Workshop:

Workshop: Aquaponics

Learn to build Aquaponics

7 Jan 2018

Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines the cultivation of vegetables and fish. It is one of the best ways to produce food in the city, because it hardly takes up any space. The fish excrement feeds the plants, and the plants clean the water for the fish. In this way, not a drop is wasted. In this workshop you will learn how to build a miniponics system, a miniature, home-edition of the bigger Aquaponics towers.

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Our Aquaponics team - The Aquaponics team is always taking care of our spices and vegetables. Anisa Xhomaqi

Aquaponics?

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.

Program

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. You will also learn the basics of biology, plumbing and carpentry necessary for the Aquaponics system.

Information

Workshop: Learn to build Aquaponics
Sunday 07 January 10:00 - 15:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: €95 | €70*

*We give a discount to students and artists. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option. For questions please e-mail mail [at] mediamatic.nl or call: 020-6389901.

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- Aquaponics Liz Kunst

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Aquaponics - This year we again built a new Aquaponics system, this time in our greenhouse at the Biotoop. Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system which combines plant cultivation and fish. It is one of the best ways to produce food in the city, because it doesn't take up much space. The excrements of the fish feed the plants and the plants clean the water of the fish. Nothing gets wasted. In this workshop you learn how to build a miniponics system, a miniature, home-edition of the bigger…

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Building Aquaponics - Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines the cultivation of vegetables and fish. It is one of the best ways 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. In this workshop you will learn how to build miniponics system. A miniature, home-edition of the bigger Aquaponics towers. Liz Kunst

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Aquaponics bed under LED light. Photo by Plant Chicago -

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Emma working on the aquaponics - Learn to make your own aquaponics system at the workshop. Lisanne Groenewoud

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Working in the aquaponics - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Building a sustainable system - Anisa Xhomaqi

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The team - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Learning how to build your own sustainable system - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Between the greens - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Vegetables growing in the Aquaponics - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Work in progress - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Working on the Aquaponics - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Teamwork during the Aquaponics workshop - Anisa Xhomaqi

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The Aquaponics - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Final result of the Aquaponics workshop - Anisa Xhomaqi

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During the Aquaponics workshop - Anisa Xhomaqi

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It is all in de the details - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Inside the Aquaponics - Anisa Xhomaqi