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Aquaponics Fundamentals - Western Slope

Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: 4H Event Center, 22739 Highway 550, Ridgeway, CO
Registration:  Email name, address and phone number to 
Cost: Free for 20 residents of Ouray County and 20 from San Miguel through a scholarship sponsored by Sundance Supply  

Aquaponics Class Registration - ridgeway

The class will be taught by Tawnya Sawyer, Director of Education, of Colorado Aquaponics.  Tawnya has spent countless hours researching and developing aquaponics principles, system designs, alternative materials, and various community applications.

Bob Daley, of Sundance Supply (, has decades of experience in alternative technologies.  In the mid 70's Bob founded Boston Wind, a wind powered school that taught courses on wind, solar, shelter and aquaculture in greenhouses.  Since then his focus has been on supplying greenhouse covering materials.

In addition to this class Sundance is setting up a scholarship program.  Colorado Aquaponics will continue with classes in Ridgway and Sundance will continue offering free options for local residents.

Also, 5% of Sundance sales in the two county region will go towards the scholarship program, and other funding options are being investigated.

The plan is to instigate and support high efficiency food producing greenhouse options in our remote alpine climate.

Course Description: This class will provide participants the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of aquaponics 
with detailed explanations of the working components.
                                          Major topics covered...
                • Benefits of Aquaponics
                • System Components
                • System Designs
                • Fish Selection and Health
                • Plant Selection and Health
                • Bacteria and the Nitrification Cycle
                • System Design Ratios
                • System Startup Procedures
                • Ongoing Maintenance Procedures
                • Tips and Tricks