The training will comprise of a practical greenhouse session each day and course lectures each day. We plan to conduct the practical greenhouse sessions early in the morning before the heat of the day and then go to the community centre for the technical sessions for the remainder of the day. All day coffee and a light lunchon will be provided each day.
Trainer Lecturer: - MURRAY HALLAM.
Murray is probably the most well known face in the world-wide aquaponics movement. He discovered aquaponics in 2006, and immediately put his fibreglass 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, China. Feedback from Murray's large client base has provided valuable development data for our knowledge base Aquaponics.
Murray is widely travelled consulting on Aquaponics projects in Australia and overseas.
Murray Hallam has conducted several training classes in Aquaponics over the last 4 years. These past courses have been held in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne Australia.
Additionally, Murray has conducted Aquaponics seminars in Oceanside California, Denver Colorado, Morocco North Africa and Bangalore India.
More recently Murray was a keynote speaker at the World Aquaponics Association Conference in Orlando Florida. and Denver Colorado.
Murray is an experienced teacher and lecturer having also taught for a number of years at Ipswich and Bundamba TAFE colleges.
Murray holds TEA40110 Cert IV in Training & Assessment.
Murray will be very ably assisted by Lee Sykes and Shad Ali, both very experienced in Aquaponics.
Venue: Practical Aquaponics North Maclean Queensland 4280.
Course OUTLINE: Summary:
Introductions, Greenhouse inspection and overview.
Planning the Farm, Finance , Materials. Infrastructure.
How does it work? Nitrogen cycle, pH, O2, Disease & Nutrients.
Filtration. Types, choices.
Crop choice, Plants and fish. How to.
Marketing my product/business. Variation to pricing and value adding, Branding.
Introduction to legals. Local/State
Farm style. FloMedia, DWC, NFT, MBB.
Design, Construct, Erect. Construction methods/choices.
Greenhouse considerations. Covered growing.
Grow media, choices
Insect control, Disease control plants / fish.
Microbiology & water chemistry
Q & A session.
Plumbing, Pumps, Solar, Backup,
Marketing (2) Internet, Sundry marketing, Farm gate sales +
Construct, assemble and erect. (2)
Greenhouse technology, Heating, Cooling.
FloMedia technology. Additions and variations.
Final Q&A session.Please note that if you wish to bring your spouse or business partner they will atract the special price of $990.00 to attend the event. One partner only.
More details can be seen here http://www.aquaponics.net.au/Training1.html