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SALE! June 6 – 10, 2015 – Portable Farms®

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PFAS LLC is pleased to offer our SUMMER SALE of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Online Email Correspondence Course© 

PLEASE READ CURRICULUM OF Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© – CLICK HERE.

$500 off for regularly priced Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course©.

Shipping and postage are included to addresses in the US only, BUT for all order outside the US there is a US$140 shipping and handling charge.

The Portable Farms® Junior Course© is not included in this sale.

SALE PRICE: $2,000.00               June 6 – 10, 2015

 

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Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

(Utility Patent Application Filed December 24, 2013)

garden tools with sprayBasic garden tools for growing food in a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System.

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$500 off for regularly priced Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Online email Correspondence Course©
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE! SALE PRICE for course: US$2,000.00
The Portable Farms®  Kit is included in the course price. To see what is IN the Portable Farms®  Kit and what is NOT in the Portable Farms®  Kit , please request the FREE AND INSTANTANEOUS PRICE LIST (top right box on every page of this website). One Portable Farms Kit provides you with the technology to assemble one module which feeds 8 people. Want to feed more people? Then order more Portable Farms®  Kits. Yes, it’s THAT EASY.

READ FOR FREE: THE ENTIRE CURRICULUM OUTLINE FOR Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Online email Correspondence Course© –  CLICK HERE.
» Feed home-grown fish to your family . . . FROM TANK TO TABLE.
» Feed pesticide-free table vegetables to your family . . . FROM FARM TO FORK.

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Our 43 years of experience in aquaponics is now available to teach you how to feed your family FOREVER. [Read our History: CLICK HERE]

It only takes a few days to learn the areas related to assembling an aquaponics system  so you can build your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System!

  • Let us teach you how to grow healthy fish and vegetables so you can become increasingly self-sustaining.
  • You can learn everything you need to know about building your own aquaponics system and growing healthy food by taking our FUN and easy-to-follow email-correspondence course.
  • Most students complete our course in a few days and then we ship you a Portable Farms® Kit so you can build your own system.
  • What’s in the Portable Farms® Kit? It’s listed in the FREE PRICE LIST (right top column on every page of this website.)

  • Our 43 years of experience in aquaponics is now available to teach you how to feed your family FOREVER. [Read our History: CLICK HERE]
  • It only takes a few days to learn the areas related to assembling an aquaponics system  so you can build your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System!

header2014findusonfacebookTo view photos of food that is commonly grow in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems: CLICK HERE.

Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems GROW FOOD.

View a  2 minute video clip of the interior of 16′ x 33′ Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

This small 16 x 33′ Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems (in above video) feeds ten people the table vegetables and protein (tilapia) the food they need for optimal health – forever in 528 sq ft total space and 264 square ft grow space. 

SALE PRICE: $2,000.00               June 6 – 10, 2015

  • Portable Farms® grow food in greenhouses, warehouses or underground structures
  • Without the use of any pesticides, harsh chemicals, antibiotics or hormones 
  • Portable Farms® use 95% less water than traditional agricultural methods
  • Portable Farms® use less electrical power than any other aquaponics system in the world and can be solar or wind powered
  • Portable Farms® provide table vegetables (greens and blooming plants such as tomatoes, peppers, etc.) and fish (tilapia) as a protein source to maintain optimal health
  • Three people can operate one-quarter of an acre of Portable Farms® which feeds 240 people forever. Twelve people can operate one acre of Portable Farms® which feeds 1,000 people forever
  • Portable Farms® can be operated by semi-skilled labor and people of almost any age (young and old)
  • Greens grown in Portable Farms® can be harvested in as few as 28 days after installation and continue producing forever
  • Portable Farms® feed families, communities, cities, countries and the world.

tokyo bekana colleColle Davis holding Butter Head Lettuce grown in 36 days.

To view photos of fresh food that is commonly grow in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems: CLICK HERE.

Phyllis Davis was awarded Second Prize after presenting Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems to the San Diego Inventors Forum’s Annual Inventors Contest. View 8 minute presentation on YouTube video above.

  • Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, CEO of PFAS LLC, standing in front of a few tomato plants (10' tall) that supply hundreds of tomatoes while they're planted in a Portable Farms Aquaponics System. We generally leave the tomatoes in the grow trays about six months and then replant new tomatoes because their root systems grow too large (size of a football) for the grow trays.

    Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, CEO of PFAS LLC, standing in front of a few tomato plants (10′ tall) that supply hundreds of tomatoes while they’re planted in a Portable Farms Aquaponics System. We generally leave the tomatoes in the grow trays about six months and then replant new tomatoes because their root systems grow too large (size of a football) for the grow trays.

    This fun and educational course offers photographs that take you step-by-step throughout the entire course in our online email correspondence course.

  • It shows you how to build a backyard aquaponics system to feed a family of 8 or you can purchase additional Portable Farms® Kits to feed more people (each Portable Farms® Kit provides you with the technology to feed 8 people).
  • It also shows you how to care for the fish (tilapia) in your farm.
  • And, how to raise healthy vegetables – year round – in any climate.

BUY NOW BUTTON (BELOW) IS FOR $2,0000. We accept MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and Wire Transfers. If you would prefer, you may call us to give us your credit number over the phone: 800-906-0256 OR 800-952-6224. We also accept checks and money orders.

SALE PRICE: $2,000.00               June 6 – 10, 2015

 

 

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We’ll teach you how to:

  • Build your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System
  • Operate your new Portable Farms® Aquaponics System
  • Feed, nurture and care for the fish from ‘tank to table’
  • Plant, care and grow your plants from seed in the Grow Tray Tables from ‘farm to fork’
  • Clean the Clarifier every few weeks
  • Create a control panel that runs your system automatically 24/7
  • Harvest and replant your plants for subsequent crops
  • Receive a Portable Farms® Kit by satisfactorily completing  Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© (This offer is good only for those in the US or Canada and certain countries for consideration.)
  • A materials and cutting’s list for constructing a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System (additional materials to be purchased by student as listed in the Price List)
  • If you work on the course for an hour a day, you can complete the online email correspondence course in about one to two weeks; this is a self-paced course that you complete on your schedule.
  • It’s FUN. It’s EASY and after satisfactory completion, you’ll become a Certified Aquaponist after taking the Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© .
  • Enroll in the  Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© and complete it, and we will send you a complete Portable Farms® Kit. Free shipping within the US.

For more about this course or to enroll:  CLICK HERE.

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Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems (utility patent application filed December 23, 2013):

  • Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems holding 8 heads of kale just harvested from a Portable Farm. The average height of these kale is 47". Monster kale!

    Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems holding 8 heads of kale just harvested from a Portable Farm. The average height of these kale is 47″. Monster kale!

    Use no pesticides, harsh chemicals, antibiotics or hormones

  • Require 95% less water than traditional agriculture
  • Use less electrical power than any other aquaponics system in the world and can be solar or wind powered
  • Provide table vegetables (greens and blooming plants such as tomatoes, peppers, etc.) and fish (tilapia) as a protein source
  • Can be operated by people of almost any age (young and old)
  • Grow food in greenhouses, warehouses or underground structures.
  • REFUND POLICY – Please note. You may ask for and receive a full refund of your tuition up until you receive one or more of the sections of the Aquaponics University  Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Online Email Correspondence Course© . At the point you open the email containing even one Section of the Course Material there will be no refund due because you have received value from the Intellectual Property and have received benefits of the Course.

How to Grow Fruit Trees or Blueberries in Aquaponics

How to Grow Fruit Trees or Blueberries in Aquaponics 
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis
 

In answer to the many questions we receive about aquaponics, “Yes, you can use aquaponics to grow fruit trees and blueberries.” 

Growing fruit trees with aquaponics requires having patience, being willing to follow instructions and being flexible in your choice of trees, fish and output. The main difference in using aquaponics to grow ‘fruit’ trees is that the equation shifts from extremely high value real estate (areas in gravel beds is valuable space when placed inside of a climatically adapted structure) to seasonal, outdoor controlled growing. Here are the main parameters that need to be addressed when considering raising fruit trees with aquaponics. 

 

  1. Pollination. Bees do not do well at all inside buildings. Hand pollination is VERY expensive
  2. Which fruit(s) should you raise?
  3. What market is being addressed and can the fruit compete with regular ‘dirt farming’ methods currently used for growing fruit?
  4. What is to be done with the fish waste water when the trees are dormant?
  5. What training will the personnel need to have in order to make the aquaponics-fruit-growing-installation most productive? 

All of these issues have to be addressed before looking at the land to be used for the orchard/vineyard for the fruit. For the moment we’ll assume that the go-ahead has been made to install an aquaponics orchard to raise apricots, a high value crop which does not ship well and is in demand in the local markets. Fruit that travel well (apples, oranges, lemons, and limes) and that can be stored for long periods are not good candidates for aquaponics because the installation costs are too high to compete with current growing methods. The other fruit this method covers well is blueberries, so you may substitute blueberries for apricots in the information below. 

The first step for installing an orchard is to dig trenches on the contour across the slope of the designated orchard area. These trenches need to be 18 to 24 inches (45cm to 60cm) deep and the same wide with a 4 to 6 inch berm build up on each side to prevent ground water from entering the trench at any time. Then an impermeable membrane is placed covering the entire berm trench berm area to insure that no water either leaves or enters the trench. (Blueberries only need half the trench size.) 

At one end of the top trench, install an automatic trip valve in a sump area and have it drain into the trench below so the water is flowing back across the slope in the next trench down the slope. This arrangement will mean the water travels from one end of the trench to the other, drops to the next level and traverses the slope in the opposite direction for each trench. The slope must be great enough for the trench to fill nearly full each time and then to drain out completely. The ideal slope is 1:6 up to 1:8, less or more slope requires some consulting time to design a functioning system.  

Before filling the lined trenches with gravel, fill them with water first to observe that each automatic trip valve is working correctly and that each trench drains completely.  

The next step is placing the gravel that has been to be washed and screened to remove sand, mud and debris into the trenches up to two inches below the top of the berm. The gravel needs to be level in all directions. Fill each trench insuring the pipe surrounding the automatic trip valve has no gravel inside of it.   

Finally make sure the last trench drains completely into the fish tank/pond. Now it is the time to plant the trees (bushes) and install the fish into their new home. The choice of fish is much broader than it is with indoor aquaponics. Local fish can be used very successfully. Feed the fish what they will eat in 15 to 30 second once or twice a day after they are two to three inches long.  

When the fruiting season is over, reduce the water flow through the system to twice a week and after the leaves drop only run the water once or twice a month to insure the trees have some water. In the spring, begin the water flow before the first thaw and before the leaves start to swell.  

Now, here is a quick and dirty method. Cut several 55-gallon plastic drums in half, install a drain line with a shut off valve in the bottom so you can control the water level, fill with gravel, plant your favorite fruit trees and water with fish waste water a couple times a week during growing season and once or twice a month when they are dormant. AQUAPONIC FRUIT GROWING:  DONE.  


 

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD, Aquaponics GOLD and Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
are published by Concept to Licensing LLC. 

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD – eBook – $69.95

Published March 2015

Buy Commercial Aquaponics GOLD  – CLICK HERE.

  • Commercial Aquaponics GOLD is the information you will need to make an informed business decision about commercial aquaponics growing in controlled environment agricultural (CEA).
  • We’re also offering TWO BONUSES: 1) A business plan template  designed specifically for aquaponics to present to funders and 2) PFAS LLC’s Executive Summary showing production and operating costs, profits and best-produce choices to achieve the shortest Return on Investment.

 

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.

Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems


 

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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD  – eBook –  $9.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published March 2015

Buy Backyard Aquaponics GOLD: CLICK HERE.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD by Colle and Phyllis Davis is presented as an overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home for a greater degree of sustainability and food safety for themselves and their family. The suggestions provided in this ebook cover the topic of year-round growing with aquaponics prior to studying other topics regarding raising healthy fish and vegetables. 

After reading this 45 page ebook (over 10,500 words with dozens of images), you’ll be able to make the decision about whether aquaponics IS FOR YOU. 

 

 


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AQUAPONICS GOLD©  – eBook  – $39.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published February 2015

Buy Aquaponics Gold: CLICK HERE

Raising Healthy Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics

Revealing 17 Trade Secrets and 100 PAGES OF GREAT information!
Learn Tips and Trick from Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems
.

 LISTEN TO PHYLLIS DAVIS TELL YOU ABOUT AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Buy Aquaponics Gold Here

The purpose of this book is to fill in the gap between the burgeoning varieties of technology available today for aquaponics and all the various growing techniques. It is our pleasure to offer many of our own time-tested and effective techniques for raising healthy fish and plants in aquaponics.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.


Make US$100,000 a year with Aquaponics

Make US$100,000 a year with Aquaponics
– By Colle and Phyllis Davis

pfas sunwaveOne of the most visited pages on our website is Become a Millionaire on One Acre with Aquaponics because more and more people are aware that aquaponics is one of the most exciting ‘new’ and trending technologies in the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) arena.

