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“Grow Your Own”

Grow Your Own
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

What arrives in your food is of critical importance to you and your family. For example, the arrival of a tarantula in a bunch of bananas you bring home is bound to be a truly momentous occasion, very exciting, very traumatic and talked about as family legend for several generations.

What about less traumatic and less noticeable things such as chemicals used to kill insects or fungus or used for some other reason we don’t know about coming home in your food? Can minute quantities of these substance harm your family? Who can you trust when it comes to the food you have to eat to stay alive?

If growing your own food is safer and offers food  security FOREVER then it’s time for you to  consider installing your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System to protect you and your family. Besides, it’s FUN AND EASY and is a great family project that requires less than 15 minutes per day to feed a family of 8: plant, harvest and feed the fish and repeat the next day.

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

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
– – – Low cost fish tank heaters
– – – Automatic water leveling system for fish tanks.

 

green pepper syringes 2“The overwhelming majority of pesticides used on U.S. farms do not show up on our food. And yet,

  • 93% of Americans tested by the CDC had metabolites of chlorpyrifos — a nuerotoxic insectide — in their urine. Banned from home use because of its risks to children, chlorpyrifos is part of a family of pesticides (organophosphates) linked to ADHD.
  • 99% of Americans tested positive for DDT degradants, even though DDT hasn’t been used in the U.S. since 1972. Women who were exposed to DDT as girls are 5 times more likely to develop breast cancer.
  • How is it that these two pesticides are found in over 90% of Americans through the food we eat?” – Pesticide Action Network, North America

Don’t even bother to trust the Government to safeguard your family’s health and well being at a level that you feel comfortable with accepting? Probably not at this point in time. The track record of governments around the world very clearing demonstrates a callous disregard for the health and safety of food. Yes, there are regulations regarding ‘food safety’ but it’s almost impossible to monitor every bunch of bananas or every head of lettuce that is shipped to your local market.

 


Sales from locally grown foods have increased 20% PER YEAR over the past ten years with output reaching nearly $11 billion nationwide in the US.

According to the University of Florida, ‘Locally grown food is just what it sounds like–food which is grown near where you live. Buying food from within your community can help preserve habitat for wildlife, save energy, and grow your local economy.’

There is a growing movement across the world to secure and eat organic or at least locally grown foods to increase local economies and reduce the carbon footprint. The movement has become so powerful and wide spread that nearly every major supermarket in the world carries some organic/locally grown food for their discerning customers.  The movement also has pushed seed sales to new heights as more and more people have begin to plant some vegetables for their families so they can control the quality of the food they eat.

To this home-grown movement, add in the idea that the cost of transportation, if it continues to be available, will increase over time. This means that the cost of food will continue to raise and you will receive less and less value for your money.

According to the University of Florida, “Buying locally grown foods decreases dependence on petroleum, a non-renewable energy source. One-fifth of all petroleum used in the United States is used in agriculture. Some statistics show that the average distance food travels in distribution is 1,500 miles. By learning to eat foods that are locally available and in season, families can do their part to save energy. By buying local, you can conserve the large amount of energy used in both the packaging and shipping of food.”

Ah, a solution is already here: Build a Portable Farms Aquaponics System to take advantage of a cutting-edge and water saving technology to safeguard your family’s health and your greenhouse extends your growing season very nicely, and you then can have complete control of what you grow, what you feed your plants and most importantly, what you are feeding your family.

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:

 


 

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.


NO! Aquaponics Food DOES NOT ‘Taste Fishy!’

NO! Aquaponics Food DOES NOT ‘Taste Fishy!’
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

lanai 43 days later

Each time we are asked, “Does aquaponic’s food ‘tastes fishy?'” we are tempted to say, “Do the vegetables you buy at the supermarket, or at the farmers market taste like cow manure?”

