Events and Programmes
Philosophy Events and Programmes
An Introduction to Aquaponics Training Workshop 2020 (Nov)

1. Nature / Objectives
Aquaponics is a combination of Aquaculture (fish farming) and Hydroponics (crop production without soil) in which both fish and plants benefit from one another in a water recirculating environment. It is flexible in design and scale, which can be used for sustainable food production in different situations ranging from desktop to commercial farming. In this era of climate change, resource depletion, pollution and lack of access to farmland, it is an important time for city people to learn about aquaponics and re-construct our resilience in food production. This course will provide participants with an introduction to how aquaponics works, with hands-on experience for designing a household aquaponics system.

2. Content

  • Comparison and advantage of aquaponics over conventional farming, aquaculture and hydroponics
  • An overview of different types of systems and designs
  • Choice of fish species and plants
  • Nutrient cycle
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Quality of produces
  • Earth-friendly principles in designing and managing aquaponics systems.

3. Target Group / No. of participants
This course is suitable for beginners of age 18 or above with some knowledge of organic farming.

4. Date / Time
Lecture: 28 and 29 Nov 2020 (Saturday & Sunday;10:00 - 16:30)
Site Visit: 5 Dec 2020 morning (Saturday)

5. Venue
Lecture: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
Site Visit: The venue will be confirmed in Nov 2020

6. Language

7. Fee
HK$1,260 (lunch inclusive)

8. Application

Application form - please see Chinese version / For enquiries, please contact the Sustainable Living and Agriculture Department at (852) 2483 7161 or

9. Enquiry
Tel: (852) 2483 7161; Email: