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Archive for the Sustainability Category


World Environment Day 5th June 2017

World Environment Day – observed on 5 June every year across the globe – is the largest annual event for positive environmental action.  World Environment Day was inaugurated in 1972 following the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, Sweden on 5-16 June – the first international conference on environmental issues. Since its first […]

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Rosebery Middle School Northern Territory visits Cairns Aquaponics Training Course

Last week sore  another bus load of interested school students visit Cairns Aquaponics demonstration facility in Redlynch. The students were visiting Cairns as part of their school curriculum agricultural program and were very interested in building a school aquaponics system for themselves. The school students spent time learning about Aquaponics, fish selection, types of vegetables […]

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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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Chineese School visits Cairns for DIY Aquaponics advise

    Cairns Aquaponics systems were inspected thoroughly last Thursday by a travelling Chinese university student delegation  and they left impressed with how Aquaponics vegetables, Barramundi and Jade Perch are growing out of control and thriving in the tropical environment of Cairns when other traditional agricultural vegetable gardens are ever consuming water to avoid drying out. The […]

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Cairns Aquaponics-1 year vegetable and fish growth update

I’m sorry for not updating my website much last year. I have been so busy with my family, body injuries, and working in Papua New Guinea on sustainable projects in remote villagers. Its hard being me living in two countries.The climate in Cairns is hot and humid and makes gardening the traditional method using soil […]

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Everything is thriving in sunny Cairns

Last year the Aquaponic Gardener moved from Newcastle NSW to Cairns far north QLD to be closer to my sustainable agriculture projects that are ongoing in Papua New Guinea. It was a hard decision to leave Newcastle however here in Cairns the weather is great and I have re established in an old weatherboard Queenslander […]

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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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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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Getting Started in Aquaponics

Getting started with aquaponics isn’t as difficult as it seems all you need is a little knowledge, patience and proper planning. Here are a few things to consider when planning your aquaponics system in your backyard . Your Needs: One of the first steps before getting started with aquaponics is to decide how many people […]

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