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 with a tour in our Aquaponics farm where you will see the different system we've designed. During the tour you'll get a thorough introduction to aquaponics and a crash course in biology. After that, with our trainers' help, you will learn how to build a small scale aquaponics farm from scratch. No matter which scale you build, the technique is universal. 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.
The workshop takes place at Mediamatic Fabriek on Saturday April 12 from 10 am to 5 pm. Click here for the route to our Fabriek. Participation costs € 120 excl. VAT (or € 84 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.