Welcoming Robyn to the Team

1980279_10203336751644885_927315868_oWe are very pleased to be joined by the wonderful Robyn Hodgkiss who joins our eager team  – WELCOME ABOARD!

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Bristol Fish Project @phoenix cafe and mention in the Guardian this week!

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The team learns to gut and fillet fish in a variety of ways at Dan Stern’s Fish Shop on the Gloucester Road. The last class in our 12 week programme :)

In a circular economy waste = food. Aquaponics uses the waste nitrogen from fish farming to grow plants and can use feed made from waste food too. We are so pleased to be working on building a demo at Phoenix Cafe where you can ‘pay what you feel’ for food provided by Skipchen! There we will be providing additional salad, herbs and veg for the cafe’s menu which changes based on what can be found by skipchen day-to-day.

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Bringing the market to the farm – Farmery Video

Love this cool project which is using aquaponics :)

See how one man is shaking up the way we select and purchase food—by giving local communities a hands-on experience from farm to feed. Filmmakers Gary Breece and Russell Hawkins reveal a new kind of grocery shopping at Ben Greene’s market, the Farmery. Greene’s crop cultivation method allows customers to harvest and buy produce on-site from living wall panels. Greene hopes this will change people’s relationship with what they eat, creating “an intimate connection with their food that they won’t experience anywhere else.”

http://player.d.nationalgeographic.com/players/ngsvideo/share/?feed=http://feed.theplatform.com/f/ngs/dCCn2isYZ9N9&guid=00000149-13ed-ddff-ab59-93edd03f0001&link=http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/

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Last year’s presentation on the Fish Project

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Phenix Cafe Demo-System so pretty today!

15471_860135020676678_7077188287049302858_nThere 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!

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Scribblings from this weeks class

A very fruitful class led us to lots of thinkings and scribblings!photo (7)

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This week’s aquaponics class

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