Learn to build Aquaponics

At our new location on Saturday Februari 28

Are you looking for a sustainable way to produce food in the city? Join our workshop and learn how to build Aquaponics. This food production system combines the cultivation of vegetables and fish. No drop is wasted, because the fish poo feeds the plants and the plants clean the water for the fish. And it hardly takes up any space!

This workshop takes place at our new Aquaponics site at Mediamatic Biotoop on Dijksgracht 6. Get your tickets now.


Taking care of the plants in the Aquaponics - Lukas is checking the plants in the Aquaponics towers. Amy Claire Elizabeth Galbraith


The Aquaponic Gardening Community describes aquaponics as "the cultivation of fish and plants together in a constructed, recirculating ecosystem utilising 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 fertiliser." The Mediamatic Aquaponics team is currently building an urban oasis based on this eco friendly system.


We start the day with a tour through Biotoop Dijksgracht and the Aquaponics site. During the tour you'll get a thorough introduction to aquaponics and a crash course in biology. After that, with our trainers' help, we will start to build the Aquaponics farm together. 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.

Workshop: Learn to Build Aquaponics
Saturday 28 February, 10.00 - 17:00
Tickets: €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 organizations. If this applies to you please follow this link and use the discount code 'c-korting'.

For questions please e-mail workshops@mediamatic.nl or call: 020-6389901.

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