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Who is Nor Cal Aquaponics?

Nor Cal Aquaponics is the first name in Permaculture based Aquaponics training, consultation, design and installation services.

We are committed to continually improving our work and designs. We are continually involved in Aquaponics research and incorporate the cutting edge from the Aquaponics development community!

We want to spread this knowledge as far and as wide as possible and are sharing everything we know with the public!

Nor Cal Aquaponics was started by Max Meyers a Certified Permaculture Teacher, Designer and consultant. He is the executive director of the Mendocino Ecological Learning Center (MELC) and runs a Permaculture consultation business.

Max Meyers

Max Meyers speaking at Harmony Festival - 2009

Mr. Meyers is an experienced Aquaponics system designer and is the creator of truly self sufficient Permaculture based Aquaponics systems he calls Closed-Loop Aquaponics. Ever since breaking his back in a motorcycle accident, Max has been completely dedicated to learning all he can about all things relating to sustainable and regenerative living. Before his injury he was an auto mechanic and tropical fish hobbyist. He feels that Aquaponics is an absolutely perfect fit for his passions, experience and skills. In addition to his own experience, Max Meyers has studied and worked with many Aquaponics professionals including Dr. James Rakocy, PhD and Dr. Wilson Lennard, PhD, the only two people in the world currently holding a PhD in Aquaponics. By fusing Permaculture and Aquaponics Mr. Meyers has created systems that are some of the most self sufficient Aquaponics models on earth!

When Max Meyers applied Permaculture Design to Aquaponics a new generation of systems and farms were created. We call this new generation of Aquaponics, Closed-Loop Aquaponics. These systems are even more sustainable, productive and profitable than traditional Aquaponics!

Our team includes experienced Aquaponics professionals, businesses and organizations, Permaculture Designers, professional Aquaculturists, organic farmers, landscape designers and Architects. We partner with like minded organizations like Pacific Domes, Forever Flowering Greenhouses, Finca Las Nubes, Living Mandala, AquaBiotic Systems, and AP Rainwater Harvesting Greywater Gardens. We have systems and established sites at organic farms, eco-resorts, homes and businesses.

NorCal Aquaponic Systems

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Our Aquaponics Systems:

  • Produce up to 100% of the system's needs within the system itself!
  • Use up to 98% less water than conventional farming methods!
  • Produce up to ten times more vegetables and crops in the same amount of space and time!
  • Use up to 75% less energy than almost any other farming method!
  • Are guaranteed to be free from chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other chemicals!
  • Require only about 1/2 the labor required by almost all other food production methods!
  • Virtually eliminates weeds, pests, diseases, viruses and pathogens for both aquatic and plant life alike!
  • Can be used in almost any situation and can range in size, from desk top systems to large scale commercial farms!
  • Saves time, money and labor in all stages of production!
  • Don't require soil, enabling otherwise "undesirable" sites or land to be used to produces fresh, organic fish, vegetables, fruit and more!

Nor Cal Aquaponics

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