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Course: EXPLORING Aquaponics

SEPTEMBER 28TH 9AM -2PM

Ever tried to grow your own food and found it too difficult and time consuming? Are you keen to create a sustainable lifestyle for yourself and your family but don't know where to start?

This workshop will give you the tools to easily grow vegetables and seafood in your own home. Aquaponics is a sustainable system of food production which uses 90% less water and grows 2-3 times faster than soil grown vegetables. 

Whether you have some experience of aquaponics or none at all, this workshop will inspire and inform you on the latest advancements in the area as well covering the absolute basics. 

At Flo Gardens we create sustainable and nourishing backyard ecosystems where food grows and nature thrives. This course is the culmination of years of research and development in the aquaponics and backyard ecosystems realm. We want to share our knowledge and experience with you to make growing easy and fun so you can be confident about where your food comes from. 

Join the revolution of people taking their food back into their own hands.

Course Details

Exploring Aquaponics: growing seafood and vegetables together in your backyard.

Come and discover the easiest way to grow seafood and vegetables in your own backyard.  

This workshop covers the basics of backyard aquaponics:

  • Basic aquaponics theory

  • The nitrogen cycle/aquaponics ecosystem

  • Different types of setups, grow beds, pumps and equipment

  • Integrating an aquaponics system efficiently and aesthetically into your backyard

  • Understanding the fish and plant species used in aquaponics

  • How to approach the design of your system, to ensure success

  • Fish to plant ratios

  • System maintenance and troubleshooting

  • Understanding basic water testing methods, including pH, and interpreting their results

You will leave the course with a good understanding of aquaponics for backyard or commercial application. This course is the precursor to our Advanced Aquaponics Course, coming soon.  

Course Cost: $125 incl. GST

Spaces are limited.

PONDLESS WATERFALL AND STREAM BUILD

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You will learn all you need to know about designing and building your own pondless waterfall and stream.

Waterfalls are beautiful, extremely low maintenance, energy efficient, and attract a variety of wildlife. Children love exploring nature in and around the waterfall. In this workshop we will explore our local natural creeks and streams. You will see what makes them flow and create different sounds. We will then construct a pondless water feature in Flo Gardens Backyard Ecosystem at The Farm & look at a pond ecosystem and the importance of flowing water.

Reconnect your outdoor space with nature…

  • Create your own backyard ecosystem

  • Learn from experienced pond builders

  • Be a participant in building a pondless waterfall in half a day

  • All design elements covered, from size, position, layout, options of flow, different sounds, rocks & plants

In the course we will explore our local natural creeks and streams. You will see what makes them flow and create different sounds. A Pondless waterfall or stream is simply the most brilliant feature you can add to your outdoor living space. Low maintenance, child, pet and wildlife friendly this is a great option for those with full lifestyles who want to be able to enjoy the many benefits of a water feature. Flo Gardens are Byron Shire’s specialists in natural ponds and pools, backyard ecosystems and aquaponics. This practical workshop will give you all the confidence to create a beautiful pondless waterfall & stream that not only looks good, is also low maintenance.

LOCATION

You can find Flo Gardens at The Farm, 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale NSW 2481.

DURATION

9pm to 1pm 

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Hat

  • water bottle

  • closed shoes (preferably work boots)

  • work clothes

  • gloves (optional)

COST

$82.50 (Includes morning tea)

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Flo Gardens Natural Pond Building Workshop @ the farm byron bay

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You will learn all you need to know about designing and building your own natural pond. 

A backyard pond or natural pool supports your local ecology. It is beautiful, educational and provides a place for relaxation and reflection. Learn how to build a natural ecosystem in this one day workshop presented by pond experts from Flo Gardens and facilitated by Aquascape Supplies. Replicating nature with fish, aquatic and native plants, rocks and pebbles to create an ecological balance and clear water. A complete low maintenance system that can be built in one day that provides food, shelter and safety to the wildlife in and around the pond, and a piece of paradise in your own backyard. 

This full day workshop will give you hands-on knowledge and experience to design and build your own natural pond or pool.

  • Create your own backyard ecosystem

  • Learn from experienced pond builders

  • Be a participant in building a natural pond in one day

  • All design elements covered, from size, position, layout, options of flow, rocks, planting, fish, aquatic and native plants

Includes all day refreshments and lunch provided by the Three Blue Ducks restaurant.

Adam Grabowski from Flo Gardens will be hosting this workshop in conjunction with Aquascape Pond Supplies. 

Flo Gardens are Byron Shire’s specialists in natural ponds and pools, backyard ecosystems and aquaponics. This practical workshop will give you all the confidence to create a beautiful natural pond or pool that not only looks good and is low maintenance. 


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About Us:

Flo Gardens is a local family business directed by Adam Grabowski. Adam’s passion for edible gardens and sustainable gardening practices led him to Aquaponics 4 years ago. He has spent the last 3 years in pursuit of the ultimate aquaponics system. His experience in Eco Systems, Bush regeneration and landscaping shapes his holistic approach to backyard food production and gardening. Adam lives and breathes Aquaponics! Adam also specialises in Landscaping and services all areas in the Byron Shire.


The Venue

The course will be held at 1/10 Bonanza Dr Billinudgel. This is the Flo Gardens HQ where we create our magic… 

We have limited numbers so to confirm you place, text or call Adam on
0421 500 096 or sales@flogardens.com.au.