Aquaponics for hobbyist: Aquaponics is an integrated aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponic (growing soilless plants) system that mutually benefits both environments. The waste from fish is treated with natural bacteria, converting the waste into an organic nutrient solution for the growing plants. As the plants soak up the nutrients in the water, the water is purified before flowing back into the fish tank. Both systems are mutually beneficial and no chemicals or fertilizers are used at any stage, reducing the overall cost to the environment and the financial cost for small growers. Aquaponics requires only a fraction of the water needed for ground-grown plant production, making it an ideal system for water-scarce urban areas. The only regular input to the system is food for the fish.

 AP explained

Goatsbridge in collaboration with GreenFish  will hold

an Aquapoonics Introductory Course on Saturday towards the beginning of May 2014

Get in contact if you are interested and we can send more info.


Previous workshops included the following: 

Timetable is as follow:

Introduction: 10:00 – 11:00
Coffee Break: 11:00 – 11:15
Water Quality & chemistry: 11:15 – 12:15
Fish Care: 12:15 – 12:45
Lunch: 12:45 – 13:15
Plant Care: 13:15 – 14:15
Practical system: 14:15 – 15:00

Information packs +manuals are provided. More info can be found on the GreenFish website.

Costs includes a lunch based on Goatsbridge Trout fillets and caviar, teas and coffees.
Cost is 140 € per person,250 € per couple – Availability for 10 people only

To book please contact Elena at elena@goatsbridgetrout.ie or phone 089 4218628 for any further queries.



Workshops was last modified: March 6th, 2014 by Mag Kirwan

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