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Introduction to Aquaponics - 1 Day Workshop - Perth - Feb 26th, 2017 - SOLD OUT!

Introduction to Aquaponics - 1 Day Workshop - Perth - Feb 26th, 2017 - SOLD OUT!
Introduction to Aquaponics - 1 Day Workshop - Perth - Feb 26th, 2017 - SOLD OUT! Introduction to Aquaponics - 1 Day Workshop - Perth - Feb 26th, 2017 - SOLD OUT! Introduction to Aquaponics - 1 Day Workshop - Perth - Feb 26th, 2017 - SOLD OUT! Introduction to Aquaponics - 1 Day Workshop - Perth - Feb 26th, 2017 - SOLD OUT! Introduction to Aquaponics - 1 Day Workshop - Perth - Feb 26th, 2017 - SOLD OUT! Introduction to Aquaponics - 1 Day Workshop - Perth - Feb 26th, 2017 - SOLD OUT! Introduction to Aquaponics - 1 Day Workshop - Perth - Feb 26th, 2017 - SOLD OUT! Introduction to Aquaponics - 1 Day Workshop - Perth - Feb 26th, 2017 - SOLD OUT! Introduction to Aquaponics - 1 Day Workshop - Perth - Feb 26th, 2017 - SOLD OUT! Introduction to Aquaponics - 1 Day Workshop - Perth - Feb 26th, 2017 - SOLD OUT! Introduction to Aquaponics - 1 Day Workshop - Perth - Feb 26th, 2017 - SOLD OUT! Introduction to Aquaponics - 1 Day Workshop - Perth - Feb 26th, 2017 - SOLD OUT!
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"Introduction to Aquaponics"

Perth - One Day Workshop - Sunday, February 26th, 2017

 

Presented by Hayden Arrowsmith of Perth Aquaponics

Trade certified Horticulturalist, Cert IV TAE, and owner of Perth Aquaponics.

Learn from an expert in the field with many years of real experience.

 


 

Perth Aquaponics is proud to announce the next of our One Day “Introduction to Aquaponics” Workshops, to be held on Sunday, February 26th.

 

"We're going to do things a little different this time!"

 

Our one day workshops usually comprise a 3 hour morning theory session in a seminar room, followed by a light catered lunch, then we spend a couple of hours in a nearby shadehouse constructing a working aquaponic system.

For this upcoming workshop we will spend the entire day in the seminar room. Being February, the shadehouse will most likely be too warm and humid to be comfortable for the afternoon practical session. We have also found in recent workshops many of the attendees wanting more in-depth information from the theory session than the 3 hours comfortably allows, especially in regards to the different system operating methods and designs.

So with this upcoming workshop we will cover the regular theory, just in a little more detail, and with more time for questions and group discussion where relevant. System designs and operating methods in particular will be covered in far greater detail. There will also be extra topics presented which aren't usually covered in our regular 3hr theory sessions.

The workshop will be presented in a comfortable seminar room in central Belmont and will comprehensively cover the fundamentals of Aquaponics, including the science (in layman’s terms) of how and why it works, important ratios and rules-of-thumb, different system types and operating methods, as well as what to do, and when to do it... and equally as important… what not to do!... all in simple, easy to understand terms.

There will still be some practical aspect to the day, but it will be carried out in the seminar room. We will assemble a small display system so that attendees can see all the major components that go into making a good Aquaponic system, such as grow beds, fish tank, sump tank, bell siphon, solids lifting overflow (SLO), pump, plumbing etc. *In all likelihood, we just won't be able to fill the system with water and see it operating, but it will give you a very good insight into the major components involved, what they are constructed from, and how they go together.

Edit: *We will be able to fill the display system with water and see it operating.

At the end of the workshop you will have the knowledge and confidence required to design, build and maintain your very own aquaponic system at home, producing wonderful, organic vegetables and fresh fish... right in your very own backyard.

 

By the end of the day you will have learnt about:

  • The science behind Aquaponics… How and why it works, the important role of beneficial bacteria, how fish waste is converted to plant food, etc.
  • The important Rules-of-Thumb... The all important Gravel, Water, Fish, Grow bed ratios etc, and how they determine how well your system will perform.
  • System design… The pro’s and con’s of a variety of different aquaponic operating methods and system designs, auto siphons v's timed flood & drain etc, and the many and varied ways a system can be laid out and constructed.
  • Cycling a new system... Establishing the beneficial bacteria colony and determining when the system is safe for fish.
  • Fish selection… The different species suitable for the Perth area and how to determine your system's safe stocking capacity for each.
  • Fish health… Preventing, diagnosing and curing common ailments of fish.
  • Testing and controlling water parameters... Such as pH, Ammonia and Nitrite levels, water top-ups etc.
  • Plant selection… What grows well, when, and how to.
  • Plant health… Preventing, diagnosing and curing common plant deficiencies and diseases using fish safe products.
  • Plant Nutrient supplementation... What products are safe to add to the system, why, when, and how much.
  • Plant pests... Identifying and controlling common plant pests using fish safe methods and products.
  • Worms... and the important role they play in your aquaponic system, ie: cleaning grow beds and making more nutrients available to your plants.
  • Hands-on system construction... giving you an insight into the major components involved in the design and construction of your very own successful aquaponic system.

