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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.
Posted in Events by ceres on May 4th, 2011
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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
Venue: CERES Community Environment Park - Cnr Roberts and Stewart Streets, Brunswick East 3057.
Melways ref: Map 30 B7.
Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on September 24th, 2010
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
This is from “Social Innovations in Victorian Food Systems”, case studies by Ferne Edwards.
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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