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Aquaponics focus of Edmonton workshop


August 25, 2014
By Dave Harrison

Aug. 25, 2014, Edmonton, Alta. — While it’s been a disappointing season
for local gardeners, aquaponics is emerging as an alternative growing
method to using soil and growing outdoors.

Aug. 25, 2014, Edmonton, Alta. — While it’s been a disappointing season for local gardeners, aquaponics is emerging as an alternative growing method to using soil and growing outdoors.

Early next month at the University of Alberta, leading experts will teach what is needed to build and maintain an aquaponics system of any size at a workshop and tour hosted by NOA Fisheries.

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The workshop will be held Sept. 8-10.

This is the sixth event organized by NOA and the second time its hosting a workshop in Edmonton.

Speakers include:

• Dr. Nick Savidov (Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development).

• Dr. Kevin Fitzimmons (University of Arizona).

• Charlie Shultz (Lethbridge College).

• Donald Bailey (University of the Virgin Islands).

• Jim Wagner (Environment & Sustainable Resource Development).

The workshop will also include a tour of the aquaponics research facility at Crop Diversification Centre North.

 “Those using aquaponics are not affected by problems with climate change and a poor natural growing season,” says Jason Oziel, director of Ontario based NOA Fisheries.

“This workshop will give you the tools needed to produce vegetables and fish year round.”

The workshop is geared to both commercial scale growers and hobbyists.

Click here for more information, or call 416-546-6623.


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