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November 2012 Blog Posts (11)

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I finally out of this to my brand new aquaponics system. It is so tiny I'm not sure I could even qualifies as aqua ponics. I have a 10 gallon tank , I added celery plant and a strawberry plant on top. In the inside by the fish I added a peace lily. I added 12 tiny goldfish to the tank. Since this is my maiden voyage in aqua ponics, my son thinks that I went into over kill with too many fish. I decided to use feeder goldfish since they were hardier. Needless to say I've already had my first… Continue

Added by Dawn Rodriguez on November 29, 2012 at 5:49am — 2 Comments

Indoor Hybrid Aquaponics System we recently built

I was hoping to show a new system that we made for a community learning centre in Northern Japan. This had been set up in Minamisanriku, a town that had been practically wiped off the map by last year's earthquake and tsunami.  

We had the support of the Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan and several other groups, but we also have to thank two members of this forum who wish to remain anonymous, but who made a significant donation to the…

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Added by Japan Aquaponics - アクアポニックス 日本 on November 28, 2012 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

A Radical New Type of CSA and How We’re trying to Kickstart it

      I have always struggled to explain my vision for the future.  In my mind it’s crystal clear.  I see people consuming food grown in their kitchen.  I see people living in houses that have walls of orchids and ferns, sleeping and working and playing in rooms that resemble more a jungle than a bedroom or a study.  Whenever I drive through the city, I envision the gray concrete walls and the ugly architecture covered with the straw-colored stalks of grasses, brown branches and green…

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Added by Nate Storey on November 26, 2012 at 12:39pm — 7 Comments

How To Get What You Want

What do you want most in all the world? More money, a new car stereo, a vacation? To lose ten pounds, to get home from work in time to see your favorite sitcom? Or is it something more than that, something harder to define?

Maybe you've given up on ever realizing your true dreams, and you settle for smaller things because they, at least, seem possible. Maybe it never occured to you to ask yourself if the goals you've been pursuing really are what you want…

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Added by Vlad Jovanovic on November 25, 2012 at 6:47am — 9 Comments

WHY I AM SO VERY THANKFUL FOR AQUAPONICS AND LIFE IN GENERAL

Aloha everyone fronm the  land of paradise.  Everyone may not think it is paradise but to me it has been paradise since 1964 when my feet first toched Hawaiian soil.  I can remember almost 60 years later the very feeling I had when I stepped down from the airplane "My soul said you are home".  I left once for an extended period of time and regreted it for a lot of reasons.  One my health went to pot (deterioated) but most of all I mourned for 14 years for Hawaiil.  When I returned in 1998 my…

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Added by Raychel A Watkins on November 24, 2012 at 2:41pm — 1 Comment

Poor dead fishy

Lost a goldfish today.  Pretty sure it was the same one that made a side trip to the floor on purchase day, and the rest of the lot are doing just fine.
No great loss, as it was a 27 cent Comet from Petsmart.

Added by Chuck Phillips on November 22, 2012 at 12:05am — No Comments

Time for a Different Kind of Revolution?

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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Added by Gina Cavaliero on November 21, 2012 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Im trying to go big in Kansas City.

My Kickstarter Page



As of now I have 2 successful and committed chefs and 2 "sandwich shop" owners, that have promised to buy whatever produce I grow. I have had to stop accepting clients, until I have more space. …

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Added by Maurice Person on November 19, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments

How to build a 4'x4' Ebb & Flow Bioponics / Peeponics System

This document is step by step instructions on building and using a 4’x4’ ebb & flow bioponic system. All steps were taken to be as frugal as…

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Added by Meir Lazar on November 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — 11 Comments

System like at Growing Power, sloped beds that are 6 inches deep

Hi all,

Am new here.

I recently started volunteering at a urban gardening center that has an aquaponics system that seems to be copied from Will Allen's Growing Power.

The growing beds seem to be sloped about 1 inch per six feet.  My thought is that beds are usually flat.  In building new beds, should they be level or sloped?

Also the media is about 6 inches deep, as opposed to 12 inches recommended in the book.  How much less effective will 6 inch…

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Added by Lance Green on November 15, 2012 at 3:51am — 2 Comments

NYTimes "My Dream Food Label"

"WHAT would an ideal food label look like? By “ideal,” I mean from the perspective of consumers, not marketers."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/opinion/sunday/bittman-my-dream-food-label.html?_r=3&

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Added by Jesse Hull on November 4, 2012 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

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