Organics, they like to say that they grow food in the newest, freshest and most green way possible and its called Aquaponics. See nearly 2000 sqft of DWC, a vertical installation and even some media beds are in the works for some wonderful crop diversity to help supply multiple local area restaurants, health food stores, farmers markets and even their own buying club, Green Acre Organics For You!

 Green Acre Organics video tour

 

Sahib’s Research Station – Winter Park

Sahib has managed to pack in a lot into a little. Nestled behind a small strip mall in a bustling area of Winter Park near Orlando, Sahib has perfected combining different types of systems from DWC, to vertical, NFT, media and even some wick systems. Sahib cultivates catfish, Koi and Tilapia to support his multiple growing systems and research efforts.

 Sahib’s video sights

 

Cosmo’s Cosmic Greenhouse – Inverness

Anyone familiar with Cosmo’s creative blog posts can only imagine why we are calling this stop on the aquaponic tour route Cosmo’s Cosmic Greenhouse where fairies and the alien Tilapia reside. Made with mostly recycled building materials, this greenhouse is innovation at its best.

Cosmo’s video tour

 

 

Morningstar Fishermen – Aquaponics with a Mission! – Dade City

At Morningstar Fishermen, Hans Geissler was practicing aquaponics long before many even knew what it was. This research facility and mission home base has an incredible agenda of ending world hunger with aquaponics. Visit Hans and learn about their projects in Nicaraqua, Malawi and more.

 Morningstar Fishermen video

 

Green Sky Growers/Aquatic EcoSystems Roof Top Garden – Winter Garden           Green Sky Growers image 

This roof top greenhouse and aquaponic garden was the vision and creation of Florida citrus industy mogul Bert Roper.  Located on top of  The Garden Building in Winter Garden Florida, Green Sky is the first Certified Green building in the world with a commercial scale, aquaponic farm on the rooftop.

 

 

 

Paul‘s Place – Hudson

For those that think living in a neighborhood won’t allow for a sizable aquaponic system, they can’t miss Paul’s Place. Using a beautifully landscaped pond just beside his home, Paul feeds vertical stackers and over 90’ of raft trough. Paul is great example of being in a housing community and still having plenty of grow space.

Choose the farms and times you want to visit!

Here is a link to a map that shows all Featured Farm locations.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=210343565052788422871.0004a576f...

 

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Can you send me contact information -- your cell number and an email address? I'll arrange for the car and I have one other person already saying she'll go in the car I rent. I don't think it will cost each of us that much. Send the information to my email address: michael.welber@gmail.com. 

Maggie Culver said:

That sounds great!  I won't be there till Friday morning sometime, so I'll have to catch up with you then.  Keep me posted. Thank you!

 

Maggie Culver

 

Michael Welber said:

I would be willing to rent a car that we could split -- even with others. I'm arriving on Thursday afternoon and could set it up. Does this work for you? 

Maggie Culver said:

I will also be at the hotel early on Friday but will be without a vehicle. My daughter and her husband and kids are driving with me from E. TN and will be doing other things while I attend the conference. If anyone would have room for me to tag along, I would love to do ANY of the tours!  I am happy to share expenses.

 

Thank you!

Maggie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey everyone,

 

I've been away from this discussion for awhile. I for one can hardly wait till the AP conference. The farm tour is going to be a highlight I don't want to miss. Too bad FL is so BIG and the farms are so spread out. I didn't realize the distance between everything till I started mapping it out. I must be crazy to want to drive around for 4 to 5 hours to see some farms. Some people will probably opt out of the tours because of this.

 

It looks like there are more people that want to ride than drive in this discussion. I’m leaning that way myself. So... I started looking into a shuttle bus limo service. I found a 14 passenger ‘executive van” with a driver for $702. If we can fill the van this works out to about $50 a person. That sounds doable to me. Does anyone else want to do this?

I might. I have rented a car and have two other riders.The distances are daunting but with two others the cost of the car works out to be about $20 a person. Let me know via email if you find other riders and maybe I can help fill up the van.. My email is michael.welber@gmail.com. 



Steve Perreault said:

Hey everyone,

 

I've been away from this discussion for awhile. I for one can hardly wait till the AP conference. The farm tour is going to be a highlight I don't want to miss. Too bad FL is so BIG and the farms are so spread out. I didn't realize the distance between everything till I started mapping it out. I must be crazy to want to drive around for 4 to 5 hours to see some farms. Some people will probably opt out of the tours because of this.

 

It looks like there are more people that want to ride than drive in this discussion. I’m leaning that way myself. So... I started looking into a shuttle bus limo service. I found a 14 passenger ‘executive van” with a driver for $702. If we can fill the van this works out to about $50 a person. That sounds doable to me. Does anyone else want to do this?

Gary and I will be coming in on the 15th and renting a car. We would have room for two people to ride along. Right now we were just thinking of doing those closest to Orlando so if that fits with anyone else's idea of where to go, let us know. We are non-smokers so would need non-smokers in the car! I am deathly allergic.

 

Just let us know - I have already rented the car and am willing to share.

 

Jimmie

 

NEED RIDE.  Hello all.  I am new to the forum, a beginner aquaculturalist, and I just signed up for the conference.  I will be getting into Orlando Thursday afternoon and staying until Sunday.  I am interested in the tours and would gladly contribute to the cost associated with gas/rental equally and equitably.  I am not overly concerened with where I go or which ones I see, but would like to see as much as possible.  If you are hosting a tour  and have room for me, please send me a message to my inbox.  Thanks, and I look forward to meeting you all. 

