Join The Plant, Chicago’s vertical farm and food business incubator, for an introduction workshop to aquaponics farming.
Aquaponics is a method of farming that symbiotically combines fish and plants in a continuously cycling water-based growing system. This system mimics an ecosystem and significantly reduces water, fertilizer, and pesticide usage. Further, the system can be based indoors, making it a year-round growing option that can be placed close to the site of consumption.
The workshop will cover the history and background of aquaponic farming, basic components of an aquaponic system, construction and plumbing, and best practices for using reclaimed material suitable for plants and fish.
Pre-registration is required.