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Amazing Aquaponics

Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:00am – 11:30am

Glastonbury, CT

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, will presenty an aquaponics program on Saturday, April 25, 10 am to 11:30 am. The workshop “Amazing Aquaponics” will be presented by Spencer Curry from Glastonbury’s Fresh Farm Aquaponics LLC.

Aquaponic farming couples aquatic animal farming with plant cultivation to establish a sustainable and productive agricultural system. The elements of the system complement one another, establishing a symbiotic relationship where beneficial bacteria in the water turn fish waste into plant nutrients and, in turn, the plants keep the water clean for the fish using their root systems.

Join Spencer Curry from Fresh Farm Aquaponics LLC and learn about the history and the science behind aquaponics and see a farm-based aquaponics operation in action. Then, travel to a nearby site to see a smaller home-based aquaponics system and learn how you can make your own backyard aquaponics garden.

The program fee is $20, $15 for Museum members, and is open to adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required. For further information visit or call 860.486.4460.


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