Aquaponics is a synergistic growing technique in which both fish and plants are grown together in the same system. It is a sustainable food production method that drastically reduces water use and environmental impact.
Learn from aquaponics expert and instructor, David Sayson, in this three-hour overview for backyard hobbyists, educators, and even those considering a commercial operation.
Join us at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's (KPU) Langley campus where our School of Horticulture has two of David's systems as demonstrations.
Topics covered include:
- How it Works: the science behind aquaponics
- Overview: learn about the different kinds of systems from tabletop to commercial farms
- System Design: best practices, sizing components, optimal ratios
- System Cycling: starting up a new system without stressing your fish
- Running a System: day to day operation including water quality testing, pH management, oxygen and other parameters
- The Organisms: plants, fish, and bacteria
- The Environment: greenhouses, lights, humidity, air quality, and growing indoors
Attendees will also be provided with an electronic package of resources that will help them continue their journey of learning and growing sustainably with aquaponics, as well as a statement of completion from Kwantlen Polytechnic University after they complete the workshop.
DATE: Saturday, June 23
TIME: 10 am-1 pm
VENUE: KPU Langley Campus
ADDRESS: 20901 Langley Bypass
COURSE FEE: $99 per person (not incl. tax, must pre-register)
TO REGISTER: intro-to-aquaponics.eventbrite.ca
About the Instructor
David Sayson graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering). His company JustAquaponics helps people learn, build, and grow food with aquaponics. He also maintains the informative website CanadianAquaponics.com