Hands-on Aquaponics

Event Date:
Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 19:00 to Monday, July 25, 2011 - 01:30

This hands-on aquaponics intensive workshop will provide valuable information and skills necessary to build a personal or community aquaponic systems from locally sourced and repurposed materials.

The course covers:

  • System components and sourcing
  • Aquaponics design and location considerations
  • Growbed, plant crop, fish tank size, stocking density and feed ratios
  • Hands-on construction of a personal aquaponics system tank system
  • Building a bell siphon and assembling other plumbing parts
  • Filling the system with media and water
  • Fishless and fish cycle startup procedures
  • Discussion of fish transportation and stocking the tank
  • Seeding, transplanting, rotational planting, plant health and harvesting
  • Daily operations and maintenance

The systems built during class will be used for aquaponics demonstrations. Take home building materials can be purchased with advance notice for an additional fee.

Instructors: JD and Tawnya Sawyer

Meals: please bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle.

Cost: $125.00 Registration information can be found on our registration page.

See also the Introduction to Aquaponics workshop the previous day.



  • Center Location: 2584 N. State Hwy 67 | Sedalia, CO 80135
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 1253 | Littleton, CO 80160