Brian Filipowich

  • published Washington Post Boosts Tilapia in Blog 2017-07-21 17:31:08 -0400

    Washington Post Boosts Tilapia

    The Washington Post recently ran an article of interest to the aquaponic community: Tilapia Has a Terrible Reputation. Does it Deserve It? (Tamar Haspel. Washington Post. October 24, 2016.)

    The Post found that tilapia has an unfair bad rap, and this should make us aquaponic folk angry! Because its costing us!

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  • published Resources 2017-06-12 16:52:51 -0400

  • published New Website in Blog 2017-06-10 14:16:06 -0400

    New Website

    Hey Folks, welcome to the new Aquaponics Association Website!

  • is hosting 2017 Conference 2017-06-09 11:11:29 -0400

    Putting Down Roots


    The Aquaponics Association has announced its 2017 national conference, Putting Down Roots, to be held in Portland, Oregon November 3 – 5.

    The Conference will feature the following aquaponic experts:

    • Dr. Nick Savidov, Lethbridge College
    • Murray Hallam, Practical Aquaponics
    • Jon Parr, SchoolGrown
    • Angela Tenbroeck, Center for Sustainable Agricultural Excellence & Conservation
    • Arvind Venkat, WaterFarmers

    The Conference will also feature tours of local aquaponic operations including Live Local Organic, a certified organic aquaponic farm that supplies 71 individual stores and 10 retailers.

    The Conference will also feature a vendor showroom to display the newest aquaponic technology.

    The Putting Down Roots Conference aims to help aquaponics growers build stronger communities and become the backbone of their local food economies.

    Here are listed the four main pillars of Putting Down Roots, and conference activities to achieve these goals:

    1. Developing Industry Infrastructure
      • Moderated discussions and Q&A sessions with successful aquaponic growers about the steps to success
      • Interaction with local Oregon financial, legal, and political professionals about what they need to hear from aquaponic growers
      • Discussion for the role that the Aquaponics Association should play in industry growth
    2. Discovering Opportunities
      • Presentations from economists about which aquaponic farms are the most successful, and why
      • Lessons on targeting the right market
      • Discussion with business experts about how to assess rooftops, basements, and/or vertical growing options
    3. Integrating STEM
      • Lessons on the best strategies to get aquaponics in your local STEM education programs
      • Curriculum discussions with fellow aquaponic educators
    4. Building Our Capacity
      • Learn the most up-to-date advancements in water chemistry and system design to run your system more efficiently
      • Hands-on lessons and walk-throughs to build a better system
      • A wide range of parts and supplies in our vendor showroom to view and discuss with suppliers

    Click here for the Putting Down Roots Conference Flyer

    Click Here to submit a proposal for a presentation. Presenters will receive a $50 credit towards their conference fee.

    Click here to tell us more about yourself and what you hope to gain from the conference.


    ROOM BLOCK - click here to book in our block and receive the discount rate:

    November 03, 2017 at 12pm - November 05, 2017 at 11am
    Red Lion Hotel, Portland, OR
    909 N Hayden Island Dr
    Portland, OR 97217
    United States
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    $275.00 USD · 8 rsvps rsvp

Director, Anacostia Aquaponics