Monday, March 16, 2009

Aquaponics and more at the Community Garden Resource Fair

I plan to be at this event. I will be listening carefully about home scale aquaponics. Aquaponics are a fish tank that have hydroponic vegetation growing above the tank. The fish fertilize the plants, and the plants cleanup the water for the fish. They can be designed so you can harvest from the top and bottom! Just what an urban homestead needs. Ask me more after this event:

5th Annual Community Garden Resource Fair
When: March 28, 2009 9am to 4pm
Where: Unity Church-Unitarian, 732 Holly Ave, St Paul

Keynote: Paula Westmoreland, Permaculture Research Institute-Cold Climate
  • Aquaponics 101
  • The Urban Barnyard
  • Doing More with Less: Superabundant Small Gardens
  • Preserving Food Safely
  • Breaching Barriers to Just Food
  • Farm Dreams: Assessing Risks and Resources to Start a Farm Business
  • Organic Soil Building
  • Creative Consensus Building for Community Gardens
Kids Activities, Music, Resource Fair, Seed pick-up.....
& closing the day with a Town Hall Meeting on local food systems! Stay tuned for more Resource Fair details!

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, I like fish. This sounds like fun. I'll pencil it in. I see is $3/person.

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