 

Ian

I have room for one more person Ian. We're sharing a rental car. With you on board, we'd have four so it will work out to about $16 per person plus gas. Let me know if that works for you. You can reply directly to my email address: michael.welber@gmail.com. 

 

Michael  

Ian Thompson said:

NEED RIDE.  Hello all.  I am new to the forum, a beginner aquaculturalist, and I just signed up for the conference.  I will be getting into Orlando Thursday afternoon and staying until Sunday.  I am interested in the tours and would gladly contribute to the cost associated with gas/rental equally and equitably.  I am not overly concerened with where I go or which ones I see, but would like to see as much as possible.  If you are hosting a tour  and have room for me, please send me a message to my inbox.  Thanks, and I look forward to meeting you all. 

 

Ian



Jimmie Lynn Berg said:

Gary and I will be coming in on the 15th and renting a car. We would have room for two people to ride along. Right now we were just thinking of doing those closest to Orlando so if that fits with anyone else's idea of where to go, let us know. We are non-smokers so would need non-smokers in the car! I am deathly allergic.

 

Just let us know - I have already rented the car and am willing to share.

 

Jimmie

 

 

 



Jill Frey said:  i would be elated to join you.  my email is jill@sweetwaterfoundation.com

 



Jimmie Lynn Berg said:

Gary and I will be coming in on the 15th and renting a car. We would have room for two people to ride along. Right now we were just thinking of doing those closest to Orlando so if that fits with anyone else's idea of where to go, let us know. We are non-smokers so would need non-smokers in the car! I am deathly allergic.

 

Just let us know - I have already rented the car and am willing to share.

 

Jimmie

 

 

 

I am driving down from MI, seats 4 comfortably,  others can ride along for the tours.

Hello, Everyone!

 

I have actually already rented a vehicle, so I'd be willing to share with people who would like a ride.  Sharing in the cost would also be appreciated :)  Just let me know if you still need a spot in a car and would like a ride!

 

Amanda

 


Michael Welber said:

I guess we should how many we get and then decide on how big a vehicle but let's count on it. 

Raychel A Watkins said:
Michael I would locve to split the cost with you. Looks like we ought to get a van if we have enough people.  I will be there on Thursday evening maybe we could get together. Raychel

Michael Welber said:
I would be willing to rent a car that we could split -- even with others. I'm arriving on Thursday afternoon and could set it up. Does this work for you? 

Maggie Culver said:

I will also be at the hotel early on Friday but will be without a vehicle. My daughter and her husband and kids are driving with me from E. TN and will be doing other things while I attend the conference. If anyone would have room for me to tag along, I would love to do ANY of the tours!  I am happy to share expenses.

 

Thank you!

Maggie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda,

 

I'm looking for a ride if you still have some spots left?

 

Suzie

Amanda Nagai said:

Hello, Everyone!

 

I have actually already rented a vehicle, so I'd be willing to share with people who would like a ride.  Sharing in the cost would also be appreciated  Just let me know if you still need a spot in a car and would like a ride!

 

Amanda

 


Michael Welber said:

I guess we should how many we get and then decide on how big a vehicle but let's count on it. 

Raychel A Watkins said:
Michael I would locve to split the cost with you. Looks like we ought to get a van if we have enough people.  I will be there on Thursday evening maybe we could get together. Raychel

Michael Welber said:
I would be willing to rent a car that we could split -- even with others. I'm arriving on Thursday afternoon and could set it up. Does this work for you? 

Maggie Culver said:

I will also be at the hotel early on Friday but will be without a vehicle. My daughter and her husband and kids are driving with me from E. TN and will be doing other things while I attend the conference. If anyone would have room for me to tag along, I would love to do ANY of the tours!  I am happy to share expenses.

 

Thank you!

Maggie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello, Suzie!

 

Yes, I still have room.  I don't know what farms you wanted to visit, but you are welcome to share a ride.  I just added you as a friend on here so I can message you directly.  Once you confirm, we can work out the details.

 

Best,

Amanda

 

 

Suzie Boxman said:

Amanda,

 

I'm looking for a ride if you still have some spots left?

 

Suzie

Amanda Nagai said:

Hello, Everyone!

 

I have actually already rented a vehicle, so I'd be willing to share with people who would like a ride.  Sharing in the cost would also be appreciated  Just let me know if you still need a spot in a car and would like a ride!

 

Amanda

 


Michael Welber said:

I guess we should how many we get and then decide on how big a vehicle but let's count on it. 

Raychel A Watkins said:
Michael I would locve to split the cost with you. Looks like we ought to get a van if we have enough people.  I will be there on Thursday evening maybe we could get together. Raychel

Michael Welber said:
I would be willing to rent a car that we could split -- even with others. I'm arriving on Thursday afternoon and could set it up. Does this work for you? 

Maggie Culver said:

I will also be at the hotel early on Friday but will be without a vehicle. My daughter and her husband and kids are driving with me from E. TN and will be doing other things while I attend the conference. If anyone would have room for me to tag along, I would love to do ANY of the tours!  I am happy to share expenses.

 

Thank you!

Maggie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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