Commercial aquaponics is also one of the easiest ways to produce huge amounts of locally grown, pesticide free food that is capable of commanding the highest prices from demanding consumers.

The capital investment required is about US$300,000 which is capital intensive on the front end and includes a 10,000 sq. ft. acclimatized greenhouse which is 2/3 of the initial investment, plus 30 Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems’ Modules. This amount does not include land, utilities or grow lights.

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The operating expenses for a quarter acre installation run over US$100,000 per year and includes costs for labor, seeds, fish food, utilities and miscellaneous and the Return on Investment (ROI) in most markets will be less than 2 to 5 years, depending on the crops raised and sold to a local market.

This means that the US$250,000 to US$320,000 investment will begin to produce a net:net annual income of $100,000 in the second full year of production.

 


  • A single 10,000 sq. ft. climatically adapted greenhouse, just the building, NOT the PFAS Technology, has an initial capital cost of US$130,000 to US$230,000 (depending on the cost of the greenhouse you choose) and this does not include the land/property costs or utility installation costs
  • A single 10,000 sq. ft. facility can hold approximately 26 to 30 Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Modules costing from $80,000 to $100,000, installed
  • The ROI can be from 2 to 5 years depending on your markets and the crops you choose to grow and sell
  • Payroll for two full time employees to operate a single commercial PFAS Unit (30 modules)
  • The Net-Net for this example is US$100,000 per year, reaching that level the second full year of operation

GreenhouseTo begin the process, do your homework, complete your marketing survey, talk to the casino, high-end restaurants and resort hotel chefs to see how much of their weekly produce they are willing to buy from you. Talk to at least TEN chefs, add the numbers of different vegetables they are requesting together, divide by two (this gives you the built in expansion for your business) and design your installation to fulfill that amount of produce by the end of your first year of production.

Yes, it’s a LOT of hard work, focus, yours and/or other people’s money and a dedication to bringing the finest food on the planet to your market that can make you a millionaire is a few short years. You actually have to do the work to get there. PFAS LLC’s Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems technology is one way to have fun in the process because it is a proven system and PFAS LLC provides the Operator training.

The fastest way to get started is with the new book Commercial Aquaponics GOLD which covers every facet of commercial aquaponics from concept to delivery of product. The book even includes a FREE Business Plan Template built specifically for commercial aquaponics, and the PFAS LLC Executive Summary that includes costs, expenses, income, the best produce to grow and profits listed.

To recap: To have an annual income from commercial aquaponics will require an investment of around a quarter million US dollars. Or you can start smaller and grow from the profits and reach that level in 5 to 8 years. The numbers quoted above include hiring full time labor. If you do some of the labor yourself, the numbers will be higher.

Start today so next year you will be well on your way to a secure and ongoing income from your own company.

 


 

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD, Aquaponics GOLD and Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
are published by Concept to Licensing LLC. 

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD – eBook – $69.95

Published March 2015

Buy Commercial Aquaponics GOLD  – CLICK HERE.

  • Commercial Aquaponics GOLD is the information you will need to make an informed business decision about commercial aquaponics growing in controlled environment agricultural (CEA).
  • We’re also offering TWO BONUSES: 1) A business plan template  designed specifically for aquaponics to present to funders and 2) PFAS LLC’s Executive Summary showing production and operating costs, profits and best-produce choices to achieve the shortest Return on Investment.

 

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.

Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems


 

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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD  – eBook –  $9.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published March 2015

Buy Backyard Aquaponics GOLD: CLICK HERE.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD by Colle and Phyllis Davis is presented as an overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home for a greater degree of sustainability and food safety for themselves and their family. The suggestions provided in this ebook cover the topic of year-round growing with aquaponics prior to studying other topics regarding raising healthy fish and vegetables. 

After reading this 45 page ebook (over 10,500 words with dozens of images), you’ll be able to make the decision about whether aquaponics IS FOR YOU. 

 

 


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AQUAPONICS GOLD©  – eBook  – $39.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published February 2015

Buy Aquaponics Gold: CLICK HERE

Raising Healthy Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics

Revealing 17 Trade Secrets and 100 PAGES OF GREAT information!
Learn Tips and Trick from Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems
.

 LISTEN TO PHYLLIS DAVIS TELL YOU ABOUT AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Buy Aquaponics Gold Here

The purpose of this book is to fill in the gap between the burgeoning varieties of technology available today for aquaponics and all the various growing techniques. It is our pleasure to offer many of our own time-tested and effective techniques for raising healthy fish and plants in aquaponics.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.


 

Nutrient Absorption Occurs BELOW 7.2 pH

Nutrient Absorption Occurs BELOW 7.2 pH
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Testeur Ph d'une piscine individuelleIf the pH gets too near or above 7.2 in your Portable Farms® Aquaponics System’s Fish Tank, your plants cannot absorb the nutrients in the system and creates a NUTRIENT SHUTDOWN and your plants will begin to wither, show systems of leaf curl, begin to yellow, have stunted growth and not produce growth or blossoms. In effect, the plants are starving to death.

The Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are designed to accomplish this adjustment in an extremely easy manner. Checking the pH in your system at least a couple of times per week is vital, especially as the vegetables approach harvest time; this is an inexpensive process to increase production in the grow trays. This simple checking and adjustment will result in more bountiful harvests of healthy and nutritious produce.

Each plant has a preferred range of pH, or parts Hydrogen, that creates an ideal growing environment for the plant.

In aquaponics, this adjustment is very easily when the water flows through the system. To ‘increase’ the pH means to make the solution more alkaline and to ‘decrease’ the pH means to make the solution more acidic. There are quick and very inexpensive ways to change the pH of water in an aquaponics system.

When adding any agent to adjust the pH levels in your system, allow several hours, and better yet, monitor your system over a day or two before trusting the testing medium results.

Testing can be done with simple swimming pool test strips or with sophisticated scientific instruments that have been designed for the task. Both work very well and if you use both, be prepared to have two very different readings. What you are looking for is consistency using one method. Using both is confusing and makes adjusting the water much harder. (We know from experience . . .)
We check the pH in our fish tanks two or more times per month to make sure the pH is below 7.2.

Each plant has a preferred range of pH, or parts Hydrogen, that creates an ideal growing environment for the plant.

pHdown2These are the products we recommend for balancing the pH in aquaponics: CLICK HERE. The cost for this kit is $14.55. Good price!

  • Plants in Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems prefer a pH in the 5.8 to 6.8 range, or even a slightly lower range.
  • Fish prefer a little higher pH and to keep both organisms happy, the water in an aquaponics system needs to be adjusted.

