Now this should be of some interest to us adventurous gardeners. We have ear- marked the western wall of the shed for our aquaponics display.
We’re trying to tie Charlie down (and pull our finger out) but hey this week -end course run by the good guys and girls from Milkwood Permaculture would be great to go to (& probably quicker than us trying to organise it.)
- Dec 17 2011 – Dec 18 2011 9:00am – 5:00
- Alexandria Park Community Centre – Alexandria
What you’ll learn:
A practical workshop on how to produce your own organic vegetables and fresh fish in one sustainable, closed-loop system, in your own backyard.
Aquaponics combines the principles of aquaculture and hydroponics, without the use of chemicals.
Organic vegetables can be grown highly efficiently while filtering nutrient rich pond water which contains a variety of aquatic life. Fish, yabbies, mussels etc grown in the closed system of aquaponics provide a renewable food source and are a fascinating and educational experience to watch grow.
With 10% of the water usage and five times the growth rate of a conventional vegetable garden, an aquaponics setup can see fingerling fish grown to plate size in under 12 months. No chemicals, no fuss, just fresh fish, herbs and vegetables.
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