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Food Security Do you have enough to eat? Can you easily get more? Is food scarce where you live? Or is it unaffordable? These are Food Security issues, and one of the great things about aquaponics is that it can help overcome food insecurity for a lot of people. It puts control of the food supply into the hands of the people who eat it. Supply Interruption Here in Australia, we’re really blessed that food is usually fairly plentiful. But, you know what? Even in parts of Australia, the food supply can become interrupted. Remote communities, where food has to be trucked in from hundreds of miles away, can sometimes be threatened with food shortages. Maybe the roads get cut off by floods or the bridges get washed out by a cyclone, or som . . .
We have just received our "Certificate of Accreditation" as a "Chemical Free farm. Very exciting but not unexpected. After all, Aquaponics like nothing else is "Chemical Free". The good people from the Auditing Organisation came and visited, inspected thoroughly, took away water and leaf samples that were sent off to the testing Lab. Amal Analytical.Excellent results came back. They tested for; 49 Herbicides and Fungicides 10 Synthetic Pyrethroids 54 OP Pesticides. 3 Glyphosate's 16 Heavy metals All tests showed lower than allowed or non-existent. It is a very exciting development for Aquaponics Practitioners here in Australia. The organisation that certified us is the Chemical Free Farmers Association of Australia which is i . . .
It is so easy to maintain the spinners. Aquaponics GroPockets-Spinner from Murray Hallam on Vimeo. . . .
This premier Aquaponics event will commence shortly and will be in the form of 26 x videos plus downloadable PDF files. Lessons Delivered every week over a sixteen-week period. You will have ongoing access to the members area where each video will be posted for your review, . . .
GroPocket. This is fitted to a standard 100mm (4") PVC pipe to make a very functional GroTower. GroPockets are used to turn PVC pipe into the ideal vertical GroTower growing system. GroPockets are glued over holes drilled into PVC pipe and hold the plant crowns above the we . . .
The question has been asked countless times and I guess will continue to be. Why do Aquaponics and is it worth it? Is Aquaponically grown produce and fish all that different? Some claim no! Some say that the nutritional value or density, is not much different between pro . . .
A training class in progress. Practical hands on training. The 4 day Master Class is a good mix of both introductory subjects and leading into and concentrating on commercial Aquaponics subjects. We have excellent material to share including some very extensive spreadsheet . . .
Aquaponics System Based on a 600 litre Fish Tank. (Oct 2006) I decided it was time to upgrade my AP system. I have been running a small system based on a 200 Ltr fish tank and one strawberry tower. My little Darling and I have had a number of very nice Strawberry and Cream . . .
This is the claim made about the very sophisticated wood burning multi purpose heater produced in Texas by “Dragon Heaters”. Dragon Heaters. State of the art, extremely efficient combustion system. The “Dragon Heater” design closely resembles the well known “Rock . . .
Recently I have returned from India where I participated in a program at Proto Village. Proto Village is located approx. 120 km outside of Bangalore in a very arid region. Kalyan has moved himself there and has taken on the task of helping the locals to secure their food sup . . .
Shobitha is part of the Proto Village team. On Sunday March 24 I boarded the big bird at Brisbane; flew to Singapore then on to Bangalore India for the start of the Aquaponics project in Proto Village. Arrived in Bangalore just before midnight (Bangalore time) and was pic . . .
Aquaponics Institute LLC The team at the Aquaponics Institute have just completed a 200 + page manual for our 5 day training at Ouroboros Farm and Stillheart Institute.The manual incorporates the very latest Commercial and Small Farm information covering all aspects right th . . .
Chickens have too many feathers ! Yesterday I finished processing the last two meat chickens of a batch of ten that I have raised. I won't be doing that again! As I was plucking and cleaning (not to mention lopping off the head) it struck me just how much work there is in gr . . .
Sensational…..murder in the greenhouse. Who has been killed? Those pesky aphids, ants and the like, that’s who ! Controlling pests in an Aquaponics garden has to be done carefully because we want to use pest control mechanisms that are fish friendly as well as . . .
You can pre-order my next DVD and have it delivered before it goes on sale. My next DVD is well under way and promises to be a really informative piece. It is more in a documentary style rather than a "how-to" DVD . But it is turning out to be much more than just a "doco" . . .
Yes it is! Many are taking up the personal challenge to take control of the food supply. Americans are building home Aquaponic systems, small Aquaponic farms and some big ones as well. They are going about their business securing pure food for the future. Aquaponics is so . . .
I have been travelling through America to film a documentary of Aquaponics Across America. The Food Freedom Rebels. I really like the term "Food Freedom Rebels". It describes well the mindset of many of the great people I have met so far on this trek across America, people w . . .
Guest post by ECO Films.New DVD coming out soon. FloMedia research greenhouse. We’re proud to announce in collaboration with Murray Hallam a new instructional DVD we’re currently editing on small scale commercial aquaponics called “Aquaponics for Profit&r . . .
What is it really all about? Why do you find Aquaponics so interesting? Most folk tell me that their interests are more than one. This is the order of most common interest. Food purity. (includes food nutrition) Food security. Food sovereignty. Rarely do folk get into Aq . . .
Another excellent result in growing food the Aquaponic way. Take a look at this beautiful Okra flower and fruit. This is one of four Okra bushes I have growing in my Aquaponics system that are just beginning to flower and develop seed pods. Okra in flower. See the ready-to . . .
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We have just received our "Certificate of Accreditation" as a "Chemical Free farm. Very exciting bu . . .
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Food Security Do you have enough to eat? Can you easily get more? Is food scarce where you live? Or . . .
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It is so easy to maintain the spinners. Aquaponics GroPockets-Spinner from Murray Hallam on Vimeo . . .
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