Introduction to Aquaponics & Hydroponics Workshop
Here at Fresh Life Produce we believe that knowledge is power.
We are offering a training course for anyone looking to learn more about sustainable food production methods, whether you are brand new to aquaponics or hydroponics or an experienced grower looking to expand your base of knowledge.
This is a comprehensive course covering all the basics of sustainable food productions methods. We help you to understand how to grow your own food using 90% less water at twice the rate as normal vegetable gardens.
There will be only 15 seats available per course.
Cost per Person: R499.00
09:30 – Introduction
09:45 – Section A: Background and History
10:00 – Section B: Types of Aquaponics systems and their parts
11:00 – Guided Nature Walk through Intaka Island Nature Reserve
11:30 – Brunch
12:00 – Section C: Getting your system started and plant nutrients
13:00 – Section D: Aquaponics rules of thumb and your herb arsenal
This is a summary of the course content. A comprehensive printed manual will be made available during the course.
Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day and a light vegetarian lunch will be offered.
ABOUT THE COURSE LEADERS
LOUIS JANSE VAN RENSBURG
Louis Janse van Rensburg is the founder of Fresh Life Produce.
His interest in aquaponics began early in 2015 when a friend of his introduced him to an aquaponics farm with a basic system in Pretoria. He was hooked by the simplicity and practicality of the system and he devoted his time in researching different systems and travelling to every aquaponics enthusiast he could come across.
In February 2016 he registered Fresh Life Produce (Pty) Ltd and had the opportunity to build his first rooftop garden for Century City using the fundamentals of aquaponics he had learned through his ventures. Since then healthy, vibrant, organic vegetables have been growing in the new system helping to educate school groups on a daily basis about this wonderful technology.
He attended a perma-culture course in Port Elizabeth which consisted of living on the farm, attending lectures, helping build new grow bed areas and gaining extensive knowledge on innovative versions of growing vegetables. After the course he obtained a perma-culture facilitator and design certification from Hope Permaculture Farm.
He was selected by Investec to travel to Israel with 19 other young Agricultural entrepreneurs in 2017 as part of their En-novate project and at the end of 2017 while in a joint venture with Urban Organics he won Cape Talks Small Business Award