What you will do
The workshop will start with a thorough introduction to aquaponics, while having a tour of the Dijkspark and the Aquaponics Garden. After the introduction, the group will start building an aquaponics farm together. After the workshop, you will know how to build an aquaponics system at home, how the ecosystem works, some of the basics of biology, some plumbing and a bit of carpentry.
What is aquaponics?
The 'Aquaponic Gardening Community' describes aquaponics as "the cultivation of fish and plants together in a constructed, recirculating ecosystem utilizing natural bacterial cycles to convert fish waste to plant nutrients. This is an environmentally friendly, natural food-growing method that harnesses the best attributes of aquaculture and hydroponics, without the need to discard any water or filtrate or add chemical fertilizer." The Mediamatic Aquaponics team is currently building an urban oasis based on this eco-friendly system, which you can come and visit during our open tours.
Duration: 4,5 hours
Price: €122 /person
Price for artists/students group: €95 /person
This workshop can be given in Dutch or in English.