Aquaponics 101: Introductions to Aquaponics


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In this course, you will learn how innovations in aquaponics benefit organic plant and fish productions in a chemical-free, healthy, and sustainable environment.

An aquaponics system produces a flawless, natural cycle in which a hydroponic system uses nitrates to break down fish by-products, providing nutrients for our vegetables. The clean water is then recirculated to the aqua-culture system, starting the cycle anew.

12 weeks // 1.5 hours each week - 18 hours total
Week 1:
Introduction/Water Chemistry
Week 2: System Components/Fish Production
Week 3: Solids Filtering and Bio-filtration
Week 4: Field Trip to a local Aquaponics Farm for Fish Husbandry
Week 5: Hydroponic Subsystems and Component Ratios
Week 6: Plant Growth Requirements and Nutrient Dynamics
Week 7: Plant Selection and Crop Production
Week 8: Field trip to local Aquaponics Farm for Plant Husbandry
Week 9: Pest Disease Control and System Management
Week 10: Fluid Mechanics and Approaches to System Design
Week 11: Field trip to a local Aquaponics Farm for System Design and Construction
Week 12: Putting It All Together

*Field trips are subject to change.

For registration assistance, please contact the Eagle's OneStop at 704-991-0123.

Please contact Sylvia Lewis at 704-991-0287 or for further information.