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Big Summer Blowout Sale for Portable Farms®

PFAS LLC is pleased to offer our BIG SUMMER SALE for 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© of $2,500.00.

SALE PRICE: $2,000.00               AUGUST 4 – AUGUST 8, 2014

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, Harvesting fresh greens from their Portable Farms.

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor. Phyllis is also the Dean of Aquaponics University and you’ll be working with her personally throughout the entire Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© .  To see Phyllis Davis and get to know her and see her knowledge and passion for aquaponics, view her 8-minute YouTube Video of her award winning presentation (Second Prize) at an inventors contest in Southern California.

http://portablefarms.com is ranked in the top 197,605 websites in the United States and in the top 423,847 websites in the world.  

- 07/19/2014 – Ranking by Alexa.com

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Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

(Utility Patent Application Filed December 24, 2013)

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

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SUMMER SALE AUGUST 4 – AUGUST 8, 2014, for Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Course©

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

As of July 21, 2014, PFAS LLC has received interest from more than 170 countries, 50 US States and 10 Canadian Provinces regarding the installation of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems.  

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! 

SALE PRICE for course: US$2,000.00. If you’d rather call us with your credit or debit card number, please call 239-214-7092 (EST). You may also use 
Western Union or bank wire transfers (sender pays fees). 

Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Course©

  • SALE PRICE for course: US$2,000.00August 4 – August 8, 2014. After completing the Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course©  satisfactorily, we will ship you the Portable Farms® Kit so you can build your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System to feed your family FOREVER. The Portable Farms® Kit is included in the price of the course and shipping is FREE for those in the US.
  • 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.
  • We have an easy to follow self-paced email-correspondence aquaponics course that provides you with all the training and answers to all the questions you may have about aquaponics:

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This small Portable Farms© Aquaponics System with 3 seperate  24′ grow trays feeds 10 people year round and requires less than 10 minutes a care of day: 1) plant, 2) harvest, 3) feed the fish. REPEAT. Easy.

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To 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. 

LEARN MORE! CLICK HERE.

  • 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.

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Colle 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 on June 13, 2013. 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

  • 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.

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SALE PRICE for course: US$2,000.00. If you’d rather call us with your credit or debit card number, please call 239-214-7092 (EST). You may also use 
Western Union or bank wire transfers (sender pays fees). 

We’ll teach you how to:

  • Build your new Portable Farms® Aquaponics System
  • inda grow interiorOperate 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 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.

SALE PRICE for Course:  US$2,000.00. If you’d rather call us with your credit or debit card number, please call 239-214-7092 (EST). You may also use 
Western Union or bank wire transfers (sender pays fees). 
 

Visa, MasterCard and PayPal Accepted for PFAS LLC and  Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course©

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 System 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.

Make Money by Providing 75-Minute TOURS

Make Money by Providing 75-Minute TOURS of YOUR Backyard Portable Farms® Aquaponics System! 
Order your Portable Farms® Tour Kit  (Available August 15, 2014)
-by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Order Your Portable Farms®Tour Kit Today – Available August 15, 2014 – $49.95 - Portable Farms®Tour Kit is only available to graduates of Aquaponics University. - PayPal – CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

PFAS LLC now offers graduates of Aquaponics University the tried-and-true method for providing paid tours of their backyard Portable Farms® Aquaponics System facility.

Are you a ‘people person’? Are you an entrepreneur at heart? Do you enjoy speaking to local groups? Are you interested in making money by providing tours of your Portable Farms® Aquaponics System facility? If so, read on . . . (If you are not a people person then please know that this opportunity is not for you.) 

diplomagreenmanIf you are a graduate of Aquaponics University or you are a potential student of Aquaponics University and you would like to offer tours of your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System in your backyard, then please read this article. YOU KEEP ALL THE MONIES YOU COLLECT. 

  • A small backyard Portable Farms® Aquaponics System (20’ x 30’) offers enough grow space to feed 10 people and the food is the freshest and best tasting food in the world. While it’s true that it is not large enough to grow enough food to ‘sell food’ and create an ongoing income, people will pay you to have an educational tour of your aquaponics system. Please note: you may not divulge the private intellectual property or trade secrets related to Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems to the public, but you can give an informal tour of your system.
  • Of course, what you charge for your 75 to 90 minute tour is up to you, but we recommend charging $50 for up to 5 people and $10 for every person over 5 people in the tour. We have found that an hour and fifteen minutes (75 minutes) is an average time for a tour followed by tour participant’s questions and answer session.
  • You can offer private tours or group tours. If you offer group tours (example) of 10 people, people are charged according the number of people in their ‘individual’ groupings. For example, if five couples come for a 75 to 90 minute tour at the same time, you would make $250.00 for one group tour.  $50 x 5 groups of 2 = $250.00.

