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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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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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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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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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Aquaponic Vegetables- what can i grow?

Getting started with aquaponics isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the plants for your aquaponics system. Most people think that leafy green vegetables are the only plants that can be grown in an aquaponics system, but this is simply not the case. My experience is that […]

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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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Sustainable Aquaponics using pre used or recycled materials

The reason most people start in Aquaponics is to save money and be more selfsufficent. If you’re going to try your hand at growing vegetables or herbs using aquaponics to be more self sufficient then you should really go the extra step towards sustainability  and use recycled materials where ever you can in your aquaponics […]

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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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