Monday, December 5, 2016

Aquaponics 101 program - New Braunfels

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Comal County will hold an Aquaponics 101 program in New Braunfels in December. 

The program will be held in two parts at the AgriLife Extension office, located at 325 Resource Drive, New Braunfels.

$15 registration fee, which covers both parts of the program, is payable by cash or personal check at the door.

Part 1: Aquaponics terminology, system design, economics and marketing

Dec 14, 6-9 pm and repeated Dec 15, 9 am -noon

Part 2: Hands-on demonstration of how to build a simple system
Jan 10, 9 am - noon

The presenter is Peter Woods, AgriLife Extension program fisheries specialist, Corpus Christi.

This workshop is intended to provide information to people interested in growing fish and vegetables or other plants together in a closed system.  This is a good opportunity for participants to get hands-on experience with the construction and maintenance of an aquaponics system, along with getting information on the components needed to ensure successful system operation and production.  The program will address many practical aspects of aquaponics, including what type of fish to use, and how to measure pH, nutrient concentration, nitrate levels and more.

The first part of the program will be presented from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 14, then repeated from 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 15. This part will address aquaponics terminology, system design, economics and marketing.

The second part of the program from 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 10 will be a hands-on demonstration of how to build a simple system.

To RSVP, contact Janet Sweet at 830-620-3440 or