Kerr Center

Aquaponics Certificate Class

Aquaponics Certificate Class
02/17/2018 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Wilburton (Eastern Oklahoma State College)
1301 W Main St
Wilburton, OK 74578
$75 through Feb. 8; $99 through Feb. 13; $125 thereafter
Kaben Smallwood

Eastern Oklahoma State College will host a one-day aquaponics certificate class on Saturday, Feb. 17 in Wilburton. The class is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will be presented by EOSC faculty in conjunction with Symbiotic Aquaponic, a nationally-recognized company.

Aquaponic agriculture is an innovative method of growing all-natural produce and fish using a recirculating water system. Using this approach, water from the fish habitat provides the necessary nutrients for growing a variety of plants and crops including tomatoes, leafy greens, strawberries, herbs and flowers. As the plants develop, they act as a filter, purifying the water for the fish

The class will provide an introduction to aquaponics with system designs, scientific principles in action, and a suggested selection of plant and fish species to be covered. Course participants will engage in classroom-style discussions while gaining hands-on experience in one of Eastern’s recently completed greenhouses. For lunch, participants will sample produce grown in Eastern’s own aquaponic system.

The class will cost $75 through Feb. 8 and $99 through Feb. 13. Late registration will cost $125 with T-shirts available on a first come, first served basis. Special rates are available for groups of four or more.

For more information or to register, visit the class registration page, or contact Kaben Smallwood by email or phone (918.869.0845).