with Ori Paz of SchoolGrown
presented by Alameda Backyard Growers
Monday, June 8, 6:30-7:30PM, and the second Monday of each month
Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Avenue, Alameda
How to Grow Fish and Food Plants Together in an Efficient and Productive System
Join us to learn about aquaponics, a method of sustainable food production gaining popularity for its water efficiency, growing power and small footprint. Aquaponics is a way to grow fish and food plants together symbiotically, combining aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil in a solution of nutrients and water) in a recirculating system. The systems are highly water efficient, utilizing 1/10th the water, with up to 2x the growth rate, in a fraction of the space of traditional farming.
Ori Paz grew up in Alameda and received a BS in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara. He is presently a substitute teacher in Alameda, and volunteers with SchoolGrown, a Half Moon Bay nonprofit promoting sustainable agriculture and savvy water use. He is a passionate proponent of aquaponics.