Friday, February 14, 2014

Aquaponics 101 Workshop

Lincoln University's Innovative Small Farmers Outreach Program in collaboration with Kansas City Aquaponics is offering a workshop on Aquaponics 101 on Saturday, March 1st from 2-4 pm at Drumm Farm, 3210 Lee's Summit Road, Independence, Missouri 64055.

Have you wanted to learn about growing fish and plants together in an aquaponic system?  If so, then, come learn about the aquaponics:

- Different aquaponic methods, filtration, and water flow
- Basic parts and supplies
- Filters
- Water Pumps
- Oxygen pumps, stones, etc.
- Tanks
- What it takes to maintain an aquaponic system
- Water quality-testing, corrective measures
- Best fish to use and stocking rate
- Plant production

We will demonstrate building a beginners system using 2-50 gallon HDPE drums and discuss the cost and potential returns.

This system is expandable and will get you started learning about the balance between raising plants and fish together.

Cost is $5 per person.  To register contact Jim Pierce at 660-232-1096.

For questions contact Jim Person or Eric Person who are workshop partners with Kansas City Aquaponics, Kansas City, MO.


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