Course Description: This class will provide participants the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of aquaponics in a beautiful mountain setting at Woodbine Ecology Center, a living classroom environment addressing the fundamental social and ecological issues of our times. Woodbine programs offer the skills and resources necessary for egalitarian, self-reliant, and sustainable living. By promoting and integrating indigenous values and sustainable community we seek to re-establish our balance in the circle of life.
The Introduction to Aquaponics course will be a combination of classroom lecture and hands on work among three different aquaponics systems. The course covers the major topics listed below...
- 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