This kit contains:

  • General hydronics Ph control kit
  • Contains ph up which add a little at a time when your nutrient pH is too low in order to raise the pH to the proper level
  • Contains ph down which uses food grade phosphoric acid to lower the pH to the proper level
  • Designed to work superbly in hydroponic environments as well as with both soil-less mixtures and soil grown plants.

The measurement of pH is how acidic (6.9 and below) or alkaline (7.1 or above) a liquid is at any specific moment. This pH measurement is not about the water’s hardness, that is a measurement of the dissolved mineral content in the water, and it is measured in a different way.

In aquaponics, this adjustment is very easily when the water flows through the system. To ‘increase’ the pH means to make the solution more alkaline and to ‘decrease’ the pH means to make the solution more acidic. There are quick and very inexpensive ways to change the pH of water in an aquaponic’s system.

If you are trying to grow vegetables with very different pH requirements in the same grow tray, plant the heavy feeders at the beginning (top) end of the tray and furthest from your fish tank, where the water flows into your grow tray, favoring their pH requirement and the light feeders at the end where the water flows out.

meterWhen adding any agent to adjust the pH levels in your system, allow several hours, and better yet, monitor your system over a day or two before trusting the testing medium results.

Testing can be done with simple swimming pool test strips or with sophisticated scientific instruments that have been designed for the task. Both work very well and if you use both, be prepared to have two very different readings. What you are looking for is consistency using one method. Using both is confusing and makes adjusting the water much harder. (We know from experience . . .)

We use a Microprocessor Conductivity & TDS Meters with Automatic Temperature Compensation with Automatic Calibration to check the water in our systems (image left).


Backyard Aquaponics GOLD, Aquaponics GOLD and Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
are published by Concept to Licensing LLC. 

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD – eBook – $69.95

Published March 2015

Buy Commercial Aquaponics GOLD  – CLICK HERE.

  • Commercial Aquaponics GOLD is the information you will need to make an informed business decision about commercial aquaponics growing in controlled environment agricultural (CEA).
  • We’re also offering TWO BONUSES: 1) A business plan template  designed specifically for aquaponics to present to funders and 2) PFAS LLC’s Executive Summary showing production and operating costs, profits and best-produce choices to achieve the shortest Return on Investment.

 

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.

Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems


 

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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD  – eBook –  $9.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published March 2015

Buy Backyard Aquaponics GOLD: CLICK HERE.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD by Colle and Phyllis Davis is presented as an overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home for a greater degree of sustainability and food safety for themselves and their family. The suggestions provided in this ebook cover the topic of year-round growing with aquaponics prior to studying other topics regarding raising healthy fish and vegetables. 

After reading this 45 page ebook (over 10,500 words with dozens of images), you’ll be able to make the decision about whether aquaponics IS FOR YOU. 

 

 


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AQUAPONICS GOLD©  – eBook  – $39.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published February 2015

Buy Aquaponics Gold: CLICK HERE

Raising Healthy Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics

Revealing 17 Trade Secrets and 100 PAGES OF GREAT information!
Learn Tips and Trick from Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems
.

 LISTEN TO PHYLLIS DAVIS TELL YOU ABOUT AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Buy Aquaponics Gold Here

The purpose of this book is to fill in the gap between the burgeoning varieties of technology available today for aquaponics and all the various growing techniques. It is our pleasure to offer many of our own time-tested and effective techniques for raising healthy fish and plants in aquaponics.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.


Precision Growing Aquaponics Systems

Precision Growing with the NEW Enhanced Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

interior jan 14 2013Precision growing is defined as ‘delivering the exact nutrients and other requirements that are needed by growing plants at exactly the right time in the exactly the required amounts.’

These precision delivery systems are now becoming the hallmark of modern growing in controlled environments. Whether precision growing is directed at orchids, or tomatoes, or lettuce, or cucumbers or roses, the more precisely the plants needs are known and provided for, the more cost effective the growing system becomes.

The growing space is utilized in a much more efficient and effective manner. The water’s pH and carefully timed delivery system as well as the addition of macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients are all very important to successful growing results. So are the available light level and intensity and the temperature and the air flow in the building. Delivering each requirement at all times results in maximum yields in record growing times. The added expenses of these high tech growing systems are very quickly offset by the dramatic increases in yields.

Controlled environment agricultural growing is very quickly becoming the state-of-the-art production because of the multitude of advantages. These include:

      • Extended growing season – often year round
      • Greatly reduced consumption of water even with in-ground growing methods
      • Less expensive and more accurate pest control – often pests are eliminated as a problem
      • Growing is placed much nearer to markets in many cases
      • Less chance for crop losses due to weather, pests, water loss and theft
      • More efficient use of fertilizers and nutrients used for maximum production
      • Custom and high-value crops easier to grow for local markets.
Phylis Davis harvesting fresh greens.

Phylis Davis harvesting fresh greens.

The NEW Enhanced Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems actually deliver a slight excess of everything the plants need, even the light, so every plant always have the perfect conditions for maximum growth. The NEW Enhanced PFAS also has other advantages:

      • No pesticides are ever used
      • Less water use than any other type of commercial growing system available today
      • The waste water is a valuable fertilizer that can be used on other crops or sold at a profit
      • Waist high work area
      • No single point of failure
      • No weeding – ever
      • Watering is automatic
      • No soil or dirt inside the building

 

Phyllis Davis  harvesting ripe delicious tomatoes ranging from one-half pound to two pounds per tomato.

Phyllis Davis harvesting ripe delicious tomatoes ranging from one-half pound to two pounds per tomato.

For maximum production/yield, PFAS LLC recommends the following ENHANCEMENTS to a regular PFAS installation:

      • The addition of micro-nutrients that include  iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium and 53 other vital minerals are supplied with organic FF-Mineral Rock Dust
      • High performance greenhouse coverings that protect from weather extremes.
      • Insulation of all walls and roof that do not contribute direct sunlight to the grow trays
      • Grow lights capable of providing maximum full spectrum lighting for both greens and blooming plants.
      • Inert growing medium for planting seeds
      • Trellis installation for maximum vertical growing for blooming plants (tomatos, cucumbers, beans, peppers, etc.)
      • Full monitoring system of all functions within the building that notify operator of any necessary adjustments required
      • Low cost fish tank heaters
      • Automatic water leveling system for fish tanks.

All of these advantages are now available in a standardized modular package that can be built and operational in a few months anywhere in the world that a climatically adapted structure can be built on flat land. The land used can be in an empty building lot waiting for a new builder, a parking lot, an open field near the city, any high density area that food is high demand (city, refugee area in a crises, school, prison, church, hospital) or almost anywhere a builder finds flat level piece of land where some water and solar or grid power is available. Even that empty building that no one can figure out what to do with will work.

