Nature / Objectives
Aquaponics is a combination of Aquaculture (fish farming) and Hydroponics (crop production without soil) in which both fish and plants benefit from one another in a water recirculating environment. It is flexible in design and scale, which can be used for sustainable food production in different situations ranging from desktop to commercial farming. In this era of climate change, resource depletion, pollution and lack of access to farmland, it is an important time for city people to learn about aquaponics and re-construct our resilience in food production. This course will provide participants with an introduction to how aquaponics works, with hands-on experience for designing a household aquaponics system.
- Comparison and advantage of aquaponics over conventional farming, aquaculture and hydroponics
- An overview of different types of systems and designs
- Choice of fish species and plants
- Nutrient cycle
- Water quality monitoring
- Quality of produces
- Earth-friendly principles in designing and managing aquaponics systems.
This course is suitable for beginners, aged at least 18, with some knowledge of organic farming.
Date / Time
Lecture: 20 and 21 May 2017 (10:00-16:30)
Site Visit: 27 May 2017 am
Lecture: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
Site Visit: The venue will be confirmed on 20 May 17)
HK$1,200 (lunch inclusive)
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Please contact the Sustainable Living and Agriculture Department at (852) 2483 7161 or email@example.com