Very interesting doc, thanks for keeping us updated.
What is it that you are using for shade screen?
Greetings. The Center's address is 911 W. Baseline Rd. Phoenix Az and it often hosts events that are open to the public. I will post the next one when it comes up. Also standard 50% shade screen. Lowes I think.
How do you care for this? Do you get in the water? Or do you just use a long pole to get to what you need to get to......
Greetings @ J. Shocklie. The management is actually quite easy. At 10' in diameter, one only need reach 5' to access all points so it is almost never necessary to get in the water. A short pole can help but you can do without it. Here is a photo of the prototype system in full glory last month to give you an idea what I mean:
Link to photo: http://bit.ly/KJ8bKE
Also, the individual rafts at between 1ft2 and 2ft2 can be moved around like a big puzzle when needed.
Finally, part of your message did not come through so if you would like to know more, please ask.
Late summer vegetable and fish production capacity test plants:
Large leaf basil
Yolo Wonder Pepper
GCA Wonder Pepper
Additional crops being considered:
Japanese soyu cucumber
Siam Queen Basil
Armenian melons (cucumbers)
NOTE: A number of these are cool weather crops but under the right conditions they seem to work in aquaponics. So, we shall see.
Carlie was wanting to see this set up, is there a tour coming up or a way we could go visit?