Catalina Island Aquaponics workshop

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Catalina Island Aquaponics workshop

498.00

 (Cost is all-inclusive)

April 29- May 1, 2016 (Fri – Sun)

Ourfoods is pleased to announce the Art & Science of Aquaponics workshop in collaboration with the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies

The class includes:

  • Hands-on introduction to Aquaponics
  • Roundtrip to and from Catalina Island and San Pedro
  • Dormitory housing at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center (near Two Harbors)
  • All meals at the WMSC Dining Hall
  • Guided snorkeling in a marine reserve

COURSE INFORMATION:

In this 3-day, intensive Aquaponics class, you will not only learn why Aquaponics is the future of local food production but also how to do it yourself.

Aquaponics is a soil-less food production system that uses fish to provide fertilizer for the plants, while plants and bacteria act as a natural bio-filter for the fish. In this closed-loop system, the symbiotic relationship between edible fish, plants and bacteria results in a highly productive system that is ideal for urban farming.  Best of all, it uses 80-95% less water than conventional agriculture, can exceed organic certification standards, and YES… the food is absolutely delicious!

With an emphasis on applied knowledge, we will cover the fundamentals of aquaponics through hands-on learning. By the end of the course, you will develop the skills and confidence to begin your own system at home or in your community.

 

CLASS LOCATION:

This class will take place at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island, a research field station equipped with two 600-gallon aquaponics systems.  Sitting in front of a pristine marine reserve, the facility provides an inspiring space to learn about aquaponics.

USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island

More info here

 

MARINA LOCATION SAN PEDRO

Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI)

820 S Seaside Ave, San Pedro, CA 90731

BOAT SCHEDULE:

DEPARTURE From San Pedro 8:00 AM (sharp) Friday April 29, 2016

DEPARTURE From Catalina 2pm Sunday May 1, 2016

PAST WORKSHOPS

David Rosenstein has been teaching similar versions of this workshop for several years. You can read about past classes:

Student Discounts

  • available to a limited number of USC students on a first come,  first served basis
  • please contact Diane Kim for more information dianekim@usc.edu

Refunds

  • All sales are final. Refunds are not available due to the complexities of teaching on the island

Photo credit: Ann Close

 

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