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I'm very interested in any product that can be applied to aquaponics. The mission for our new company is to try and become a one-stop shop for the aquaponic gardener, and that includes new, innovative ways to grow... possibly with GeoPlanters. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website is going live on Tuesday.
Yes, I have watched Murray's video. It is excellent, but know that it is in PAL format so while it didn't work on any of our DVD players (apparently it works on the newer machines) it was fine on my laptop. He doesn't sell it through Amazon, but myself and a guy from California will be carrying it and his new one in the US. Can you wait until Tuesday to order if from me? You could be our first order ;-)
Congratulations, Ken!!! How awesome to not only get a great new job, but to get that great new job in a field you have been targeting working in is nothing short of fabulous! Well done.
I took a look at the product - interesting. If you figure out how to make it work for aquaponics let me know - I'd be interested in carrying it. Our new website launches late next week so you'll get a chance to finally see it then.
Glad you can make it to Boulder! It will be over August 13 and 14, the 14th being a workshop in Denver led by Murray Hallam. Just starting to pull together plans now, but that much is known.
Looks like we might be able to do a gathering in Boulder in connection with Murray Hallam coming here to do a workshop on Aug 14. I'm waiting for a final word back from him to make a real announcement and start getting some input from the group.
Yes, the pumps suck in the AeroGarden - good luck with that upgrade. The head of customer service (and Marketing and Sales) is a member of this community...
I think the product you are talking about is the Prepara Power Plant. Unless they have really improved in the past 6 months it is a terrible product. We did a bunch of testing of it in our lab and it barely works. Wouldn't recommend.
Keep me posted on the job...I love your enthusiasm!
Hi Ken, I'm over the hill(s) in Chico, and I'd like to ask the same question Lori did - What kind of fish do you have? I'll have to look-up and see what aeroponics is - that's a new one for me! But then two months ago, I'd never heard of the term aquaponics!
I have run across Dr. Stoner (perfect name, isn't it?). He was actually the genesis for the idea behind the AeroGarden. Our founder, Michael Bissonnette, was running a radio spot looking for entrepreneurs with ideas that needed funding and marketing. Richard approached him with an idea for a new plant growth booster for aeroponic growing. Michael wasn't interested in the booster, but seeing Richard's aeroponic greenhouse set off his imagination about this clean plant growing technology. He continued the relationship with Richard for a year or so (I remember using his growth booster when I first started with them in 2003) but eventually bought out his interest in the company. I've heard rumors that Richard wasn't happy about the arrangement.
I have a daughter graduating from high school in a couple weeks - she's heading over the U of Washington in Seattle. We seriously considered moving there when she was 5 - it was a close-ish second to Boulder - so we figured is was pre-determined that a Bernstein would end up in Seattle one day.
Too cool that you know George Lucas. My understanding is that he wrote American Grafitte based on crusing down McHenry Ave. in Boulder - something I did as a teenager as well. That's what I have in common with George Lucas ;-)
Sounds like you have been bitten by the aquaponics bug badly! I hope you find work in this field. It will explode soon, and I hope at that point that many people can find ways to follow their passion and earn a living at it. Isn't that the dream?
I think I will put up a member survey about the gathering and see what happens... Thanks again for the idea. You are right; it could be big...
Hey Ken. Thanks for the Mother's day wishes. I actually grew up in Modesto and went to school at UC Davis, so I'm pretty familiar with your neck of the woods as well. My parents are enjoying a dream retirement in Lake Wildwood in Grass Valley.
I actually love the idea of an Aquaponics Expo! What do you think about polling this group to see what the interest level would be? I have a couple interns working for me this summer that could help organize it - would you come out to Boulder if we had it here?
Yes, the gulf in education is an interesting, long-term challenge. I wrote a blog post recently about running into that very mind-set with a Bio-Dynamic guy (see the Aquaponic Gardening blog tab at the top of the screen).
I"m fascinated by your successful use of aeroponic techniques for aquaponic gardening. Don't your misters clog up? Or are you filtering solids...
If you have a chance to try Hill Billy Potato Leaf tomatoes, they are my favs - ugly shaped yellow/orange fruit that is incredibly yummy.
Hi Kenneth, I am sort of in your area - just north of ukiah in Redwood Valley. I am new to aquaponics-just a couple of months now. All seems to be going well - though I am looking for a source of fish... what kind are you using? I'd really like to get bass, catfish or trout... or even tilapia! So far I just have goldfish and some koi. I'd love to know about your system....
Good to meet you. Are you using aeroponics for your aquaponic system? I'd love to hear more...maybe you can start a forum topic on this.
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