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Aquaponics:  the merger of fish farming and hydroponics

By March 6, 2020April 24th, 2020No Comments

Our food supply crossed the ‘endangered’ line some while ago.

There’s an ever increasing range of questionable ingredients, there are crops that have been genetically modified; the soaring sugar content is worryingly high, and there’s an abundance of evidence that farmed fish, especially salmon, have become part of an X-rated horror show.

It’s not a maybe – it’s already time to reduce our dependence on supermarkets and become more self reliant.

Add to this the already-evident disruptions in the global supply chain with the real threat of food shortages and an imminent price increase, and we all face a problem we need to resolve, now.

There’s a Spanish proverb:

Lo que separa la civilización de la anarquía son solo siete comidas”, 

Civilisation and anarchy are only seven meals apart.

Some years ago I read that if we haven’t already started growing our own food, we may already be too late.

This message is more important now that ever before.

You’ve probably come across aquaponics in some form. 

The mere mention of it creates a cloud of excitement and enthusiasm among farmers and gardeners, and with a good reason.

In 2017 I searched for what may be the most appropriate and simple method for me to achieve this……aquaponics won hands-down.

Hydroponics came second but only because it requires large amounts of water; aquaponics cleverly uses recycled water the fish swim in.

When I found a course in Aquaponics being offered by one of the most respected experts in the business, I didn’t hesitate to register.

What I learned was well beyond what I‘d expected.

In his book The Coming Famine, author Julian Cribb lays out a vivid picture of an impending planetary crisis – a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century – which, he argues, would dwarf any in our previous experience. 

Cribb’s assessment points to a dangerous confluence of shortages – of water, land, energy, technology and knowledge – combined with an increased demand created by population and economic growth.

What you should do next

There’s a comprehensive aquaponics course starting very soon.

Open the pdf document below outlining what the course offers (and the extras) when you register on the 8th March.

People from over 107 countries have signed up on previous courses.  I took the course in 2017 and the content just keeps getting better.  I also keep in touch with someone from the same course as I went on, as we exchange ideas.

Depending on your requirements you can start small, building kitchen aquaponics, balcony aquaponics or backyard aquaponics before expanding your fiefdom.

Whatever level you may be today, now’s the time to prepare yourself for whatever lies ahead.

Start small……. 


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Then expand..…. 


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The course is not just for beginners; already-trained enthusiasts have joined to get ideas and hone their skills in commercial systems.

Three things to do:

You’ll be learning a timely and valuable skill for life.

Graeme Dinnen www.resourcesforlife.net

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“You don’t need a tractor or a plough or other big implements, and you don’t need to inherit a farm. You can get in very quickly, and can maintain another job.”              Bob Hochmuth