Garden Commons Workshop: Aquaponics

When Oct 28, 2022
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Garden Commons (SW corner of Strickler Hall)
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Aquaponics System at Garden Commons

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Join us in UofL's student-run, organic Garden for a workshop lead by EcoReps Intern, Chelsea Erbacher, on aquaponics, a food production system that couples aquaculture with hydroponics whereby the nutrient-rich aquaculture water is fed to hydroponically grown plants, where nitrifying bacteria convert ammonia into nitrates.

It's a means of using fish waste to grow fresh vegetables in tanks.

The Garden Commons has experimented with aquaponics in our greenhouse in the past, and Chelsea is helping construct a new aquaponics system at UofL's Community Composting Project, which we will walk over to, if time allows.

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This is a UofL Sustainability Week event!