Aquaponics 101

Date(s) - 01/13/18
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Rebuilding Exchange

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Rebuilding Exchange

Aquaponics 101

Sat, January 13, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join Plant Chicago’s Farm Technology Coordinator, Eric Weber, for this 2 hour workshop on the basic principles behind aquaponic growing. Aquaponics is a method of farming that symbiotically combines fish and plants in a continuously cycling water-based growing system. This system mimics a natural ecosystem and significantly reduces water, fertilizer, and pesticide usage. Further, the system can be based indoors, making it a year-round growing option that can be placed close to the site of consumption. The workshop will cover the history and background of aquaponic farming, basic components of an aquaponic system, construction and plumbing, and best practices for using reclaimed material suitable for plants and fish.
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Rebuilding Exchange is a 501c3 non-profit and our mission is to create a market for reclaimed building materials. We do this by diverting materials from landfills and making them accessible for reuse through our retail warehouse, by promoting sustainable deconstruction practices, by providing education and job training programs, and by creating innovative models for sustainable reuse.