Aquaponics Immersion Weekend

This comprehensive two day course is a deep dive into all things aquaponic and more. In this class we will expand on the core concepts discussed in the basics course and provide you with tons of real life experiences, scenarios, troubleshooting and system optimization tips. 

 

Who is this Class For?

We've had people come from all over the world to learn how to grow their own food. One of our favorite moments in every class is to hear from you...

Families "We want to grow healthy food for our family and we're concerned about where our food comes from and what's in it."

Preppers "I want to control my own food production in the event something happens to our food system"

Retired Folks "We are retiring and want to grow food for our family and community"

Beginners "I already have an aquaponics system but it's not producing the way I would like it to"

Teachers "I want to build a system so I can teach others how to grow their own food."

What You Will Learn

Our instructor team will take you through our entire process from initial planning to harvesting your fish and plants in 2 days. We will build our brand new Aquabundance Modular System so you can see exactly how everything works together in this state of the art aquaponics growing system

Planning Your System

A discussion of your goals and objectives for growing food and how they will influence your space, system design and budget. We will cover important considerations in planning and preparing your space for your aquaponic system

Designing Your System

A detailed discussion of important system design criteria and relationships both physical and ecological in the aquaponic system with the goal to create a balanced system that meets your goals and objectives

Building Your System

You will have the opportunity to fully build our newly designed Aquabundance Series II system utilizing media and deep water culture beds along with plumbing the fish tanks and filtration systems.

Cycling Your System

Learn how to get your bacterial colony established and the important factors that influence a healthy system that can be ready to accept fish and plants

Managing Your System

Understanding how to maintain your system is critical for long term success and productivity. We will cover all aspects such as seeding, harvesting, pest management, fish rearing, nutrient balancing and more

Scaling for the Future

We will look at important factors and system design criteria that will allow you to expand your food production into a small farm business

Tour Our Aquaponic Farms

We will take students on a behind the scenes tour of our two aquaponic farms only minutes apart in Denver. Each farm is uniquely different and we will review how the farms were designed, built, managed and how they are serving for the community

Flourish Farm at the GrowHaus

Flourish Farm at the GrowHaus

The Mental Health Center of Denver

Course Dates

Jan 13-14, 2018 (Deaf Accessible - Translation Provided) 

March 10-11, 2018

May 12-13, 2018

 

 

 

 

Where

Classroom Instruction will take place at the GeoTech Environmental Center in beautiful Denver, Colorado. We will then visit the GrowHaus for hands on sessions with our fish and plants!

2650 E 40th Ave | Denver, CO 

This Class Can Be Yours For Free!

At any point in the future should you choose to purchase one of our AquaBundance Modular Home Systems we will credit the entire cost of the course towards your purchase.  (One class credit per AquaBundance system)

Denver Area Attractions

Add some more spice to your Denver visit

  1. Stroll through Downtown - Denver’s downtown blends both a Wild West and urban chic vibe. Hit up the 16th Street Mall to browse decades-old bookshops like Tattered Cover and buy cowboy apparel at Rockmount Ranch Wear.
  2. Hike around Red Rocks These gorgeous red rocks jutting from the earth have been graced by thousands of musicians from the Beatles to The Grateful Dead to Depeche Mode. You name it,  they've been there or desperately want to.
  3. Browse the Denver Botanic Gardens - Whether you’re a nature lover or just like to escape the concrete jungle without leaving city limits, the Gardens are a must-visit.
  4. Indulge your inner foodie at The Source - A 26,000-square-foot, 19th-century warehouse on Brighton Boulevard which was converted to a brand-new marketplace in 2013. The Source features a handful of local brewers, bakers, butchers, specialty grocers and craftsmen all under one roof, and is well on its way to becoming the city’s hottest destination for foodies.
  5. Gear up for a game at Coors Field - Watch the Colorado Rockies hit home runs at Coors Field—the park with the highest elevation in Major League Baseball.

Directions, Travel, Parking and Other Class Information

Parking - The parking lot at GeoTech will be vacant for all students to park. 
 
Lunch - Lunch will be provided both days (we will contact you closer to the workshop date to take your order and any dietary restriction notes!) 
 
Travel and Lodging - GeoTech is only 21 miles from Denver International Airport and right off of I-70 and Steele Street. 
 
Hotel Suggestions:
 
La Quinta Inn Denver Central 
2.1 miles from the GrowHaus
Address: 3500 Park Ave West,
Denver, CO 
Phone: 1-303-458-1222
Rates starting at $75/night

3.9 miles from GeoTech
Address: 4040 Quebec St Denver 
Phone: 303-321-6666
Rates starting at $109/night
 

Quality Inn Denver Central
2.6 miles from the Geotech
Address: 200 West 48th Ave Denver, CO 80216
Phone: 1-303-296-4000
Rates starting at $95/night 

Cancellation Policy - Cancellations will receive a full refund up to two weeks before class. Less than two weeks before class the refund will be 50%. Less than 48 hours before class there are no refunds.  We reserve the right to cancel class if enrollments are low. If you are flying in, please consider purchasing a refundable ticket.