But instead, we bite our tongue, smile and reply, “No, the food is delicious, fresh, and rich with nutrients like food is ‘supposed’ to taste.” The same logic applies to using fish waste as it does for using composted (dairy) cow manure as a soil fertilizer in ‘dirt farming’ where the manure is used to replaced depleted-soil nutrients.

The fish waste/poop contains high amounts of ammonia and other nutrients and actually doesn’t smell bad at all.

Here’s how Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems utilize fish waste to grow plants so successfully:

  • The Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are designed to lift all of the fish waste out of the fish tank
  • The Control Panel moves the water from the fish tanks twice a day (like flushing a toilet)to an area where the solids (think ‘tiny poops’) are moved into in a ‘separate’ tank
  • After the tiny poops have been ‘flushed’ out of the fish tank, the clear water, laden with the nutrients from the fish waste (without the tiny poops), flows to the head of the Grow Tray.
  • The Grow Tray is actually HUGE bio filter and the water flows back trough the Grow Tray delivering to the plants all of the water and nutrients they need directly to their root systems, and then, the water flows back into the Fish Tank.
  • The Grow Tray bio filter is loaded with really good, hard working bacteria (which is the GOLD that makes aquaponics such a productive system) that specializes in converting nitrites (ammonia) into nitrates (plant food).
  • The surface area of the gravel has thousands of times the surface areas of the fish tank and allows the bacteria to grow uninhibited to produce their version of plant food just as they have done for about a billion years. The plants (the vegetables) are removing the nitrates and other nutrients from the water stream in the gravel to produce the best tasting, most nutritious and best looking food you can grow. PLUS the fish are receiving the water back into their fish tanks after the water has been stripped of nutrients and now it has also been heavily oxygenated. It a win:win for plants, fish and ultimately for the consumer.

The edible portions of the vegetables are never touched by the water. The plants are never watered from above the gravel in the Grow Trays so there is absolutely no chance of splashing anything up on the leaves. There is no weeding or cultivating so the plants simply sit there growing until they are ready to be harvested. They spend their entire lives in a perfect growing environment getting ready for your table.

 Would you like to learn more about aquaponics? Learn from us . . . 


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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.


Start Your Own Aquaponics Business

Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business In Your Community
– by Colle Davis, Phil Estes and Phyllis Davis

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

Aquaponics is easier and more productive than organic gardening or traditional agriculture and uses 95% less water. Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems also use less electricity and less labor than any other aquaponics system in the world.

Article 1: Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business – Start Small and Grow Large©

Article 2: Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business – Growing as You Grow©

Article 3: Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business – Growing the Business©

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The information provided in the article series entitled Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business© presents an ideal business opportunity for young adults, men, women, those currently employed full time or part time, older adults, retired people, and those with disabilities. This is NOT a get-rich-scheme; it  requires dedication, start-up capital and a sense of humor to grow any entrepreneurial venture to success. 

 Portable Farms® customers say to us almost every day, “I want to start small with a backyard farm and then grow into a larger system, maybe even to a larger size commercial aquaponics operation fairly quickly. Can I do this using your system?”

QUESTION: Can a person or family or small group start really small (for example, one single Portable Farms Module in a greenhouse) and then grow into a commercial success in a reasonable amount of time?

ANSWER: ABSOLUTELY, YES!

portable-farms-fish-tilapiaThis new series, Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business©, has been written for those who are interested in growing their own aquaponics business into a major component for being self-sufficient by riding the hot-new-trend for locally grown food and becoming comfortably wealthy in the process. Please, be aware this project does require some initial capital, hard work in the beginning, dedication, some luck and the willingness to do whatever it takes to succeed. This is NOT a get rich quick scheme or a plot to hook your friends and neighbors into buying what you’re selling. (In fact, you may have problems keeping your friends away from your fresh healthy locally grown food.)

Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business© involves leveraging the most efficient aquaponics system in the world into a money-making  business plan for personal wealth and security.portable-farms-food-security1   There are several distinct steps for making a nice living with aquaponics and maybe even becoming wealthy after a few years of focus and hard work. The best part is that the Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems installations are doing most of the work with the owner planting, harvesting and selling their healthy food to eager markets.

