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.
Check this video about Aquaponics by WhatTheFood
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 Miniponics
Saturday June 6. 10:00 - 17:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: €120,00 excl. VAT (or € 84 excl. VAT with discount*).
The price includes drinks and lunch.
*We give a 30% discount to freelancers, students and artists. If this applies to you use the discount code 'c-korting'. For questions please e-mail workshops [at] mediamatic.nl or call: 020-6389901.