Backyard Systems / Commercial

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

Bell Siphon

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

Blue nile tilapia

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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Commercial / Education

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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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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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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Europe to Invest $7 Million for Aquaponics Demonstrations

Source: European Commission How can we cope with the global future challenges? The growing world population induces competition for water, land, food, and energy. But resources are limited, and unsustainable agricultural practices and climate change are aggravating these problems. Therefore, the European Union (EU) decided to fund a visionary project: for the next 4 years, 18 partners from 8 countries will work on an auspicious new green technology. About 6 million Euros are granted to implement an innovative aquaponics system that has the potential to contribute remarkably to global food security for the 21st century… In the project, four

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New Ken Man Brings Aquaponics to Haiti

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review One goal of Give Hope Global is an aquaponics project to help make the orphanage self-sufficient. The first step is to build pools to raise tilapia. Then, the water from the fish pools in channeled into water gardens by way of a solar-power system. The water is recirculated back into the pools. Tom Roberts designed and built the sheds over the aquaponics tanks. The gardens will allow orphanage residents to grow vegetables in a series of areas 50 feet by 4 feet wide. “We built the first 12-foot-round pool in October,” Roberts says. When the operation

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