1-Day Training Course- Introduction to Aquaponics
A one-day training seminar designed to teach the basics of raising tilapia and aquaponic plants in a naturally balanced, integrated culture system (aquaponics). Participants will learn about the basic needs and habits of tilapia and how they should be cared for and raised to marketable size. Participants will also learn how to use the wastewater from the fish to raise pesticide-free, nutritious healthy vegetables without soil.
In-classroom lectures as well as hands-on experience. Fast-paced, interactive, and challenging. The informal setting is conducive to questions and discussion.
Perfect for middle and secondary school or vocational students and teachers of science, ecology, and agriculture, gardening clubs, FFA clubs, or individuals interested in learning an innovative way to produce a constant supply of fish and vegetables using a simple, naturally balanced, ecologically sound system.
While helpful, no prior knowledge of aquaponics is required or assumed.
- Basic characteristics, needs, habits, and advantages of tilapia
- Do's and Dont's of raising tilapia
- Integrating hydroponics to tilapia culture (aquaponics)
- Building and managing a small backyard or demonstration sized system