"Excited to be continuing to combine our knowledge, experience and diversity. Co-teaching with Rob Nash and Jon Parr is always fun and very informative. This course will be filled with information and hand-on experience working in Rob's…"
"The team here at Nor Cal Aquaponics are the first to bring bamboo rafts to modern Aquaponics. We started experimenting with bamboo rafts in 2009 and have now constructed several systems using bamboo as a local and more sustainable material. We are…"
Thank you for your response and for your comments about how little of our work is published on our website. We will be redoing our entire website soon. It will include many more examples of our work...
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"Hi Ruppert, Todd and all our fellow Aquaponics enthusiasts out there,
I would like to respond to some of the questions and comments relating to NorCal Aquaponics and myself.
My credentials and experience:
37 years of fish breeding, rearing and…"
This group is to explore the nutritional benefits of plants grown in aquaponics system.Areas of Interest of this group are: Nutritious productive plants. Diet sufficiency. Plant nutrition. Medicinal plants that do well in aquaponics. See More
flood and drain media, raft, vertical, combination
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Goldfish, Koi, Tilapia, Catfish, Other
How big is your fish tank?
1 x 3,500 + 1 x 2,000 + 1 x 30 (soon to be 6 acres!)
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Maximillian Meyers is an experienced Ecological Designer, Permaculture Teacher, Consultant, Commercial Aquaponics System Trainer/Consultant/Designer/Installer, Rainwater and Greywater System specialist, Farmer, and the Executive Director of Nor Cal Aquaponics, www.norcalaquaponics.com & the Mendocino Ecological Learning Center (MELC), www.melc.us. In 2003 he founded MELC, a nonprofit educational organization and ecological reserve offering green job training and sustainable living skills to the public. In addition to the work at MELC, Mr. Meyers provides Ecological design services to the public, organizations, and schools through Osiris Designs, Nor Cal Aquaponics and Living Mandala, www.livingmandala.com. Mr. Meyers has instructed well over 35 courses in Aquaponics, Permaculture and Ecological Design in 7 countries around the world. He is passionate about all things related to a more just and sustainable world. He has been studying, practicing and teaching Permaculture and Ecological Design for 13 years. Mr. Meyers has become one of the world’s leading specialists in Aquaponics with Applied Permaculture.
His work has been featured in the bestselling book on Permaculture Gaia’s Garden, TIME Magazine, and a variety of radio and television programs.
Additional resources featuring Mr. Meyers’ work include:
Thanks Max. Just starting out with a small system in my lab at US Fish and Wildlife; Space is limited to about 4 ft by 8 feet so my plan is to build on top of a 4 x 8 Aquatic Ecosystems tank following Sylvia's book recommendations which I just ordered. Saw your bio and realize that you have lots of experience. Best wishes,
If you would like to do a course in the bay area on the Peninsula, we would be glad to host you at San Mateo Ecovillage. I will post the pictures of our project being installed by Eric Maundu soon. Are you familiar with his work?
Incredible Commercial aquaponics W/ applied permaculture course!!! I learned so much more. Your teaching or (co-learner) approach makes it very easy and fun to absorb the information presented. Thank you so much my brother, friend, co-learner, mentor, fellow aquaneer! respect.
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