What is 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. Find out more here.
What will you learn?
We start the day with an introduction to aquaponics and a crash course in biology. Next, guided by our trainers, you will learn how to build a vertical aquaponics farm from scratch. By the end of the day you will know exactly how to build your own system at home, and how the eco-system of the fish tank and grow beds works.
The workshop takes place at Mediamatic Fabriek on Friday January 11 from 10 am to 6 pm. Drinks and lunch are included. Click here for the route to our Fabriek. Participation costs € 145,19 including 21% VAT. We give a 30% culture discount to freelancers, students and employees of cultural organisations. If this applies to you please click 'buy a ticket' and fill in 'C-korting' in the discount code field. You can buy one more more tickets at once. For questions please contact Deborah Meibergen or call her at: 020-6389901.