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. 

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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.


RENT a Greenhouse: ONE YEAR ROI

RENT a Greenhouse: ONE YEAR ROI
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

The quickest, easiest and best payback for installing and operating an aquaponics system is to lease an empty greenhouse in your area and install a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System inside it.

In Southern California (obviously, a biased sampling) the cost to lease a greenhouse of 25,000 to 75,000 sq ft is from US$1,500 to US$3,000 TOTAL.

 

 

GreenhouseNow let’s do the math and see how this investment pencil’s out:

A very solid rule of thumb on the cost of a PFAS Module which includes the grow trays, the fish tanks and all of the related lumber, pipe, liner and the PFAS Kit, is US$2,100 per Module. A 10,000 sq ft installation will contain 28 to 32 Modules depending on the specifics of the layout.

Multiple the cost per Module US$2,100 times the maximum number of Modules 32 and your install cost becomes US$67,000. Then comes the greenhouse. [This cost is normally THE most expensive part of an aquaponics installation.] Let’s use a three year lease and figure the ROI on the yearly maximum rate of US$2,000 for a 10,000 sq ft greenhouse or US$24,000.

You still have labor, electricity, fish, seeds and misc and these total approximately US$80,000 per year. These figures are San Diego, California figures, California labor costs, San Diego Gas and Electric power costs and the local water district water costs (not inexpensive).

First Year Expenses (Averages)
  • Your first year investment will include the cost of building the Modules    
US$67,000
  • The total operating costs                                                                                            
US$80,000
  • Rental on the greenhouse
$24,000
  • First year total
US$171,000

The gross income based on a mixed production of both greens and fruiting plants such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and beans is approximately US$185,000 of income per year resulting in a net-net income of approximately US$80,000 per year.  Specialty or custom ordered vegetables dramatically impact this figure on the high side. For example if all basil were grown the income would almost quadruple to over US$600,000. Cucumbers are even better producers, but remember, these specialty crops and are NOT high volume crops.

These figures show a total payback over slightly over two years. US$80,000 x 2 years = US$160,000. Oh, wait, the initial capital investment was less then US$100,000 so the real payback is in a little over ONE YEAR.

Now look at the third year numbers. There are operating costs and rental costs, that’s it. The output has increased approximate 20% as the system ages and cures so using the initial income of US$185,000 and not the US$220,000 (the 20% increase) it will really be producing,  your US$80,000 per year (or US$116,000 with the increase in production) is now pure profit. Almost enough for some people to live on comfortably.

Contact us today for specifics, but first read Commercial Aquaponics, the page on Services Offered and have two items is place, 1) your money or your investors money to cover the project’s cost, 2) a location to build your PFAS Modules so you can be in business in less than six months.  Remember, we even train your operators, guarantee our systems and are here to help.



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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. 

 

 


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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.


The Wonder Fish: TILAPIA

Tilapia, ‘The Wonder Fish’ 
Grown in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems
- by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Mozambique tilapia

Mozambique tilapia

One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is concerning the fish that we use in Portable Farms®, “Why Tilapia?'”

In the US, please check with your local Fish and Wildlife Department in your State and see if Tilapia are legal in your area.

It generally takes between 7 and 9 months for a tilapia to grow to maturity and we harvest them then at 1.25 lbs(approximately) which yields two four-ounce fillets.

Our response has been consistent for all-these-many-years. Here are the reasons Tilapia is still our champion and will probably remain so for a long time:

Tilapia are considered a fresh water, warm water fish.’ The plants grown in aquaponics systems grow faster in a warm environment, which requires warm water flowing through the systems. Plants do best at 73° F no matter where they are in the world. They may grow faster or slower in warmer or cooler temperatures, but they grow best with a leaf surface temperature of almost exactly 73° F. That means that the fish in the system need to love and enjoy warm water.

