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Location: Sacramento & surrounding area, California, USA
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SAVE THE DATE: June 20th Freshwater Fish Co Open to the Public for Sales of Fingerling Fish

Started by Freshwater Fish Company - Kathy 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

FRESHWATER FISH COMPANYWILL BEOPEN TO THE PUBLICJune 20, 20159:00 AM TO 2:00 PM  WHERE:11520 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove, CA  95757Directions:  …Continue

New member - JimV

Started by Jim Vanderveen. Last reply by Jim Vanderveen Mar 30. 5 Replies

Greetings all! I'm a new aquaponist (?) here in Sacramento. The weather is looking promising today for rinsing some media--Hydrocorn (an expanded clay) in my case. Hopefully I can finish my small…Continue

WANTED: quick input on draft City of Sac AP regs

Started by Paul Trudeau. Last reply by Paul Trudeau Mar 22. 9 Replies

Dear Sac aquaponics community,As you may know, local urban farmers and supporters are pushing for an Urban Agriculture Ordinance for the City of Sac as well as for the County of Sac.  The City has…Continue

RSVP: would you come to a local event on food safety in aquaponics?

Started by Paul Trudeau. Last reply by Jim Vanderveen Mar 21. 3 Replies

I had the pleasure and honor of a visit from Trevor V. Suslow, Ph.D., Extension Research Specialist, Preharvest to Postharvest Produce Safety, UC Davis this weekend.  He writes:"I have been asked to…Continue

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Comment by Fishy McFisherson on May 16, 2015 at 4:05pm

Spotted this on craigslist today. fish tanks - $1 (walnut grove)

"300 gal to 10,000 gal starting at $300.00"

Comment by Vickie Smith on April 6, 2015 at 4:25pm

Thank you Paul for the clarification.  Is the coalition planning any activities this spring?  Your postings have been very helpful to me.  Thank you again for the links previously submitted.

Comment by Paul Trudeau on April 5, 2015 at 1:10pm

original AP operation at Sterling has been discontinued.  Not sure of current status up there

Comment by Vickie Smith on April 3, 2015 at 7:09pm

Thank you Tom

Comment by Tom Hack on April 3, 2015 at 7:03pm
There was someone working with Sterling Caviar In Elverta, but it is not a true closed loop system as it was using the waste water from the sturgeon tanks and the dumping it. Hard to get an aquaculture farm to change methods.
Comment by Vickie Smith on April 3, 2015 at 4:59pm

Thank you Paul!   Where is your farm located?   prediction for visits?

Comment by Paul Trudeau on April 3, 2015 at 4:13pm

biggest I know in City limits (currently) is Sac State http://www.csus.edu/storc/

(though I'm working on a larger one, not yet ready for visitors).

outside City limits:  http://community.theaquaponicsource.com/profile/ErikPowell

further afield:  http://community.theaquaponicsource.com/profile/BlairRice in Grass Valley (haven't talked with him in a while - not sure if up for visitors)

even further:  http://ouroborosfarms.com/ and http://www.schoolgrown.com/, co-located in Half Moon Bay.  Definitely worth the trip!

I'm sure there are more. 

Comment by Vickie Smith on April 3, 2015 at 3:40pm

Hello forum attendees,  Curious as to who has a current larger aquaponics growing operation in Sacramento area.  Any contact recommendations?

Comment by Butch Pornebo on September 15, 2014 at 1:49pm

how do you search for just a specific group ?

Comment by Darren Loft on September 14, 2014 at 10:11am

Hi Paul and thanks. I'm very interested in learning about aquaponics. Currently, I work as an RN in ICU, and I live in Sacramento. I would like to build an aquaponic system. Moreover, my son and I want to build a small aquaponic system for his 4H project at his school. However, I have a rudimentary understanding of aquaponics.  I was hoping that you could help me with learning resources, small system ideas and any local Sacramento contacts that my son and I could utilize in this adventure.  Finally, I have a vision for my life and my family. I’m tired of the way our society consumes and waste recourses of our planet. I'm tried of the frankinfood/GMO garbage that is being produce today.  I want to live a more sustainable lifestyle, and in the long run, I eventually want to produce most of our food that we eat. Thank you for your time.

 

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