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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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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Door Campaign Aims to Teach Aquaponics on North Side

Pittsburgh Aquaponics has been approached to assist this project and will do so where it can. Having a location and some old greenhouse equipment is a great start. Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Door Campaign is weeks old and already has a board of directors, two sites for an innovative leadoff project and associations with high school and college mentors. “The idea is to get young African-American men to show the community that we can be the change,” he said. “We’re trying to expose our demographic to a different world. The door in the Door Campaign is the one that

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Top 10 Aquaponics Mistakes

I have been writing about other people’s Aquaponics systems, but never my own. The primary reason is, I keep making mistakes, or is this called learning? So, I wanted to share what I have done wrong over the last year in my AP setup. Some of them will sound funny or “stoopid,” but I know someone will learn from them and not make the same mistakes. Top 10 Aquaponic Mistakes Failure to seal the grow bed. I sealed my fish tank plug with super strong, latex aquarium sealer, but I forgot to do the same for the grow bed!

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