Grow veg and fish in your back garden or farm in a symbiotic aquaponics system, no weeding or watering!
Learn how to build and manage successfully your own aquaponic system.
Come to the biggest aquaponic trout farm in EU specialised in gourmet fish produce.
2017 Course Dates
7- 8 October
18- 20 November
1. Introduction to Aquaponics
Aquaponics Around the World
Applications of Aquaponics: Home Food Production, Commercial, Social
2. System basics & components
AP system: Components identification and purpose
Hydro-culture Methods: Floating Raft(D.W.C), NFT, Media-filled Systems
AP system: Methods and Applications
Aquaponic System Management and Maintenance
Outbuilding Shelters and Covers
Greenhouses and Environmental Control
Daily & Monthly Operation
Tour of Greenhouse & Fish production unit.
3. Nutrient Balance & Growth
Type of Grow Media
Nutrient Availability for Plants and Nitrification
Nutrients Sources for the System
Nitrification cycle and Nutrient Availability for Plants
4. Water chemistry
5. Plant culture
Seed propagation and Transplanting Seedlings
6. Design and construction
Selecting the Right System for you Needs
Permits and Regulation
Aquaponics Project Planning and Start Up
Economics of Aquaponics
Custom System Designs
Selection of material
System sizing (fish stock density Vs Plant density)
Pest Identification, and Natural Pest Control
Fish Feeds and Automated Feeding device
Fish Stocking and Harvesting
Sample Fish Weights and Fish Feed Calculations
Fish handling and sanitation
Fish Purging and Slaughter methods
In addition to our classroom, students will understand how to build a system over the 2 days spending almost as much time on practical as theory, thus exploring and experiencing different growing methods with all the tips and hints from the field expert.
Antonio Paladino is co-founder of Bioaqua:farm and educator of Aquaponics. He has successfully designed, implemented and run numerous systems using various techniques over the last five years. With a wealth of knowledge gained from horticulture courses and in-depth studying in the field of bio-symbiosis, aquaculture and teacher training courses has lead to Antonio’s expert approach to integrated farming and dream of sharing this knowledge to create a positive difference for the future of farming. Antonio is a visionary in the world of integrated symbiotic farming filled with passion and drive that will get you hooked on aquaponics too!
We provide lunch with ingredients from our farm and refreshments on both days, you will receive a workbook written by Antonio and a completion certificate.
What the students are saying….
99% of our students recommend our course as excellent!
“We attended the course with Antonio at BioAqua Farm. It was absolutely fantastic! We walked away with a really good understanding of aquaponics and how to set up our own system. A great balance of theory and practical. A nice small group of students made it an easy environment to learn. Oh, and don’t expect boring sandwiches for lunch – the food was amazing!” Josh & Abi
‘Just wanted to say thanks for a fantastic , informative, thoroughly enjoyable weekend course. Learnt a lot and am now in the process of building a small backyard system with a renewed enthusiasm for a big system next year, for which I will undoubtedly be requiring your 1 to 1 consultancy! Best wishes Mike
‘The course was excellent. There was nothing we couldn’t ask about. The information was excellent and delivered with infectious passion. I’m sure we will have to come back for more! Thank you.’
‘Antonio’s confidence and competence are infectious and all my doubts about getting started with aquaponics have evaporated. I cant wait to set up our own system.’
‘Very, very good and can’t wait to get started.’
I would highly recommend this course for anyone who is thinking of becoming more self sufficient, the practical demo system we set up step by step makes my long term goals seem very achievable . Keep up the awesome work and look forward to the advanced course, Sincerely Ivik Butalia
Aquaponics course- 2 day Comprehensive 2017
Saturday 9.00am- 5.00pm
Sunday 9.00am- 4.oopm
10% off if you bring a family member ( £531 for 2 family members, no other offer applies)
We provide lunch with ingredients from our farm, snacks and refreshments on both days, you will receive a workbook written by Antonio and a completion certificate.
Class size is limited so best to register early to ensure your space.
Our passion for premium quality and sustainably grown food lead us to embark on a big adventure to impact the way food is farmed and produced.
We now have a fully operational eco- integrated farm, where we farm fish; veg; honey and create delicious and healthy gourmet food to be enjoyed by all.