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by Sylvia Bernstein

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This is the best reference for someone starting or even thinking of starting into aquaponics. What a great resource! ( )
  2wonderY | Dec 16, 2013 |
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Interesting reading.

I had heard of aquaponics before on a larger scale through the odd documentary and during a visit to EPCOT's(R) Land Pavilion growing center.

Book is set up marvelously, giving the reader pros and cons of different methods, examples of set ups (from a small, closet-sized setup to a backyard greenhouse) as well as the equipment, time, effort and "software" needed to set up a home aquaponic system.

The experiences shared by those who already "dipped their toes" into aquaponic gardening provide a personal glimpse into what goes into it as well.

Great for those who might be considering doing this. ( )
  strogan | Apr 2, 2013 |
We have been thinking about adding a pond to our backyard, but this book has really changed my mind. I am now going to add it to my garden. I loved this book. It teaches you everything you need to know about the type of fish, the plants and how they work together to really help your garden and to find another source of saving this great earth. I have already recommended it to people who have a separate pond and garden. Ready for the spring to get started. Thanks so much for a book that is easy for the novice, but can also be used by people who already have started ponds and gardens. ( )
  Hillgirl | Feb 23, 2012 |
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Aquaponics is a revolutionary system for growing plants by fertilizing them with the waste water from fish in a sustainable closed system. A combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponic gardening is an amazingly productive way to grow organic vegetables, greens, herbs, and fruits, while providing the added benefits of fresh fish as a safe, healthy source of protein. On a larger scale, it is a key solution to mitigating food insecurity, climate change, groundwater pollution, and the impacts of overfishing on our oceans.
Aquaponic Gardening is the definitive do-it-yourself home manual, focused on giving you all the tools you need to create your own aquaponic system and enjoy healthy, safe, fresh, and delicious food all year round. Starting with an overview of the theory, benefits, and potential of aquaponics, the book goes on to explain:
System location considerations and hardware components The living elements--fish, plants, bacteria, and worms Putting it all together--starting and maintaining a healthy system Aquaponics systems are completely organic. They are four to six times more productive and use ninety percent less water than conventional gardens. Other advantages include no weeds, fewer pests, and no watering, fertilizing, bending, digging, or heavy lifting--in fact, there really is no downside! Anyone interested in taking the next step towards self-sufficiency will be fascinated by this practical, accessible, and well-illustrated guide.
Sylvia Bernstein is the president and founder of The Aquaponic Source and the Vice Chairman of the Aquaponics Association. She also manages AquaponicsCommunity.com, the largest US-based online community site dedicated to aquaponic gardening. An experienced speaker and internationally recognized expert on aquaponic gardening, Sylvia writes and blogs on the subject for the Aquaponic Gardening Blog, Growing Edge and more. Her inspiration is a large, thriving aquaponic setup in her backyard greenhouse in Boulder, CO powered by tilapia, catfish, and other creatures-that-swim.

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Aquaponics is a revolutionary system for growing plants by fertilizing them with the waste water from fish in a sustainable closed system. A combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponic gardening is an amazingly productive way to grow organic vegetables, greens, herbs, and fruits, while providing the added benefits of fresh fish as a safe, healthy source of protein. On a larger scale, it is a key solution to mitigating food insecurity, climate change, groundwater pollution, and the impacts of overfishing on our oceans. Aquaponic Gardening is the definitive do-it-yourself home manual, focused on giving you all the tools you need to create your own aquaponic system and enjoy healthy, safe, fresh, and delicious food all year round. Starting with an overview of the theory, benefits, and potential of aquaponics, the book goes on to explain: System location considerations and hardware components The living elements--fish, plants, bacteria, and worms Putting it all together--starting and maintaining a healthy system Aquaponics systems are completely organic. They are four to six times more productive and use ninety percent less water than conventional gardens. Other advantages include no weeds, fewer pests, and no watering, fertilizing, bending, digging, or heavy lifting--in fact, there really is no downside!… (more)

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