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Need names of Univ/colleges/Seminaries with aquaponics course work...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Hannon Feb 10, 2015. 3 Replies

Hi All,     I do not want to start a firestorm of controversy.  I simply need some information.  Certainly, in this fine group I have come to enjoy being a part of, there are some people  who have…Continue

help help identfying fish problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey Ihara May 31, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi Everyone,  I am in Honduras.  A fish in the AP system was found dead this morning.  It had a hole in its side and looked to have been eaten from the inside out.  It was fine yesterday.  Any ideas…Continue

Vertical Tower media - need experienced input

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenn Mar 21, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi All,  I am in the process of getting ready to trek back to Honduras for the final install at the orphanage there.  Got lots of growbeds growing veggies in the growbeds, and now we are moving…Continue

Basic AP Information in Spanish available online?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Converse Jan 11, 2014. 3 Replies

Greetings ,  Just this evening I have found out that I need some reliable/accurate basic aquaponic gardening information in Spanish.  Because I am leaving the country next week, I need it fast, and…Continue


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Sharing Aquaponics is a treasure given for a lifetime.

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 8:24pm 1 Comment

  The children race and giggle outdoors, and come inside for a meal.  They have every reason to truly give thanks for what they have set before them.  Normal children in every way.  They run, they play, they study, and sing and laugh.  Life was not so happy for most of these children, but now they have a chance for a good life ahead of them.  Many children in Honduras cannot say this.

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At 1:30pm on February 23, 2015, James Cockle said…

Hi Converse, are you still working in Honduras? if so, please contact me , as im trying to set up a cheap sustainable aquaponics research in Honduras,,, cheers, James 

At 11:41am on July 10, 2012, Jim Hall said…
Aloha Converse,
My android app makes it a bit scketchy to navigate this site, even though I am using the mobile app right now. I can't seem to reply directly to your comments on my post about worm tea and it takes a lot to write & edit a post.
Just wanted to say, I am completely learning on the fly and appreciate the more professional and scientific info you provided on worm tea and abstract. I sometimes try to research other sites while posting to make sure I'm not too far off, but again using my mobile limits that compared to if I was on my computer, which seems rarely now.
The Eathan group seems to be an alright group, I just know what I read on their site, but I understand with the internet and especially aquaponics your being careful about associating or signing up to sites.
In my quest to learn and share info, I sort of take that chance and let the chips fall where they may. Backyard aquaponics versus if I was doing commercial, sort allows me that leeway.
I would like to read more on your post and share your last post with the other forums if you don't have any objections. Generally the forums I am on are the University of Hawaii's ATOLL site, AquaponicsHub, this one, Backyard Aquaponics and Earthan as far as aquaponics sites go. Beyond that my facebook friends. Take care. Gonna get my coffee. You know when aquaponics post get in the way of the first cup of coffee in the morning, your addicted.
At 9:38am on June 21, 2012, Bradly said…

Hi Converse

My email is

At 3:08am on June 12, 2012, Phil Slaton said…

Thanks Converse for jumping in with that worm info.  I appreciate it.

Best, phil

At 7:27am on May 8, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi Converse.  If you go into the page of the person you want to send a private message to (just click on their image or search for them under Members) you will see a link to Send a Message with an envelope next to it in the left column under "add as friend".  You used to need to be "friends" with the person before you could PM them, but I'm not sure that is still in place.
At 8:15am on April 26, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Converse,

You are our 1500th member! 

Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.  

A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Main page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.

Please add a profile image, participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.

Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.



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