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Wanted: CERES Aquaponics Farmer

Posted in Models, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on July 17th, 2012


Do you have what it takes to run a small hi-tec urban farm as a professional farmer growing high value crops and selling them direct to niche markets and through a veggie box system? We’re looking for a super motivated and entrepreneurial urban farmer to run our Aquaponic Food Hub system as part of our Food Hubs urban farming research project. This is a contract position – we are looking for a farmer who will run our established system (produces 400-700 vegetable units/week), keeping the profit in exchange for pushing the system’s productive potential and helping us document what yields are possible. The position is supported with training and mentorship.

Download the Position Description: Aquaponics Farmer PD July 2012 or go to the job description on the CERES site.

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.

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

Aquaponics at CERES

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on September 24th, 2010

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24 October , 2010

Aquaponics Class with Dr Wilson Lennard

Posted in Events, Models by Virginia on May 1st, 2009

Dr Wilson Lennard, Australia’s leading aquaponics systems designer and researcher is running a course at CERES which will cover the science and engineering of backyard scale aquaponics systems (fish, biofilters, veggies, propagation, hydraulics, greenhouses, feedstock, water testing etc). The course will run over two days and will provide you
with an in depth understanding of how to design, build and manage a backyard system.

Event: Two Day Aquaponics Workshop with Dr Wilson Lennard

When: May 23rd and 24th, 10am-4pm

Where: CERES Community Environment Park, Cnr Roberts and Stewart Streets, Brunswick East

Melways reference: Map 30 B7

Cost: $180 CERES members, $170 concession

RSVP: CERES reception on 9387 2609 or

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Aquaponics – Collaboration of fish and greens

Posted in Models, RDAG by Devin Maeztri on April 27th, 2009

Aquaponics is the integration of fish and hydroponic plant production in a circular system,where nutrient-rich water is removed from the fish tank to grow plants, which, once cleansed by the plants, reticulates back to the fish culture where the cycle begins again.


Aquaponic systems thus provide a closed resource loop that conserves both organic matter and water. They are designed for both commercial and domestic use existing at different scales and are able to provide enough fresh fish and greens to feed a family or more each year. Examples of aquaponic production in Melbourne include the semi-commercial trial aquaponic system at CERES Community Environment Park and various household systems able which are purchased from various suppliers.

To find out more about aquaponics visit the CERES website at or Aquaponics Solutions at

This is from “Social Innovations in Victorian Food Systems”, case studies by Ferne Edwards.

Backyard Aquaponics Workshop

Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on October 30th, 2008

What: Backyard Aquaponics Workshop, a Two day workshop with Dr Wilson Lennard
When: Sat-Sun/8th-9th November/10am – 4pm
Where: CERES, Community Environment Park Cnr Roberts and Stewarts Street East Brunswick VIC 3057
Cost: $150/$140 CERES members / concession. Light lunch provided.
Book your place to Reception at 9387 2609
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