We now offer an online Portable Farms® Tour Kit that teaches you every aspect of inviting people to tour your Portable Farms® Aquaponics System. The fee for this kit is $49.95. ORDER YOURS TODAY. This Tour Kit will be available online August 15, 2014.

aquaponics back yard farmThis online Portable Farms® Tour Kit includes:

  1. A monthly live webinar with Phyllis and Colle Davis explaining the tour process and offering you a chance to ask them questions about Portable Farms® Aquaponics System.
  2. Original written copy provided by PFAS LLC to post on your website that provides all the tour information about the tour (except your address. We don’t recommend you publish your address until AFTER people have booked their tour).
  3. For an extra fee of US$300.00, PFAS LLC will build you a very simple WordPress website with images, photos of YOUR FARM and your bio and contact information so those interested in tours can contact you directly. This includes hosting that website on Fatcow.com for one year. After that, the yearly fee is $36.00 per year which becomes your responsibility.
  4. PFAS LLC WILL LIST YOUR PORTABLE FARMS® AQUAPONICS SYSTEM AVAILABILITY FOR TOURS ON OUR MAIN WEBSITE (http://portablefarms.com) for people seeking tours in your area who will then contact you directly. Our website is ranked as the 200,000 most visited websites in the United States and 425,000 in the entire WORLD (according to Alexa.com) as of July 19, 2014.
  5. A written script for you to learn that you will use during the tour that explains the system (without giving away PFAS LLC’s patented intellectual property information).  Aside from a written script, you’ll also receive an video/YouTube recording of Phyllis Davis providing a mock tour so you can learn from her.
  6. A phone script to use during inquiries from those seeking tours of your Portable Farms® Aquaponics System and suggestions for booking those tours by phone.

    Phyllis Davis, President, PFAS LLC, holding a bouquet of 'greens' grown in this Portable Farms Aquaponics System in only 43 DAYS!

    Phyllis Davis, President, PFAS LLC, holding a bouquet of ‘greens’ grown in this Portable Farms Aquaponics System in only 43 DAYS!

  7. A copy of a confirmatory email to send to those who have booked their tour by phone that provides the time, your address and tour information that you’ll send to people after they have booked their tour by phone.
  8. 10 photo (.jpg) high quality images of food we have grown in Portable Farms® Aquaponics System that you can print from your home computer and insert in a ‘pitch book’ that you will use during your tour to show people what can be grown in a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System.
  9. A copy of a Disclaimer that you’ll send to people coming for tours that protects you from potential litigation from anyone who trips, falls or hurts themselves during your tour. We highly recommend you show this disclaimer to an attorney to make sure it meets compliance standards for your state or country. Please note, we encourage buying a liability policy (if you don’t have one) for your property. Of the 7,000 tours that we have provided for our Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems, we have NEVER had anyone hurt themselves on a tour or attempt to sue us for claims for having hurt themselves on a tour, but still, we always carry liability insurance.
  10. Suggestions for simple ways to collect money for tours prior to the actual tour.
  11. A list of ideas for creating local media exposure (TV, press, radio) in your area to bring attention to your website and information about your farms availability for tours.
  12. A PowerPoint presentation and script that you can use for speaking to groups (for example, Rotary Clubs, horticulture groups, garden clubs, schools, universities, etc.) to bring attention to your tour facility. And, marketing suggestions about how to be ‘booked’ by groups to speak. These are not ‘paid’ speaking engagements but the groups generally buy your lunch or provide you with a simple honorarium on behalf of the group. You are there to talk about aquaponics (in general) but you can mention that you offer tours of your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System.
  13. Three original articles on the topic of aquaponics that we provide to you bi-annually for two years (for a total of 12 articles) to send to your local media (newspapers, magazines or periodicals) in your area for publication to draw attention to your Portable Farms® Aquaponics System with comments at the end that your Portable Farms® Aquaponics System is available for tours. Plus, you can PUT your name on the articles. For example: – by Steve Phillips  or, – by Stephanie Richards, etc.

This Portable Farms® Tour Kit is only available to graduates of Aquaponics University and contains intellectual property that is copyrighted and protected. Available August 15, 2014.

