Commercial

Aquaponics to Serve Homeless in San Diego

Commercial aquaponics greenhouses are a perfect fit for social missions like this one in San Diego that deliver triple bottom line benefits to people and planet with a healthy profit. Vista ‘s Solutions Farms began growing vegetables and fish about a year ago as a way to teach job skills and raise money to help fight homelessness. Nutrient-rich water from the fish tank feeds plants, and in turn, the plants purify the water that goes back into the fish tank. It allows the farming system to use very little water once the tanks are full. The expansion will triple the

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SEED Aquaponics

Pittsburgh-based SEED Aquaponics is part of a movement to make community agriculture even more eco-friendly. Colleen Beck started the company two years ago after spending time in Thailand researching sustainability and aquaponics systems… …When Beck returned from her research trip to Thailand and established SEED Aquaponics, the team built an aquaponic demonstration system at Garfield Healcrest Urban Farms which produces vegetables and herbs year long in the greenhouse. Then SEED constructed a system for an NGO in Slippery Rock. Source: Next Pittsburgh

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Education / Home Systems

October Open House

Please come to our open house on Saturday, October 24th from 2-4 PM at our south side facility in the basement of 401 Bingham St., Pittsburgh PA. There is plenty of free street parking available. Learn about Bell Siphons and how to build your own. Or buy one of ours to start your own Aquaponics system. Come see our indoor Aquaponic system that has been running virtually maintenance-free for nearly 2 years now! Please come with your questions and curiosity. We’re eager to show you and teach you about Aquaponics so that you can begin growing this way 365 days a year in your home,

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April Open House

Please come to our open house on Saturday, April 25th from 2-4 PM in our south side facility in the basement of 401 Bingham St., Pittsburgh PA. There is plenty of free street parking on weekends. Come see our indoor Aquaponic system that has been running for more than 1 year now! We’re growing organically: Kale Tomato Basil Parsley Tobacco Blue Nile Tilapia Please come with your questions and curiosity. We’re eager to show and teach you about Aquaponics. Bring your kids and they can take home a free goldfish! Books, Blue Nile Tilapia fingerlings, Aquaponic Bell Siphons and Home Aquaponics systems will be

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2015 Farm to Table Conference

Farm to Table Conference, Pittsburgh PA

Pittsburgh Aquaponics will demonstrate an Aquponics system at the Farm to Table Conference March 27-28 (this Friday and Saturday) at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The demonstration will be located and powered by the nice folks at Zero Fossil where the water pump and lights will get 100% of its energy from sustainable, green sources. So, if you have not made plans already, come down this Friday or Saturday to learn more about Aquaponics. And come meet other farmers, food producers, non-profits, retailers, green energy companies, wineries, dairies, apiaries, chefs, wellness professionals and people who care about food. You

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February Open House

Please join us on Saturday, February 21st from 2-4 PM at our facility in the south side: 401 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh. Plenty of street parking available. We are available to discuss Aquaponics system design, what types of fish to use, what types of plants to grow. And, we are happy to answer any questions you may have about Aquaponics for the home or office. Plus, we will be selling blue nile tilapia fingerlings for your systems. Kids get a free goldfish, so bring the whole family! We are currently growing: Genovese Basil Thai (purple) Basil Parsley Dwarf tobacco Microgreens

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Backyard Systems / Education

Open House, Saturday, Sept. 6th

Please come to our open house on Saturday, September 6th from 2-4PM in our new south side facility in the basement of 401 Bingham St., Pittsburgh PA. We have built an indoor Aquaponic system that is filled with plants and fish: We’re growing organically: Kale Basil Lettuce Tomatoes Wheat grass Mustard Greens Blue Nile Tilapia Please come with your questions and curiosity. We’re eager to show and teach you about Aquaponics. If you brings kids, get a free goldfish to take home! Books, aquaponics parts and starter aquaponcics systems will be available for purchase.

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Help Build Aquaponics Systems in Thailand!

SEED International is offering a volunteer tourism trip from January 3rd-16th, 2015 to northern Thailand. Help build Aquaponics systems for a small village and experience Thai culture and cuisine at the same time. Ten people will work as a team to build a deep-water culture system for an elementary school to provide fresh vegetables and fish for the children and teachers. Stay in tree top bungalows in Wiang Pa Pao and help build another Aquaponics system for the volunteers that stay there throughout the year. There’s no need to have previous experience in building Aquaponics systems. SEED International will

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Review of our Open House

This was a nice post from one of the visitors to our April Open House: When I first started my aquaponics project I really would have liked a strong support network of locals who shared the interest (aquapioneers?). It’s two years later now and there looks to be the beginnings of such a network forming. One of the groups, Pittsburgh Aquaponics, had an open house this weekend and I was able to get in and see what their facility was like… The main attraction, though, was their 400-gallon system. There are many components, so I’ve labeled and numbered the parts and pieces

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Earth Day Open House

Aquaponics open house

Please come to our open house on Saturday, April 19th from 2-4PM in our new south side facility in the basement of 401 Bingham St., Pittsburgh PA. Technically, Earth Day is April 22…but why wait? We have built an indoor Aquaponic system that is just getting ramped up to full food production capacity: a 4′ x 8′ media grow bed a 4′ x 8′ deep water culture trough with floating rafts 1 Swirl filter All connected to a 400 gallon circular fish tank and illuminated by high-efficient induction lamps. We’re growing organically: Kale Spinach Swiss Chard Tomatoes Wheat grass

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