These controlled-environments-precision-growing-systems are capital intensive on the front end, but they produce income very quickly and continue to produce income over long periods of time with only operational expenses needing to be covered. The ROI on the Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems is only three to five years. Investors really appreciate these advantages and the new ‘farmers’ appreciate the opportunity to reap huge rewards for their efforts.



Backyard Aquaponics GOLD, Aquaponics GOLD
and Commercial Aquaponics GOLD

are published by Concept to Licensing LLC. 

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD – eBook – $69.95

Published March 2015

Buy Commercial Aquaponics GOLD  – CLICK HERE.

  • Commercial Aquaponics GOLD is the information you will need to make an informed business decision about commercial aquaponics growing in controlled environment agricultural (CEA).
  • We’re also offering TWO BONUSES: 1) A business plan template  designed specifically for aquaponics to present to funders and 2) PFAS LLC’s Executive Summary showing production and operating costs, profits and best-produce choices to achieve the shortest Return on Investment.

 

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.

Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems


 

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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD  – eBook –  $9.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published March 2015

Buy Backyard Aquaponics GOLD: CLICK HERE.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD by Colle and Phyllis Davis is presented as an overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home for a greater degree of sustainability and food safety for themselves and their family. The suggestions provided in this ebook cover the topic of year-round growing with aquaponics prior to studying other topics regarding raising healthy fish and vegetables. 

After reading this 45 page ebook (over 10,500 words with dozens of images), you’ll be able to make the decision about whether aquaponics IS FOR YOU. 

 

 


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AQUAPONICS GOLD©  – eBook  – $39.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published February 2015

Buy Aquaponics Gold: CLICK HERE

Raising Healthy Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics

Revealing 17 Trade Secrets and 100 PAGES OF GREAT information!
Learn Tips and Trick from Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems
.

 LISTEN TO PHYLLIS DAVIS TELL YOU ABOUT AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Buy Aquaponics Gold Here

The purpose of this book is to fill in the gap between the burgeoning varieties of technology available today for aquaponics and all the various growing techniques. It is our pleasure to offer many of our own time-tested and effective techniques for raising healthy fish and plants in aquaponics.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.


 

One Less Square of TP

One Less Square of TP
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

This article is NOT about aquaponics, but we wrote it and it’s fun and it proves a valid point about being a good steward to the earth’s resources and that’s always a good reminder.

tpBehold, here is an interesting and odd way for you to be less impactful on the earth.

Here is the setup: Can you consciously and religiously use one less square of toilet paper than your normal quota, each and every time you need it?

Come on, it’s only one tiny square. You already realize that pulling off too little causes some interesting planning on your part. And the occasional wild grab of too much is wasteful. Can this tiny change in your behavior impact your carbon footprint?

Does it matter? Will that tiny square staying on the roll mean anything in the scheme of life?

Maybe, but in a way that most people never think about. The awareness of what you are doing each time you need toilet paper is a constant reminder that everything you are doing impacts the earth, even when the behavior is so routine that you may not even be aware of it. First laughing at the thought and then starting the one less square routine moves that new behavior into your unconscious and makes you a hero in the ongoing push to be politically and environmentally correct.

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Here are the figures to make this point real in your mind:

  • With the 300+ million people in the US using only two fewer sheets per day, they will reduce the need for paper by 1,110,000 pounds! No, you say, not possible.
  • 300,000,000 people times 2 sheets = 600,000,000 sheets per day. (Average two per person saved per day)
  • Each roll contains approximately 166 sheets that are 4 inches square, so there is an average of 18 sq ft of toilet paper on a roll. The roll weights a tiny bit over 3 oz. or 0.18 pounds.
  • 600,000,000 sheets equals 333,333,333 sq ft.
  • 333,333,333 sq ft divided by 0.18 lb. = 62,499,999 pounds or 31,250 TONS!
  • That is each day! That is a LOT OF TREES!

 

Now the fun part of your new awareness and habit: Telling your friends about your efforts to be a good steward of resources. Think about that scenario for a moment. It has to give you a visceral bump and, depending on who you are it will be highly effective in making you remember to leave that square on the roll.

Let’s look at this idea of the awareness of making a small change in a somewhat different light. Can you plant one more lettuce seed or one more basil seed? Yes, you can. The real question to ask yourself is; what to do with the single plant increase in your bounty? Plan on giving these special ‘extra’ plants to specific people. The effort to plant, nurture and then give from the overflow creates a highly impactful experience for anyone who will indulge themselves in the process.

Planting in a plastic or wax paper cup sitting on the kitchen window ledge will suffice. It is the awareness of the new behavior that becomes the reward and has the earth value impact.

How is planting one more lettuce or basil plant that you plan to give away different from the ‘one square less’ mindset? After all these ‘habits’ address two very separate parts of our lives. It is the awareness of the small gestures and habits we often follow blindly, and that is changed easily impacting our lives and the earth. If each person (or only one person in one hundred) begin to do either or better yet, both of these behaviors, the results will eventually effect the earth.

Sharing the extra plant will be much easier to explain to your friends than the one square less. When you have managed to have both new habits in place, then the square one will be a great conversation opener and garner lots of attention and laughs.

It is in the small gestures, the awareness, and the willingness to behave in a slightly different manner that changes happen. The impact is hardly noticeable to the world at large, but it is these same small gestures that eventually start trends, impact buying decisions and lead to policy or even life changes.

Feed 8 People FOREVER in ONE 40′ Grow Tray!

Feed 8 People FOREVER in ONE 40′ Grow Tray!

by Colle and Phyllis Davis

 

We’ve done all the work for you!

All you need to do plant some seeds and harvest fresh organic food – FOREVER. A 5′ x 40′ Grow Tray to feed EIGHT people FOREVER (and forever means just that: ALWAYS.)

 

 

 

Tomato and cucumber plants growing vertically in one grow tray.

Tomato and cucumber plants growing vertically in one grow tray.