Tour a Portable Farm in SW Florida

Educational Tour of a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System in Southwest Florida (solar powered)
(Utility patent application filed December 24, 2013)

gowithflowPFAS LLC has built a new Portable Farms® Experimental and Research Center in Beautiful Southwest Florida
that will be available for tours beginning August 15, 2014.

PFAS LLC has provided more than 7,000 educational tours of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems since 2008.
Check back to this page frequently to see new and updated photos of the New Experimental and Research Center in Southwest Florida.

If you already have a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System and you’d like to know how you can offer  paid tours of your facility, CLICK HERE.

TOUR INFORMATION: Come to beautiful Southwest Florida for an educational tour of the Portable Farms® Aquaponics System. Call Phyllis Davis to book your tour 239-214-7092. We offer FOUR TOURS PER WEEK – one tour per day, four days per week, so please, call ahead to book your tour. We offer a tour at either 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM, Wednesday through Saturday.

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, Harvesting fresh greens from their Portable Farms.

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, Harvesting fresh greens from their Portable Farms.

There is a fee for all tours (a private or group tour), payable prior to tour.
See fees below.

There is a fee for all tours, payable prior to tour:

  • $50 for tours for one to five persons
  • $10 per person over five people for a maximum of 20 people. Cash, PayPal, Visa/MasterCard accepted. No checks please. Credit card and PayPal must be completed prior to the day of your tour for processing. You can pay cash prior to the tour and we will be happy to provide you with a receipt. PLEASE REQUEST PAYPAL ADDRESS VIA EMAIL.
  • Since there is a swimming pool and a 200′ wide salt-water canal on the property, no children under the ages of 14 are permitted on the property due to limitations related to liability insurance.
  • Tours available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Times for tours are available for either 10:00 AM  or 1:00 PM
  • Tours last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Educational tours are conducted by the inventors of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems, Colle and Phyllis Davis.
  • If you require a hotel stay during your trip to Southwest Florida, we will provide you with recommendations for local hotels. You will fly into the Ft Myers International airport (Airport Code: RSW).
  • To book your tour, call Phyllis Davis, 239-214-7092.

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Blue Tilapia (Oreochromis aureus)
The Blue Tilapia is the approved tilapia species in the State of Florida
- Photo by Howard Jelks – U.S. Geological Survey

Prior to your tour, we request that you send the link to the Portable Farms® Aquaponics System website: http://portablefarms.com to all those who will be joining the tour so they will have a basic understanding of aquaponics during the tour.

Commercial and backyard Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems have been installed in many countries throughout the world with variable climates ranging from the intense heat and deserts in Africa, Australia and Mexico, tropical climates in Thailand and freezing climates in Canada. Portable Farms® grow food YEAR ROUND IN ANY CLIMATE.

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, holding a single head of Bok Choy in this Portable Farms® Aquaponics System that was grown in only 45 DAYS!

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, holding a single head of Bok Choy in this Portable Farms® Aquaponics System that was grown in only 45 DAYS!

  • Take our Aquaponics Email Correspondence Course!  READ THE ENTIRE AQUAPONICS EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE COURSE OUTLINE: CLICK HERE. This correspondence course takes approximately 12 hours to complete at your own pace. If you ARE interested in a backyard or a commercial aquaponics system, take our Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© FIRST, and upon satisfactory completion of the course, you WILL receive one Portable Farms® Kit as part of the Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© so you can build your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System that feeds up to 8 people.
  • The price for the correspondence Portable Farms™ Aquaponics System Course© includes the entire assembly, operations and maintenance course, PLUS, it INCLUDES one Portable Farms® technology kit – all for the price of $2,500. For those investing in a commercial aquaponics system (10,000 sq ft or more), there is a total refund of the $2,500 tuition fee.
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!

The Portable Farms® Experimental and Research Center in Southwest Florida was built in July 2014. In this Portable Farms® Aquaponics System we are experimenting with techniques:

  • for growing food in tropical climates in an outdoor screened structure instead of a greenhouse for year round growing.
  • We are also working with a new variety of tilapia, the Blue Tilapia, and a variety of fish care techniques and fish feed, planting methods and seed varieties for topical growing and trellis’ to support vertical growing.

So join us for a tour so you can see a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System and have the chance to meet the inventors who wrote and applied for the utility patent for Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems, Colle and Phyllis Davis, and who have been perfecting their systems for 43 years and who will be providing the tours personally. To read the History of Portable Farms: CLICK HERE.

