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I just found this while looking up something on Friendly Aquaponics and thought some of you might want to come down for it-

They are charging a pre-paid "donation" of $40-$100 so that everyone that wants to come can =) I will be there and hope some of you can make it, I am especially excited to see Friendly's tank manual since I want a custom size tank.

Aquaponics Benefit Trainings In 2013

What you get: when you sign up for any of these benefit trainings, you will receive downloaded (only!) copies of our Micro System package ($99.95), TableTop Systems manual ($49.95), and Epoxy/Fiberglass/Plywood Tank Manual ($49.99), a total value of $199.89. You also get one day of live training with Susanne Friend and Tim Mann teaching aquaponics basics and small backyard aquaponics systems.


When you click on one of the buttons below and pay, you will be registered for that one-day benefit. All you need to do is show up at 9:00 am at the appropriate location, date, and time given on this page, with a photo ID to enter. You will not receive any additional information.

Expenses for room rental and any refreshments for these trainings will be subtracted from whatever donations are received. However, Susanne and I are NOT charging any fee for teaching, for contributing thousands of dollars worth of our materials, or for our airfare, hotel, or daily expenses for this day. It’s just our way of giving back to the community of aquaponics growers who support us and the aquaponics movement.

Oakland, California Benefit:

This benefit, on May 26th, 2013, is being sponsored by Planting Justice, a community development corporation located in Oakland, California. The benefit training is being held at Humanist Hall, at 390 27th Street, in Oakland, California. This is midway between Telegraph and Broadway. There is on-street parking on 27th street, and there is a wheelchair entrance from 28th street.

The proceeds of this one-day benefit will go to constructing and operating a permanent aquaponic solar greenhouse located at Planting Justice’s Farm location, soon to begin construction. They will be offering ongoing aquaponics courses to community members wishing to grow their own food using this greenhouse as soon as it’s operational.

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oops, forgot you already posted this Jessica and I went ahead and posted this AM as well.  Have a good time!


Outside chance I might get to the Oakland event Sunday.  Depends on start/end times - can't find anything in the publicity.  Do you know?


When: Sunday May 26, 830 am - 530 pm

Where: the Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland, CA

How much: $40-100, no one turned away

Hey Sac folks - turns out I AM going to the Friendlies' Oakland AP training tomorrow.  If you want to come in my car, feel free. 

Anticipating leaving my place in downtown Sac about 7:30 am.  I probably will leave a bit early so as to be home for dinner.  Let me know. 

I think they're asking people to bring food for a potluck lunch.

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How was it?

Really good! Suzanne and Tim were so nice. Alot of it was overview for someone who already has a system but there were some good tips to enhance DWR systems. Suzanne overviewed her seedling routine and that was really helpful. They ended the day demonstrating a new system they are designing (manual will be out in the fall).

It was a great networking opportunity for supplies and info sharing.



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