Aquaponic Classes Online
A Message from Tawnya and JD Sawyer…
Teaching aquaponics is the most rewarding thing we do and we are really missing the experience of meeting people from all over the world during these challenging times. We look forward to getting people back to the farms soon. In the meantime, we have worked hard to put together a tremendous amount of online content, farm videos, presentations and valuable resources for you. With our online courses many more of you can access the farms and educational experience without the added cost and risk of traveling. Now we’re bringing the farming right to you! We hope you enjoy the courses.
Happy Farming, JD and Tawnya
The Flourish Farm Online Aquaponic Course
Years of aquaponic farming experience are now available online. Learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home
The Flourish Farm Aquaponic Course will give you the knowledge, experience and resources to build and operate a successful farm business and grow more healthy local food for your community. We’ve heard so many inspirational stories from our farm course students over the years. Now, more than ever, we need more local farms producing nutritious food, jobs and income.
- The complete course includes all 12 modules
- Modules can also be purchased individually. Click Enroll Today to see sample videos for each course
- Unlimited access. Watch as many times as you like
- In-farm videos and PowerPoint presentations
- Resource Downloads and Business Plan Templates
- Real Farming Stories, Tips, Tricks and Things we’ll Never Do Again!
- The Aquaponic Farm Production and Financial Planning Software
- Course Completion Certificate
Bonus: If you purchase a standard Flourish 30 x 96′ Aquaponic Farm or a larger farm at any point in the future, the full price of the complete farm course will be credited towards your farm purchase.
Flourish Farm Course Modules
AQUAPONIC SYSTEM COMPONENTS
This course covers all of the fundamental components that go into aquaponic farms such as fish tanks, filtration systems, aeration, pumps, heaters, plumbing parts and a wide variety of plant growing systems.
AQUAPONIC FARM DESIGN
In this course we will create a farm system design from scratch in a 30 x 96 sq ft greenhouse using foundational principles of aquaponic system design. The Aquaponic Components Course is a prerequisite course.
WATER QUALITY AND BACTERIA
Dive in and learn how to properly manage and optimize your farm’s water quality. Learn how to establish and maintain a healthy population of beneficial bacteria that are the engine of a healthy and productive aquaponic system.
PLANT SELECTION AND MANAGEMENT
Learn how to properly grow and manage greens, herbs, fruiting crops, microgreens and other specialty crops. Optimize your growth and yields, plan your crop rotation and maximize production in your farm.
GREENHOUSES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
This course will cover a wide variety of considerations involved in planning and choosing your greenhouse. Learn about many different types of greenhouses, materials, configurations and environmental controls.
FARM AND GREENHOUSE OPERATIONS
This course is all about life in the farm with a focus on real world day to day farm operations. Topics include managing your system, fish, plants, pests, food safety, record keeping, the greenhouse environment and much more.
FISH HEALTH AND MANAGEMENT
Raising healthy stress free fish is the key to a high functioning aquaponic system. Learn the best practices of fish husbandry including nutrition and feeding rates, species selection, quarantine, purging, water quality and more.
PLANT NUTRIENTS, PESTS AND DISEASES
Your plants are the most valuable commodity in your farm. Poor control of nutrients and environmental conditions can quickly result in crop losses. Learn how to optimize nutrients and implement a pest and disease management plan.
AQUAPONIC FOOD AND FARM SAFETY
There is nothing more important than ensuring your product is safe for your customers to eat. This course covers the latest in aquaponic food safety standards, good agricultural practices, HACCP and farm safety.
PERSONAL AND BUSINESS PLANNING
Learn how to develop your personal plan and align it with your business plan. We will look at why other farm businesses have failed, and learn about the eight forms of capital and many ways to measure success.
FARM FINANCIAL PLANNING AND ACCOUNTING
Learn how to create a detailed financial pro forma for your farm business along with the accounting activities necessary to run it. You will receive our farm production and financial planning software with this course.
MARKETING AND SALES
Even the most well designed and managed farm won’t be successful if no one knows about your product. Developing your marketing plan and knowing your customers before you build your farm will give you a huge head start.
Frequently Asked Questions
If answers to your questions can not be found in the FAQs, please Contact Us and we will be happy to assist.
Great Question! If you purchase the complete farm course, you will get the remaining modules as soon as they are completed. We’ve been working hard to get as much content into the first four courses and have several of the remaining courses in progress. We will make announcements when new courses come online.
Your courses can be accessed by clicking on the My Account button in the top right corner of the website and selecting Courses from the drop down menu. For a PDF with more detailed instructions with screenshots click the download link.Online Course Login Instructions
Yes, you will need to create an account when you purchase either an individual course or the complete farm course. If you don’t have an account already, you will need to create one during the check out process. The nice thing is that once you check out, you are automatically logged in and can view the course right away by clicking the My Account button in the top right corner of the website and selecting Courses from the dropdown menu.
Individual courses range anywhere from 90 minutes to 4 hours! You do not have to watch it all at once. When you complete individual units within a course module, your progress is updated on the course syllabus located in your account settings. You must be logged in to see your course progress.