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James J. Godsil
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Co-Creating Aquaponics T.V.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sahib Punjabi Jan 23, 2011. 1 Reply

Aquaponics TV Will Accelerate Planetary Artisinal Fish FarmingNice story about Tim O’Shea of Clean Fish Inc underscores need to accelerate the creation of Aquaponics T.V., starting with artful,…Continue


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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!See More
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How did you find us?
a friend
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
How old is your system?
1 - 2 yrs
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia, Other
How big is your fish tank?
70,000 gallons in 7 large tanks
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I am working with Sweet Water Organics and the Sweet Water Foundation, eye on the prize of an aquaponics miniature in 5% of the nation's schools by 2020, 5% of the world's schools by 2030.

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Sylvia Was Superb in Today's Presentation at Sweet Water

Posted on January 23, 2011 at 3:19pm 3 Comments

About 50 people listened intently and were greatly informed and inspired by Sylvia's presentation connecting education, community, and inspiration in aquaponics at the Sweet Water Winter Workshop One in Milwaukee today.  I took careful notes which I will share and draw upon for quite a while, but must return now to the Packer Chicago football game.

Culture Wagons/Small Is Beautiful Architecture Even Better If Aquaponics Enhanced

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 2:14pm 0 Comments

If you think this a good idea, please send me an e-mail to that I can bundle and forward to the architect and culture wagon people whose work is featured here. 



Tulip Buildng of Sweet Water a Showroom for Your Aquaponics Miniatures?

Posted on January 16, 2011 at 8:38am 3 Comments

Dear All,


I would very much enjoy doing my best to introduce miniatures like Sylvia and others in this community have developed at an Aquaponics Miniature Show Room in the Great Hall of the Tulip Biulding at Sweet Water.


There are probably about 100 visitors per week to Sweet Water these days and I suspect the numbers will keep climbing,

especially since we've signed on with the City of Milwaukee to accelerate an eco-tourism project.  There is a highly…


"Sweet Water Aquaponic System time shares?"

Posted on January 16, 2011 at 6:37am 9 Comments

Sweet Water has seven 10,000 gallon fish tanks and plant platforms above ready to offer thoughtful people training in their tending and short term or long term leasing: families, schools, spiritual communities, restaurants, scientist, artists, associations, businesses, etc. Ready to brainstorming this concept.

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At 9:51am on November 26, 2011, Sunnye Collins said…

Hi James, I am actually leaving Boston in just under a month, so I won't really be of help in that area.Hard to find fully operational apon stuff happening here. I tried going to a workshop at Herring Gut Learning Center, but it was canceled due to low enrollment.  That might be a good place to inquire though...




At 6:27pm on November 17, 2011, Dennis Glover said…

Hi James,  Tell me more about what you're trying to accomplish ?

At 9:13am on November 17, 2011, Pat Quigley said…

Hi there James!


I'd like to know a little more on the idea/project. Are we talking city or county schools or both? I'm not in the immediate St. Louis region but I'm certainly not far but I am from St. Louis county. I'm feel honored that you would ask me though. I have been wanting to come visit Sweet Water for some time. My goal is to start my own commercial aquaponic greenhouse but still a ways away from that.


Let me know!


At 10:09pm on March 5, 2011, Subra Mukherjee said…

Hi James: I am a new member and Sylvia suggested that I should contact you, as you may have an interest in aquaponics work in India. I am working with village-based communities, and would like to promote aquaponics as a means of providing food security and livelihoods for communities with scarce land and water resources. Subra


At 10:22pm on February 3, 2011, Nick LaHaise said…

Hey James,


I love what you're doing for the AP movement!  Please keep up the good work!  


Also, I'm in the process of creating a project and non-profit to create a mobile green house out of a converted school bus, showcasing sustainable technologies and energy, permaculture, and healthy/organic food, including an aquaponics system, to educate the youth at their schools.  Someone said you had previously thought about this idea.  Is there any advice or input you have in relation to a mobile aquaponics system?  Thanks!

At 4:51pm on January 4, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…
So wonderful chatting on the phone with you today!  Looking forward to seeing you in this community in the future.
At 5:16pm on December 12, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome James,


Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I am a big fan of what you are doing at Sweetwater and am thrilled and honored to have you joining us here.


There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to join in.  Always thrilled to have experienced growers join us.


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.


Please add a photo of yourself and participate!


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





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