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Cairns Man “Aquaponic Gardener” recognised by the Head of State, Queen of England

Just a quick blog post to alert my aquaponic sustainable minded gardening friends that as an Australian Citizen working in remote Papua New Guinea highlands, my commitment to the people of Papua New Guinea and community/ environmental work history was recognised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11,  Queen of Great Britain and Commonwealth, at a […]

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USA Student Brennan Cross- Cairns Aquaponics Update

When designing an aquaponics system, imagination is the limitation. Structure and appearance are highly variable as long as the basic components are provided. The diagram below (figure 2) indicates these components as the rearing tank (where fish are held), solid removal, biofilter, hydroponic subsystem, and a sump. As the diagram indicates, certain aspects of the […]

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Aquaponics will showcase at Cairns Eco Fiesta

Aquaponics will be featured at this years Eco Fiesta or Cairns Eco week. ECOweek is fast approaching and its when North Queensland rolls out the green carpet … for you! From 28 May to 5 June 2016, green groups, environmental agencies and eco-minded businesses gather under the ECOweek banner to bring you festivals, film nights, fun […]

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Hunter Organic Growers Society- Aquaponics Open Day

Last weekend I learnt that i can comfortably  fit 50 people into my small backyard. I opened my backyard by request to Hunter Organic Growers Society and saw a flood of interest in my fish, yabbies, veges and Aquaponics ways. Most people had not seen Aquaponics in action and the day was filled with questions […]

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International Permaculture Day is on again- May 5th 2013

Thought you may like to appreciate that International Permaculture day is almost on us again for another year. May 5th 2013. Although Aquaponics can stand alone as a super vegetable growing system, a successful balanced Aquaponics system uses many of the same permaculture design elements. This annual event is a great day filled with education and passionate […]

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How do we reform global industrial agriculture?

Food for thought- Whats water doing? How can we assist our planets water resources? The introduction of fossil fuels into agriculture reduced much human suffering around the world — but it also created a massive spike in global population, creating an ever-growing need for more food. While our population continues to grow exponentially in every country, […]

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Lake Macquarie City Council Environmental Activities, grants etc April- May 2013

Make your own backyard  habitat – free  workshop Saturday 20 April,  1-3pm Learn about the importance  of backyard habitat for local native animals, and discover how to create a frog  pond and possum nest box in your own  backyard. Location:  Landcare Resource Centre, Corner of Toronto  Roadand  Five Islands Road,  Teralba Bookings essential to Lake  […]

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A garden in the ghetto generate food Gardens, build communities

This film below tells the story of a South Los Angeles edible garden planted in a surprising spot. Ron Finley, its planter, constructed the garden the way he wishes his neighborhood could be. And his vision of repurposing unused open space, like that of many others working together on urban agriculture in our city, should […]

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Aquaponics on 60 minutes

Please see below for a 60 minutes article and video link to last nights story.   For many Australian families, putting enough food on the table is a daily struggle. And things will get worse before they get better. You see the world’s got too many mouths to feed and we’re fast running out of […]

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Port Stephens Council Aquaponics Workshop

Last weekend marked a great day of Aquaponics introduction training for the Port Stephens, NSW residents. This workshop gave an introduction to the principles and practical DIY methods using recycled materials to build and maintain a homemade backyard Aquaponics system. Although the local government elections and voting got in the way, once everyone  finished that task the Aquaponic […]

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