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The Aquaponic Gardener (AKA Rodney Ingersoll) has multiple qualifications in Environmental Resource Management, is a Certified Environmental Practitioner, Consultant and has over 20 years experience in Environmental Management, Food Security, Community Development, Climate Change science, Sustainability, Aquaponics, Agricultural, training and development in Australia, Soloman Islands and Papua New Guinea.

Rod has developed systems to manage and train local indigenous staff in over 300 community development short courses throughout Papua New Guinea and Australia. Courses have included village water supply, land management, chicken farming, duck farming, fish farming, carpentry, village leadership, hygiene and sanitation, literacy, sewing, local markets establishment, vegetable, potato and coffee farming.

Rodney has worked with and made presentations to all manner of stakeholders involved in environmental, agricultural and cultural heritage projects including local government, the general public, indigenous land-owners, external contractors and company personnel. He has published over 50 newspaper and magazine articles on environmental sustainability topics. He speaks fluent pidgin (PNG/Solomons) and English and strives to share his DIY practical agricultural and environmental knowledge through this website and his sustainable training workshops with the local community, developing nations and Australian communities.

Rod Ingersoll aka- Aquaponic GardenerSome of Rodney’s greatest achievements have been teaching and assisting thousands of villagers in Community Development outcomes including working with the Salvation Army and Rotary International managing aid projects throughout PNG.

Recently, Rodney was awarded with an unexpected The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire medal from her Majesty the Queen of England and commonwealth realms for Community development, rural health and environmental conservation. He also has over the years humbly been awarded a PNG Independence Medal, a HRH Queens Jubilee Medal and a Meritorious Community Service Medal of honor for commitment serving the community, remote health and Sustainable Agriculture.

Rodney is married with 3 beautiful kids. He works  in the areas of Sustainable agriculture, Community Development & Environmental Management in PNG and Australia and also conducts occasional weekend workshops and talks on Aquaponic gardening, Biodiversity, Sustainable living, assisting community groups and schools apply for grants to implement sustainability into the workplace or school.

If you would like Rodney to speak to your group, organisation in any environmental or agricultural  capacity just send an email and he will respond as soon as possible.

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