In this course you will explore how to design an ecologically functional aquaponics systems - based upon natural pond designs that are aesthetically landscaped and connected to passive solar designed glasshouses - for year around production of nutrient dense food.
This represents a highly adaptable model that can be changed to suit many different scales and context. But it has been themed on how to integrate the permaculture design methodology into creation of an aquaponics systems.
Some of the topics covered include:
- Set-up: Explores a range of design options for setting up a small-scale backyard aquaponics system.
- Plant Nutrients: Explores the range of nutrients required for healthy plant growth and how they can be obtained within an aquaponics system.
- Health of fish: Explores the requirements of a range of common aquaculture species available in New Zealand.