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The Basics

The Basics

Aquaponics course- 1 day: The Basics


Grow healthy vegetables and fish in a symbiotic system, no weeding or watering, using sustainable growing techniques, beyond organic.

Learn about Aquaponics and the essentials to growing your own in a back garden, community farm or school.

Come to the biggest aquaponic farm in UK specialised in gourmet fish produce. 


Dates 2017-
Saturday 28th January
Saturday 11th March
9.30am- 4.00pm


Our classes are suitably balanced to give you both the theory and practical of Aquaponics.  We provide lunch and refreshments, you will receive a handbook written by co-founder Antonio Paladino.

course outline:

1.     Introduction to Aquaponics

  • Workshop Introduction
  • Aquaponics farming revolution
  • Benefits of Aquaponics
  • Applications of Aquaponics: Home Food Production, social and more

2.     System basics & components

  • AP system: Methods and Applications
  • Tanks
  • Aeration
  • Water pumps
  • Greenhouses and Environmental Control
  • Daily Operation

3.     Tour of our farm


4.    Water chemistry

  • Water Quality
  • Water Dynamics

5.     Plant culture

  • Crop Choices
  • Seed propagation and transplanting

6.    Fish husbandry

  • Fish Selection and sourcing
  • Fish Stocking and Harvesting
  • Fish handling and sanitation

7.    Q and A

  • A chance to ask about your project and ideas or course information




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 four 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!

More about Antonio here 

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What the students are saying….

‘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.’

‘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.’

Aquaponics course- 1 day The Basics


 Class size is limited so best to register early to ensure your space.

To sign up click here and send us an email

we will send you an application form to complete and return to us by email

For further details please email or call us.

bioaquafarm@gmail.com 01934710342


 Cancellation Policy

  Up to 30 days prior to the first day of the course a full refund or transfer course date

  30 days to 2 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop – 50% refund

  Less than two weeks prior to the first day of the workshop – no refund, although you can transfer your space to family/friend

(Discretion is taken for special circumstances, eg. health related with Dr certificate.)


for our location click here


If your planning to stay in the area for nearby accommodation we suggest-

Hide on the Hill B&B- www.hideonthehill.co.uk contact shaun.thorogood@gmail.com

Nut Tree Farm B&B (healthy breakfast options)  click here

Poplar Farm B&B and log cabins    click here 

For more options click here