We will be teaching a backyard aquaponics workshop at the farm on Sunday, October 22 from 2:00 until 4:00. We will discuss the biology, various systems, possible fish and other aquatic life, organic feed options, pumps, stocking rates and growing beds. We will talk about the types of plants that do best, the nutritional information of aquaponic fish and vegetables, types of media for the beds, and what you are eating when you buy grocery store fish. This class is for the backyard aquaponic operator and we will go through the construction of a simple, inexpensive system. We will put together an IBC system, a simple to build system that will cost around $250 and can yield 50 pounds of fish annually and lots of vegetables on a 4′ x 8′ footprint in a garage or backyard. Workshops begin at 2:00 in the afternoon and will last until about 4:00. The cost is $45 per person. sign up for class or contact me by email. You will have the opportunity to purchase an IBC system, tilapia fingerlings and plants. Classes are limited to ten people. The class is outdoors.