We offer aquaponics classes for everyone. Whether you are a beginner, hobbyist, educator, urban farmer or commercial farmer, there's a class for you.
AP 1: Intro to Aquaponics
Our AP1 "Introduction to Aquaponic gardening" is a one-day class designed for those interested in furthering their knowledge of Aquaponics through experiential learning.
Join us as we walk you through just what it take to run and operate a 12,000 sqft. Aquaponic greenhouse.
Feeding the fish!
In addition, we will also cover in-depth information about food safety, workflow efficiencies, and news about the upcoming Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Cost: $150 per person. 20% discount for groups of 2+ or if you sign up for AP2 (System Design Course) at the same time.
Includes: Workbook, lunch and a tour of Sustainable Harvesters.
AP 2: System Design
Our Aquaponics 2 class is designed for those who have a base knowledge of Aquaponics and want a deeper understanding on how to design a system and what it will take to run a produce business. We also discuss the possibilities of bringing aquaponics to the classroom through small scale systems and bringing aquaponic food production to developing countries throughout the world.
Our very own sustainable consultant, Matthew Braud, will delve into: choosing fish and plant species; Preferred equipment and suppliers; pest management; stocking density; cycling a system; and smart design for maximum output with minimal input; FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) compliance and creating a food safety plan; Work flow & Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's);
Sustainable Harvesters also offers personal consultations to those interested in learning more about how aquaponics could be applied in their business. An initial consultation includes a walk-through of the commercial aquaponics greenhouse and one-on-one time with co-owner and head grower/designer Matthew Braud. Each session lasts 1.5 hours, and offers an intimate and enlightening view of the farm’s sustainable practices and wholesale food production. We have the capability of connecting clients with important suppliers in the industry, and can offer insight into project development, concept layout, technical assessments and system recommendations.