Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.
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Arizona College Accredited Full Semester Aquaponics Course Official

Started Jun 23 0 Replies

With the name change from Aquaculture to Aquaponics, what is likely the first college accredited full semester in classroom/lab aquaponics course in the western United States is now official at Mesa…Continue

Aquaculture America 2015 Announcement

Started Jun 22 0 Replies

Aquaculture America 2015, the US meeting of the World Aquaculture Society. Aquaponics is the fastest growing session and second largest last year in Seattle. Hope to see you there!!…Continue

Full semester aquaponics course at Mesa Community College Mesa Az Fall 2014

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. May 19. 1 Reply

It's official, Aquaponics is on the books! The course number is AGS166 and the title is Aquaculture until June 24th when the name will be officially changed to Aquaponics. It's offered Mon and Wed…Continue

Online magazine article on Az Aquaponics

Started Dec 31, 2013 0 Replies

Recently the online magazine SeedStock was kind enough to write an article on an aspect of our company. Enjoy.Link to article: http://bit.ly/1ajkPchContinue

 

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Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion You are invited in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"The RSVP seems to be broken so please come and enjoy."
Nov 12
Timothy Borg replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion You are invited in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"I would like to make a reservation but when I go to the website it says "This form can only be viewed by users in the owner's organization.""
Nov 12
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. added a discussion to the group Arizona Aquaponics
Nov 11
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Garbage enzymes? Nope not familiar with them. Looking forward to learning more Regarding STEM, construction on the aquaponic learning lab classroom is coming along well. Great thanks to our partner the Roosevelt School District for the bench…"
Nov 7
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Aquaponics under the stars! (Better than bowling). My thanks to Matt Nathanson for a couple of pics from tonight's AGS 166 aquaponics class at Mesa Community College. The subject? Starting up and cycling the NFT aquaponic unit - backwards. Matt…"
Oct 16
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MCC Spring class in Aquaponics now open

AGS 166 Aquaponics Spring 2015 is open and ready for enrollment!See More
Oct 6
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"The 2013 United States Department of Agriculture Census of Aquaculture (PDF format): http://1.usa.gov/1rEe54RArizona: Farms – 13 - Sales: $5,900,000Tilapia in United State: Food size: 12,464,000 18,428,000 lbs. Avg size:…"
Sep 30
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Harvested our first fish today from the "To Feed a Family" experiment. There darker fish appears to be a blue/nile hybrid (Oreochromis niloticus x O. aureus) and the lighter colored hybrid appear descended from the famous Rocky Mountain…"
Sep 28
Irvin Carrero replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Intro workshop on Aquaponics in STEM education August 1, 2012 in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"DR. can you share the presentation on google drive or send me a copy. I want to forward the presentation to my local school. My email is aquaponicsclub.org@gmail.com. If you can't send it that's ok, I'm just to far away to see your…"
Sep 15
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Arizona Coalition Awarded EPA Environmental Education Grant

Urban Horticulture and Agribusiness Program Awarded EPA Environmental Education GrantThe Urban Horticulture and Agribusiness program at Mesa Community College (MCC) in partnership with the Roosevelt School District and RighTrac, Inc., received a…
Sep 10
Jim Joy replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Just a question. Why do you do aquaponics? in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"I live near Phoenix Arizona where the soil is rock and powdered rock.   I've tried container gardening but my multiple attempts ended with dead desiccated plants.  Even large containers with insulation had soil temperature over…"
Sep 6
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TEDx Phoenix Az 8/28/2014

Spreading the word 8/28/2914 TEDx in Phoenix Az.
Aug 31
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TEDx Phoenix August 28th 2014

Just spreading the word.
Aug 29
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Just an FYI We have confirmed the next meeting of The Aquaculture Association. August 28th 2014 @The Palo Verde Room @4341 E Broadway RdPhoenix, AZ 85040@ 6:00 pm"
Aug 28
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Just an FYI. AGS 166 Aquaponics at Mesa Community College will be taught again in Spring 2015."
Aug 23
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. replied to Bob Campbell's discussion Can aquaponic, bioponic, and hydroponic become dangerous ? in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"Greetings. Folks don't talk about it much till now (at last) but traditional agriculture is one of the largest or largest source of greenhouse gas and pollution. For example due to years of poor agricultural practices, much of the groundwater…"
Aug 7

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How did you find us?
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Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
raft, vertical, combination
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia, Other
How big is your fish tank?
System 1: 1,200 gal. System 2: 1,200 gal System 3: 1,656
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Environmental/Aquaculture Scientist. Former Aquaculture extension specialist for state of Arizona. Aquaponics innovator & trainer. Sustainability specialist. General nice guy;-)

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At 9:22am on January 14, 2014, Averan said…
Do you know what happened to the thread you started about aquaponics starting to get real? I wanted to read the comments but it seems to have been deleted??
At 1:32pm on July 18, 2013, Randy Mann said…

Hi Dr. Brooks.  I just noticed we never did set a time!  I was just talking to Peter Condon, the Program Director for Urban Horticulture at MCC, and your name came up.  I asked if they offered any AP courses and he said he had a call placed to you to see about setting something up.  I told him he had the right man for the job!  I just enrolled in the program and hope you two can work something out for an AP class. As far as Valley View, I would still love to bring my girls by to see your garden. Are tours still available?

Randy

At 11:23am on August 19, 2012, Robert Rowe said…

@ Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. - Outstanding article!  Thank you. I am now thinking that this approach would deplete the nutrients needed by the grow beds. 

At 9:06am on June 4, 2012, Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. said…
Did we set up a time?
At 8:43am on May 30, 2012, Randy Mann said…

Hi Dr. Brooks!  I am interested in seeing the raft system you set up at Valley View.  Is it available for public viewing?  If so, when and where?  I am the garden club sponsor at my elementary school and I am always looking for new garden ideas to implement at our school. Would it be possible to bring my girls to see the system as well.  Thanks for your time.

Randy

At 10:35am on November 25, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome George,

 

Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.

 

A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.

 

Please add a profile image, participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.

 

Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you...especially since you are generally a nice guy - LOL.

 

Sylvia

 
 
 

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