Aquaponics Workshop: Build

Build an aquaponics farm

22 Mar 2013

Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines the cultivation of vegetables and fish. The best way to produce food in the city, because it hardly takes up any space. The fish poo feeds the plants, and the plants clean the water for the fish. Not a drop is wasted. If you'd like to learn how to build an aquaponics system from scratch, join us for this hands-on workshop. Get your tickets online.


Putting together an aquaponics set-up - Bij de aquaponics workshop in Mediamatic FABRIEK. Simone Schoutens


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 ecofriendly system.


We start the day off with an introduction to aquaponics and a crash course in biology. With our trainers' help, you will learn how to build a vertical aquaponics farm from scratch. By the end of the day you will know exactly how to build your own system at home, and know everything about the ecosystem. A crash course in biology, plumbing and carpentry.

More information

The workshop takes place at Mediamatic Fabriek on Friday March 22 from 10 am to 6 pm. Click here for the route to our Fabriek. Participation costs € 125,- ex VAT (or € 87.50 excl. VAT with discount). The price includes drinks and lunch. We give a 30% culture discount to freelancers, students and employees of cultural organisations. If this applies to you please follow this link and use the discount code 'c-korting'. For questions please e-mail Deborah Meibergen or call her at: 020-6389901.

Read an article NRC Next wrote about our aquaponics project (in Dutch).