  • Portable Farms Experimental and Research Center in Southwest Florida
  • 96′ square feet of Grow Tray space
  • The farm has been installed in a screened in lanai and the grow tray is 6′ x 16′ and contains 96 square feet.
  • This small farm will feed four adults all the table vegetables and some protein (fish) they will need to be healthy – FOREVER. Aquaponics has proven to grow more than 300 different varieties of vegetables. Our systems do not grow root vegetables (potatoes, carrots or onions, etc.) or grain and wheat crops.
  • This Portable Farms® Experimental and Research Center is solar powered and is ‘off the grid’ and uses only one 100 watt solar panel
  • One fish tank with 100 Blue Tilapia.
Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, holding ONE HEAD of India Mustard grown in 40 days. Portable Farms Grow FOOD.

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, holding ONE HEAD of India Mustard grown in 40 days. Portable Farms Grow FOOD.

You will see the following plants in the system – all started from seeds (although available varieties may differ on your tour slightly according to growing preferences, variety and seed experimentation by the Davis’:

  • Lettuces
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Peppers
  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Japanese salad greens
  • Swiss Chard
  • India Mustard
  • Bok Choy
  • Kale
  • Green beans

When you call to book your tour, we will provide you the address of the farm in Portable Farms Experimental and Research Center in Southwest Florida. Please call Phyllis Davis, Co-inventor of Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems to book your tour: 239-214-7092.

Tour a Portable Farm in SW Florida

Educational Tour a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System in Southwest Florida
(Utility patent application filed December 24, 2013)

PFAS LLC has built a new Portable Farms® Experimental and Research Center in
Beautiful Southwest Florida that will be available for tours beginning August 15, 2014. 

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PFAS LLC has provided more than 7,000 educational tours of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems since 2008.

Check back to this page frequently to see new and updated photos of the New Experimental and Research Center in Southwest Florida.

If you already have a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System and you’d like to know how you can offer  paid tours of your facility, CLICK HERE. 

pfas logo R 900TOUR INFORMATION: Come to beautiful Southwest Florida for an educational tour of the Portable Farms® Aquaponics System. Call Phyllis Davis to book your tour 239-214-7092. We offer FOUR TOURS PER WEEK – one tour per day, four days per week, so please, call ahead to book your tour. We offer a tour at either 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM, Wednesday through Saturday. 

There is a fee for all tours (a private or group tour), payable prior to tour.
See fees below.

There is a fee for all tours, payable prior to tour:

  • $50 for tours for one to five persons
  • $10 per person over five people for a maximum of 20 people. Cash, PayPal, Visa/MasterCard accepted. No checks please. Credit card and PayPal must be completed prior to the day of your tour for processing. You can pay cash prior to the tour and we will be happy to provide you with a receipt. PLEASE REQUEST PAYPAL ADDRESS VIA EMAIL.
  • Since there is a swimming pool and a 200′ wide salt-water canal on the property, no children under the ages of 14 are permitted on the property due to limitations related to liability insurance.
  • Tours available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Times for tours are available for either 10:00 AM  or 1:00 PM
  • Tours last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Educational tours are conducted by the inventors of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems, Colle and Phyllis Davis.
  • If you require a hotel stay during your trip to Southwest Florida, we will provide you with recommendations for local hotels. You will fly into the Ft Myers International airport (Airport Code: RSW). 

blue tilapiaBlue Tilapia (Oreochromis aureus) 
The Blue Tilapia is the approved tilapia species in the State of Florida
- Photo by Howard Jelks – U.S. Geological Survey

  • Prior to your tour, we request that you send the link to the Portable Farms® Aquaponics System website: http://portablefarms.com to all those who will be joining the tour so they will have a basic understanding of aquaponics during the tour. 

Commercial and backyard Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems have been installed in many countries throughout the world with variable climates ranging from the intense heat and deserts in Africa, Australia and Mexico, tropical climates in Thailand and freezing climates in Canada. Portable Farms® grow food YEAR ROUND IN ANY CLIMATE.

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Take our Aquaponics Email Correspondence Course!  READ THE ENTIRE AQUAPONICS EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE COURSE OUTLINE: CLICK HERE. This correspondence course takes approximately 12 hours to complete at your own pace. If you ARE interested in a backyard or a commercial aquaponics system, take our Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© FIRST, and upon satisfactory completion of the course, you WILL receive one Portable Farms® Kit as part of the Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© so you can build your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System that feeds up to 8 people.

The price for the correspondence Portable Farms™ Aquaponics System Course© includes the entire assembly, operations and maintenance course, PLUS, it INCLUDES one Portable Farms® technology kit – all for the price of $2,500. For those investing in a commercial aquaponics system (10,000 sq ft or more), there is a total refund of the $2,500 tuition fee.

