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Introduction to Aquaponics + Small System Build

Taught by Brian Filipowich, founder and director of Anacostia Aquaponics.

This event at Cultivate the City's rooftop farm will feature three activities

  1. Introduction to Aquaponics Lesson: learn about the basics of an aquaponic system; the benefits of aquaponics; and the current state of the aquaponic industry.

  2. New Aquaponic System Tour: see and discuss the new rooftop aquaponic system at H Street Farms, complete with new tilapia fingerlings! Tour given by the creator and manager of the system, Dan Grant.

  3. Aquaponic System Build: watch us construct a small, vertical aquaponic system. Guests are welcome to build your own along with us, just choose the proper ticket option to cover the cost of materials. We will provide an hour of free consulting to make sure you get your system up and running!

The "Aquaponic Build" ticket option will cover all the materials necessary for the physical operation of the aquaponic system for you to bring home! This ticket does not include fish, fish food, plant seeds, or water testing kits.

For any questions about the class or the aquaponic system build, email