Pittsburgh Aquaponics Open House

Update Feb 24, 2013:

Thank you to Jim McCue (below, center) from the Hazelwood Initiative, Justin Thakar (photographer and organizer) of Transition Pittsburgh and the 30 or so other people who came out yesterday for the open house!

Mark Berger (far left) at the Pittsburgh Aquaponics open house

Aquaponic grow bed

When: Saturday February 23, 3:30PM
Where: 401 Bingham St (South side flats), 2nd floor
Why:

  • Come see what an Aquaponics system looks like
  • Ask questions
  • Learn how to build your own
  • Take home (for $5) a do-it-yourself small aquarium aquaponics manual

Source: Meetup.com

Aquaponics is using fish in fish tanks hooked up to plants in a symbiotic nutrient cycle, to make both grow and thrive.

Mark Berger has an aquaponics setup in the South Side, under the Pittsburgh Aquaponics name that he’ll be taking me and others to see on Saturday, and I just realized we might as well make it open to the public, to see if we could introduce more people to this practice. Anyone’s welcome. 🙂

The picture above is from Growing Power’s aquaponics setup–Mark says his is not terribly photogenic, and it’s really just a demonstration to show how you can do it in your home or garage, not a large thing–but the above is still a good picture to indicate what all this can look like.

Hat tip to: TransitionPGH Meetup

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