Please note, different countries have different choices for their aquaponics systems with fish that are ‘fresh water, warm water fish’ other than tilapia. For example, in Australia we’re told they favor using barramundi, silver and golden  perch, and catfish. Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems favor using tilapia.

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PFAS LLC is pleased to offer our SPRING SALE of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems 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               April 6 – 10, 2015


  • Most trout/salmon do not like water over 60° F at which point they begin to experience stress and become susceptible to diseases above this temperature level. This means either the water must be cooled and heated each cycle, or the fish or the plants will be unhappy and not grow well.
  • Trout/salmon are also carnivores and are grown best on animal protein. Commercial trout chow contains fish meal as the protein source and that fish meal is from ocean harvest fish, depleting the ocean fisheries.
  • Catfish, which was our personal first choice, have a different problem. The fry or fingerlings are only available three months of the year (May, June, July) so there is no way for farm owners to constantly restock their fish tanks. Catfish grow quickly, they like warm water, they will eat almost anything, they taste good and are a hardy fish. But, stocking off season is impossible.
  • Perch are carnivores and eat bugs, crayfish and other animals to grow. These are tough to get in the winter time unless you grow them inside for some other purpose. Perch food is tough to get almost any time of the year. Perch taste sweet and are easy to work with but are difficult to find food for them.
  • Crayfish and freshwater prawns are cannibalistic and need to have separate ‘apartments’ built in the tanks so they don’t eat each other. They are sometimes used in the tanks with other fish to clean up the bottom of the tanks. They are very hardy, but the housing for them is a problem.

portable-farms-tilapia1That leaves the incredibly, tasty, hearty and adaptable Tilapia. They are very easy to prepare, taste great, grow quickly, and are available year round. They will eat and prefer plant protein and are very hardy. They prefer a water temperature in the low 80° F’s, the water can be fresh water, brackish water or even salty water, and they do just fine. They will thrive in water that can be dirty looking and still grow and be ready for eating almost anywhere in the world. Of course, our newly configured Portable Farms CAD pumps remove all sediment from the tanks and they swim in clear, clean water that turns over at least twice per day.

Tilapia, ‘The Wonder Fish’ is our choice. In Southern Florida, we use Blue Tilapia because they are legal in the State. In Southern California we recommended the California Hybrid, a cross between the T. mozambique and T. hornorum which tend to be all males.

 


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.


ATTENTION NON PROFIT GROUPS: Aquaponics to Feed the Hungry

ATTENTION NON PROFIT GROUPS: Aquaponics to Feed the Hungry 
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

homeless hungry

 

The allure of finding a way to provide food for those who need it most is an amazingly powerful desire for many to play a part to help keep society healthy and growing. However, the built-in problem is finding a way to accomplish this feat as a sustainable business model.

The question we ask those who call us regarding the use of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems in areas of charitable giving is, “How can you feed the ‘poor’ and make enough profit by selling food so the system pays for itself and has the funds to continue to operate over time?”

 

According to WorldHunger.orgIn 2012, 14.5 percent of households (17.6 million households, approximately one in seven), in the US were food insecure.  This percentage is the same as 2008, and has been the highest number recorded since these statistics have been kept.

The solutions for solving global hunger problems are multi-faceted and involve both poverty and water scarcity:

 

Region % in  $1.25 a day poverty Population (millions) Pop. in $1 a day poverty (millions)
East Asia and Pacific 16.8 1,884 316
Latin America and the Caribbean  8.2 550 45
South Asia 40.4 1,476 596
Sub-Saharan Africa 50.9 763 388
  Total Developing countries 28,8 4673 1345
Europe and Central Asia 0.04 473 17
Middle East and North Africa 0.04 305 11
Total 5451 1372

bizgroupThe answer to the question of feeding the hungry is vital to know because like any successful business or enterprise, there are ongoing costs that must be paid or even the best-intentions will eventually fail.

