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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Aquaponic Gardening

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Aquaponic Gardening is a comprehensive guide to aquaponic gardening, from choosing a setup to selecting fish and vegetables. In addition to everything one needs to know to run a healthy aquaponic garden and care for both the vegetables and fish, there are step-by step plans with photos for building different size systems. The expert author fully explains how to garden indoors and how to resize and move a garden inside or outside, depending on the season, to produce an abundant supply of edible, organically-raised vegetables and fish.

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The Biodome Garden Book: The only greenhouse design that needs no electrical ventilation or humidifying system.

QUOTES FROM THOSE WHO KNOW: "Even before the advent of biodomes, experimentation had already begun with domed enclosures that could sustain year-round gardens. At the forefront was Patricia Watters, author of the “The Biodome Garden Book,” the premier book on passive-solar biodome greenhouse gardening. When Watters constructed her first biodome garden 30 years ago, even the most forward-thinking gardening communities hadn’t conceived of a solar-powered, weed- and pesticide-free, waist-level greenhouse capable of producing its own food (in the form of aquatic animals), which could, in turn, feed organically grown vegetables using minimal water." (WHOLE LIFE TIMES MAGAZINE) ”Located in the Brewer Park Community Garden, the biodome garden is a modular designed circular raised bed linked to a fish tank that sends nutrient rich water to order to grow vegetables. A dome roof is added to the raised bed and fish tank in order to extend the growing season with the possibility of growing vegetables year round. It is a structure of superior strength which can handle harsh weather conditions, including strong winds and snow. The atmosphere within the biodome garden is naturally humidified with a wind-powered ventilation system. In size, it will be 16 (sixteen) feet in diameter and eight (8) feet high." (OTTAWA BIOSPHERE ECO CITY INITIATIVE). “May as well start off with the most comprehensive food production system that I have ever come across. A wonderful lady named Patricia Watters has written a book on how to construct a system that not only produces produce, but also fish, (a great protein source) in an environment that does not require sprays or the traditional heating and electrical expenses associated with green house systems. The dome itself should fit into most back yards." (GEOFF LAWTON – PERMACULTURE INNOVATOR) FOR PHOTOS AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE BIODOME GARDEN PLEASE GO TO: www.biodomegarden.com

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Building An Aquaponics System (The Backyard Prepper Series) (Volume 1)

Aquaponics is a method of growing fish and vegetables in a simple recirculating system. This book is designed and written to provide basic information and direction for people interested in building a backyard aquaponics system. It is NOT a "how-to" manual listing parts and with step-by-step procedures, but it's more like a conversation that you might have with a good friend about how he built his system. It is written to be easily understandable and includes lots of pictures and graphics. NOTE: This 5.5"x8.5" version contains the same information as the first edition however the physical size has been substantially reduced.

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Building An Aquaponics System (The Backyard Prepper Series) (Volume 1)

Aquaponics is a method of growing fish and vegetables in a simple recirculating system. This book is designed and written to provide basic information and direction for people interested in building a backyard aquaponics system. It is NOT a "how-to" manual listing parts and with step-by-step procedures, but it's more like a conversation that you might have with a good friend about how he built his system. It is written to be easily understandable and includes lots of pictures and graphics. NOTE: This 8"x10" version contains the same information as other editions only the physical size has changed.

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Aquaponic Gardening

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Aquaponic Gardening is a comprehensive guide to aquaponic gardening, from choosing a setup to selecting fish and vegetables. In addition to everything one needs to know to run a healthy aquaponic garden and care for both the vegetables and fish, there are step-by step plans with photos for building different size systems. The expert author fully explains how to garden indoors and how to resize and move a garden inside or outside, depending on the season, to produce an abundant supply of edible, organically-raised vegetables and fish.

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Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together

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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