  • The Portable Farms® Experimental and Research Center in Southwest Florida was built in July 2014. In this Portable Farms® Aquaponics System we are experimenting with techniques:
    • for growing food in tropical climates in an outdoor screened structure instead of a greenhouse for year round growing.
    • We are also working with a new variety of tilapia, the Blue Tilapia, and a variety of fish care techniques and fish feed, planting methods and seed varieties for topical growing and trellis’ to support vertical growing.

So join us for a tour so you can see a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System and have the chance to meet the inventors who wrote and applied for the utility patent for Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems, Colle and Phyllis Davis, and who have been perfecting their systems for 43 years and who will be providing the tours personally. To read the History of Portable Farms: CLICK HERE.

Portable Farms Experimental and Research Center in Southwest Florida

  • 96′ square feet of Grow Tray space
  • The farm has been installed in a screened in lanai and the grow tray is 6′ x 16′ and contains 96 square feet.
  • This small farm will feed four adults all the table vegetables and some protein (fish) they will need to be healthy – FOREVER. Aquaponics has proven to grow more than 300 different varieties of vegetables. Our systems do not grow root vegetables (potatoes, carrots or onions, etc.) or grain and wheat crops.
  • This Portable Farms® Experimental and Research Center is solar powered and is ‘off the grid’ and uses only one 100 watt solar panel
  • One fish tank with 100 Blue Tilapia.

You will see the following plants in the system – all started from seeds (although available varieties may differ on your tour slightly according to growing preferences, variety and seed experimentation by the Davis’:

    • Lettuces
    • Tomatoes
    • Cucumbers
    • Peppers
    • Squash
    • Zucchini
    • Japanese salad greens
    • Swiss Chard
    • India Mustard
    • Bok Choy
    • Kale
    • Green beans

When you call to book your tour, we will provide you the address of the farm in Portable Farms Experimental and Research Center in Southwest Florida. Please call Phyllis Davis, Co-inventor of Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems to book your tour: 239-214-7092.

Do It Yourself Insect Control for Aquaponics

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Concentrated Foliar Solution for Aquaponics Systems and Outdoor Gardening

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white flyaphids              mealy bugs

              Whiteflies                                                                                                                                  Aphids                                                                                                                                 Mealy bugs

 

Colle and Phyllis Davis have used this simple technique in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems for reducing and eliminating whiteflies, aphids and mealy bugs as well as discouraging ants from the farms. While this solution will not kill ants on contact, it does discourage them from reappearing after repeated use.

The formula is the one we have developed and used very successfully in our own Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems and contains no neem oil or other chemicals or products that could harm the fish in our systems. The wonderfully conducive growing atmosphere in the PFAS means that insects are in heaven IF they can get inside. This formula is the only insect control we use and recommend because it does not harm fish, our nutrient supplier, in any way. We have experimented with many insect control formulas over the years including those with citric acid and other ‘natural organic products’ all of which had negative impacts on our fish.

We have also used it on our indoor houseplants as well as our regular garden and on our flowers and had great success.

Simplifying Your Life Increases Your Sustainability

Simplifying Your Life Increases Your Sustainability
- by Colle and Phyllis Davis

handsholdingearthThe word sustainability is used so many times in the media and in conversation that one assumes that everyone knows what it means.

Let’s start this discussion by stepping away from the hard meaning used for political reasons:

“In more general terms, sustainability is the endurance of systems and processes. The organizing principle for sustainability is sustainable DEVELOPMENT (my emphasis), which includes the four interconnected domains: ecology, economics, politics and culture.” – Wikipedia

When you attempt to apply sustainability to people/individuals, the most common response is; ‘Wow, I didn’t realize that this word and concept do not apply to individuals or families at all. It is a political agenda to justify social control over the governed.’ Or something to that affect.

rainbow3However, you actually can make your life more resilient, less susceptible to shock and more secure relatively easily. There are a variety of inexpensive ways to enhance your family’s chances of surviving any kind of trauma. Start by simplifying your life. If you want to be able to weather whatever comes at you and your family start by reducing the opportunities for something to actually go wrong, because you know that eventually something BIG will go wrong. Simplifying means reducing the complexity of your household, protecting your income, carefully examining your beliefs to see if they fit your current world and begin to carefully notice how you interact with those around you.

Only you can make these life adjustments and if you are so inclined to make your family more secure, be prepared for some tough work.