No foundation, grant, government agency, corporate sponsorship or individual contribution can continue to fund an operation forever and ever and ever. At some point, their priorities change or they are no longer able to ‘give’ and that funding ends.

Please note: The majority of the food grown in Portable Farms® MUST be sold and not given away to those in need. Why? Because the focus of donor funding always shifts, over time, to various causes and if (for whatever reason) the funders or donors who are supplying the money for the ongoing costs of labor, water, electricity, etc., required to operate a Portable Farm decide to reallocate that funding to another cause, the aquaponics system will eventually fail. While good deeds are encouraged in the world, nothing (not even funding) lasts forever. However, if food grown in Portable Farms® is SOLD (even at a reduced price) to pay the necessary operating expenses for the Portable Farm, the operation has a chance for long-term survival in that community.

please give ladyA different approach would be to have the installation operated by paid workers and using some of the food that is grown (fish and vegetables) be given to local food banks or other charity-distribution organizations (soup kitchens, shelters, etc.), and selling the rest to local food markets in the area, or you can sell the rest of the food at greatly reduced (lower) prices to make sure the installation at least breaks even and can continue to operate.

As a business model commercial aquaponics does not appear to be an ideal solution for urban food deserts and feeding the needy. But wait, there may be some structure that may work.

In inner cities with large populations, a professionally operated commercial aquaponics system could sell the produce locally and fulfill the mandates of producing food locally and feeding the hungry. Here is one possibility:

Working with an investor, foundation, charity or community group to fund the initial capital cost of the installation of a commercial aquaponics system and instead of focusing on the high-end restaurants, resort hotels, casinos, upscale markets, hospitals and prisons, focus instead on selling to the locals in the community. The locals can pay the going prices for the produce and the owners can realize a profit because the systems produce food very inexpensively and there are no transportation costs. If those who purchase the food are willing to donate some of the food they purchase back to those in need as a charitable contribution, it benefits everyone in the community.

Commercial aquaponics installations are ‘front end capital loaded,’ meaning that the initial cost is mostly in the building of the installation. The ongoing and operational expenses are very reasonable and easily covered from revenue.

aug 20 farm interior aquaponicsOne of the most compelling facets of the Portable Farms Aquaponics System is that it starts producing food and a cash flow within four to five weeks after completion.

A win: win is in order here. The ROI (return on investment) may get stretched out a bit longer than a typical ‘for profit venture,’ but the locals will have fresh, locally grown, pesticide free food that they can enjoy and at the same time, they have an opportunity to give back to their community. Expansion can also be funded by the cash flow from the commercial installation.



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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.


Growing Food Year Round in Aquaponics

Growing Food Year Round in Aquaponics
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems training and technology IS NOT EXPENSIVE.

This 16' x 33' greenhouse contains 3 modules of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems and feeds 10 people FOREVER.

This 16′ x 33′ greenhouse contains 3 modules of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems and feeds 10 people FOREVER.

In fact, PFAS LLC’s portion of aquaponics is the LEAST expensive component for installing an aquaponics system. PFAS LLC receives less than 25% of the total investment to install an aquaponics system. The MAJOR UPFRONT COST for aquaponics is spent to build an acclimatized greenhouse for the aquaponics system that allows for year round growing to moderate the temperature and as a protection from weather for the food and fish as well as protection from bugs, birds and other predators.

While high tech’ hyrdoponic growing is gaining in popularity in areas of the world with food grown with chemicals and LED lights and germ & bacteria- free environments, they are extremely expensive and really, when you think about it, do you really want to eat tasteless food that is so far removed from any form of nature or natural growing? Well, maybe for lettuce. After all, lettuce is generally served with OTHER foods that are grown in nature and we don’t rely on lettuce for high-levels of nutrient content or eating satisfaction.