Over 300 varieties of plants grow well in aquaponics. Of all the garden-fresh foods that people enjoy growing in our systems, the favorites are:

  • All varieties of lettuce (romaine, red leaf, butter crunch, etc.
  • Many herbs such as cilantro and mints
  • Most greens such as collard greens, etc.
  • Big juicy tomatoes (large tomatoes or cherry tomatoes)
  • Most variety of climbing beans – Green beans and even peas
  • Cucumbers (large crisp farm-fresh cucumbers)
  • All varieties of peppers (green and red peppers, and all varieties of hot peppers)
  • Basil
  • Kale
  • Swiss Chard
  • Asian greens
  • Bok Choy
  • Eggplant
  • Plus, don’t forget the HOME GROWN FISH in a tank only steps away from your kitchen.
WOW!!!!!!!!!! LOOK AT THAT KALE! Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems harvesting 8 kale plants with leaves averaging 47" in length. This kale was grown in 42 days in a Portable Farms Aquaponics System

WOW!!!!!!!!!! LOOK AT THAT KALE! Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems harvesting 8 kale plants with leaves averaging 47″ in length. This kale was grown in 42 days in a Portable Farms Aquaponics System

Growing produce in Portable Farms is easy and nutritious and food is grown YEAR ROUND regardless of weather conditions anywhere in the world.

PFAS LLC’c aquaponics systems use 90 to 95% LESS WATER than is used in traditional agriculture and require NO pesticides or fertilizers.

  • One full-sized commercial unit of 10,000 square feet (1/4 acre) feeds 240 people all the food they need to be healthy FOREVER (excluding ‘root crops’ such as potatoes and carrots).
  • We’re green. We’re sustainable. Our systems are organic.
  • PFAS LLC offers aquaponics systems for commercial growing and smaller aquaponics systems to feed small groups and families.
  • Aquaponics is an environmentally safe and productive alternative to over-harvesting fish from oceans, rivers and streams.

Read about the Yield and Return on Investment for planting, growing and selling organic tomatoes.

Read about the Yield and Return on Investment for planting, growing and selling organic zucchini.

Read about the Yield and Return on Investment for planting, growing and selling organic peppers.

Read about the Yield and Return on Investment for planting, growing and selling organic cucumbers.

Other Yield and Return Articles will Be Posted Soon for other organic crops.

Picture perfect greens.

Picture perfect greens.


Backyard Aquaponics GOLD, Aquaponics GOLD and Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
are published by Concept to Licensing LLC. 

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD – eBook – $69.95

Published March 2015

Buy Commercial Aquaponics GOLD  – CLICK HERE.

  • Commercial Aquaponics GOLD is the information you will need to make an informed business decision about commercial aquaponics growing in controlled environment agricultural (CEA).
  • We’re also offering TWO BONUSES: 1) A business plan template  designed specifically for aquaponics to present to funders and 2) PFAS LLC’s Executive Summary showing production and operating costs, profits and best-produce choices to achieve the shortest Return on Investment.

 

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.

Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems


 

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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD  – eBook –  $9.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published March 2015

Buy Backyard Aquaponics GOLD: CLICK HERE.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD by Colle and Phyllis Davis is presented as an overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home for a greater degree of sustainability and food safety for themselves and their family. The suggestions provided in this ebook cover the topic of year-round growing with aquaponics prior to studying other topics regarding raising healthy fish and vegetables. 

After reading this 45 page ebook (over 10,500 words with dozens of images), you’ll be able to make the decision about whether aquaponics IS FOR YOU. 

 

 


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AQUAPONICS GOLD©  – eBook  – $39.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published February 2015

Buy Aquaponics Gold: CLICK HERE

Raising Healthy Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics

Revealing 17 Trade Secrets and 100 PAGES OF GREAT information!
Learn Tips and Trick from Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems
.

 LISTEN TO PHYLLIS DAVIS TELL YOU ABOUT AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Buy Aquaponics Gold Here

The purpose of this book is to fill in the gap between the burgeoning varieties of technology available today for aquaponics and all the various growing techniques. It is our pleasure to offer many of our own time-tested and effective techniques for raising healthy fish and plants in aquaponics.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.


 

Origins of Aquaponics

Origins of Aquaponics
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Aquaponics is easier and more productive than organic gardening or traditional agriculture using less water, less electricity and less labor than any other aquaponics system in the world.

Aquaponics has been explored for several decades as a possible solution to the foregoing environmental, energy and food shortage problems.  Aquaponics combines the art of growing aquatic animals (fish), known as aquaculture, with the modern technology of hydroponics in which plants are grown without soil. In aquaponics, fish and plants are grown together in an integrated closed loop re-circulating system with a very low rate of water usage or water loss due to evaporation. This symbiotic relationship between the fish and the growing plants is the goal of aquaponics by creating a sustainable ecosystem in which both fish and plants can thrive and as a result, produces safe, fresh protein and healthy vegetables.

Tilapia in Portable Farms Aquapoics Systems
Tilapia in Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems

 To work efficiently, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems require ‘warm water, fresh water fish’ of some kind to provide the essential waste and their nutrients for your plants. Generally, aquaponics systems use warm-water fish instead of cold-water fish (like trout) because the plants don’t like the cold water.

Aquaponics is the growing of fish, or other water-based animals, along with land plants in a controlled environment, to maximize the use of the energy and nutrients in the system in order to harvest the greatest amount of vegetables and fish protein from the system.

 

The word aquaponics comes from words aquaculture, which is the cultivation of fish or other `water- based animals, and the word hydroponics, where plants are grown in a sterile medium or completely in water.

By combining the fish, water and plants, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems use an integrated environment to produce vegetables and fish in very small space, with very little water.

Aquaponics has its roots in ancient China and parts of the aquaponics system were developed in other areas of the world where high concentrations of people lived who were observant of the relationships that existed naturally in their environment.

 

 

In China, farmers knew that land livestock waste could be added to their fields or ponds to increase production of vegetables and fruit bearing plants. They also noticed that different fish had different tolerances to the level of land-animal waste in their water. For example too much pig or chicken waste caused many fish to die (the modern explanation for this is lack of oxygen) so they were careful about balancing their system for maximum yield and minimum fish loss.These Chinese farmers were able to refine their systems so they could grow chickens in pens above pigs, (with the waste dropping through along with any spilled food) who were in a pen over a pond with carp in it, and then the water flowed to another pond with other less tolerant fish such as catfish, and perhaps other aquatic animals and certainly other water plants were grown and harvested. These systems were so called flow-through systems, meaning that water was used once through the ponds, and then released to the local paddies, streams, lakes or ocean. The sludge from the bottom of the ponds was used on the fields and some of the water was used in the paddies for fertilizer before it was released.

dry-riverbedIn the twenty-first century, the world faces an environmental crisis, issues related to climate change (drought and flooding as well as record-setting heat waves) and an energy crisis. In addition, many parts of the world face severe food shortages. Twentieth century agricultural techniques have harmed the environment and consume an inordinate amount of energy and water. Many countries lack the large amounts of arable land and water needed to sustain growing human populations. Developed nations use large amounts of pesticides and artificial fertilizers to grow their grains, fruits, and vegetables. At the same time, they use huge amounts of gasoline and diesel fuel to power their farm machinery, large amounts of electricity to process their food, and enormous amounts of fuel to deliver the processed food to grocery stores. The raising of farm animals, particularly cattle and swine, is notoriously inefficient in terms of the amount of land and energy required to raise corn and other animal feed for each pound of protein produced.

