6 hour workshop
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.
Aquaponics in the world
- The history of aquaponics
- Current systems worldwide
- The future of aquaponics
- The basics
- Fish choice & stocking
- Fish care
- Water testing & balancing
Bacteria and filtration
- The nitrogen cycle
- Bacterial care
- Bio filtration methods
- Mechanical filtration
- Deep water culture (DWC)
- Nutrient film technique (NFT)
- Flood and drain
- Plant choice
- Propagation (seeds and cuttings)
- Sourcing equipment
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.
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
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.
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.