about the class:
Aquaponic gardening use fish to fertilize plants which then clean the water for the fish. It is a contained, sustainable system that can provide you with both fish and vegetables in a natural ecosystem. Learn the details about aquaponic gardening: what it is, how it works, and how you can create one of these soil-free gardens in your own backyard, on your patio, or in your apartment!
In this class, you will learn:
-The benefits of aquaponic gardening
-How different types of aquaponic gardening systems work
-What types of fish and plants are produced in aquaponic gardens
-How to create and manage a successful aquaponic garden in Arizona
Sheri Schmeckpeper has lived for 17 years on a 1.25 acre mini-farm in Gilbert she and her husband call the SupUrban Farm. They now grow about 80% of their own food, including meat, fish, eggs, dairy, fruits, herbs, and vegetables. Their goal is to make their home as organically self-sustaining as possible. This means each part of the system, whether microbe or cattle, helps to nourish other parts of the system.
Sheri holds a MA in Adult Education. When not caring for the farm or exploring the wild lands, she writes curriculum and teaches classes in sustainability, food production, personal finance and inter-personal relationships.
about registration types and pricing:
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**ambassador categories: land, water, permaculture**