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Veterans Teachers Engineers Globalizing Small Systems


Veterans Teachers Engineers Globalizing Small Systems

Sweet Water has been helping a veterans group and several schools in Chicago and Milwaukee set up small experimental systems, now with help from a start-up USDA grant, engineers, and Milwaukee School of Engineering.  Plan on developing course curricula, credentialing, and distant learning, with a focus on India, the Middle East, and Latin America, then Africa.  On site installation in plans, as well, ideally with trained veterans through our aquaponics community!

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Comment by Randy Mann on March 14, 2014 at 2:10pm

Comment by Randy Mann on March 14, 2014 at 2:04pm

Just wanted to share what I have set up in my classroom if you are looking for ideas about how to set up a classroom system.  This one has been operational for about 4 months and is doing fantastic. 40 gallon tank....cement mixing tub from HD and a 2 foot 4 bulb flourescent light.  I have hydroton in the bed.  It is sitting on one of those plastic shelving units.  The extra wide model.  Currently have basil, sweet peas, and swiss chard growing in it with a couple of sweetpotatoes in mason jars. There are about 20 tilapia in the tank that we started off at about 2 inches.  They are ready to transfer over to the big tank at home

Comment by Karen Matus on December 20, 2012 at 7:11am

I am a former teacher who lives in the Chicago area, just embarking on setting up my own small system in my basement.    I'd like to follow this group, as it's local, and I am interested in observing the development of curriculum materials.  Pretty sweet group idea here, so I thought I'd follow.

Comment by Christina V on March 25, 2012 at 6:19am

I am a vet who would be very interested in setting something like this up in my community. (I am in Texas.) I also work with at-risk youth, and the local food bank, so the potential is staggering--my mind is swimming with ideas! Thanks for the spark!

Comment by Rupesh Agrawal on March 2, 2012 at 11:15pm

James, what kind of activities are you guys pursuing in India, let me know, if I may be of any assistance. Possible to get anyone on phone to discuss

Comment by Brent Wheeler on March 2, 2012 at 9:51pm


I am a veteran who is working on many related ideas and would like to speak with you further if you have the time to spare please.  


Comment by Angelo Moscariello Basile on January 20, 2012 at 2:40pm

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Comment by Angelo Moscariello Basile on January 20, 2012 at 1:48pm

James. I am very good with hydroponics and aquaponics.I won a grant in venezuela from the government to start a similar idea here but the money was stolen. The officers that were supposed to give it to me took it for themselves  jejeje. Can I help with this idea?


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