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Aquaponics as a Business, Way of Life, and Planetary Social Movement

Dear All,

 

I call myself "Olde" because I can now glory in my medicare card, but also because I cannot deny experiencing a very subtle slowing down of my mindbody.  I usually need a "younge" to help me navigate incredible communication resources like this on-line community and forum for aquaponic gardeners.  But I am so excited about discovering "Aquaponic Gardening" that I'm throwing caution to the wind and hoping this blog post is not just a conversation with myself.

 

The art and the science of aquaponics is gloriously intricate, like nature!  And the economics, culture, and politics of aquaponics is also, methinks, very, very complex.  Regarding the art and the science of aquaponics I am in the second year of what I hope will be a 15 year self/community of practice sculpted program:  first 5 years, intern; second 5 years, apprentice; third 5 years, journey"mon"("mon" can be man or woman, young or old, Bob Marley gave me term).  After 15 years I hope to be a first level "master," another 5 years, second level, on up to my 100th birthday party, at which point

I hope to spend some time with Castanada's Don Juan and his sacred mushrooms, enjoying the dance of Shiva without working in the usual sense of the term.

 

But as far as the economics, culture, and politics of aquaponics, I think I have something not just to learn but also to contribute.  Especially regarding the harnessing of the power of the internet to advance people's aquaponics business(economics), diffuse aquaponics innovations into our culture, e.g. 5% of the nation's schools with miniatures in next 5 years(!), and politics, e.g. introduce public officials to the imperative of supporting this most sustainable new agricultural technology.

 

Integrating Theory and Practice

 

So if this  blog post actually makes its way to a few people in this wonderful forum, I would like to brainstorm

 

*the 10 million steps we must take to accelerate the incorporation of aquaponics into the schools of our challenged planet, with a start-up concrete goal of 5% of schools in USA with aquaponic miniatures by 2015, or the latest 2020; 5% of the world's schools with aquaponics miniatures by 2020, or the latest 2025.

 

*ways of helping people build their backyard aquaponics into expanding sources not just of food and graceful living, but also into family revenue streams of increasing green money value

 

*working to get aquaponics into the mainstream of our political conversations for all levels of government, including, why not, an aquaponic miniature at the White House!

 

What say?

 

Why not?

 

Godsil

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Comment by Green Acre Aquaponics on January 5, 2011 at 9:54pm
Godsil, it is great to see you here as we have on FaceBook and incredible to have insight into your wonderful musings!  Aquaponics is an age old method but its recent mainstream exposure is absolutely attributable to great pioneers such as yourself.  We are so excited about the potential of aquaponics revolutionizing modern agriculture and are so blessed to be able to be a part of it.  Thank you so much for the blog post and we look forward to more!
Comment by Raychel A Watkins on January 5, 2011 at 12:28pm

Aloha and welcome

The Hawaiian's say "E KOMO MAI" which means loosley translated to come on in or you are welcome to come on in.  So I say to you "E KOMO MAI".  You are indeed welcome.  We wish to have the largest number of people with a passion for aquaponics as possible.  I also hold the Medicare care but I hope to use it as little as possible.  I plan on my aquaponics to not only extend my life but to extend it with good health.

I am trying to contribute to the moving forward of aquaponics by being a walking blog.  I hardly talk about anything else since I caught the AQUAPONICS FLU.   Everyone who knows me can tell you that when I get a passion for something you are likely to find yourself getting into it.  When I was at UNO I was the pied piper of Parasitology now I am a pied piper or AQUAPONICS. 

I look foward to reading your contributions.  I love brainstorming.  Mahalo for joing the club. 

Comment by TCLynx on January 5, 2011 at 11:10am

Godsil,

I think you will find plenty of people on here interested in brainstorming with you.  Good Post and I expect you might even think about creating a Sweetwater Group on here in which people could add discussions and further your goals.

 

Welcome good to see you on here and it looks to me that you have brought a whole troupe of new people over here with you!

Comment by Sahib Punjabi on January 5, 2011 at 9:32am

Namaste

 

Just Wonderful :-)

 

"When you do things from your soul,
you feel a river moving in you, a joy."

~ Rumi Quote ~

 

God bless,

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