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Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
I'm putting together a company called Shwava, Inc. based on the central coast of California, to build commercial systems that primarily will be sold using a franchise model, complete with site review, design, installation, training, remote monitoring, and support. We are especially interested in working with organic growers of wine grapes, strawberries (escape your dependence on methyl bromide) and high-end "heirloom" greens, as well as hydroponic vegetable and flower growers looking to trade-up to aquaponics via retrofit. We can design systems of any dimension, for any location that will produce clean, fresh fish and organic produce year-round. Shwava will also offer an on-line marketplace where buyers, sellers, investors, donors and serious hobbyists can come together. Franchisees will also have access to Shwava's growing regional distribution networks of CSAs. We're working on our website and I'll post a link on this site when it's up.
Please tell us something else about yourself.
My company is named after the sound my four year-old son and his best little buddy make whenever they see each other. When I asked my son what "Shwava" meant, he said, "Shwava means fun!" I've had so much fun learning about aquaponics and it feels so great to know that my company can truly make a difference in decentralizing food production, reducing pollution, freeing up critical water supplies, etc. etc. that it's not really work at all --it's the most fun I've ever had!

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At 2:38pm on July 9, 2018, abiola bawuah said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on this email( ) for the full details,
Have a nice day

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At 5:09pm on February 4, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Sounds like some exciting developments are happening over there!  Happy to hear it!
At 6:01pm on February 3, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Hi Susan!  Good to see you in here.  Would you like me to post your job listing on the home page for a few days?


Sounds like things might be heating up at Shwava...

At 4:29am on May 16, 2010, Pali said…
It really sounds intrresting with the convertions of regula hydroponics to aquaponics, I have been doing a little search around for it and from what I find. There is no one who have yet build a aquaponic production. there is a few university studies and ecology institues that have or do research on the matter.

I have yet to find any info on what this can produce compared to regula hydroponics, if you will be able to crop around the same amount per sq meter grow beds as you would do with commercial nutrients. Here in Denmark and Holland there is lot of energy spend on heating the greenhouses, it get's cold here in the spring/fall and freezing in the winter.

If it works in this climat, im shure it have a lot of potential for veggie growers in Denmark and Holland, it's only a matter of convinceing the greenhouse companys to do a conversion. I hope I can do some studies and help promote it around here, I do live in the middle of Denmarks Greenhouse industry area.
At 5:37am on April 11, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi Susan,

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 join in. Always thrilled to have experienced growers join us – please post some photos of your system!

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


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