The Tucson AquaPonics Project is proud to have the support of The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) which is providing the use of their SmartClassroom for free for the monthly meetings of the Tucson AquaPonics Project.
The meetings, held on the first Tuesday of each month, are FREE and open to the public.
Come learn about aquaponics and how you can participate. Go to our Meetup page for more info and to join the conversation.
We build a single-tank IBC system (International Bulk Container system) from start to finish, discuss different options for AP systems and building materials and the basics of what it takes to get them running. We provide an instruction manual for you to build your own single-tank IBC system, complete with recommended sources for parts.
Each Building Session attendee will receive a 10% off coupon for supplies at Eco Gro! (excludes IBCs)
* Children eating hay as food prices rocket - aid agency
Submitted by Casey Townsend
on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 1:13pm
[comment by Casey - This is one of the big reasons why I am working on bringing aquaponics to Tucson, and then to the world.]
"Malnutrition contributes to nearly a third of child deaths. One in three children in the developing world are stunted, leaving them weak and less likely to do well at school or find a job.
Prices of staples like rice and wheat have increased by a quarter globally and maize by three quarters, Save the Children says."
read more - http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/children-eating-hay-as-food-prices-rocket-aid-agency
Dr. Stéphane Herbert-Fort runs Local Roots Aquaponics, a small aquaponic farm in central Tucson. Local Roots Aquaponics is providing all-natural aquaponic produce to Tucson residents and restaurants. You can find them online at localrootsaquaponics.com or on their public Facebook page, where they frequently post.