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)
* Dairy Farmer Michael Schmidt: 3 Weeks on Hunger Strike, Wants Talks With Canadian Premier McGuinty
Submitted by Casey Townsend
on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 12:12am
"A reader commented on The Bovine site, Michael Schmidt’s WordPress blog, that if it’s legal to buy all sorts of raw foods: beef, pork, chicken, sushi and raw vegetables (which we know, of late, can be contaminated with e-coli or other organisms) as well as PRODUCTS THAT ARE KNOWN TO BE HARMFUL TO HEALTH such as alcohol, tobacco and over-the-counter drugs — then WHY is it illegal for people to drink milk from a cow-share?
Read the above paragraph again.
As I said in last week’s post on this hunger strike by Mr. Schmidt, people have been trading with farmers since just about the beginning of time. Up until the early 1900s, communities were agricultural based. The farmer supplied the food to the surrounding areas. Until the ‘advance’ of modern food and the system of grocery stores that we have now – our farmers were an important part of the landscape. They still are but the face has changed to the industrialized machine. Get big or get out!
This is all about control. “In the public’s best interest” is a statement uttered by agencies here and in Canada. As the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations are pointing out to the uninitiated of us who already know -and care- what goes on behind closed doors, this could also mean, “In the corporation’s best interest.” We all know that corporate influence is rampant in the food industry in its relations with the government."
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.