However, aquaponics is closer to ‘nature’ than hydroponics and the food has rich flavor and comparable nutrient content similar to traditional garden (think dirt) crops. EXCEPT, aquaponics does not require pesticides or harsh chemicals to grow healthy food and requires 95% less water than traditional agriculture.

A 10,000 sq ft greenhouse with Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems installed. Location: Botswana Africa.

A 10,000 sq ft greenhouse with Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems installed. Location: Botswana Africa.

Controlled environment 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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe 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 and 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

portable-farms-grow-trays-organic-foodFor 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
      • 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.

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.


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.


Pesticide & GMO Free Food is Rare and Precious

Pesticide & GMO Free Food is Rare and Precious
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

stop gmo hands 2It’s a sad sad sad fact that avoiding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) is difficult when shopping for food today for breads and cereals. There is an enormous fight now to insist that food companies label their food as containing GMO. The (stupid) argument claims that if people are told that a food product contains GMO, they will consider that product inferior and sales will suffer. To date, more than $70 million has been spent JUST in California and Washington to defeat the premise that labels should contain GMO labeling because there is not enough proof that GMO harms human health.

Oh please . . . wake up folks.

PLEASE NOTE: GMO seeds are commonly used in field crops like corn and wheat but will KILL broad leaf vegetables like tomatoes and lettuces. There are many misconceptions about GMO seeds used in planting typical vegetable gardens and Portable Farms® uses NO GMO seeds in our aquaponics systems. GMO seeds are commonly used in the crops corn, wheat, soy, cotton, sugar, zucchini, squash, papaya, aspartame, and milk products. Here is a list of products containing GMO (scary list – we have always loved Thomas English Muffins, but no more).

What are GMOs, anyway? “Genetically modified organisms are created by deliberately changing the genetic makeup of a plant or animal in ways that could never occur in nature. The majority of GMO crops currently on the market have been genetically engineered to produce their own pesticides and/or withstand herbicides that normally would kill them. Farmers use the herbicides to control weeds.”- Consumer Reports, Where GMOs hide in your food – New Consumer Reports’ tests find genetically modified organisms

pesticidefreezoneNow the real world enters the picture. The number one request from concerned foodies is for ‘locally grown, pesticide free’ produce. Do you see the word ‘organic’ in that request? No, you do not. Here is an example that may help illustrate the problem pulled from actual experience: If a Mexican/Israeli farmer can receive $2 per pound for organically labeled tomatoes or $.80 per pound for non organic, which box will they pack first? You have absolutely no assurance the tomato you are purchasing is really organic. You have to trust a whole list of people with your health and your money.

 

If your local commercial aquaponics company is offering ‘locally grown, pesticide free’ tomatoes, there is a much higher probability that what you are buying is exactly what is advertised because it is locally grown (in many cases you can actually visit the installation) and there are fish in the system to protect their health as well as YOUR health. If harsh chemicals or pesticides were used, the fish would die. [Weird to think that fish are protecting you and helping to deliver the best produce you can buy.]

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.

In today’s reality, is the money meeting the full faith and credit of the food industry? Can you be assured that the organic food you purchase is organic without testing each batch? No, you cannot. Today’s consumer is expected to blindly accept the word if an entire chain of people from farmer to packer to distributor to grocer and any one of them may inadvertently (or purposely) provide you with inaccurate information. This is not to say these people are deliberately dishonest, it is to say that the truth may not be known and it is VERY hard to verify their honesty.

Buying locally grown, pesticide free produce where fish are in the system gives you a much shorter and easily verifiable in the food chain from producer to your table. A local grower has a much greater incentive to provide exactly what they are advertising because the local people will spot a problem or a lie very quickly. Plus, the local producer is a member of the community and in many cases this alone will insure a measure of honesty.

 

However, growing your own food with a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System offers you full assurance that you are not using pesticides to grow your food.


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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.


