Why Aquaponics Revealed?
Aquaponics Revealed is about educating as many people as possible about aquaponics and how to operate their own backyard food system by growing healthy, clean fish and plants together in a simple ecosystem.
There is an ever-growing number of people that are discovering aquaponics but unfortunately much of the information on the web is either false or conflicting. Chad Hudspeth shares his insight into real world experience in designing and testing many different techniques as well as what he has learned about the overall concept.
Chad is the founder of Endless Food Systems, a manufacturing company of plug-and-play aquaponic kits. They have built several 100 systems to date which are in operation all over the USA and Puerto Rico. In this course, you will be able to glean valuable information on operating your own system through the thousands of hours of research and real world experience that Chad and his team have now perfected.
Aquaponics Revealed will teach you the mechanics and basic principles of how an aquaponic system works and the best way to operate your own backyard setup.
We will cover the main parts and: pieces of what makes up a system and show you some of the best designs that are proven to work. We will get into water quality and how to easily balance pH levels, often automatically.
You will learn the importance of using composting worms, trace minerals and worm tea in a system to keep it operating at its maximum potential. We will also share some of the very best insect control methods that are aquaponic safe and completely organic.
After working through the major elements, you will even learn the specific details of how to maintain a system on a regular basis using very easy strategies that will keep your system operating at peak performance. We will also share many secrets concerning how to start seedlings and maximize your aquaponic “real estate”.
Here’s What You’ll Get:
1. Seven Prerecorded Online Classes
You can listen to these at your own pace. In these classes, I'll teach everything you need to know to be a successful aquaponic gardener. Your content will never expire so you can return to the classes again and again.
Class 1: The Basics
In this first class, we look at what aquaponics is and where it came from as well as answer some of the most common questions about it. We discover some of the ancient roots and who some of the more modern individuals are that have helped educate the world. Then, we look at some simple versions and a few of the different ways to power a system other than fish. Last, we briefly touch on the importance of being able to control your foods quality and supply.
Class 2: Grow Beds & Filtration
In class 2, we will be looking at the many different kinds of grow beds that can be used for aquaponics and the various ways to filter the water. We also discuss the “zones” inside a media bed and why they are important. After this class, you will know for sure which kind of bed will suit your system design (not every plant works in every bed!). Finally, we will look at some of the overall designs in use and focus on what we believe is the best design for the home gardener.
Class 3: Fish & Plants
In class 3, we will explore the kinds of fish used in aquaponics, various plants grown, greenhouses vs. growing indoors, and indoor lighting. You will discover when to use certain kinds of fish, what type of fish food to use and where to purchase it. You will learn which plants grow the best in aquaponics, the best greenhouse fit for various climates, the option of growing indoors, and unique ways to provide light for indoor growing.
Class 4: Cycling & Water Quality
In class 4, you’ll learn how to cycle up a brand new system with and without fish as well as what to test for and how to control the quality of your water. Controlling pH, ammonia and nitrates is quite important as you will see and adding in a few elements like trace minerals on a monthly basis goes a long way. We will share our worksheets with you so will know what to test for and how to control it on a weekly basis. We will also look into oxygenation, worm castings and the perfect pH ranges for plants.
Class 5: Safe Insect Control
Nothing can frustrate aquaponic gardening more than to be right on the edge of harvesting some beautiful fruit, only to have some type of destructive insect snag it before you can. In class 5, we will be looking at a brief history of pesticide use and how we can organically and safely control harmful insects in our aquaponics systems. You will learn the top ways of controlling pests in aquaponics and some inexpensive household methods to really get a handle on any bug issues, including direct control and preventative methods.
Class 6: Off-Grid & ROI
In class 6, you will learn what it takes to go off-grid with an aquaponics system as well as what could be expected as far as your return on investment (ROI). You will learn how to calculate the number of solar panels needed, batteries and other components necessary to run a standard system. If you are more serious about aquaponics and have been wondering if it could be a way to actually make a living, this class will help you get the numbers you need to reveal what a potential system could profit over a normal year.
Class 7: Maintenance
This final class will teach you everything you need to know to make maintaining your system easy-breezy. You will learn the details of how to care for your aquaponic system, including how to properly top off a system, use float valves, prevent roots from building up in your drain lines, the minimum size drains you should have, and cleaning filters, pumps and lines.
2. Weekly downloadable content in the Urban Farm U Member Site.
You will receive a special login where you can view all of your course content. In addition to the 7 classes, you will find videos, webinar links, PDFs, plus lists of books and other programs that will enhance your experience and provide next steps. You can expect recommended readings for every class, plus resources, videos and PDFs on everything covering DIY filters, greenhouses, pH, pest control, solar food dehydrators, pump parts, installing float valves, plus resources for finding fish, plants, seeds and more.
3. Access to the Private Urban Farm U Facebook Group
There, you'll be able to tap into an online community of urban farmers just like yourself, both new and seasoned. This is a place to ask for advice or guidance, post photos of your system and converse with fellow food-growers.
4. Periodic LIVE "Garden Chat" Q&A Sessions
Do you sometimes wish you had an experienced gardener in your pocket? A friend that you can call up to ask those questions that pop into your head while you are elbow deep in the garden soil? Your enrollment includes periodic live Q&A sessions with expert urban farmers Jake Mace and Greg Peterson.
5. Bonus Webinar: The Health Difference
This bonus webinar reveals why America’s supermarket food is so toxic and food grown using aquaponics is nutritionally superior. Aquaponics is simple, yet an extremely powerful process for feeding your family and the world!
6. Bonus GrowPhx Summit Videos
These bonus videos will fuel your urban farming fire even beyond aquaponics! They include lectures on seed saving, regenerative design, backyard eggs & dairy, and using wood chips to create an oasis in your yard.
How Aquaponics Revealed Will Change Your Life:
The world we live in has become extremely separated from its food sources. In less than 100 years, our society has changed from a small-town, agriculture-based system to mega cities where most children have never even seen a cow.
Within this change, our food has also become industrialized and is very different from what it was 100 years ago. The introduction of pesticides and herbicides in the 1940s and more recently genetically modified seeds have truly tarnished our food not to mention the excessive processing and additives that now go into it. It is probably not a coincidence that in just a few decades the general health of our population now suffers from all kinds of issues that were not even known of 50 years ago.
By growing our own food, we can take back the control of what is or is NOT in or on it. We can also get back to nature and teach our children and grandchildren what real food is and how it is produced. Understanding and growing your own food is empowering and extremely satisfying not to mention the outstanding flavor that mineral-rich vegetables contain!
Lastly, by sharing the knowledge of aquaponic gardening, we can play a large role in equipping the rest of the world to be able to feed itself. If a family is able to produce a large part of their food from a small plot in their backyard, they are no longer dependent on their government or other nations for their survival.
Don't take my word for it...