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Aquaponics Project

One of the High School student I taught Aquaponics to, built a one barrel system and grew plants. Because she did the project during the late fall and winter they grew indoors. No pollination of course but lots of greens!

Hi Bob,

Suuin had great feedback from her project, everyone is very impressed and she educated quite a lot of parents and students who visited her booth.

Here’s a picture of her stand.

Thank you again for your mentoring
Pat

112 Native and Adaptive Plants for North Texas

Tree Planting Guide TA&MImage: TA&M

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Texas A&M AgriLfie Research and Extension Center Bldg C

17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX

Texas A&M has training classes that will help you learn some useful survival skills. This class discusses native plants. You can ID which plants and how to plant your own native and perennial plants.

This is good information to know if you are making your backyard or country land into a resource to provide you with permanent plant products.

To Register (Required):
http://dallas.tamu.edu/courses/2014/january-28-2014-native-and-adaptive-plants-for-north-texas/

Upcoming Courses:
http://dallas.tamu.edu/courses/

Resource: Tree Planting Guide On-Line
http://texastreeplanting.tamu.edu/

Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
http://texashelp.tamu.edu/

 

Nitrogen Cycle Startup

FAP nitrite spike during startupClick on chart for larger view of Friendly Aquaponic’s start up chart.

Friendly Aquaponics has some very practical info in their recent newsletters. It is about how to start you system, which is called the Start up Cycle or the Nitrogen cycle.

The info is revealed over several newsletters

Check it out:

Start here Part 1 and Part 2 with these newsletter

Then  read these:

“Clean Water” section of startup here in newsletters: #125, #126, and #127.

Then read Part 3 in NL# 148:

http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/527375/3884bfab55/1451002247/906bfa4179/

You can get more info and my free to download startup chart here:

http://aquaponicfun.com/general/startup-cycle-data-tracking/

Startup Cycle Data Tracking

Testimonials for Aquaponics Class

10 September 2013 Beginners Aquaponics Class

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Bob,

I saw the Dallas Morning News article on Aquaponics, and I am wondering if our group–Greater Lewisville Newcomers Club Garden Group–could visit to see a demonstration/explanation of aquaponics on Sept 9 at about 10 am. We have about 40 women members, and an occasional husband.

Sincerely,
Becky Bertoni

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Our Garden Group members from Greater Lewisville Newcomers Club enjoyed Bob Jordan’s Aquaponics class on  September 9, 2013. We certainly had a wonderful time learning and seeing your aquaponics systems.

Thanks to Bob for his time and generosity in explaining how it all works–aquaponics may be the future of gardening!

Sincerely,
Becky Bertoni

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Bob,

Our garden club was in unanimous agreement after your presentation yesterday.  It was enjoyed by us all. Your presentation included the positive benefits of aquaponics.  The manner of your presentation where you also included your mistakes was very helpful and appreciated.  Thank you for showing us about aquaponics on a Powerpoint presentation and also in your garden.

Lois Heckart

Live off the Land

How Big a Backyard Would You Need to Live Off the Land?

People in my classes ask me how big an Aquaponics system do you need to have for a family to live of it for a year?

Hard to say due to personal preferences, but a 128 sq foot raft system would come close. Check out Friendly Aquaponics for instructions and training for $99. They were the first in US to be Organically certified and first to have a system that has proven profitable.

This info graphic give a good overview growing food in the dirt. Aquaponics grows at 3-4 times the density and up to two times as fast, i.e. twice the harvest in the same growing season/time.

 

how big a backyard

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