Aquaponics Is a Perfect Match for Those with an Ambulatory Disability

Aquaponics Is a Perfect Match for Those with an Ambulatory Disability
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Until now, ‘dirt gardens’ have not been an option for those with ambulatory disabilities because of their difficulty reaching down to the ground dig in the dirt to plant or weed their garden for long periods of time. For those using wheelchairs or for those unable to kneel for great lengths of time, gardening has been out of reach for them. But wait! We have a solution for all those with an ambulatory disability who love to garden that will satisfy their desire to plant, nurture and grow their own food: AQUAPONICS in a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System!

 

One of the unsung advantages of aquaponics is the minimal care required in Portable Farms®!

A Portable Farm requires only minutes of care per day to feed the fish, plant, care for, or harvest the plants in the waist-high grow trays. Plus, these grow trays can be designed specifically for those ambulatory disabilities. The height of the grow trays can be adjusted up or down to accommodate wheelchairs, those with braces, those using crutches and other disabilities. The aisle width can be modified, usually made slightly wider to accommodate those needing more space between the grow trays.

Basil growing in a Portable Farm

There are some instances where the food output or production from the installation is a secondary, albeit important, consideration. The extremely high therapeutic value of the greenhouse/growing environment is such that having the opportunity to be in such space and (this is extremely important) being able to contribute to the person’s own food supply is of immense value. To be able to contribute to one’s own needs and raising food are two of the most powerful driving (innate) forces in most humans.

PFAS LLC has designed our installations to accommodate most standard wheelchairs and have made the table legs on the grow trays adjustable to best fit those so confined. The width of the grow trays is also a consideration and can easily be adjusted in the building phase. When a client requests an installation be made for those with ambulatory disabilities, very little modification is required from the standard model to accomplish this change.

Those in retirement centers, veterans centers, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care centers can all benefit from a Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems installation on their premises. The installation can be ‘free standing’ or used as an addition to an existing structure. The flexibility in positioning the building is another advantage of the Portable Farms® installations.

 

 

AFTER: 40 Days After Planting, July 6, 2012.

For those who have difficulty reaching the ground to perform repetitive tasks, having a grow tray at waist height that can be reached across, from both sides to the middle, with the opportunity to grow the plants of their choice all adds to the joy of planting, growing and harvesting the best tasting produce they have had in decades. Aquaponics is the gift that keeps on giving. The interior space of a Portable Farm itself is soothing, quiet, comforting and very easy to keep clean. The standard maintenance routines require minimal time and easily carried out either under a standard services contract or by a trained staff member. 

The added benefit is the locally grown organic produce is raised with minimal care and can be consumed by the facility. Everyone in the facility will benefit. Even a backyard installation adds immeasurably to a person’s life and well being. With the increasing cost of food and the growing concern about the climate change, one of the answers is aquaponics and now even those with ambulatory disabilities can contribute to removing some of the pressure and lowering the carbon footprint of their existence.

PFAS LLC is dedicated to providing each client an installation that takes their special needs into consideration. This service is part of who we are as a company and part of what we are offering the world. Contact us today for more information on how to address your specific requirements and time frames. LEARN FROM US: CLICK HERE.


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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.


8 Steps to Simply Your Life (This is Not for the Faint of Heart)

8 Steps to Simply Your Life (This is Not for the Faint of Heart)
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

The world’s love affair with technology has some interesting impacts with people’s thinking. A very high percentage of the college-educated population, and many not so well educated, firmly believe that technology will solve all the food shortage problems facing the world today. There are two tiny trends working against what is actually happening.

The cost of transportation will remain high (as long as gas is in limited supply), so any technology fixes will have to be transportation independent if they are to be effective.

  • The world’s population is already outstripping the ability of the food production system to keep up with the growing demand. Actually the real crux is the quickly increasing middle class with their new-found wealth, who can afford a more Western diet that are distorting the demand curve.

So, I address this question to the group who claim that ‘technology will solve all of our problems: What technology (or technologies) do you believe will actually make hunger disappear in the world, in your lifetime?