UN reports tell us that in 2012, for the 6th time in an eleven-year span, the world will eat more food than it produces. With 7 billion people in the world now and the expanding population growth of the projected 9.3 billion in 2050, there must be a shift towards vegetarianism and the option for farm-raised fish as a protein source for many, and a shift away from meat heavy diets, but this will take time. Growing crops to feed cattle, pigs, lamb or sheep take up more land and emit more greenhouse gases than producing crops for direct human consumption. In the 21st Century, food production accounts for up to 29 percent of man-made greenhouse gasses; twice the amount the United Nations has estimated comes from traditional ‘dirt’ methods of farming.

Many areas of the world, such as California, require elaborate and expensive aqueducts and irrigation systems to deliver potable water to farming regions. A tremendous amount of fresh water evaporates or is otherwise wasted with conventional farming methods. Third world countries often lack the financial resources, arable land and technology to produce sufficient food, and in particular enough protein to maintain the health of their human populations. There are also health concerns raised by humans consuming pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables and hormones in chicken, pork and beef. Wild birds and animals are adversely affected by pesticide and fertilizer. Local waters (ponds, rivers, and streams) are also polluted by the runoff from the pesticides and fertilizers used for local growing.

Therefore, there is a need to promote a new “green” method of farming around the world for ‘locally grown food’ in any region to produce healthier food that requires far less land and water, and at the same time, is environmentally friendly:

•             Eliminates the need or use of artificial chemicals

•             Provides sustainability for people locally

•             Substantially reduces energy consumption for planting, harvesting and shipping food, and greenhouse gas emissions.

•             Also, provides jobs for local people strengthening the local economy.

farmnewsletter aquaponicsAquaponics has been explored for several decades as a possible solution to the foregoing environmental, energy and food shortage problems.  Aquaponics combines the art of growing aquatic animals (fish), known as aquaculture, with the modern technology of hydroponics in which plants are grown without soil. In aquaponics, fish and plants are grown together in an integrated closed loop re-circulating system with a very low rate of water usage or water loss due to evaporation. The fish waste (effluent) produced by the fish is delivered from the fish tank to a settling tank to remove the heavy ‘waste’ and then sent to the grow trays to provide a food source for growing plants in the gravel and the plants provide a natural filter for the water that keeps the fish healthy. This symbiotic relationship between the fish and the growing plants is the goal of aquaponics by creating a sustainable ecosystem in which both fish and plants can thrive and as a result, produces safe, fresh protein and healthy vegetables.

Aquaponics systems heretofore developed have not met with widespread success. Previously, aquaponics systems have been complex and labor intensive to operate, difficult to construct because to date, there has been no standard design that has proven itself to be easy to operate, and they are often poorly constructed with inferior materials requiring constant attention to leaks, challenges for disposal of the fish waste, and careful maintenance of pH levels, micronutrient depletion and water temperature. They have also been expensive in terms of the pumps and other electrical equipment required. In addition, prior aquaponics systems have been difficult to maintain and are prone to catastrophic system failures such as death of the fish and plants due to design flaws in the actual aquaponics system.

PFAS LLC and Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems have evaluated and resolved the major stumbling blocks (mentioned above) to such a degree that they can be successfully operated by semi-skilled labor to produce healthy vegetables and fish to sustain families, communities and countries.

The Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems duplicate what nature has been doing for billions of years. The water, containing the fish waste, is pumped out of the fish tanks to a settling tank, where the solids settle to the bottom of the tank while the nutrient-rich water then flows, by gravity, through a series of trays where the plants are growing, and then back into the fish tanks. The small amount of separated fish-waste water in the settling tank is drained off at regular intervals, and can be used to fertilize crops such as trees, ornamentals or lawns. The cycle of the water flowing through the system repeats itself several times each day. Some make-up water has to be added at regular intervals to compensate for the water used in the settling tank cleaning, and for the water used by the plants for growth (transpiration). And, that’s how the system works. Simple, elegant and with very little energy to produce high quantities of locally grown food.

 

Aquaponics Greenhouses

Aquaponics Greenhouses
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

ACRES GRENHOUSESGrowing food year round in any climate anywhere in the world IS the future of food. Aquaponics greenhouses are part of the growing trend for using controlled environments for the growing of food. They allow for the raising of food nearer to the consumer and consistently delivering a much higher quality product. They also require the use of less water and energy than conventional farming or even regular greenhouse growing.

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For more information about Controlled Environment Agriculture, attend the International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture 2015 (ICCEA 2015) on May 2015 in Panama City, Panama.

The use of greenhouses for growing food is centuries old and over the years there have been incremental improvements to them. The most impactful change in recent decades has been the use of plastics to cover the structures making them much more air tight and actually safer. Yes, the coverings must be replaced every few years (3 to 20+) but, they more than pay for themselves during that time. They are also specially designed to enhance the light quality reaching the plants.

greenhouselightsatnightThe main advantage for using greenhouses is to modify the micro-climate and to extend the growing season. The protection from the weather has a huge positive effect on the plant growth and is very cost effective. The main disadvantage, in most cases, is that the greenhouse is being used in the same-old-ways of intensive farming methods that are used in regular growing. The water is applied to the plants and the excess water flows into the ground and is lost forever. Even if watering is done with careful irrigation even drip irrigation systems, the water is lost forever.

The other greenhouse growing system that is gaining huge traction in recent years is that of hydroponics. There are literally hundreds of acres of hydroponics systems in production or in the planning stages today. Most hydroponics systems grow lettuce and basil very well but their ability to grow a wide variety of plants is limited unlike medium-based aquaponics which grows over 300 varieties of plants.

farm 8 18 2012 aquaponicsModern aquaponics systems are almost always closed-loop growing systems. This means that the systems are very nearly self contained and, yes, you do have to put in fish, fish feed, electrical energy, seeds and some human energy and there is a very small amount of ‘waste’ generated. This waste from aquaponics can be used again on trees, gardens, lawns, flowers or anywhere a liquid fertilizer is normally applied because it is NON TOXIC. The sun is the main energy input and it works nearly every day and for free, use it wisely.

