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 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.
Innovatie Citizen is a 6 day festival with talks, presentations, workshops, exhibitions and excursions. Focussing on new urban skills. Take a look at their complete program here.