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Intro to Aquaponics, Biosphere Build, & Farm Tour with Oko Farms

hosted by AgTech X

Saturday, June 16, 2018
11:00am-2:00pm

AgTech X Co-Lab @ Agritecture
40 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206 United States

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Aquaponics is a closed-loop approach to sustainable agriculture in which fish, microbes, and plants form a symbiotic ecosystem. In this extended class, you’ll receive a detailed introduction from Yemi Amu, Founder of Oko Farms – NYC’s only outdoor aquaponics farm & education center.

Specifically, you’ll learn about:

  • A brief history of fish cultivation
  • The basic science of aquaponics
  • Fish selection & management
  • Aquaponics best practices
  • Basic design options for an aquaponics farm
  • Yemi’s experience starting an aquaponics farm in NYC

During the class, you’ll also construct a miniature, self-contained “biosphere” to take home.

Finally, you’ll head over to Oko Farms (12 min walk) for a tour of their outdoor aquaponics farm! (weather-permitting).