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)
* North Dakota Farmers Push for Constitutional Right to Farm
Submitted by Casey Townsend
on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 12:44pm
"Doyle Johannes has worked land near the Missouri River in central North Dakota for 35 years, raising everything from corn to cattle. He's not about to let someone from outside the state's borders tell him how to go about his business.
Johannes, who farms with family members near Underwood, is one of the backers of an effort to enshrine the right to farm and ranch in the constitution of the state that leads the nation in the production of a dozen crops -- from wheat and barley to navy beans and honey. Officials say if North Dakota farmers succeed, it could prompt similar actions in other states.
"It doesn't allow someone from the East Coast, the West Coast, to come in here and tell you what you can and can't do because of their idealistic notions," Johannes said of a proposed measure the North Dakota Farm Bureau is trying to bring before voters next year. "We want to be able to farm in North Dakota, the way we think we should be able to."
"The proposal would add to the state constitution: "The right of farmers and ranchers to engage in modern farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in this state. No law shall be enacted which abridges the right of farmers and ranchers to employ agricultural technology, modern livestock production and ranching practices."
read more - http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/north-dakota-farmers-push-constitutional-right-farm
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.