There she is our beautiful fishplant system set-up and cycling in the Phoenix Cafe where we are demonstrating how plants grown by aquaponics can be used in the cafe for asian dishes and salads. We spent an hour yesterday preparing the propagator with Choi Sum, Nasturtium, Chinese Squash and Watercress – for colourful and nutritious yum yum yum!
This week Rob Bryant will be telling us about hydroponic systems and plant selection and we will be using our kindly sponsored fish plant unit we will be starting the system cycling and filling it with plants!
Rob Bryant has been involved with Aquaponics since the start of 2013 when he set up Chippenham’s first indoor garden centre. He was looking at the different technology that produces food hydroponically (growing with out soil).
Rob joined Bristol Fish Project when we were early on in our trial – volunteering his services & eventually took on part of our Aquaponic set up and our Tilapia when the trial was completed and housed it in the Chippenham showroom. A year on and Rob now has 50 or so Koi Carp in the setup as they were better suited to the shop environment.
“I think Aquapoics will have great part to play in our future food supply as space & water becomes more in demand” – Rob Bryant
This class will take place 7-9pm at The Pithay Studios in Bristol, All Saints Street, BS12LZ. Cost – £30 – but we are doing our very best to make sure its not exclusive – so if you are interested, please get in touch in anycase to discuss options.
The full course is part-time takes 12 weeks and involves 12 evenings and 2 weekend excursions. NB You can sign up for the full course or you can just come to units that interest you. We are looking to charge £300 for the 12 weeks – again – we are doing our very best to make sure its not exclusive – so if you are interested, please get in touch in anycase to discuss options.
A chance for the aquaponics heads of Bristol to get together as well as an intro to the forthcoming 12 week Introduction to Aquaponics Course. Quick presentation on what aquaponics is, finding out why aquaponics is so interesting and having a quick look at what will be covered in the 12 week programme. Should be a light hearted opportunity for meeting other people that have an interest in aquaponics in the area.
This invite is extended to aquaculture and hydroponics communities – after all we’ve rather a lot in common!
Drinks and nibbles will be provided :) though places as always are limited -
Please register here (Free) so we know how many people to expect :)
7-9pm The Pithay Studios, All Saints Street, Bristol, BS12LZ
26th November – Policy and compliance in aquaculture and food production – With Keith Jeffery of the Fish Health Inspectorate, CEFAS
These days all sizes of aquaponics holdings should be registered with the Fish Health Inspectorate. As soon as your project is big enough / undertaking certain trading activities, you become subject to policy and compliance with the Fish Health Inspectorate managing this process through CEFAS.
The Fish Health Inspectorate has the role of helping to maintain the health of the UK’s fish and shellfish. Through the inspectorate’s work CEFAS improves businesses’ ability to trade openly outside the UK, reduce their losses from disease and help protect a valuable natural resource. Continue reading