Aquaponic certificate course to be hosted May 28


WILBURTON, OK (April 26, 2016) – A one-day aquaponic certificate course will be offered Saturday, May 28 at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton. The class, which is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be presented by Symbiotic Aquaponic LLC in conjunction with EOSC.

Aquaponic agriculture is an innovative method of growing all-natural produce and fish using a circulating water system. This method uses water from the fish habitat to provide the necessary nutrients for growing a variety of plants including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The fish provide the plants nutrients, and the plants act as a water filtration system for the fish.

The course will provide an introduction to aquaponic topics such as system designs, scientific principles of aquaponics and the selection of plant and fish species. Participants will engage in classroom discussions and hands-on experience in Eastern’s Greenhouse. All course materials will be provided on the day of the class. Participants will also sample produce from the aquaponic greenhouse for lunch.

The cost for the program is $129 through May 19 and $149 through May 24 and includes materials, refreshments and a light lunch. Special group rates are available for groups of four or more. Online registration and payment is available at www.symbioticaquaponic.com.

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