Aquaponics Certificate Class
1301 W Main St
Wilburton, OK 74578
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.