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CERES Aquaponics Workshop: grow your own fish and veg!

Posted in Events by ceres on May 4th, 2011

14 May , 2011
10:00 amto4:00 pm
15 May , 2011
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Learn how to raise native  fish & grow organic vegetables in a small backyard aquaponics system at the CERES Aquaponics Workshop. This introduction to backyard aquaponics, with internationally renowned aquaponics biologist Dr Wilson Lennard and CERES Green Tech Manager Stephen Mushin, will cover both the theory and practice of designing aquaponics systems that you can build in your own backyard.

The workshop covers: building a small working system, fish and plant selection, fish feeding regimes, plant nutrient requirements, water quality testing and includes a tour of other backyard systems in Melbourne. Aquaponics systems use nutrient-rich waste water from fish to grow plants on floating growbeds. Once the plants have used the nutrients in the water, it is filtered and returned to the fish tanks.

Aquaponics is a highly water efficient form of food production and is suitable for intensive urban agriculture.

Date:  Sat 14 & Sun 15  May 2011
Time:  10am – 4pm
Tickets:  $220  or  $180 (Mem/Conc)

Bookings:   T. 9387 2609  or  E. ceres@ceres.org.au

Venue:  CERES Community Environment Park - Cnr Roberts and Stewart Streets, Brunswick East 3057.
Melways ref: Map 30 B7.

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