What is aquaponics?


Next course: 31 August 2019 

Learn the why and how of aquaponics, and what is the secret to making a system work well for you.

Time: 8:30 till 15:00
Where: Kleinskuur Aquaponics/Die Boskombuis (20 km east of Pretoria, N4 – Cullinan/Rayton off-ramp – turn right/south – 800 m – turn right at the first road – 1,8km – turn right at Die Boskombuis entrance.) Google Kleinskuur Boerdery Aquaponics for a map or visit www.ksba.co.za.
How to book: Pay R1 300 into: Kleinskuur Boerdery, FNB, Branch code: 250655, Account number: 6256 921 0885. E-mail your name, tel number and proof of payment to sales@ksba.co.za.
More info: 082-320-3642 / 012-802-0696
Deadline for bookings and payment: Tuesday 15 August 2019
More info: 082-320-3642 / 012-802-0696

Refreshments and lunch included   |   Complete training manual included

 

Kleinskuur Boerdery Co-wrote this book to help people succeed in Aquaponics.

Aquaponics addresses some of the major stumbling blocks which are present in other agricultural growing methods. The challenge aquaponic farmers face is an economic one: How do we make this work? How do we make this financially sustainable?

An international survey reviewed by Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Institutional Review Board on the profitability of commercial aquaponic farmers has results which make for interesting reading. They found only 31% of the 275 respondents were profitable in the previous 12 months. The 31% is however not indicative of the success rate of aquaponic businesses as it excludes countless failed businesses. The good news is some have made it, and they left clues as to how they made it. The principles in this book incorporate those clues to increase your chances of success.

In this book, you’ll discover:
– Some humour
– Business principles to build a thriving aquaponic business
– Practical lessons learned from aquaponic farmers
– Hacks to common aquaponic problems
– A new perspective on your value proposition
– And much more!
Get ready to position your business for success

Click here to purchase your own copy.

 


In aquaponics the best of both worlds meet. There is an aquaculture system with fish such as Tilapia. The waste produced by the fish in the water is converted through a bacteriological system into the nutrients plants need.

The plants act as filter for the water going back to the fish. The water gets circulated through the system the whole time. The plants are cultivated in two different ways:

  • There is a deep water culture system (DWC) where plants such as lettuce, Swiss chard, spinach, kale and most types of herbs (e.g. sage, rocket, basil, parsley) are grown.
  • In the gravel bed system vegetables such as tomato, cucumber, peppers, chillies, brinjal, baby marrow, patty pans and herbs such as mint and rosemary can be grown.

healthy | natural | nutrient rich

  • It is a natural ecosystem in which no pesticides, chemicals or growth hormones can be used, because it will either harm the fish or the plants.
  • It is the healthiest nutrient rich food that can be produced in a controlled eco environment.
  • It uses 90% less water than any other agricultural system.