The Aquaponic Farming Experience
3 Day Comprehensive Course
August 2-5, 2018
This 4 day comprehensive course covers larger scale considerations of Aquaponic Farming and is taught by industry leaders, including guest instructors: Charlie Shultz (Santa Fe Community College, UVI) and Stephen Raisner (Potent Ponics, Aquaponic Source)
Aquaponic System Types. Hybrid System Design. Component Selection. Filtration. Setting up a System. Establishing the Ecosystem. System Balance. The Nitrogen Cycle. Water Quality and Sources. Plant Nutrient Profiles and Sources. Seeding. Planting. Harvesting. Fish Husbandry. Selling Fish. Production Planning and Operating Costs. FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) Requirements. Organic Certification. Compost Tea Brewing. Vermiculture. Setting up a Farm Business. Required Licences and Permits. Farm Management. Marketing and Sales. Farmers Markets. CSA. Online Food Retailers. Plus Much More!
Learn from our journey that has taken us From farmers markets to Brew Pubs to 3 Michelin Starred Restaurants.
This experience is a combination of classwork and hands-on Aquaponic Farming Experience at our 23,000 sqft, 60,000 gallon Aquaponics Farm and Educational Center. No other training available in the market provides you the opportunity to experience hands on operation of successful urban commercial Aquaponics farm, with the actual farmers. We've been living it for the past 5+ years, we'd love to share our experience with you.
Cost per person: $1495 ($1395 each for 2 or more)
includes Dinner @ The Farm
Join us and Chef Norman Tiedemann for a culinary journey though our farm. On Saturday night of the training we will serve you a 3 course meal at the farm, highlighting fish and produce from our farm harvested fresh that day by the course participants.
ADD ON options:
BUSINESS PLAN WRITING AND WEBSITE CREATION
On Monday we will hold a one day add on class that will cover business plan writing and getting a website setup. We'll walk you though some questions to help your business come closer to reality and show you how to set up a squarespace website (on a 30 day free trial). By the end of the day, you'll have your business sketched out, the beginnings of a website, and the knowledge to complete both projects!
9:00am - 4:00pm.