 

 

 

kale2 aquaponicsThe aquaponics greenhouses do need some of the same heating and cooling systems that regular greenhouse are equipped with, but because there is so much thermal mass with the water and grow medium (often gravel) contained inside, it is much easier to heat and cool than ground-grown systems. This use of thermal mass and the careful timing of the heating and cooling requirements are the hallmark of a climatically adapted greenhouse tuned to maximize the production using very little outside energy.

 

 

 

waterfish aquaponicsAnything that is toxic to fish such as pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and even many ‘organic’ pest controls will kill your fish and ruin your system. It is vitally important to keep the killing agents outside the greenhouse and out of the system. This means keeping the interior clean, neat, never bringing in any kind of soil or outside plants, having the workers wear gloves and be very careful of washing their hands and tools before and after usage and in general keeping a ‘clean room’ level of sanitation.

 

 

pfas shot to video aquaponicsGreenhouse aquaponics will reward the owners with year round vegetables, fish on a regular basis, an income that will grow faster than inflation and production will never exceed the local demand. As the cost of fuel/energy increase the ROI on the investment in aquaponics greenhouses will become more and more attractive.

VISIT AQUAPONICS UNIVERSITY AND LEARN ABOUT AQUAPONICS!


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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD, Aquaponics GOLD and Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
are published by Concept to Licensing LLC. 

COVER1

Commercial Aquaponics GOLD – eBook – $69.95

Published March 2015

Buy Commercial Aquaponics GOLD  – CLICK HERE.

  • Commercial Aquaponics GOLD is the information you will need to make an informed business decision about commercial aquaponics growing in controlled environment agricultural (CEA).
  • We’re also offering TWO BONUSES: 1) A business plan template  designed specifically for aquaponics to present to funders and 2) PFAS LLC’s Executive Summary showing production and operating costs, profits and best-produce choices to achieve the shortest Return on Investment.

 

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.

Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems


 

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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD  – eBook –  $9.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published March 2015

Buy Backyard Aquaponics GOLD: CLICK HERE.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD by Colle and Phyllis Davis is presented as an overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home for a greater degree of sustainability and food safety for themselves and their family. The suggestions provided in this ebook cover the topic of year-round growing with aquaponics prior to studying other topics regarding raising healthy fish and vegetables. 

After reading this 45 page ebook (over 10,500 words with dozens of images), you’ll be able to make the decision about whether aquaponics IS FOR YOU. 

 

 


aquaponics gold High Resolution WEB

AQUAPONICS GOLD©  – eBook  – $39.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published February 2015

Buy Aquaponics Gold: CLICK HERE

Raising Healthy Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics

Revealing 17 Trade Secrets and 100 PAGES OF GREAT information!
Learn Tips and Trick from Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems
.

 LISTEN TO PHYLLIS DAVIS TELL YOU ABOUT AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Buy Aquaponics Gold Here

The purpose of this book is to fill in the gap between the burgeoning varieties of technology available today for aquaponics and all the various growing techniques. It is our pleasure to offer many of our own time-tested and effective techniques for raising healthy fish and plants in aquaponics.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.


Sitting is the New Smoking

“Sitting Is the New Smoking”
Wealth Equals Health & Health Equals Wealth 

By Colle and Phyllis Davis

The truly wealthy (those in the US with over US$3million in liquid assets) list their number one priority as their personal health.

Our questions to you are:

  • What is your life worth?
  • Where do you want to put your money?
  • When do you want to start?

Health is ranked above family and retirement in every survey of the wealthy. This top priority is shared by 98% of all wealthy people! Plus they put their money where their mouth is, both literally and figuratively. They spend their money on improving and maintaining their health at a much higher level than those wish less money or incentives.

“A U.S. Trust survey of 640 high-net-worth adults with investable assets of $3 million or more reveals money takes a third-place priority in the lives of the rich. Health is number one. Family comes second.” – Rich People Don’t Value Money Above Everything by Hal M. Bundrick – June 5, 2015

Ok. Maybe you don’t need to have a personal masseur or visit $5,000 a week health spas to become healthy, but eating well, avoiding stress, stopping smoking, saying no to drugs and investing in a few health-focused machines (mentioned below) are well advised because then you can add them into your life and lifestyle without much inconvenience or sacrifice.

Even those people with less means who focus on their health are investing in their current and future health. The ‘health’ craze seem to be spreading. The ‘organic food’ movement and the fight against GMO’s are both public acknowledgements of the awareness that health is our number one priority if we are to live long and prosper. The heavy focus on exercise and wellness in the media is driving people to examine the importance of their health and how it impacts everything in their lives.

The mantra the media loves to use is Sitting is the New Smoking. Obesity will soon be the number one cause of cancer surpassing smoking as the big killer of people.

Colle working at his new standing desk and walking on treadmill underfoot while working.

Colle working at his new standing desk and walking on treadmill underfoot while working.

The flip side of this movement is the unrelenting push by the advertisers and their friends in the media to get people to eat more of the cheap and not so cheap junk food that is fatty with a high salt content and loaded with sugar products and then convince them to buy supplements and exercise equipment to take off the weight. The junk food diet is also heavily supported by big pharma because they sell the snake oil products that reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, take the weight off and sooth anxiety that accomplished the poor health.

The wealthy, who can choose what they want to eat and what they want to do with their lives are also interestingly, healthier than the general population. They are the patrons of the stores and establishment which offer them the best food available, regardless of the price. They are discerning customers and are willing to pay top money for their food that supports their health and that of their family.

How is it possible for the common person with average means to enhance their lives with the same tools as the wealthy? Grow or at least buy as much locally grown, pesticide-free food as possible and exercise at the same level as the wealthy even if they can purchase the proper equipment and have to improvise.

Phyllis Davis' new standing desk with treadmill underfoot.

Phyllis Davis’ new standing desk with treadmill underfoot.

Eating the best food, walking whenever possible, simplifying your life and accumulating enough assets to weather any disruption is the formula for longterm success and it enhances the chances that your genes will survive into the future.

Colle Davis on his high-tech recumbent bike.

Colle Davis on his high-tech recumbent bike.

Putting these lesson and statistics into a personal and workable prospective and on a personal note we, Phyllis and Colle Davis, have done the following to invest in our health: Our lives now include a very swanky rowing machine (now a pre-breakfast habit), standing desks with treadmills underfoot for both of us (this article was written while walking at 1.4mph)! For those who are new to our lives, two Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems only steps from our kitchen. We also attend yoga classes three times per week; we each have state-of-the art recumbent bikes, trekking sticks, a sail boat and fishing poles. We now have to schedule time to sit down and eat. LOL.

Our swanky new rowing machine.

Our swanky new rowing machine.

 

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