Introduction to Aquaponics System Design

Sunday, March 10 at 9:00 am (PT)

 Sunday, March 10, 2013, 9:00am – 12pm

Offered through Sonoran Permaculture Guild

Aquaponics is the combination of Aquaculture & Hydroponics.  By utilizing the permaculture design process we can develop sustainable, dynamic, productive, and regenerative systems that incorporate aquaponics into an integrated ecological design.  We will briefly cover the different types of aquaponic systems that exist & discuss the pro’s & con’s of each method and technology. The emphasis of the workshop will be on how to design & build an aquaponic system that will work for you.  Aquaponic design ratios, rules of thumb, the nitrogen cycle, pH, microorganisms, pest management, food production, & food safety will be covered. Recommended Reading Materials: Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 2 by Brad Lancaster; and Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison

Location: Manzo Elementary School, a Permaculture site in Barrio Hollywood

Time: 9:00am – 12pm

Cost: $20 – Class size is limited to 25 participants – Includes all class materials & handouts. Taught by Zotero Citlalcoatl

Contact Zotero at 520.450.1607 or to register or for more information