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School Aquaponics Systems (as an educational tool)

Started Nov 24, 2012 0 Replies

Hello,About a year ago, we built and installed a flood and drain aquaponics system at Jasper Place High School, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; it circulated ~1300L (~350G), is stalked with tilapia,…Continue

Tags: School, Aquaponics, Education, High, Place

What forms of lighting give you the best bang for your buck?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Paul Sep 14, 2013. 3 Replies

In the experience of the forum, what is the best (most effective and most efficient) way to light a system?I'm a teacher and permaculture designer working at a high school in Edmonton, Alberta,…Continue

Tags: School, Garden, Beds, Grow, LED


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I am a teacher, master gardener, and permaculture designers living in Edmonton. and working at Jasper Place High School.

Since 2010, I have been working with students to establish the JP Permaculture program. In this time, among other initiatives, we have created a flood and drain aquaponics system in the school's Culinary Art's classroom.

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At 7:08am on November 29, 2012, Irvin Carrero said…

I would like to embed this video in Acuaponia.TV (just as I did here) so that schools in Latin America see your efforts. Maybe I could show it to my kid’s school principal. I think people have given you some very insightful feedback in spite of some brash commentary. Just focus on your goals and don’t  worry about anything else, good luck!

Let's Help Students Grow Food In School, With Aquaponics from Dustin Bajer on Vimeo.

At 8:57pm on November 26, 2012, Guru Das C Bock said…

Dustin, please excuse my first reply to your post in the discussion "does the moon affect planting in aquaponics."  I do not wish to discredit your teaching ability but I would like you to research issues before discounting fact.  I am a scientist at a world leading research laboratory a teacher at a prominent university and a master gardener volunteering at elementary schools with both outdoor gardens and indoor aquaponics, as well as bing an outdoor aquaponics enthusiast at my own home.  I have clarified my stance in a final post on the moon planting issue.  As the aquaponic system you have imaged is shown as residing inside and under lights, you are correct, your planting does not have to coincide with the moon phases. Your lighting is controlled by artificial means and you have the final choice over the length of photoperiod.  However, anyone practicing aquaponics under the sun and stars must plant according to the moon count and moon phases.


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