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Amy D Crawford
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  • Cotati, CA
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From School Street Farm: aiming for a well rounded sustainable operation, livestock, organic garden, hydroponics blended with aqua-culture...

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May 31, 2012
Sahib Punjabi commented on Amy D Crawford's blog post Interesting Challenge... moving the research community to "support" the local community!
"Amy, As promised in previous posts and some others, I am very close to meeting the challenge you posed... "Interesting Challenge... moving the research community to "support" the local community!"   Hopefully I will soon…"
Oct 12, 2011
Kobus Jooste commented on Amy D Crawford's blog post Interesting Challenge... moving the research community to "support" the local community!
"Somehow I never saw this one.....................   This blog and I'm sure much of the comments that I did not have time to read is very similar to my South African experience.  Aquaponics is always getting lumped with aquaculture,…"
Oct 12, 2011
Jerome Peloquin commented on Amy D Crawford's blog post Interesting Challenge... moving the research community to "support" the local community!
"The Family Fish Farms Network plans to develop a network of community owned and operated urban micro aquaponic farms providing fresh nutritious food and decent green jobs in the inner cities where both are urgently needed.  We are a social…"
Oct 11, 2011
Lonny Harper replied to Amy D Crawford's discussion Murray Hallam's Oceanside Workshop - Sept 18 in the group California Aquaponics
"I live in Oceanside, but I didn't know what aquaponics was back then.  Anybody still active on this forum?"
May 22, 2011
Jon Baldwin commented on Amy D Crawford's blog post Progress - Urban Farming approved in Seattle!!!
"HA!  In Colorado it's illegal just to collect your own rain water! It's considered "diverting the natural flow of water" which goes back to the water wars of the ranchers and farmers when the first settlers first came to…"
Feb 25, 2011
Amy D Crawford commented on Amy D Crawford's blog post Progress - Urban Farming approved in Seattle!!!
"Aren't the regs just idiot stuff many times. I can't believe Chico would have such a "stupid" ordinance. I will say I admire some of my new friends here in Cotati (we just moved here a year ago). A co-housing group (30 homes…"
Oct 16, 2010
Amy D Crawford commented on Rich Milliron's photo
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"Rich, I'm enjoying going through your pictures! Can you explain the tall barrel on the right various functions. Looks quite interesting! Love the woodworking. Your produce looks stunning (from the other pictures). Amy"
Oct 16, 2010
Rich Milliron commented on Amy D Crawford's blog post Progress - Urban Farming approved in Seattle!!!
"That's great! Here in Chico (N. Calif, surrounded by farm and orchards), they have a city ordinance that states you need a $1,300 permit to have a few hens! They recently proposed a "less stringent" $100/yr fee, and you have to keep…"
Oct 15, 2010
Amy D Crawford is now friends with Rich Milliron and Growitright Aquaponics
Oct 15, 2010
Rich Milliron commented on Amy D Crawford's photo
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Butter, cheese, onions & potatoes

"Nice shot. I love to photograph my harvest - almost more then I like eating it (especially zucchini!). Now I can grow a mean potato or onion, but butter and cheese - now that's real farming! I bet the butter is delicious and what kind of cheese…"
Oct 15, 2010
Nate Storey and Amy D Crawford are now friends
Sep 22, 2010
Amy D Crawford just added their location.
Sep 19, 2010
Amy D Crawford replied to Lori Platt's discussion Cleaning an IBC tank.... How???
"Very, very good question! Where did you get your tote? Redwood Valley would not seem to have many available locally. We'll be looking in another month or so, I think. any local resources would be appreciated!!! Amy"
Sep 9, 2010
Amy D Crawford replied to TCLynx's discussion Media
"Michille, would love to know more about the product. Do you have a link for it? Amy"
Sep 8, 2010
Amy D Crawford posted a blog post

Progress - Urban Farming approved in Seattle!!!

This just came across my "kitchen table".... I can see progress written all over it! What a terrific model for other cities/groups to utilize in getting the ordinances changed in their communities to enhance the producers ability to reach the local community."…See More
Sep 8, 2010

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Progress - Urban Farming approved in Seattle!!!

Posted on September 8, 2010 at 4:28pm 3 Comments

This just came across my "kitchen table".... I can see progress written all over it! What a terrific model for other cities/groups to utilize in getting the ordinances changed in their communities to enhance…
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The Door is Opening... aquaponics is the teaser!

Posted on August 31, 2010 at 9:11am 5 Comments

It's surprising to me how often the answer is "aquaponics"....


Following the start of the first day of kindergarden for my granddaughter, I attended the "meet & greet" session in the multipurpose room with the new principal. In introducing himself he announced that he was looking for feedback on creating a theme for the school direction & curriculum. I had already noted that a school garden was listed by several parents, for a school project.…
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The Industrial Agricultural Model should be Renamed: Agricultural Liquidation!

Posted on August 29, 2010 at 11:59pm 2 Comments

An outstanding short presentation illuminates the insanity of our current agricultural model... and a place where it's done differently.


Dan Barber, a well known chef, was presenting his talk on TED (Technology, Education, & Design), in response to a problem chef's are having to confront, "How to keep fish on the menu!". With the oceans now depleted of 90% (yes, 90%) of the fish we used to harvest from them, finding something to serve is no longer a…
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The "Ivory Tower" vrs Real World Realities

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 11:42am 3 Comments



Sylvia commented: "You are pointing out a frightening disconnect between our industrial food providers and what some of us know to be both the best solution for the planet and for our bodies...or shall I say yet another frightening disconnect. "



I think that was one of the scariest aspects; realizing that this broad group of dedicated…
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At 3:00pm 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( mabawuah9@aol.com ) for the full details,
Have a nice day

Thanks God bless.
Mrs Abiola.

At 8:22am on September 7, 2010, Richard Fox said…
Yes I will be sending out a letter soon with directions
Ok?
See you soon
PS Spread the word :)
At 5:58pm on May 7, 2010, Lori Platt said…
Hi Amy,
I am new to aquaponics - have a new system that is about 6 weeks old now, I think. Using just goldfish... trying to figure out a source for other types of fish. I am sort of near you-just north of ukiah in Redwood Valley-which is why I'm sending you a comment ;-) Got excited to see that someone *local* was involved! - Lori

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How did you find us?
looking for others interested in AquaPonics; we're located an hour above San Francisco
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
proof of concept only, so far
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
We put together a proof concept system and it worked beautifully! We have moved and am getting ready to put together a long term system! Before we have just jumped in with both feet but this time we're more serious and would like to have a productive system to use as an example for our community and schools.
Please tell us something else about yourself.
We are developing a sustainable homestead and want to add fish/shrimp to the mix. Currently we raise heritage pork, miniature/compact grass-fed beef (lowline angus) and old world jersey milking cows (again, very compact) heritage breed as well as chickens, turkeys, guineas, etc.

We have a nice sized organic garden and work a bit with season extensions (cover, hoophouse).

We also raise miniature horses and are working on teaching them to pull (pull a buggy, cart, etc).
 
 
 

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