September General Meeting Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Water Quality - pH, TDS, e.c., nitrates, nitrites, etc. - what does it all mean? What really matters? Come learn both theoretical and real-world water quality analysis and remediation. Bring you own pond or aquaponics water sample for a hands-on analysis as part of this interactive workshop as we teach what, why and how to provide the best possible water for your aquaponics system.
6:30 PM - Intro to Aquaponics lecture
7:00 PM - Questions and Answers
7:30 PM - Feature Presentation: Water Quality for Aquaponics
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)
* Radioactive particles from Japan detected in California kelp
Submitted by Casey Townsend
on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 12:06am
Radioactive particles released in the nuclear reactor meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami were detected in giant kelp along the California coast, according to a recently published study.
Radioactive iodine was found in samples collected from beds of kelp in locations along the coast from Laguna Beach to as far north as Santa Cruz about a month after the explosion, according to the study by two marine biologists at Cal State Long Beach.
The levels, while most likely not harmful to humans, were significantly higher than measurements prior to the explosion and comparable to those found in British Columbia, Canada, and northern Washington state following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, according to the study published in March in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
read more - http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/04/calif-kelp-radioactivity-study.html
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.