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Aquaponics Guru Murray Hallam Comes to Denver - 9/19

posted Sep 6, 2010, 8:47 AM by JD Sawyer   [ updated Sep 10, 2010, 10:31 AM ]
Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 9:00 AM
Location: Denver Botanic Gardens ( 1007 York Street DENVER Colorado ) 
Running Time: 6 hours
Ends At: 3:00 PM on Sep 19, 2010
For the first time ever in the U.S. we have one of the most famous Australian aquaponics gurus here to share what he has learned.

The star of “Aquaponics Made Easy” and the newly released “Aquaponic Secrets,” and the Practical Aquaponics gardening systems, Murray Hallam is without a doubt one of the most highly regarded experts on aquaponics in the world.

In this workshop you will learn how to raise your own organic fish and vegetables in the most water efficient growing system available, and yes, you CAN do this in your own backyard.

In an Aquaponics system, nutrient rich water is seen as an asset instead of waste and is utilized to grow useful plants. Once the plants have used the nutrients the water is returned to the fish tank clean and ready to be recycled again. The plants help the fish and the fish help the plants.

Aquaponics is the most water efficient agriculture known, and there are near zero environmental impacts. Aquaponics is a high density organic food production system.

You will learn:

  • Both the theory and practice of Aquaponics.
  • How to understand and manage your own Aquaponics system.
  • A brief history of Aquaponics and how it fits in today’s water scarcity situation, and localized food production.
  • Important considerations when building or procuring your own home system.
  • The plants and fish that can be successfully grown in Aquaponics systems.
  • System management, water quality, plant health, pest control, the nitrogen cycle.
  • Special considerations for indoor and winter growing

There will be a hand out of lecture notes to take home with you.

Lunch with be provided.

Co-hosted by The Aquaponic Source, Inc.

$150 member, $180 non-member