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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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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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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Aquaponics at Oblock in Plum

Aquaponics in Plum middle school

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Oblock Junior High School teacher Jason Steele wanted to give his students hands-on experience. When he discovered 4th River Aquaponics in the Strip District and found out about a grant possibility for the concept, he decided to explore creating an aquaponics lab at Oblock as part of his technical education curriculum. Aquaponics is the marriage of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil) that grows fish and plants together in one system, Steele said. The fish waste provides a food source for the plants, and the plants provide a natural filter for the water

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Backyard Systems / Education

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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Aquaponics Open House II

Unlike the first Aquaponics Open House, we will have extensive presentations explaining in greater detail permaculture principles, Aquaponics and growing MicroGreens for fun and profit. When: Sunday, June 9th, 2-5 PM Where: 401 Bingham St., 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (South side) Parking: On street

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Farm to Table Conference

Pittsburgh Aquaponics will demonstrate an Aquponics system at the Farm to Table Conference March 22-23 (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 light will get 100% of its energy from sustainable, green sources. Also, we will be showing off some new Microgreens in the grow bed, courtesy of Rich Fishkin. 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,

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