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Gina Cavaliero
  • Brooksville, FL
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Kudos to Sylvia!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sylvia Bernstein Jun 12, 2012. 42 Replies

Hey everybody!  Sylvia's book “Aquaponic Gardening: A Step by Step Guide to Growing Fish and Vegetables Together” just hit # 1 on Amazon's…Continue

Incorporating HAACP practices into a commercial business model

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Mullins Sep 11, 2012. 15 Replies

There is much discussion about HAACP practices and how they might be incorporated into aquaponic commercial operations.  While meat HACCP systems are regulated by the USDA, and seafood and juice are…Continue

Tags: aquaponics, commercial, safety, food, HAACP

Fine Red Hair Like Worms?

Started this discussion. Last reply by frank busby Mar 23, 2012. 41 Replies

We have recently discovered fine, tiny little red hair like organisms in our net tank.  We noticed the waste was disappearing and didn't know what to attribute it to.  We know that gammarus have just…Continue

Tags: fine, worms, red

Aquaponics Association Conference Farm Tours Ride Share Discussion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerri Kier Sep 15, 2011. 59 Replies

Those attending our upcoming Aquaponics Association Conference and visiting the wonderful selection of Featured Farms can connect here to ride share.  Any needing rides please post their info here…Continue

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How did you find us?
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, raft, NFT, vertical, combination
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
How big is your fish tank?
1600 gallons
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I am the Managing Director for Green Acre Aquaponics, a commercial aquaponics farm in Brooksville, Florida. I eat, sleep and breathe aquaponics! I also serve as the Chairman for the Aquaponics Association and am committed to advancing and promoting aquaponics.

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Commercial Aquaponics and Profitability

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 10:27am 7 Comments

The commercial viability of aquaponics is likely the hottest contested topic on most aquaponic forums today and is the million dollar question that everyone wants answered. While I'm still not willing to make my financial data public(you would be amazed how many people have asked), I will say that we are indeed a profitable farm based on revenue generated by the farm alone. Although our farm's revenue is derived in diverse ways, even after extracting any non farm related revenue from…


Knowing When to Add Iron to Your Aquaponic System

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 2:30pm 11 Comments

Knowing When to Add Iron to Your Aquaponic System


Cold Weather, Aquaponics and Manatees

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 5:34am 1 Comment

Just a couple weeks ago we experienced a somewhat harsh freeze. I know that most people’s reaction to that is ” a freeze, but aren’t you in Florida?!”  We are, however our north central location often sees the thermometer dipping into freezing temps overnight and as I often like to joke, we are nestled in the mountains of Florida after all, or as close as it gets at 220ft above sea level.  I seriously doubt that it really contributes to our colder temps when in all likelihood our little…


Time for a Different Kind of Revolution?

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 2:30pm 5 Comments

Food and eating for our society has evolved far beyond the need for sustenance, but instead now has a myriad of social conventions associated with it.  We share big announcements over dinner, engagements are made, careers are toasted and yearly rites of passage are commemorated.  Food consumption is not just about eating to survive any longer but instead has become a venue for entertainment and social activity.  Unfortunately though, this shift in our diet and our eating habits has…


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At 3:15pm on February 25, 2022, Magui said…

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At 8:03am on November 15, 2012, Tiffany Taylor said…

Will do!!!!!

At 6:57pm on November 7, 2012, David Schwinghamer said…

What small water creature would be good to eat all the poopie slime from the bottom of my water raft bed?

At 9:41am on July 16, 2012, Jay Wolf said…

Hey Gina!  Just checking in to say hi and see how things are going.  Let's touch base soon when you have time.  Take care!

At 7:47pm on May 13, 2012, Mark Sylvain said…

Thank you for the welcome.  Just started a small system in NE Florida.  Look forward to visiting GAO when time permits.


At 8:11pm on April 4, 2012, Mark Melberg said…

Thank you Gina , looking forward to learning the site etc.Hope to make it  to a class some time . The site is wonderful and I really appreciate Sylvia and Alan's work ! Aloha for now Mark

At 3:00pm on April 3, 2012, Mark Heaver said…
Gina hi, many thanks. I'm coming over to the US for the course 21-25 April. I'm really looking forward to meeting you and the team and have a look first hand at the excellent work you've been doing. See you then.
At 11:26am on April 3, 2012, Michael Stuart Askew said…

Hi, Gina, Thanks for the acceptance and welcome. I will load a picture when I can get my wife's help as I am  officially a computer idiot. I am looking forward to lots of good reading here on the site. Thanks again, Michael

At 8:10pm on March 31, 2012, Ronald Wickline said…

Hello Gina,

Thank you for your kind welcome.  I've studied aquaponics for some time now along with my degree in wildlife and fisheries.  I'm retired now and in the planning stages of building a greenhouse for aquaponics. I've tried several different systems in the past and have my plans fairly well in place for my larger scale system.  After eating marron and red claws many years ago in Australia I believe thats what I will raise as I love to eat them and believe after inquiring the local resteraunts that I can easily sale all surplus but I'm not familiar with their specific culture.  So 'm interested in any and all help and knowledge anyone is willing to share with me.   So I'm looking forward to learning your site and meeting many of the members.

Thanks Dale

At 5:38pm on March 30, 2012, Chris Carr said…

Thanks for the welcome. The system featured in your photos is of particular interest of mine as I am currently researching the feasibility of a similar sized operation as an early retirement project. The big twist/challenge however is that it would be implemented in Southern Vietnam. I don't see much discussion of similar topic here (and minimally on other AP forums) so it should make for an interesting thread :) Coming Soon™ I still have some more digging and thinking to do.


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