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Green Acre Aquaponics - Commercial Aquaponics

Green Acre Aquaponics  - Commercial Aquaponics | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
In 2010, after a personal investment of $36000 by Gina Cavaliero and Tonya Penick, Green Acre Aquaponics was born.
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Gina and Tonya have a fantastic aquaponics setup and provide courses and tours throughout the year.  There are numerous videos and articles about their operation and they are well worth looking at.

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Urban Organics fish farm expanding in old St. Paul brewery

Urban Organics fish farm expanding in old St. Paul brewery | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
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Urban Organics signed a purchase agreement last month for a building on the old Schmidt Brewery site in St. Paul, where it will add a second farm operation. The company will keep its facility at the historic Hamm’s Brewery building in St. Paul, where it has created an indoor aquaponics system — a process that relies on urban fish to nourish and grow organic vegetables.

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Goleta farm fishes for sustainability

Goleta farm fishes for sustainability | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
Along the oceanside bluffs just north of Goleta, one farm is producing 20 to 25 varieties of organic produce using a sustainable farming method that uses as
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Aquaponics farms are popping up everywhere!!

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Agriculture program students learn about more than plants, animals and food

Agriculture program students learn about more than plants, animals and food | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
Lettuce, fish and a cow are teaching life lessons at New Richmond High School.
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Lettuce, fish and a cow are teaching life lessons at New Richmond High School.... what more could you ask for!

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Aquaponics System in Cambodia - Vertical, Flat Bed and NFT-type System

This summer I was able to go to Cambodia with a team of 4 others to build a fully functional "on the spot" Aquaponics system within 3 weeks. This project was...
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What a great project in Cambodia!  This is an innovative use of materials and shows what can be achieved with local community support.

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Regent's grant to fund UW Stevens Point aquaponics research

Regent's grant to fund UW Stevens Point aquaponics research | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAU) -- A University of Wisconsin Stevens Point project is getting one of five new Regents Scholars grants. Biology Professor Christopher Hartleb will receive a $50,000 grant for ...

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A University of Wisconsin Stevens Point project is getting one of five new Regents Scholars grants. Biology Professor Christopher Hartleb will receive a $50,000 grant for aquaponics study.

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UWSP building Aquaponics Innovation Center in Montello

UWSP building Aquaponics Innovation Center in Montello | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
Aquaponics center will provide education and resources for economic and workforce development
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Aquaponics is starting to attract more serious academic study which will invariably help the professional commercialisation of this method of growing plants and fish.

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One Week and Light-Years of Progress - Aquaponics in the Dominican Republic

One Week and Light-Years of Progress - Aquaponics in the Dominican Republic | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
What happens when you unite three remarkable women with unstoppable drive and insurmountable energy? You yield a plan, 22 acres of land, invaluable connections, and progress of considerable magnitude....
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A story of three remarkable women and their determination.

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Making a DIY clip-together Bathtub Aquaponics System

Making a DIY clip-together Bathtub Aquaponics System | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
Think making your own aquaponics setup would be too hard and costly? Think again my friends. Here’s a straightforward and easy way to grow some waterwise greens in your home system.
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What a great way to repurpose an old bathtub!  Milkwood do a lot of really simple aquaponics design but always make them look great.  A great blog that is worth reading - not just aquaponics, but permaculture and sustainability in general.

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Engineering Students At UTC Grow Edible Plants, Fish, In Aquaponics System

Engineering Students At UTC Grow Edible Plants, Fish, In Aquaponics System | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it

Engineering Students At UTC Grow Edible Plants, Fish, In Aquaponics System.  People who live in developing countries sometimes don't grow their food the old fashioned way!

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Another educational establishment testing aquaponics... riding the wave!

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You Can Farm by Joel Salatin: Book Review

You Can Farm by Joel Salatin: Book Review | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
You Can Farm is probably the Joel Salatin book that kicked off more future farmers than any other, and I have to include us in that count.
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This is not about aquaponics, but is nevertheless a great book for farming and agriculture in general.  Joel Salatin is an extremely engaging individual who has written numerous books encouraging permaculture-style sustainable farming on both small and larger scales.  We would genuinely recommend looking at any of Joel's works and there are some great video to see as well.  Google him today!

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Tatum High School students grow veggies, fish in new greenhouse

Tatum High School students grow veggies, fish in new greenhouse | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
TATUM — Despite recent freezing weather, Tatum High School students were hard at work Friday caring for plants and fish at the school’s new greenhouse.
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Greenhouses in schools - this really is an awesome idea and more schools should try and do this.

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Aquaponics on the menu in Harrisville, Australia

Aquaponics on the menu in Harrisville, Australia | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it

There's something fishy going on at Mackaway's Cafe in Harrisville... literally.

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Could restaurant food get much fresher than this?!  Choose your own main dish and salad... certainly sir!

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Macaw Lodge Aquaponic System in Costa Rica

Itai from Symbiosis Design shows the aquaponic system that we set up at Macaw lodge in Bijagual, Costa Rica (http://www.macawlodge.com)
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A simple, but nice looking system has been built here... just shows that it doesn't need to be too complicated.