Make a list of what you want to accomplish in the next six months to help your family through any emergency. This may mean storing a few days’ supply of water, emergency food, some flashlight batteries as well as some plans for charging your mobile phone and laptop. These steps are really simple, consisting of low cost items that, if you are truly serious, you will rotate out with fresh supplies on at least an annual basis.

Scary statistic: After three days people under stress will not eat ‘strange’ food EVEN IF THEY ARE STARVING.  Train your family to eat ‘strange’ (read survival food) so if the world suddenly makes a bad turn, they will be willing to eat dried food, if that’s what you are storing. 

Living in hurricane country forces people to actually prepare for two to three days without running water, no electricity, impassable roads and no phone or Internet connections.  The local home centers have entire sections devoted to everything one needs to continue life as if nothing has happened. Small electrical generators next to the bottled water next to the flashlight, etc. It’s good for business and even if these items are NEVER used, they are buying you peace of mind.

Easy? Yes. Simple? Yes. Will most people do any of this? Very few.

One other item you may want to consider for long term security is building a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System at your location. At least you can eat and if you have a small solar installation you can eat for many, many years to come.

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:

Komatsuna summerfest - An Asian Green we prefer over  bib lettuce.

Komatsuna summerfest – An Asian Green we prefer over bib lettuce.

  • 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

 

 

tomatoe bunch2For 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.

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.

 

Cheap Aquaponics “Startup Fish”

Cheap Aquaponics “Startup Fish”
- by Colle and Phyllis Davis

“Can we use goldfish or crayfish or something besides tilapia in our backyard aquaponics system?”

gowithflowThis is a frequently asked question and prompted a conversation with a new aquaponist at my local Home Depot store which has prompted me to make a list of the fish that can be used in aquaponics for new aquaponics farmers to get started with because of choice or local regulations or restrictions.

The gentleman in the plumbing section of Home Depot had to help me find a component we use to manufacture the PFAS Kits and he asked me what I was using so many, I told him they were used in our manufacturing process. He said, (you will not believe this), ‘Oh, are you doing aquaponics?’

I nearly fell down from surprise. He explained that he had a small aquaponics system in his backyard and was using goldfish poop to raise the most amazing basil and peppers he had ever seen. It’s a small world to meet someone with an aquaponics system that actually guessed what I was building. His explanation was that another fellow builds hydroponic systems for people and uses the same item in a very different way. But back on topic. . .

The list of aquatic animals below includes enough species so you can get started today with a tiny aquaponics system to learn and grow with to see how amazing the technology really is at growing vegetables and fish. My original setup was a dishpan with aquarium gravel laid across an aquarium. The fish happened to be tilapia because it was my job at UC Davis (back in the early 1970’s) to clean the fish tanks, a nasty smelly job.

Each species has different requirements and are more or less hardy and easy to maintain. The list below is not all inclusive, but is meant to be a basis for an inexpensive beginner aquaponics setup so you can get your hands wet.

Species Positive Cost Negative
Goldfish Hardy, readily available, poop a lot Cheap Tough to find a constant market – not for eating
Koi Hardy, readily salable as ornamentals, can be fed cheap dog food, do not have to replace very often Relatively cheap No one eats them, limited market
Catfish Hardy, grow fast, seasonally available, chow is commercially available Relatively cheap Seasonal availability of fry and depressed markets
Carp Really hardy, fast growing, will eat almost anything May be tricky to obtain fry No food market in US
Crayfish/Prawns Can be raised in conjunction with any other fin fish or by themselves. Relatively inexpensive to obtain Most are cannibalistic and must be provided housing (short sections of PVC pipe) to keep any number to harvest size.
Perch New candidate – Feed just becoming available Not cheap Regional markets only
Bass Not recommended because you have to feed them live bait Relatively inexpensive Fish and Wildlife regulations on sale for food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By providing these fish with a clean water supply, aeration and food, you are ensuring a constant supply of the finest poop your system can handle.

Two caveats here:

  1. You will lose fish – this means some of them will die. Get used to it, its farming.
  2. Unless you are using the PFAS, you will have problems with sediment in the gravel so you will have to clean the gravel occasionally. Get used to it, its farming.

With the PFAS the #2 above is not true. Oh, and to use the PFAS you will need to complete the Aquaponics University Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems Course©.

Setting the pH in Your Aquaponics System

Setting the pH in Your Aquaponics System
- by Colle and Phyllis Davis

If the pH gets too near or above a certain range in your Portable Farms Aquaponics System, you 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.

It’s easy to monitor the pH in your system and eventually each module will stabilize so you won’t have to test it as often. However, when you’re system is under six months in operation, check frequently. 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.