This is a very tough question that is being addressed by governments, academicians, agronomists, agriculturalists, and nonprofits organizations whose primary mission is to turn the tide from poverty and starvation to introduce self-sufficiency and employment for people who are hungry.

Technology has actually helped to create much of the current rolling disasters around the world. The use of modern medicines, vaccines, excellent sanitation and a worldwide food and stuff distribution system are all technology based and very recent inventions. These brilliant innovations have actually helped the world’s population double twice in the last century. In this instance, technology is creating far more problems than it solves. The odd part is that technology creates a solution to a non-problem and then very sharp sales people go look for possible problems that ‘could’ use the ‘new and better’ solutions to remedy the problem.

Has technology made life better, longer lasting and offered more choices to everyone? Yes. However, in the last 100 years it has reached the point where it is creating more problems than it is solving. The technology for removing a mountain top to extract coal or gold or some other mineral being used today is contributing to ecological disasters that will be around forever. The technology works too well to play nicely with people’s lives.

Modern medicine is keeping people alive for years longer than ever dreamed, and yet one third of all medical costs are spent in the last three months of people’s lives to prolong those same lives. Technology can keep them alive, but at a huge and growing expense to society.

Some technologies have spent literally thousands of years evolving to be more effective, efficient and more productive. Aquaponics is an example; it has been used for thousands of years and it has vastly improved over the last few decades. However, modern aquaponics is energy dependent and requires very careful attention to details, operations and other factors to insure success. Nearly all modern aquaponics systems have single points of failure. It may be a heavy duty pump, a control panel, or even a routine that cannot be offline, malfunctioning or not followed or disaster will result.

 

Building a climatically-adapted structure (greenhouse) that will last only a hundred years seems short sighted to some. To millions of others it means jobs, security, food, raising their children to be healthy and become educated and even a chance for them to live until old age and even retire to a slower pace.

What time frame do we look at with each new technology? A few years as the patent office does, a few decades as the building industry does or even a few centuries as some societies are geared to do? For you and your family, look at what has to happen for you to have a good life, create a good life for any of your children who want that life also. And do you want to be impacted by the coming crash or do you want your family to be insulated from it by having a functioning farm an hour or so from the nearest large city, have a salable trade and feel comfortable that your genes will live on to influence the future.

The choice seems like an easy one: SIMPLIFY your life.

  1. Raise at least SOME of your own food. We suggest a Portable Farms Aquaponics System because they require very little water or power and produce an enormous amount of food regardless of the weather or the season.
  2. Eliminate all your debt and invest in ways to sustain your family if (and when) resources become unavailable temporarily or for prolonged periods of time.
  3. Surround yourself with craftspeople (men and women) who are innovative, creative and dependable and FIRE your friends who are filled with drama and self-pity (they are a luxury you cannot afford).
  4. LEARN new stuff. Read or take courses that could benefit your life in ways that are family projects that are time-savers, money savers and fun for you and your family. In other words, instill values of self-sufficiency and health.
  5. Turn off your television and attend lectures, conferences, exhibits in your area that promote wellness and community.
  6. GET INVOLVED so you can get to know people in case the ‘bottom falls out’ so that you’ll know people in the community with whom you can barter time, resources and information. You can NEVER have too many people of value in your life if/when you need them. And believe us when we say, it is our friends who have buoyed us up during difficult times and given us the strength to ‘carry on’ when nights were long and dark. Being a lone-wolf in today’s culture is not advantageous to survival, prosperity or health.
  7. Give up your fantasy that your government or your parents/grandparents are going to save you from the perils of the world. They are powerless over your circumstances. Grow up. Take responsibility. Get serious about your life.
  8. Consider moving OUT of large metropolitan areas and move to an area (nearby) that is less populated. If ‘the bottom’ does fall out, it is the large urban areas that will suffer most if fresh food, water, gasoline or power are not available. Panic and chaos will ensue. Count on it.

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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.


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