Welcome to the New Year! Green Phoenix Farms have been thinking lately about how many people we have met over the last 5 years and the amazing things that we have seen with Aquaponics. Though our schedule has been crazy with projects, we have been working hard to make sure that we have planned some time to make sure that all of our community members out there have access to the information that they need. To that end, we have come up with our class schedule for February and March. (Don’t worry, more are coming for the later months.) We hope to see as many of you as possible at some point this year. If you can’t come to a class, then please make sure that you try to come to one of our Community Gatherings at our shop in Mansfield on the 1st Saturday of every month. There is never a cost for these, and the goal is to meet others that are interested in Aquaponics and to hear what others are doing.
Check out the great Aquaponics classes we are offering in February and March at our shop in Mansfield, TX. We really hope to see y’all at the workshops, and until then – Keep Growing! To register for any of the classes, please click on the link at the end of the description. Then fill out the form that comes up and we will send you an invoice for the class. It is that simple!
AP101: An Introduction to Aquaponics: In this seminar, will have four (4) hours of instruction, where we will cover everything that you need to know to go home to operate your own Aquaponic system. The 25 page manual for this session covers the following information in detail: System Options and Configurations; Types of Aquaponic Systems; Physical Components and Equipment; Living Components – Plants and Animals; How to Cycle Your System; Ongoing Maintainence; and Basic Troubleshooting. This class will be offered on Saturday February 15th from 9am to 1pm. REGISTER HERE.
Seed Starting and Aquaponic System Preparation: This two hour class will present the wide variety of options available to you for adding plants to your aquaponic system. We will identify and discuss a number of reputable sources for high quality heirloom seed. As a part of this discussion, we will cover a number of the common methods for sprouting seeds, focusing on those that work particularly well for Aquaponics. Secondary propagation through cuttings and cloning will also be covered (in theory) and we will tell you how to prepare your own rooting hormone extract to assist with this process. For Seed Saving, the class will discuss the appropriate techniques for collecting high quality seed, cleaning the collected material and finally how to store seeds to ensure future germination is. As part of the practical and hands-on aspect of this class, all participants will receive a small tray of Green Phoenix Farms growing plugs (peat moss based) and their choice of seeds to start. Pick the seeds that you want for your garden from our seed library and plan your garden for the spring! There are two dates for this class –
Tuesday, February 10th from 6:30-8:30pm. REGISTER HERE.
Saturday, February 15th from 2-4pm. REGISTER HERE.
AP101: An Introduction to Aquaponics AND Simple Aquaponic System Build: This full-day seminar will have four (4) hours of detailed instruction, where you will go over every topic that you need to know to operate your own Aquaponic system. The 25 page manual for this session covers the following information in detail: System Options and Configurations; Types of Aquaponic Systems; Physical Components and Equipment; Living Components – Plants and Animals; How to Cycle Your System; Ongoing Maintainence; and Basic Troubleshooting. Then after an INCLUDED LUNCH, you will go out into the warehouse for the 2.5 hour HANDS-ON session, where you will actually go through the steps necessary to build your own home Aquaponic system from an IBC Tote. This class will be offered on Saturday March 21st from 9am to 4pm. REGISTER HERE.
Advanced System Design and Construction: This 4-hour ADVANCED aquaponic class will provide the specific knowledge and calculations necessary for you to design and build your own Aquaponic system from scratch. The goal of this class is for the student to be able to design for optimal efficiency, instead of simple functionality. Calculations for fish tank to grow bed to fish load and planting density will be covered, along with those for head height and fluid friction. This is a very intensive and math-driven class. It is expected that you know how Aquaponics works and the basics of how systems work. Sunday March 22st from 9am to 1pm. REGISTER HERE.
Advanced Aquaponic Construction Techniques – Components: In this 3-hour ADVANCED aquaponics class you will participate in a hands-on construction build of a custom designed system that will include components built from lumber and Dura-Skrim liner. Students will work to construct all components on their own to gain experience with the techniques taught in this class. The manual for this class will include the design and materials needed to construct the system on your own. Sunday March 22st from 1-4pm. REGISTER HERE.