Marguerite d'Ervau

Building Aquaponic Systems - WO Assistant checklist

with Saro van Cleynenbreugel

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 and a water efficient method of produce. As the fish excrement feeds the plants, and the plants clean the water for the fish, not a drop of water is wasted. In the workshop Building Aquaponics System, participants will learn how to build a miniponics system, a miniature, home-edition of the bigger aquaponics towers.

As a workshop assistant, your role is to make sure all the materials are there and order missing materials. You don't need to be here during the workshop!

This workshop is usually assisted by the Aquaponics intern.

Here is some information about ticketing when you are a workshop assistant.

 

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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.

General information about the workshop

Time: ~1h-2h (depending what you need to order)

Location: Aquaponics Greenhouse
Max. participants: 12
Tutor: Saro van Cleynenbreugel
Phone number: 0623913535
Email address: saro@zone5.design

 

Material checklist

NOTE: The materials list is made for 3 miniponic systems (+ one spare). A team of 3-4 people build one system. First check what is in store, and then order the missing materials.

For this workshop, you will need:

 

Equipment list

  • 10 Ironsaw (big) [Barn]
  • 2 Electric-drill (battery powered) [Barn]
  • 2 Angular grinder [Barn]
  • 1 Column drill [Barn]
  • 1 Iron grinding blade (2-3mm thick) [Barn]
  • 2 Wood/metal drill - 6 mm [Barn]
  • 2 Metal drill - 3 mm [Barn]
  • 5 Knives/scissors [Kitchen]
  • 5 Water buckets [Barn]
  • 2 Hearing protection [Barn]
  • 4 Gloves [Aquaponics - on shelves in the container]
  • 2 Protective glasses [Aquaponics - on shelves in the container]
  • 2 Dust caps (protection) [Barn]
  • 5 tape measure [Barn / Aquaponics]
  • 3 Vinyl tape (PTFE gas tape, white) [Barn]
  • 5 Markers [Aquaponics - on shelves in the container]
  • 1 White gaffer tape [Aquaponics - on shelves in the container]

 

To-do list

 

A week before the workshop

 

  1. Have a look how many participants have signed up. A team to make one system with is 3-4 people. You might have to adjust amounts accordingly. In this the preplist that you can find here you can see the amounts of each specific material per one miniponic system.
  2. Check if you got all the materials needed for the workshop. If some are missing order them from the suppliers listed in the materials list.
  3. In case you have any questions, Saro is usually at Mediamatic every Thursday.