Aquaponics Trainings


Commercial Aquaponics Training

With Applied Permaculture Design




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Aquaponics Training Graduation - Ukiah, 2010


Our trainings are intended to inspire students, providing them with the information, understanding, knowledge and experience needed to create Permaculture based "Closed-Loop" Aquaponics systems that are as self sufficient and regenerating as possible.


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Aquaponics Training Graduation - Nicaragua


This valuable information is a combination of skills, knowledge and first hand experience gained though our own work and the successful examples of several other professionals operating Aquaponic farms, projects and training centers throughout the world!

All our Aquaponics trainings are instructed by Max Meyers and special guests. Max Meyers is a veteran Permaculture designer, consultant, teacher and Aquaponics specialist who has combined Permaculture with Aquaponics.






Aquaponics Raft with Tomatoes

Aquaponics Raft With Tomatoes




We Raise Rainbow Bass

We Raise Rainbow Bass




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Bamboo Aquaponics Raft




FLN 2011 course

Finca Las Nubes 2011 course




New Aquaponics & Permaculture Trainings:


Commercial Aquaponics and Beyond


May 8-12, 2014
Willits, CA




In Association With

Living Mandala


Mendocino Ecological Learning Center


Austin Aquaponics


EZ Farms & Fish


Viridis Aquaponics


Occidental Arts and Ecology Center




Course Details

This training will be led by our incredible team of Aquaponics instructors, professionals and educators from around the world. Including Max Meyers of Nor Cal Aquaponics, known for combining the sciences of Aquaponics & Permaculture. Rob Nash of Austin Aquaponics bringing over a decade of experience with large scale Aquaponic farming techniques and hybrids. Samanntha Rodriguez of EZ Farms & Fish. She brings beauty and abundance to backyard systems and beyond.
 Check back for updates and additional instructors and educators that will be joining us for this amazing information and experience packed course. Sure to be the largest diversity of instructors and hands on experience ever offered in an Aquaponics training!

Guest instructors include Brock Doleman of Occidental Arts and Ecology Center. Known globally for his work with watershed restoration and regenerative water system designs as well as the wealth of knowledge on aquatic Ecology and Permaculture. Jon Parr will be joining us to share his experience designing and creating California's largest commercial Aquaponics system, over 8 acres of Aquaponics in greenhouses!

A detailed Aquaponics Course manual covering all aspects of Aquaponics including:

  • Day-to-day operation of the system
  • Design checklist
  • Field tested formulas, calculations, estimates and guidelines.
  • Complete designs, plans and materials lists.
  • And much more in this nearly 100 page manual.
  • NorCal Aquaponics Systems step-by-step construction manual with variations and site specific applications intended to make it easy for anyone to build an Aquaponics system.
  • A set of detailed construction plans, including site plans, and piping schematics.

* This training will include all of the above as well as a design element focus on how to design a system specific to your individual climate, ecology, dreams, and desires - wether it is for a small personal system or a more large scale commercial system. Our intention is to empower you with cutting-edge information to get started in this promising new Green Career of the Future, and technology of the ancient past.



Permaculture & Aquaponics


By bringing Permaculture Design principles and practices into Aquaponics, we are closing many loops, inefficiencies, and energy drains that exist in more conventional systems, as well as integrating the system appropriately into the larger landscapes and ecologies it is a part of, making it a much more holistic and sustainable enterprise. Closed-Loop Aquaponics focuses on designing aquaponics systems that that produce as much of the system’s needs (water, energy, fish, feed, heat, gas, etc.) on-site and within the system itself as possible. Products of the systems can include; solar electricity, solar heated air, solar heated water, fish, prawns, vegetables, fruit, aquatic plants, algae, minnows, snails, worms, dry and liquid fertilizers, methane gas, and more. By using the Permaculture Design process, we learn to design systems appropriate to diverse climates and unique ecological niches to meet various needs, dreams, and desires.



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Past Trainings

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!


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Nor Cal Aquaponics


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