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Rifle, CO Aquaponics Workshop

We will be hosting an Aquaponics Workshop in partnership with Colorado Mountain College in Rifle, CO on Saturday, April 9th 2016

Get inspired to grow your own food by building your own aquaponic system and learn what you need to make it a success.

This workshop will help participants understand the key principles and components necessary for growing fish and plants together in a recirculating soil-less system. It is geared toward people who want to build their own aquaponic system but don't know where to begin. We will provide in-depth coverage of the system components and activities necessary to start building an aquaponics system, successfully cycle it and optimize growing. The course will include detailed discussions about: 
  • Benefits of Aquaponics 
  • Fish and Plant selection and health
  • System cycling, bacteria and the nitrification cycle 
  • System Design Ratios 
  • Different system designs: flood and drain, deep water culture, and vertical systems 
  • Growbed styles, media, pumps, aerators, plumbing fittings and all other components 
  • Planning your location 
  • System management and optimization
Course Information
Time: 10am to 4pm 
Location: Colorado Mountain College - West Garfield Rm 162
Cost: $100 - All major credit cards accepted
Registration: Registration for this course is through the CMC Continuing Education Department.
***Important: Please follow the steps below to properly locate the course and register*** 
Step 1 - Click the following link to take you to CMC Continuing Education Page. This page will open in a new window. 
Step 2 -  On the CMC page, click the link that says Register for Continuing Ed/Non Credit Classes
Step 3 -  In the course keyword field type in Aquaponics and click Submit
Step 4 -  When the course comes up, check the box to the left of the course title and hit the submit button. Fill out the remaining registration information required from CMC. If you have any further registration questions please use the contact page on the CMC website. 

AddressCMC Rifle Downtown Center 229 West Avenue Rifle, CO