McFarland Park, Story County

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Jumpstart your garden! Experience a twist on agriculture’s connection to nature by building a mini-aquaponics system to grow lettuce at home.

The project recirculates water from plants to fish and back to plants, both cleaning the water and capturing nutrients. Workshop leaders include Allen Pattillo, ISU Extension Fisheries and Aquaculture Specialist, Amanda Chung, ISU NREM Student Services Specialist, and Jay Staker, ISU Extension 4-H.

Registration fee includes all the supplies to make one system (except goldfish, fish food, and water conditioner). Completed project will be approximately 24" L x 17" W x 20" H.

Adult fee: $56.

Youth (under 18) fee: $15. Reduced youth fees are sponsored by ISU Extension 4-H.  ** Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note, registration fee is per system being made.  If you are a family that is working on one project together, just register your child.  If you are a family that is wanting to make more than one project, you will need to register each person making a mini-aquaponics system.  Also, in the "attendees names" section of the registration, you will only be able to add the name of the person(s) registering to make the system; if you are registering your child and attending with them but not making your own system add the child's name only.  If you have any questions, please call (515) 232-2516 during regular office hours. 

Registration is required by 4:00 p.m. on January 9, 2017.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017
2:00 PM


Story County Conservation Center
56461 180th Street
Ames, IA 50010

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Adults - $56.00

Children - $15.00