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Intro to Aquaponics with Oko Farms: 3-Class Special!

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AgTech X Co-Lab @ Agritecture

40 Bushwick Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Aquaponics is a closed-loop approach to sustainable agriculture in which fish, microbes, and plants form a mutually beneficial ecosystem. In this extensive 3-part class, you'll gain a detailed overview from Yemi Amu, Founder of Oko Farms - NYC's only outdoor aquaponics farm & education center. As each class focuses on a different element of aquaponics, you can sign up for all three (via this page) or just one (follow the links to individual classes below).

Class 1 (Sat, 10/27): Science & Biology

Learn the science behind aquaponics - the key to getting started.

  • What considerations need to be taken into account to ensure a healthy operation?
  • How does each living organism survive and add value to the larger ecosystem?
  • How is balance achieved?

You'll learn all this and more, from the comforts of AgTech X - New York's only co-working lab dedicated to sustainable food & agriculture.

Class 2 (Sun, 11/4): Farm Tour & Build

Start the day with a DIY aquaponics build at AgTech X, where you'll learn how to construct & break down your own home system. Then take a hands-on tour of Oko Farms, where you'll get to observe up-close this unique outdoor aquaponics facility. Finally, you'll leave with a full materials list and the confidence to get your own home system up and running.

[Rain date will be 11/10 after Class 3]

Class 3 (Sat, 11/10): Management & Best Practices

So, you now understand the science and construction of an aquaponics system. In our final class, you'll learn best practices for making decisions about your operation and troubleshooting.

  • What types of fish make sense to raise based on your environment?
  • How do you attract the bacteria needed to break down your fish waste?
  • What plants can be grown in an aquaponics system?

Find answers to all this and much more.

About the Instructor

Yemi Amu is the co-founder of Oko Farms and the Farm Manager at the Moore Street Farm. She directs all of Oko Farms' programs including education, design/build projects and community related activities. She has facilitated the creation and maintenance of 20 edible spaces (in NYC) at schools and community organizations including a rooftop farm in Crown Heights and a 1/4 acre farm at the Weeksville Heritage Center that included poultry and bees.

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AgTech X Co-Lab @ Agritecture

40 Bushwick Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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