Sydney Discovers Aquaponics!


Get ready Sydney as Aquaponics  is about to rock your town! One Day only!

The one day workshop with Dr Wilson Lennard, one of the world’s leading scientific experts on Aquaponics will be flanked by SBS-TV Gardening Guru Costa Georgiadis and our own Murray Hallam. You all know Murray Hallam of course, an experienced Aquaponics Kit manufacturer and presenter of all those great Aquaponics DVDs that we make at Ecofilms.

This rare event is scheduled to be held on Sunday 17th April at the CASULA POWERHOUSE Liverpool, Sydney from 8am till 5pm.

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You will learn:

  • Both the theory and practice of Aquaponics will be discussed.
  • How to understand and manage your own Aquaponics system.
  • A brief history of Aquaponics and how it fits in today’s water scarcity situation, and localised food production.
  • Important considerations when building or procuring your own home system.
  • The plants and fish that can be successfully grown in Aquaponics systems.
  • System management, water quality, plant health, pest control, the nitrogen cycle.
  • Hand out lecture notes to take home with you.

 

Speakers are:

Costa Georgiadis

Costa Georgiadis is an Australian landscape architect and television personality, best known as the host of the SBS TV gardening show, Costa’s Garden Odyssey
Costa initially studied languages in an Arts Degree before finding his true calling and transferring to the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree at the University of NSW. His final year thesis titled Green Cities of the Future: Ecology, Sustainability, Awareness and Responsibility for the Enrichment of Human Settlements was the road map upon which Costa moved out into the world. Settling in Austria and Prague as his base for 6 years, Costa found work in the landscape industry working for a Vienna based company specializing in ‘eco’ swimming ponds and rooftop gardens. On returning to Australia he then worked as project manager for Sydney based landscape architects Urban Landscape Projects. He also undertook additional studies in Freshwater Aquaculture at Armidale TAFE, and Catchment Management at Macquarie University. Costa has also installed Aquaponics systems as featured in his popular TV show.

Dr Wilson Lennard

Dr Wilson Lennard (PhD), is an Australian scientist, commercial aquaponics systems builder and researcher with a PhD in Applied Biology, specializing in the optimization of commercial aquaponics systems. Dr Lennard has studied and worked with Dr Jim Rakocy the world’s leading scientific authority on Aquaponics  as well as consulting, designing and building aquaponic system for clients around the world. He has also featured as a guest speaker on previous Murray Hallam Aquaponic Workshops held in Brisbane Australia. Dr Wilson is an engaging speaker with a no nonsense approach to Aquaponics. You will learn a great deal from his very open and frank discussion on building and running backyard aquaponicss systems.

Murray Hallam

Murray Hallam is an Aquaponics systems builder for home, schools, farm and commercial enterprises. As well as presenting Aquaponics through his popular DVD’s that are enjoyed around the world, Murray has conducted Aquaponics seminars across the east coast of Australia and the USA. Murray has pioneered the production of Home Based Aquaponics Premium kits which are sold across Australia and more recently exported them to the USA, Bermuda and other places. An inspiring and entertaining speaker, Murray ability to explain Aquaponics simply without mystery and his genuine warmth endears him to people around the world.

This is a rare event to listen, learn,  take notes, ask questions and plan your own backyard aquaponics system from the leaders of Aquaponics systems design in Australia.

Sunday 17th April at the CASULA POWERHOUSE Liverpool, Sydney from 8am till 5pm

Location

The Casula Powerhouse is located at: 1 Casula Road Casula NSW 2170

The Casula Powerhouse is located on the banks of the George’s River within the City of Liverpool. Formerly a 1950s power station, Casula Powerhouse has become a contemporary multi-arts facility and quickly established itself as a leading community cultural development organisation.

Directions

Train Disembark at Casula Station first stop after Liverpool (from Sydney) or Glenfield (from Campbelltown). South/Cumberland line www.131500.info

Car from Sydney Take the M5 to Liverpool. Take the Casula exit and then turn left onto the Hume Highway. After 1.5km, turn left into Casula Road. Follow Casula Road down the hill and cross the rail level-crossing and you’ll see Casula Powerhouse.

Car from Campbelltown Take Hume Highway to Liverpool. Turn right at Casula Road. Follow Casula Road down the hill and cross the rail level-crossing and you’ll see Casula Powerhouse. Ample free parking on site.

Free onsite parking


Book Now. Seats are limited. Click here to book your place.