Small-scale, domestic aquaculture food growing
As the climate and ecological crisis deepens, food security will become a concern. The cost of food has dramatically increased over the past year, and modern production systems can have negative effects on the environment. This course is for anyone that wants to learn how they can create a stable domestic food supply. You will learn how to design and grow food in an off-grid aquaponic system.
Aquaponics is a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic creatures supplies the nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water. Small-scale organic hydroponic systems and aquaponics gardens can offer an alternative solution, and produce safe reliable fresh food all year round. They also use significantly less water than conventional growing systems.
In partnership with Simon Whitfield
What will I do and learn?
- Learn why aquaponics is a viable alternative to conventional growing
- Learn how a system works: its component parts, life cycle, input and maintenance
- Learn how to design, build, stock and operate a small scale, domestic aquaponics system.
- You will be able to plumb tanks and understand growing beds and syphons
- You will be able to select suitable crops and fish
- You will learn how to set up and plant vertical growing towers
Date – Saturday 10th June
Time – 10am to 5pm
Location – Vowchurch Herefordshire. HR2 0RA
What you need – You will be doings some light gardening, so please wear suitable, weather-dependent clothing. Please bring a notebook, water bottle and a packed lunch for a picnic.
Age limit – You must be 16 years old or above to take part in this course for safety reasons. Under 18s should be accompanied by an adult.