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.

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

portable-farms-tomatoes-2If 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.

We do not grow ‘blooming plants’ (tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, green beans, cucumbers, etc.) in the same tray as non-bloom plants (lettuces and green leafy plants such as Swiss chard, all types of lettuces, basil, herbs, etc.). Each of these categories (blooming vs. non-blooming plants have their own grow trays so we can closely monitor the pH level to adapt for ideal pH levels for each variety.

For example, tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are all flowering plants and prefer a more alkaline water. Lettuce, basil, Swiss chard and or green leafy plants are much happier in a slightly acidic solution. Having these plants in separate trays allows you to adjust the pH in your system to make the plants more productive with creates much less work on your part. It also reduces issues related to leaf curling.

If the pH gets too near or above 7.2 in your Portable Farms® Aquaponics System, you 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. LEARN FROM US: CLICK HERE.

Aquaponics – The New Retirement Plan?


Aquaponics – The New Retirement Plan?
- by Colle and Phyllis Davis

farmer and wifeWho are the new farmers? According to this article by The New York Times on June 20, 2014, by David Wallace, “One-third of beginning farmers — defined by the federal government as having been in business fewer than 10 years — “are over age 55, indicating that many farmers move into agriculture only after retiring from a different career.”

Well, maybe. Or, is agricultural farming too physically difficult for seniors to operate heavy machinery, endure extreme weather changes and withstand the market forces in world of import and export?

Would you believe that there is now an easier retirement plan available today that includes growing a high percentage of your own food with aquaponics systems that can also provide an income that is reliable, steady and not under anyone else’s control and even an ‘old’ person can manage to build and operate this new 21st Century farming method called aquaponics. This retirement plan does require some capital outlay, some training and some marketing on the part of the participant to become a success, but it is possible.

The big plus with aquaponics is that it does not involve hard, tedious work. Raising table vegetables for fun and profit really is easy and it doesn’t even involve dirt, weeding or irrigation, and it can be lucrative, secure, environmentally sound and contribute to a sustainable life style. Sound good? It gets better.

portable-farms-grow-trays-organic-foodFor about the same money as the cost of a good used car, a person can:

  • build a climatically adapted greenhouse (or use a properly adapted enclosed space) with greenhouses plans from books or off the Internet
  • the training is available as an email correspondence course which includes the technology kit as part of the training
  • buy the materials for the grow tray tables materials for the system at any home center
  • receive the technology kit(s) to plumb the system and remove the fish waste automatically from the system
  • plant seeds after the system is functional
  • the grow tables are all ‘waist high’ so no bending or stooping is required
  • begin harvesting vegetables between 28 days (greens) and 90 days (tomatoes and other blooming plants)
  • the use of local (read in most cases ‘family’) labor is recommended.

inda grow grow trayThis retirement plan gets even better. A small installation can be easily expanded and paid for from the profits generated from the initial installation. This means that if one wanted to increase their income, they simply expand the operation by reinvesting the profits into additional modules. The market (in most cases) expands through word-of-mouth and is always larger than the supply of product.

Oh, and did we say the ‘work’ is all at waist height, no stooping. Yes. I think we did mention that earlier.

What’s the catch? Those who are interested must invest both money and a dedication to actually doing some small amount of work each day to maintain the system. How much work? The amount of time required to feed 8 people their table vegetables is approximately 20 to 25 minutes each day. To find out how much time a larger installation will require, simply multiply the number of grow tray tables (on tray that is 5’ x 40’ feeds 8 people) by 25 minutes and then divide by 60 minutes. Example: You want to feed/sell to 35 people; 35 divided by 8 equals a little more than 4. Then 4 times 25 minutes equals 100 minutes divided by 60 minutes (one hour) equals 1 hours and 40 minutes.

Another way to say this: to feed/sell to 35 or more people you will have work approximately 2 hours each day. The tough part is this includes weekends, unless you can get someone to feed your fish for a day or two.

Harvesting Bok Choy in a Portable Farms Aquaponics System on January 17, 2013. Average weight of each bok choy harvested today is 8 pounds 5 ounces.

Harvesting Bok Choy in a Portable Farms Aquaponics System. Average weight of each bok choy harvested today is 8 pounds 5 ounces.

What does this equal in MONEY? This depends on your specific market(s) and what you can actually deliver on a sustained basis. Above your family’s consumption the 4 Grow Tray Tables installation will generate approximately US$1,000 per month to begin with and as you become more proficient at operations, the system cures and you become a better marketer this number will increase.

