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Accommodation & Venue
The Double Tree Hilton at Disneyworld Orlando Florida.

This beautiful world class Hotel is just right for our Training Conference.

Conveniently located near both our Training Farms and right in Disney World makes it both convenient and an exciting destination.

Shuttles from Orlando International Airport run regularly to and from the Hotel.

Special room rates for the workshop attendees from 99.00 per night. The two room suites can accommodate up to 6 persons in your party.

Special Disney World rates are also available for those who may wish to incorporate some time at Disney World either before or after the training event..

Special booking link will be published on this page very soon in order to make your reservation for accommodation..

Book your accommodation HERE. Special room rates have been arranged. for you.

Enjoy last updated this page 17 July 2012

Aquaponics for Everyone. Training & Workshop, Florida. Sept 2012.
This training event will carry world's best training information, the very latest in Commercial and Urban Aquaponics knowledge.
Aquaponics basics right through to Aquaponics for Profit will be covered in this
4 day intensive Aquaponics training.& workshop

Sunday Sept 16 th to Wednesday Sept 19 th inclusive  2012 Orlando Florida USA
See below on this page for details of the September 2012 Florida training program.

The training will comprise of a practical greenhouse sessions and course lectures.

 We will bus students to two different Aquaponic garden /farms for practical and hands on sessions,  .
Classroom and Hands-on field training to include Urban - DWC - Media - Vertical - FlowMedia

The technical sessions will held at the beautiful Hilton Resort at Disneyworld Orlando.
All day beverages and fruit breaks.  Full luncheons with additional vegetarian choices.

You need to talk to someone about the course ?
Got some questions?

Ring Cosmo in Florida,

3 places left
as at Sept 13

The Instructors.
Murray Hallam is probably the most well known face in the world-wide aquaponics movement. He discovered aquaponics in 2006, and immediately put his fibre glass and boat-building skills to work to build and sell aquaponics systems and equipment through Practical Aquaponics in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

He is perhaps best known around the world, for his outstanding aquaponics full length video series: Aquaponics Made Easy, Aquaponics Secrets, and the recently released DIY Aquaponics. His entertaining and educational short videos can be found on you tube by searching for "Murray Hallam Aquaponics".

Murray has a trade and business background and together with tertiary education has developed broad Aquaponics knowledge and skills. His gold standard Aquaponics kits are distributed right around Australia in their hundreds and have also been exported to New Zealand, Hong Kong, United States. Feedback from Murray's large client base has provided valuable development data for our knowledge base Aquaponics.
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Practical Aquaponics.
Murray Hallam has conducted several training classes in Aquaponics over the last 4 years. These past courses have been held in Brisbane, Sydney Adelaide and Melbourne Australia.

Additionally, Murray has conducted and lectured in Aquaponics seminars in Oceanside California, Denver Colorado and Brookville Florida.

Murray was a keynote speaker at the World Aquaponics Association Conference in Orlando Florida.

Murray is an experienced teacher and lecturer having also taught for a number of years at Ipswich and Bundamba TAFE colleges.

Murray holds Australian Government TEA40110 Certification IV in Training & Assessment..

Aleece Landis, more commonly known as the hands on Aquaponics expert TCLynx, has been enthralled with Aquaponics since 2007.  

TC learned much of her Aquaponics know how engaging in all kinds of forums and online communities and now is one of the “go-to” people on many sites. 

Aside from helping all levels of Aquaponics enthusiasts, TCLynx also  devotes her time to duckaponics, permaculture and Helping Families Grow Food for her Business, Aquaponic Lynx, LLC.

See her website HERE

Aleece Landis.

In suburban Orlando, Florida USA, in what can be termed “waste land’, Sahib “has developed several models of miniature re-circulating farms to fit in small, under used spaces, such as storage rooms and patios. In only 18 square feet, Sahib’s “Zero Lot” Backyard Aquaponic System combines a variety of plant beds with a 55-gallon fish tank.. He aims to build a totally self-sufficient system that can be deployed anywhere, from developing-world villages to U.S. neighborhoods.
” Molly Davis in Cornell University Small Farm Newsletter, March 2012

Sahib loves to share his knowledge and encourage everyone to learn. His goal is to empower you to grow food for yourself, your family, your community and your business. Grown locally and grown naturally without any harmful pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
Sahib is a passionate teacher of Aquaponics. See Sahib's website HERE


Michael Cosmo started in Aquaponics at New Alchemy Institute on Cape Cod in the Late 70s. Michael was awarded an Apprenticeship on the staff because of his experience building geodesic dome homes and greenhouses and his education at St. Louis University in Environmental Studies and Documentary film.

New Alchemy Institute was a leading research institute in many appropriate technologies and also focused on Solar Aquaculture as Aquaponics was know then.  At New Alchemy Institute Michael worked in various Bio-Shelters and with alternative technologies including wind, solar and greenhouse and bio-shelter structures.  The scientist at New Alchemy Institute did ground breaking work in identifying the Bio-cycles of Aquaponics.  Michael went on to work on and build various other greenhouses and bio-shelters around the US.

Today Michael is known for Planet Stewards, an internet destination where you can find many dozens of interviews and videos of the leaders in Aquaponics.  He is the host of this conference and a speaker in Greenhouse - HighDensity Hybrid Aquaponics. His greenhouse has an integrated system of Vertical, DWC and Media bed systems. 
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September 16 to September 19 inclusive 2012 Orlando Florida USA.
Venue: Hilton Resort at Disneyworld Orlando.

