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Best aquaponics workship in Ronan, Flathead Valley this Monday

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If we get a group of 10 the training drops to 250.00 Free to people who can stay after and help Aquarius Farms organic hugelbed market farm to build a donated system to Ronan High school. Tom West 7039460879 or Kelly Ware 406-314-3808

"Ronan, Montana

You are registering for the 3-day Micro Aquaponics and Solar Greenhouse Training in Ronan, Montana from the 6th to the 8th of October, 2014. This course is limited to the first 50 signing up! (the course is small so you get the most out of your training, and have all your questions answered)

(BTW: Our shopping cart software needs both your shipping address and the billing address on your credit card. If you don't fill it in, it will generate an error message, so please, humor our computer by filling in your shipping address and other information requested

This course consists of the following:
1. 3 days of technical lectures on productive aquaponics in greenhouses, along with extensive Q&A, whiteboard diagrams, and hands-on demonstrations in the greenhouse. Recording is allowed!
2. Lifetime Technical Support via email, if you’ve actually built and are operating an aquaponics system of our design.
3. You also receive a link for DropBox (the premier web “deposit box” service), where you can download the approximately 1 Gb of additional information that comes with this course. We will also be happy to put this on your thumb drive at the course itself, so you can go home with it. This information includes, but is not limited to:
A. In the DropBox “Main” folder: Complete CAD drawings for four different sizes of aquaponics systems: 64, 128, 256 and 512 square feet; plus CAD drawings for three different sizes of greenhouses; 200, 300, and 400 square feet. We also include published papers on trout aquaponics, Third World aquaponics, productive fish stocking and harvesting methods, and more.
B. In the DropBox “Slideshows” folder: ALL the PowerPoint slideshows and videos that we use during the five days of our live trainings.
C. In the DropBox “Manuals” folder: The complete Plywood Epoxy Fiberglass Tank Manual, the Micro System manual, and the Tabletop System manual.

We ALSO teach you how to custom-design systems of 10 to 10,000 square feet in size; other teachers WON’T give you this information, because they either can’t, or it might mean you wouldn’t need to hire them as consultants and buy expensive stuff from them.

Aquaponics Technology

This training gives you all the aquaponic technology we've developed over the last four years. It includes comprehensive information on: vegetable varieties that grow well in aquaponic systems; planting, germinating, sprouting, and nursery techniques for vegetables; low-cost and efficient tilapia breeding, egg hatchery, fry care, and fish nursery techniques; aquaponics system design and construction from 10 square feet up to 10,000 square feet; site design and greenhouse design and construction; and aquaponics system construction techniques for systems from 2 square feet in size on up to systems that are thousands of square feet in size.

There's a LOT more information on our webpage If you have any questions about this course, please email us at As soon as you sign up, you will receive a free download of our Micro System DIY manual to study before the course, and we will email you complete directions to the course location and area lodgings. Aloha, Tim and Susanne.

Click here for complete training outline for the Aquaponics portion of the 3-day Montana Training.

Click here for complete training outline for the Greenhouse portion of the 3-day Montana Training.

Your Personal Trainers for the Montana Aquaponics and Solar Greenhouse Training:

Susanne Friend, the owner of the company (with degrees in biology and chemistry) is your personal trainer for questions and issues regarding organic certification, plant and fish diseases, sales and marketing, value-added processing, sprouting table and plant nursery design and operation, water and aeration questions, and water quality questions.

Tim Mann (Friendly Aquaponics, Inc) has been doing architectural and civil engineering design and drafting since 1990, and was an authorized AutoCAD dealer for 7 years during that period. Tim has been operating an organically certified aquaponics farm since 2007 in Hawaii, with his wife Susanne; who developed the seeding, planting, and plant nursery techniques taught in this course. He covers comprehensive system design and site-specific aquaponics; organic certification, plant and fish diseases, sales and marketing, value-added processing, fish hatchery and nursery design and operation; water, water quality, and aeration; as well as technical issues having to do with tanks, piping, aeration, pumping, and electrical design.
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Hello All!

Apologies for any confusion... The Ronan aquaponics facility that was donated by Aquarius Farms is already constructed and in use. We will be using it during the course for practicals. The course fee is $250 if you are able to aggregate with Kelly's group purchase, so please contact her using the information above as soon as possible so no one pulls the trigger without you.

We are, however, offering free tuition for k-12 educators in science, biology, or agriculture departments, currently enrolled agriculture students, and University staff in similar fields. Non-educators will need to pay $495 for registration or contact Kelly to participate in her group buy-in which will discount your entry by nearly 50%. Again I apologize for any confusion. Hope to see you there!

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Kelly asked if I would post to clarify and it looks like Troy beat me to it!

Kelly is without internet or much cell phone access for a couple more days, so have patience or send her a text message for best chance of a response. She said the group reduced fee is possible by telling Tom "Kelly sent me" for any remaining group rate spots.

Hope that helps.
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