To get started on researching this wonderful new retirement plan (even if you are decades away from retirement) take the Aquaponics University Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems Course© , build a climatically adapted greenhouse or convert an interior space, build the PFAS Grow Tray Table(s), receive the PFAS Kit(s) and assemble and plumb your new income source. Yes, it’s that simple.

Is it easy? Not really. You will have to do the work, the planning and spend the money, but aquaponics can be the best retirement (or livelihood) ever invented.

Start today and reap the benefits for the rest of your life.

Become a Millionaire on One Acre with Aquaponics

Become a Millionaire on One Acre with Aquaponics 
- by Colle Davis, Phil Estes and Phyllis Davis

THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN REPOSTED BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND on July 19, 2014

http://portablefarms.com  is ranked in the top 197,605 websites in the United States and in the top 423,847 websites in the world.  

- 07/19/2014 – Ranking by Alexa.com

ACRES GRENHOUSES

The most common request we receive from those would like to become a commercial aquaponics farmer is from people who already have the land and want to cover it in aquaponics installations, BUT they do not have the money to make the initial large investment.

One acre of flat, level land covered with four Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems can make you a millionaire and with an ongoing income of over $300,000 from the full acre per year NET. Here are several scenarios that demonstrate how to achieve this level of success. Your personal situation will obviously differ from these specific instances, but you can use these scenarios as an example and then adjust them for your unique situation. {Much of this information can be found in our Executive Summary Report available from PFAS LLC. after completing a Mutual Non Disclosure Agreement} First we have to make some basic assumptions so we are all on the same page:

Assumptions:

  • Land cost is not a factor – meaning the land is owned or leased at a low rate already
  • You have access to $200,000 of capital or the ability to borrow that much
  • Hard work is not a problem
  • Marketing is a passion and a way of life for you
  • You or your partners have successfully operated a business for more than 5 years
  • You are willing to invest the time to prepare a quality business plan before you begin. 

Five Suggested Scenarios and Options for Beginning your Aquaponics Business:  

  • First Scenario:

You already own the land and it has access to electricity and water and it is mostly flat and level.  While solar power and well water is an option, they are additional costs.  This land is located near your potential markets for selling your food, and you do not have the investment capital to begin the project. Currently, your land is not paying you anything in return but you are paying taxes on it, and there are other normal expenses that you incur by owning it.

(Brace yourself, this suggestion may hurt . . . )

Sell enough of your land to fund the first acre or even the first 10,000 sq. ft. aquaponics installation. That way, it is your money you are investing in your own aquaponics business and you are paying yourself back with interest. For example, the ‘average’ size of currently owned acreage is 10 to 12 acres (the range is from 2 acres to several thousand acres). If a portion of this land was sold, even most of it, the project could be at least partially funded from the proceeds.

  • Second Scenario:

Refinance the land and use the proceeds to build the first aquaponics installation(s). This may or may not please your banker, but he will enjoy being paid back in a few years.

  • Third Scenario:

Find some partners to fund the installation of the aquaponics installation on your land. Be the ‘land guy’ and be willing to structure the deal so you are the last to be paid off. After all, it is your land and the installation is on your property and it will be producing income far into the future. You may even want to structure the deal to pay off your partners in total, first, and then you will continue to receive all the income for yourself.

  • Fourth Scenario:

You don’t own the land but you know someone who does own it, and you are willing to do all the work to make this project happen. Ask them for permission for you to use one acre of their land for aquaponics installations for a piece of the action. Approach several other investors to fund the installations and then you would provide the hard work of operating the commercial aquaponics system. This is the hardest scenario to accomplish UNLESS you have a proven track record running businesses.

  • Fifth Scenario:

Find a number of existing greenhouses in your area that you can lease and then install the Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems Modules to fit the greenhouse(s). Then use this installation to generate the capital needed to finance the expansion of additional units on your unused property. The upfront cost of doing this is a fraction of the cost of building from scratch.

 Okay, enough with the options, let’s get down to the numbers.

  • A single 10,000 sq. ft. greenhouse structure, just the building, NOT the PFAS Technology, has an initial capital cost of US$150,000 to US$250,000 (depending on the cost of the greenhouse you choose) but does not include the land/property costs
  • A single 10,000 sq. ft. facility can hold approximately 30 Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Modules costing from $80,000 to $100,000, installed
  • The ROI can be from 2 to 4 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
  • Four PFAS Units (120 modules) are needed to be a millionaire
  • Four PFAS Units will require approximately US$1,000,000 of initial investment. 

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