This month we are going to have a short hands-on workshop to teach the techniques necessary to build a “strawberry tower” from common PVC pipe and a few other components. I will have instructions available ($5) that will detail the steps to build the tower, or we will provide the instructions along with the materials to build your own 4′ tower ($25) [Please make a comment in your RSVP if you would like materials to build your own tower.]

These structures are a great place to grow Strawberries (obviously), but also for all types of herbs, greens, and even certain vining plants. I will specifically discuss how to integrate these growing vessels into aquaponics systems and how to calculate their bio-filtration effectiveness.

While our monthly gathering is primarily focused on promoting the DFW aquaponics community, we will spend a portion of our time in informal discussion of what is / is not working in our individual AP systems. We will have a short troubleshooting session where we will discuss system designs and any tweaks that we have discovered.