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New Short Documentary on Urban Farming in Phoenix from the ASU School of Sustainability
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FYI: In honor of Earth Day, a great short documentary on Urban Gardening in Phoenix Arizona by Shane Kula, a student in the ASU School of Sustainability. Here is the link: …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mable May 1, 2013.

We need an X prize for food production
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We need an X prize for food production. The criteria, who can produce food (plants and animals) using less water, less energy, less fertilizer, less land while in or near urban areas while reducing…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Powell Gammill Jul 20, 2012.

Middle School Aquaponics Pics
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Here are some new pics of a system being built at a middle school on a local Native American community. If all goes well, it will help to teach chemistry, biology, ecology, zoology, agriculture,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. Mar 3, 2012.

 

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Hall Family - Mesa replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Great growth in the group Aquaponics
"Where do find that exact pool ??"
Nov 17, 2016
erniee85017 replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Great growth in the group Aquaponics
"Are the fish in the same tanks?"
Aug 10, 2016
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Great growth

Great growth in Barry and Catherine Cohen's system in South Phoenix.See More
Apr 1, 2016
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Restarting Discussion in the group Aquaponics
"Greetings. The photo was taken in December 2015. It is a new concept in aquaponics called S-CAp (Self-Contained Aquaponics). It is not as simple as it looks but much simpler and easier than traditional techniques. I am developing a website about it…"
Mar 28, 2016
Alisa Phillips replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Restarting Discussion in the group Aquaponics
"OMG... I think I now have an idea of what to do with my too expensive to run hot tub with the leaky heater...bypass the heater and try this.  What time of year was this photo taken?"
Mar 28, 2016
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Restarting Discussion in the group Aquaponics
" I will see if I can plant a bed using the same plant spectrum and see what happens. Should be fun. Thank you for your thoughtful response. Super!  I also look forward to how your "journey" works out. (I used to use the word…"
Mar 1, 2016
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Restarting Discussion in the group Aquaponics
"An excellent article! Thank you. Ok lets followup on what you said: "They had a 100 sq ft bed (5 ft by 20) which produced 235.8 pounds of food over 5 months (April to September)." A quick question. Is April to September 5 months or 6?…"
Feb 28, 2016
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Restarting Discussion in the group Aquaponics
"Greetings. My apologies for being out to touch. Back to you shortly."
Feb 28, 2016
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Restarting Discussion in the group Aquaponics
"Hi Dr. Brooks, I was curious about the production of a land bed to compare to the 9lb/2feet/10 months.  I actually found an article by Rosalind Creasy and Cathy Barash in Mother Earth News on an experiment they did…"
Feb 17, 2016
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Restarting Discussion in the group Aquaponics
"Greetings Dan. Yes you saw the idea of a Tour de Tanks recently on the Arizona Aquaponics page on Facebook. I think it is a great idea. But again, I am biased ;-)"
Feb 17, 2016
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Restarting Discussion in the group Aquaponics
"Greetings Catherine. Thanks for the question. Yes. Called SCAp (Self Contained Aquaponics) particular type of aquaponics is a new techniques designed to lower operating and construction costs by about 2/3rds while maintaining production rates equal…"
Feb 17, 2016
Dan Frank replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Restarting Discussion in the group Aquaponics
"Dr. Brooks, Thanks for posting this here.  I think I saw the idea of a "tour de ponds" or something similar posted on another site (maybe facebook). I think that would be a wonderful outreach/educational opportunity. Dan"
Feb 15, 2016
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Restarting Discussion in the group Aquaponics
"Hi Dr. Brooks: Is it feasible and economical to incorporate these type of hydroponic and/or aquaponic setups in community gardens? My question is more of an intellectual-exploring-the-idea question.  I am sure it can be done.  Is it a…"
Feb 15, 2016
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Well, there has been no discussion here since November 2015 so I thought I would through in this local (Phoenix) photo as a catalyst.  There are now 4 of these in operation and the number is growing.…See More
Feb 14, 2016
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Aquaponics class at Mesa Community College Spring 2015

AGS 166 Aquaponics Spring 2015 is open and ready for enrollment!See More
Oct 6, 2014
G. Susan Rivers replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Aquaponics course at MCC approved in the group Aquaponics
"Are there any weekend classes for beginners?  I am way out in the west valley and hoping for opportunities to learn about this system and how to implement it in my backyard. "
Sep 8, 2014

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Phoenix Arizona native
Publisher NxT Horizon magazine (focus: sustainability, diversity innovation, success)
Ph.D. Wildlife and Fisheries from U of Az
Co-owner RighTrac inc: Aquaculture

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At 2:39am on June 30, 2015, Bruno Serra said…

Hello Dear,
How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile,I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on(brunoserra@outlook.fr)for the full details.
Have a nice day.
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At 4:36pm on July 18, 2014, Caroline said…
Hello! I would like to talk with you about consulting for an aquaponics set-up. Could you email me at yeryca at hotmail .com? Thank you!
At 5:18pm on July 12, 2014, Kate Foster said…

Hi Dr. George,

Will there be a aquaponics meeting on either Mon. or Tues? We're new at this and would love to come and be a part.

Thanks,

Kate Foster

At 7:42am on May 27, 2012, Lisette Volkmar said…

Not a problem!  Suggest a time or two that works for you.  Still have baby goats, if your family would be interested in seeing them.

Lisette

At 12:32pm on May 25, 2012, Lisette Volkmar said…

Dr. George,

Would you send me an email to lisettelv at earthlink.net and I will send you directions that way?  I prefer not to post my address and phone on an open forum.

Thanks,

Lis

At 3:33pm on May 24, 2012, Lisette Volkmar said…

I am offering tours to another group tonight from 5 to 6, 8:15 to 9:15 and this Saturday from 7 to 9am.  Send me an email (lisettelv at earthlink.net) for directions if any of those times work for you.

At 1:30pm on May 14, 2012, Lisette Volkmar said…

Sure, suggest a day and time that wo9rks for you, preferably early or late!

Lis

At 8:04am on May 14, 2012, Lisette Volkmar said…

Dr. George,

A friend pointed out your upcoming class at DBG.  My place is about a mile and a half from the garden.  Would you like to offer your class the option to tour my place?  I have an established AP system based on a 330 gallon tank and a new system that is getting finished up, as well as other micro livestock.

Lisette

At 8:24am on August 26, 2011, Sheri Schmeckpeper said…
George, I have a meeting at the Crown Plaza Hotel by the airport at 4pm. Would it be possible to meet you somewhere with the fish a little before then?  I need to empty a tank since I have another batch of eggs brewing.
At 1:22pm on August 22, 2011, Sheri Schmeckpeper said…

Great, let's figure out how to get those fishies to you. Do you want any of the fry? My # is 480-926-1981.

I'm looking forward to reading the magazine.

 
 
 

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