Aquaponics workshop

Learn to build Aquaponics

21 nov 2015

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.


Rocio working on the Aquaponics at the Biotoop - Rocio Martin cutting in the Aquaponics Greenhouse at Mediamatic Biotoop Ana Valls


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


Workshop: Learn to build Aquaponics
Saturday November 21, 10:00 - 17:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: €145,00 incl. VAT

*We give a 30% discount to freelancers, students and artists (€101,50). If this applies to you use the discount code 'cultkorting'. For questions please e-mail workshops [at] or call: 020-6389901.