Learn about aquaponics systems for schools, communities and businesses at Kate Humble's farm Humble by Nature
Learn about aquaponics systems for schools, communities and businesses at Kate Humble's farm Humble by Nature Learn about aquaponics systems for schools, communities and businesses at Kate Humble's farm Humble by Nature Learn about aquaponics systems for schools, communities and businesses at Kate Humble's farm Humble by Nature Learn about aquaponics systems for schools, communities and businesses at Kate Humble's farm Humble by Nature Learn about aquaponics systems for schools, communities and businesses at Kate Humble's farm Humble by Nature Learn about aquaponics systems for schools, communities and businesses at Kate Humble's farm Humble by Nature

Course Agenda

10:00
DAY 1: Arrive and welcome
10:10
Aquaponics overview

History of aquaponics, advantages and applications

11:00
Nutrient cycles

Nitrogen cycle in Aquaponics. Balancing nutrients and microbiology.

12:00
Aquaponics systems & system tour

Components & set-up; hydroponic system types;  growing media; environmental control & lighting

13:30
Lunch

Enjoy a delicious farm lunch

14:30
Fish in aquaponics, including practicals

Species; physiology & behaviour; nutrition; sourcing, stock & harvesting; sampling & record keeping; humane slaughter

15:45
Plants in aquaponics, including practicals

Plant choices; planting, propagation & transplanting; nutrient deficiencies; environmental requirements; integrated pest management

17:00
End of day 1

Enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake

10:00
DAY 2: Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee before getting back to work
10:05
Water chemistry, including practicals

Parameters; measurement techniques & record keeping; troubleshooting

11:45
System maintenance

Daily, weekly & monthly tasks; monitoring & record keeping; bio-security

12:45
Lunch
13:45
Designing a system

The right system for you; planning & funding; economics of aquaponics; choosing equipment; permits & legislation

15:45
Q&A

Questions & answers; discussion of individual projects

16:45
Course closes

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake

Aquaponics: Two-day Intermediate

Course dates are yet to be confirmed but you can register your interest now by submitting our online enquiry form. As soon as dates are released we will be sure to notify you.

This two-day intermediate aquaponics course is ideal if you are thinking about starting an aquaponics project or if you've been on the one-day Introduction to Aquaponics course.

This course will give you a good grounding in how aquaponics works. You'll learn about the biological componants of an aquaponics system: plants, fish and bacteria. You will spend time in our aquaponics solar greenhouse getting to know the set-up before looking in more detail at designing your own system.

Aquaponics UK are running a series of courses on our aquaponics system: for complete beginners to those wishing to set up and run their own systems.

What to bring and other essential info

This two-day course will run from 10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

 

You will have a mixture of time spent in the classroom and looking at our aquaponics system on the farm.

 

The course price includes tea or coffee at the start of both days, lunch and afternoon tea. It does not include accommodation or your evening meal on Saturday night or breakfast on Sunday morning. You can either stay on the farm or our accommodation nearby page lists places you can stay locally. 

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