Workshop: Learn to build Aquaponics

At our new location.

28 Feb 2015

Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines the cultivation of vegetables and fish. It might be the best way 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 an aquaponics system, plus you will contribute to a brand new Aquaponics site at Biotoop Dijksgracht! Get your tickets now.


Sterre and Sander planting tomato - The big system started its cycle. Yesterday we planted different vegetables in the two grow beds.


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 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.

More information

The workshop takes place at Biotoop Dijksgracht on Saturday 28 February from 10 am to 5 pm. Participation costs € 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 or call: 020-6389901.