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Our experiments with IAVS..

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@vknthanks for your kind replay,

Yes I am the  same one who is following you on FB:)

For the last 3 years I have been  spending more time on net  to undestand   AP. i think,  sharing  one's  knowledge  with a group of  people who are also interested in the same will be more beneficial  .So by creating  the posts about AP on that FB group,i  am trying to crate  some constructive discussions rather than teaching .

 

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7 hours ago, SADASIAS said:

@vknthanks for your kind replay,

Yes I am the  same one who is following you on FB:)

For the last 3 years I have been  spending more time on net  to undestand   AP. i think,  sharing  one's  knowledge  with a group of  people who are also interested in the same will be more beneficial  .So by creating  the posts about AP on that FB group,i  am trying to crate  some constructive discussions rather than teaching .

 

I wish you all the best.  Three years is a long time.  I am sure you may have learned quite a bit.  Dont you think it is high time you apply your knowledge gathered, start an aquaponics system for yourself and then share your experiences.  What is stopping you in starting a small unit for yourself?

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On 9/14/2017 at 7:59 AM, vkn said:

I wish you all the best.  Three years is a long time.  I am sure you may have learned quite a bit.  Dont you think it is high time you apply your knowledge gathered, start an aquaponics system for yourself and then share your experiences.  What is stopping you in starting a small unit for yourself?

@vkn for the last 6 years i have been working in Saudi Arabia.If things goes as planed by next year i wll back to home and start my own system 

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6 hours ago, SADASIAS said:

@vkn for the last 6 years i have been working in Saudi Arabia.If things goes as planed by next year i wll back to home and start my own system 

You seem to be following a path that is typical for many of your countrymen.  In the recent past, I've communicated with a number of Indian people who work in the UAE and who are looking to do iAVs back in India.

Good luck with your endeavours.

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Received this from Team Circle of Life Aquaponics, Chennai.   I hope you all would like it.

They are now 4 months old and their best stories are yet to come.. Let us wish the team all the best!

 

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And this Weekend high from Chennai!

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In their own words, "The first ever trial of corn in Circle of Life Aquaponics is a success. This is the first harvest, 20 mins ago. Amazingly perfect golden sweet corn. Weight of this ear of corn is 340 gms."

 

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@vkn This is an impressive list of projects and good innovations. 

I have only recently stumbled across aquaponics and iAVS (took me a while to understand the differences) ! These seem to be the need of the hour in water scarce countries like India which have helpful climate to grow all year round, provided the right techniques are applied. 

I am closely related to a NGO in Hyderabad, India which shelters orphans and victims of domestic abuse, human trafficking and social abandon. They currently take up seasonal activities like handicrafts for festival seasons, to sustain their living. I am proposing this system for them to grow their own produce and sell any surplus to aid their livelihood. I have researched a bit on the availability of quartz sand in their area which is positive. 

I will be visiting India for 40 days from Nov to Dec 2017 during which I will setup a small scale 40sq.m. system for them to try out. If it works out, I plan to help them setup the system on their premises and their branches nationwide. You are an inspiration to learn from !! Thanks a lot for posting the updates for the younger generation to get inspired :) 

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NARDC's Aquaponics yield and variety trials at Nanniode.. this is what we have this season. I am feeling a wee bit better today than over the past week or so.

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Noteworthy new stuff under aquaponics sand culture trials are the carrots, pumpkin, and colocasia bog filter (last picture). Arka Rakshak Tomatoes under a very old trial are now being removed and replaced with stevia, strawberry, cauliflower, various amaranthus, spinach, and beets.

FYI.. We at NARDC intends to provide direct unbiased yield comparisons and results of our various heirloom vegetables and hybrid varieties/species produced in many different aquaponics sand culture environments, irrigation, nutrient distribution, plant scheduling, fish/feed input schedule, balanced fish growth, risk management, etc. Hopefully NARDC's legal status would soon be confirmed (fingers crossed) and most of our data will be posted online soon after that.

I appreciate all our followers. Thanks for following NARDC's facebook page "aquaponicsfuturist."

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And this.. What's your BHAG in 2018?

BHAG = big hairy audacious goals!

For us at NARDC, our impact goal is to assist 10-25 NARDC Aquaponics Franchise partners in 2018 working together across the world replicating what we do!  Each aquaponics franchisee creating 8 to 10 commercial aquaponics projects (NARDC models 1b or 1a) at their assigned district territories.

Good News: As a social franchising initiative, 50% off on franchise registration fees to military veterans, NGOs, charitable trusts, and the young investors less than 25 years of age. This is for a limited time.

Are you coming? Batch 1 NARDC Aquaponics Franchise Orientation Training event is scheduled to be on Jan 26, 27, and 28, 2018 in Chennai.

How may I help you? The franchisees are selected on a first-come first-served basis. Send us an expression of interest email, read through the shared FAQ document, and ask specific questions for clarity.

You are welcome!  Details are here - www.nardc.in
Please pass it on..

vkn
CMD, NARDC
Building a successful organic farming community! One aquaponics farmer at a time!

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