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 is comprised with four sessions of online teaching (to be conducted real time via zoom) and a half-day field workshop to provide an introduction about how aquaponics works and hands-on experience for designing a household aquaponics system.
- Comparison of aquaponics over conventional farming, aquaculture and hydroponics
- An overview of different types of aquaponics 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 with some knowledge of organic farming. Participant will have to arrange their own equipment and good internet connection to attend the real time online sessions. No video or audio record of the course will be distributed.
4. Dates / Time of Online Sessions
Zoom Lecture: 17, 23, 24, 31 Jan 2021 (10:00am-12:00nn)
Site Visit: Application to this session will be arranged separately and it will be open only to people who have completed the online sessions. The site visit will be arranged when the regulation on group gathering is relaxed to eight people or more.
Fee for four online teaching sessions：$750 (KFBG Members Price: $675)
Practical Session ：$220 (Application to this session will be arranged separately)
Application form - please see Chinese version / For enquiries, please contact the Sustainable Living and Agriculture Department at (852) 2483 7161 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see Chinese Version