Practical Aquaponics Training: How to Build Your Own System by GrowUp Community Farms - food in London
Practical Aquaponics Training: How to Build Your Own System by GrowUp Community Farms - food in London

Practical Aquaponics Training: How to Build Your Own System

Learn all you need to know to start your own aquaponic system. This course is for you if you are looking to build your own system for business or pleasure.

Cooking Class

6 hour workshop

Beginner

Bermondsey SE16

Practical Aquaponics Training: How to Build Your Own System
by GrowUp Community Farms

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Classes

6 hour workshop

Daytime

Aquaponics combines traditional aquaculture and hydroponics into a closed loop ecosystem. The waste that your fish produce is converted into food for your plants. Get a steady supply of delicious fish and sustainably grown herbs and salads.

The course is a mixture of practical building sessions and theory. Towards the final part of the day, students test their skills by assembling 3 different working systems.

Course Content:

Aquaponics in the world

  • The history of aquaponics
  • Current systems worldwide
  • The future of aquaponics

Aquaculture

  • The basics
  • Fish choice & stocking
  • Tanks
  • Fish care
  • Water testing & balancing

Bacteria and filtration

  • The nitrogen cycle
  • Bacterial care
  • Bio filtration methods
  • Mechanical filtration

Growing systems

  • Deep water culture (DWC)
  • Nutrient film technique (NFT)
  • Flood and drain

Plant care

  • Plant choice
  • Nutrients
  • Propagation (seeds and cuttings)
  • Pests
  • Disease

System building

  • Sourcing equipment
  • Aeration
  • Tools
  • Build

You will be issued with a full course workbook and list of recommended suppliers on completion of the course. The class is conveniently located in central London at Green Lab in Bermondsey.

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Class location

Bermondsey
Corner of Keeton’s Road and Collett Road,
42 Newington Causeway
SE16 4EE
London

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About your host, GrowUp Community Farms

GrowUp Community Farms engage, educate and inspire communities about sustainable food production. We produce sustainable fresh fish, salads and herbs in cities using a combination of aquaponic and vertical growing technologies. We are a not-for-profit Community Interest Company operating in London.

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Age Requirement

12

All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Practical Aquaponics Training: How to Build Your Own System
by GrowUp Community Farms
6 hour workshop