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Jim Hall's Blog – August 2012 Archive (5)

Value Added Produce Grants $14 Million Available

The USDA announced $14 million is available for their Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG). "The primary objective of the VAPG program is to help agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of bio-based value-added products. Generating new products, creating and expanding marketing…


Added by Jim Hall on August 28, 2012 at 11:31am — 1 Comment

Women in business, aquaponics and Mitt Romney

Without getting into the politics of it all, I was reading about Mitt Romney's pledge in Ohio to help female entrepreneurs and innovators in creating small businesses and the jobs that go with them.

This had me reflecting on the aquaponics field and just how prominate women are in designing, building, teaching and running aquaponics systems.

Of the 7000+ members on the Aquaponics Community Gardening Forum, many are women and many are leaders in aquaponics.

One friend of…


Added by Jim Hall on August 26, 2012 at 1:57pm — 9 Comments

Aquaponics bug keeps spreading

About 8 months ago I started to realize that maybe other's felt like I did. I got on the forums, especially the Aquaponics Gardening Community and it was much more apparent that many others were afflicted. When I got Sylvia's book, I felt better knowing that I was under it's control, the aquaponics bug has taken hold of a pretty large chunk of population.

Saturday I was at a community rummage sale and ran into some old high school classmates. Having talked to them a few times over the last… Continue

Added by Jim Hall on August 21, 2012 at 12:56am — 1 Comment

The Aquaponics State of Health

Is it gluten intolerance or gluten overload that is the problem?

Like so many things that are "bad" for us, it seems they have become bad primarily since they have evolved into highly processed versions that are present in almost everything we consume. Maintaining a healthy body through supporting the natural biology present within and on our bodies is the key. Like our soils and the water/media of aquaponics systems.

Living beings are merely a reflection of the state of health…


Added by Jim Hall on August 16, 2012 at 1:35pm — 1 Comment

Kauai Community College Aquaponics Program

Kauai Community College has an 8 week aquaponics course that starts in August 2012. They have a pretty good program for those lucky enough to be there. A reason to go to Hawaii, as if there weren't enough of them. 

Kauai Community College Aquaponics

Added by Jim Hall on August 16, 2012 at 12:04am — No Comments

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