 

What's provided?...

- Writing materials and Tea & Coffee at check in. Water is available throughout the day.

- Tea, coffee & biscuits etc during the morning tea break.

- A light catered lunch and refreshments around 12.30pm.

 

Tickets:

Your purchase receipt will be automatically provided via email at the completion of check out. This receipt will constitute your ticket, which must be presented at check-in on the morning of the workshop, so please ensure you include your correct email address during the checkout process. Please also ensure you not only print a copy, but that you also download and save a copy of the receipt.

Where:

The seminar room is in central Belmont, near the Belmont Forum shopping centre, with parking on site and major bus routes passing by. The address and any other relevant information, will be forwarded to attendees approx 3 days prior to the event, so please ensure you include your correct email address during the checkout process.

When:

Sunday, February 26th. 8.45am check-in with a 9.00am start. Conclusion around 3.00-3.30pm

 

If you require more information, please call our Belmont store on (08) 9478 1211 between 10am-5pm Mon-Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday.


Purchasing MULTIPLE TICKETS:

If purchasing multiple tickets, you must include the full names of all those attending in the "Comments" section at checkout, to assist with our records.


PAYMENT:

When purchasing tickets you will be directed to a Paypal page during the final stage of checkout. You DO NOT NEED a Paypal account, you can pay using a debit or credit card. We use Paypal for our payment system as it is the easiest and safest method for both the purchaser and ourselves.


Testimonials: 

 

“I attended the workshop and thoroughly appreciate Hayden's professional and knowledgeable presentation”...

- Omero Combi, Perth - Dec 2016

 

“I've been to two courses with Murray and Hayden and both of them have been great. The first one was in Perth and the second in Capel at the Capel Country Club. Both courses were excellent and provided exceptional value for money. We learned all of the basic requirements to build, run and maintain an aquaponics system, and a few of the more complex aspects such as water chemistry”...

- Andrew Fleming W.A. - Sept 2016

 

“I have taught Aquaponics with Perth Aquaponics and found the content of Perth Aquaponics training days to be excellent. Very happy days actually. Good people all wanting to grow better food, chemical free food for their families”...

- Murray Hallam – Practical Aquaponics - April 2016

 


Your Presenter:

 

Hayden Arrowsmith

- Trade Qualified Horticulturalist

- Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

- Proprietor of Perth Aquaponics, Belmont, Western Australia

Hayden is a trade qualified Horticulturalist with 30+ years trade experience in a wide variety of horticultural fields, including 20+ years in hydroponics and over a decade of combined Aquaponic experience.

Pilbara born and raised, Hayden undertook his horticultural apprenticeship and initially worked in numerous towns throughout the Pilbara region of Western Australia. He has since worked across the much of the state, from Broome in the North, to Perth and the Southwest, throughout the Wheatbelt of W.A, down to Albany in the Great Southern, in a very diverse range of horticultural fields.

Hayden has taught horticulture at a TAFE level, lecturing in Irrigation & Water Transfer, as well as Plant Propagation & Greenhouse Procedures while the Head Groundsperson at Karratha College.

Hayden (Yabbies) started his first aquaponic system back in the very early 90's... Deep Water Culture (DWC) rafts containing plants, floated on the surface of a large Goldfish pond. This first system was based purely on trial and error, as there simply wasn't any information on aquaponics readily available at the time, he just knew from his horticultural studies that nutrient rich water from fish ponds etc could be used to successfully grow plants, as it had been practised in some cultures for hundreds, even thousands of years.

He currently owns and operates Perth Aquaponics, a retail aquaponic store located in Belmont, Western Australia, that was originally opened in 1990 as Perth Hydroponic Centre. In 2009, with the surge in interest in aquaponics, Hayden began selling aquaponic equipment and advising on aquaponic matters. The shop name was officially changed to Perth Aquaponics in 2010 and now specialises in aquaponics.

Hayden has presented at Murray Hallam's 4 day Future Farms aquaponics training course in Brisbane, as well as regularly running one day Introduction to Aquaponics Workshops in Perth and across country W.A, from Capel and Kojonup in the South, to Geraldton in the Mid-west, and recently in Darwin in the N.T.

Hayden also presents aquaponic school incursions and operates an on-site aquaponic consultancy service, helping out home based enthusiasts with any aquaponics issues they may have.

 


Please Note: As with any workshop, seminar, live event etc, this workshop may be subject to cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event that the workshop is cancelled the purchaser will be notified a.s.a.p. and the full ticket purchase price will be refunded to the purchaser via Paypal.









 

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