Day 1. 4 sessions 1.5 hours each.  

7:30 - 8 Intro by Mike Cosmo - Course agenda

8-10 Murray Hallam - Practical Aquaponics - Aquaponics is Easy

10:00- 10:15 Break provided by Practical Aquaponics Training

10:15-11:45 TCLynx Aquaponics - Systems and components overview

11:45-1 Lunch with meet and greet provided by Practical Aquaponics Training

1 - 2 Sahibs Urban Aquaponics - Systems and components overview

2:00 - 2:30 Break with Student intros provided by Practical Aquaponics Training

2:30 - 4 Murray Hallam- Commercial Raft and Integrated Flow Media Aquaponics

4:15 - 5:30 Optional - Q & A by all presenters - components showcase

Day 2 and Day 3

8:15 Busses leave for Aquaponics Farm  # 1

Murray Hallam and Aleece Landis - Morning and Afternoon sessions include hands-on

Plumbing - Stock tank grow beds - Deep gravel beds - Siphon flood and drain - Timed flood and drain - Constant flow/Constant Flood beds - Rail Beds - Zipgrow towers - Aquaponics Indexing Valves - Automated Diversion Valves - Uniseals - Capillary Matting - Dura Skrim Liners -  BSF (Black Soldier Fly Larva) - Duckponics - Catfish - Bluegill - Seedling systems - Rain water collection - Flow Media Beds  - Water  Quality -  Integrating Aquaponics with Farming  - Commercial Aquaponic Farming - Plant and Fish choices  - Bell Siphons

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch at Yahala Bakery provided by Practical Aquaponics Training

Trainiing continues after lunch.

5:00 Busses return to the Hotel.

8:15 Busses leave for Aquaponics Farm # 2

Sahib and Cosmo - Morning and Afternoon sessions include hands-on and class

Aquavermiponics - NFT - Wicking beds - Zero Lot Aquaponics - Nano System - Koi - Talipia -  Blue Gill - Vertical Shallow Water Culture SWC - Hybrid Urban Aquaponics Systems - Vertigro - Sandwich towers - Raft DWC - Media Beds - Water Chemistry - Greenhouses  - Open Aquaponics  -  media and online resources and education - Fish food - Fish Rearing -  Community - Plant and Fish choices

12:00 - 1:00 Catered Lunch provided by Practical Aquaponics Training

5:00 Busses return

Day 4.  7:30 - 8 Intro by Mike Cosmo

8-9:30 Murray Hallam - Chop - Tote & low cost Aquaponics - Backup

9:45- 10:00 Break provided by Practical Aquaponics Training

10:00 - 11:45 Field reviews and Q&A from field with Murray, Sahib , TCLynx and Cosmo

11:45-1 Lunch and meet and greet provided by Practical Aquaponics Training

1 - 3 Hands on breakouts by Presenters - Components - Technology

2:30 - 3:00 Break with Student intros provided by Practical Aquaponics Training

3 - 4 Making money - Profits and Marketing  - Upick - local Markets, - Restaurants,

CSAs and other income opportunities.

4:15 - 5 Q & A by all presenters

5:00 - Closing ceremonies. Certificates, photos and signing session.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of course content. Hand out notes and other material will be made available during the course.

We reserve the right to change, add to the material as the need ariseswithout notice.

Earlibird rate of $995.00 per person until August 15 .
Late bookings (if there is still room) after August 15 will be 1095.00 per person. (no special price for spouse or partner at that late time.)

Please note that if you wish to bring your spose or business partner they will atract the special price of 920.00 to attend the event. One partner only.

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Terms and Conditions and Disclaimer

Cancellation policy: Requests for cancellation of registration must be received in writing. Cancellations received by 30 August 2012, will be subject to a cancellation fee of 15%, which will be deducted from the refund. No refund will be made for cancellation requests received after 30 August 2012 .
If the event needs to be cancelled because of an unforeseen cause beyond the organizers control (such as Acts of God, fire, strikes, and natural disasters, etc.) you will be refunded your registration fee less 15% to cover incurred organizational costs.  Every attempt is made to ensure all information provided is accurate and that the student has attained the competencies delivered in the training course.
The student is responsible for maintaining their acquired knowledge and skills, and apply the acquired knowledge and skills in a way which is appropriate to their particular situation.
The student agrees unequivocally that Practical Aquaponics & Planet Stewards LLC is hereby released from any liability, action and claims of whatsoever nature in connection with, or arising from, information, instruction or advice, obtained from Practical Aquaponics & Planet Stewards LLC training course that may or may not have been applied to the students particular situation or project.
Courses, material and information is for the express use of the attending student .
Course notes and materials are not to be sold, lent, copied, published in any way either electronically, printed, hand written, audibly or by any other delivery or publishing method, or used in any way beyond the personal use of the individual student who has attended the Practical Aquaponics & Planet Stewards training course, unless permission is sought and granted in writing by Practical Aquaponics & Planet Stewards LLC.
Payment of fees, dues by way of monetary means or by any other means so as to constitute consideration to attend the training will constitute full agreement and acknowledgement of these terms and conditions and disclaimer.

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