TOG will be hosting a night of inspiring talks, on diverse subjects from dolphins to space and everything in between for Science Week. Short snappy talks will cover much science and leave you with plenty to think about the world around us. Each talk will be no longer than fifteen minutes with a break after three talks.
Date: Thursday 14th November
Time: Door’s from 6.30pm, start at 7pm
Tickets: No booking required, free entry.
URBANFARM talks..... AQUAlab: Aquaponics & STEM Education Description: Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil less cultivation of plants in water) that grows fish and plants together in one integrated system. The fish waste provides an organic food source for the growing plants and the plants provide a natural filter for the water the fish live in, creating a natural balanced cycle. The third participants are the microbes (nitrifying bacteria) and composting red worms that thrive in the growing media. They do the job of converting the ammonia from the fish waste first into nitrites, then into nitrates and the solids into vermicompost that that are food for the plants.
But this is only the surface of a bigger and highly valuable system.
Urban Farm’s aquaponic systems raise Tilapia & Rainbow Trout as a food source while helping to grow beds of cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, hot chilli peppers, leafy greens, edible flowers, delicious micro-greens & fragrant herbs all totally organic & fresh. Utilising Renewable energies, LED efficient lighting, re-circulating hydroponics, STEM principals & open source micro processing. STEM Disciplines taught though aquaponics: Biology, ecology, zoology, botany, chemistry, development, engineering, agriculture technology, physics, mathematics, meteorology, agriculture, business, sustainability, nutrition and more.