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Making A Difference: Aquaponics in Corralitos

Making A Difference: Aquaponics in Corralitos | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it

For many, finding work can be challenging. Especially for those who have disabilities. But a local farm is offering jobs and promoting a greener earth at the same time. Here's more in today's Making a Difference.

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Aquaponics career skills nurtured to expand career pathways - UH System Current News

Aquaponics career skills nurtured to expand career pathways - UH System Current News | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it

The University of Hawaii at Manoa Center on Disability Studies works to expand access to career and technical education in Hawaii high schools

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The University of Hawaii at Manoa Center on Disability Studies works to expand access to career and technical education in Hawaii high schools

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Center on Disability Studies partners to expand aquaponics career skills

Center on Disability Studies partners to expand aquaponics career skills | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
UH System Current News Center on Disability Studies partners to expand aquaponics career skills UH System Current News The innovative pilot program is aligned with Hawaiʻi DOE common core, Natural Resource (NR), and aquaponics industrial-recognized...
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What a great program in Hawaii

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The center is using UDL principles and strategies to prepare students for career pathways and workplace .

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Aquaponics: A blast of green in midwinter

In midwinter when Homer seems gray and gloomy, the prospect of fresh vegetables at the Homer Farmers Market can’t come soon enough.

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In midwinter when Homer seems gray and gloomy, the prospect of fresh vegetables at the Homer Farmers Market can’t come soon enough.

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Aquaponics turn suburban industrial park in Toronto into farmland

Aquaponics turn suburban industrial park in Toronto into farmland | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
Ancient techniques of growing greens with fish and water are well ahead of Toronto bylaws
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We strongly believe that we will see more enterprises like this in the future, particualrly as manufacturing centres close and we think of new ways to use old building and industrial complexes.  Hope this works out for these guys in Canada.

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USA: Local aquaponic farm will become fully self-sustaining

USA: Local aquaponic farm will become fully self-sustaining | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
A farm being fed from the waste of 2,000 koi is gaining in popularity.
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Another system that is using Koi - a fish that we think is absolutely great for aquaponics... they can tolerate all sorts of temperatures, making them ideal for many environments.

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Aquaponics At Woodstock Union High School

Aquaponics At Woodstock Union High School | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
The Woodstock Union High School advanced agriculture class is growing plants and feeding fish thanks to a new aquaponic system in the school’s newest
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A great looking system - we love seeing trout being used... we have a real fondness for trout as we used to fish for them when we were growing up!

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Johan Paulsson's curator insight, January 27, 5:28 PM

Aquaponics classes are the best classes!

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Aquaponic Vlog 9.. The Dutch bucket / barrel build.

Have set up the Dutch Bucket style barrel beds as a bit of an experiment in growing some ginger.. Was planning on using 15L / 5 gal buckets but think we will...
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We like Rob's video - they are easy to follow and show his aquaponic development over time... well worth watching!

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Research finds salt tolerance gene in soybean

A collaborative research project between Australian and Chinese scientists has shown how soybean can be bred to better tolerate soil salinity.
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This is very interesting - with significant areas of land being lost to increased salinity every single day, the ability to potentially breed crops with higher tolerances to salinity could be extremely important.  In aquaponics, this could mean the ability to use new types of fish if we can run systems with higher salinity levels and still have crops remain viable.

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Using aquaponics for volunteering purposes

Using aquaponics for volunteering purposes | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
This week the United Way of Greater Duluth Volunteer Center and the Duluth News Tribune recognize Lisa Plachta’s contributions to Junior League of Duluth.
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It always amazes me to see how often aquaponics is used in education, volunteering and community projects around the globe.  Almost every other project seems to be dedicated to a cause to provide something positive to others.  This is why we love aquaponics!

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Joe Boutte's curator insight, January 12, 5:30 PM

One display of leadership is filling in as a volunteer to serve your community and lead change in the places we live and work.

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Testing the waters for gardening - Aquaponics in India

Testing the waters for gardening - Aquaponics in India | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
Vijayakumar Narayanan says ‘aquaponics’, a system of cultivation, is the future of agriculture
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Japan Aquaponics has consulted on several projects in India and we strongly believe that if certain issues can be overcome, then aquaponics holds great promise for countries like this.  Most water in certain parts of India comes from great underground aquifers which are very very quickly becoming depleted.  Millions of wells dug over the past decade have severely affected these aquifers and they are simply not being replenished anywhere near as quickly as they are being depleted.  Water efficiency in agriculture will soon become an absolute imperative in India... and most parts of the world in reality.

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Miniponics - DIY Aquaponics

How to make your own Aquaponis herb kitchen garden for just under 10$
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We LOVE DIY designs at Japan Aquaponics, and this is a really nice, simple little system that could be made from an old water cooler bottle.  This would really need only a few very small fish, so not goldfish... perhaps beta fish or something similar.

 

These water bottles can also be used to make DIY swirl filters as well!

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