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4 things you should know before you try to learn aquaponics from facebook

Damian hinkson inventor of the aquaponic machine

close up of young arugula in coco coir wicking bed

Aquaponics is a theology that is finding new markets and even though it is a form of food production because it is so different from the other forms of food production it attracts more non farmers coming into it than farmers and that is a good thing because it grows the knowledge base of food production and brings more people into food production witch is what we need.

close up of prototype irrigation manifold for decoupled aquaponics

How ever you need a solid foundation to start your aquaponic process on and social media is not the best place to get that from here are 4 reasons why learning AP on social media can make it more difficult and you even quit before you start.

tomato cages in wicking bed aquaponics

You can't keep track of your progress

Aquaponics has a steep learning curve you will need a way to go back and look at what you done this is a power that forums have. When you found something that works you can go back in your post and find out what was done and the exact date it was done. This goes a long way towards getting your information going.

The power is in someone else's hand and they have an agenda

Let's face it in a group the owner has his own wish for what he wants in the group and your views may not be in line with the group's fully and the slightest deviation from that may lead to banning that ultimately means lost of all your information

You get more negative feed back and little constructive criticism

The most things people do on social media is tell you what they thing is wrong but you hardly get what you can do right. this is probably the biggest turn off when trying to do aquaponics on social media

original research and development CHIFT PIST aquaponics system

You don't know who is credible

Social media has no why of really identifying who is who and if what they are saying is true or worth while listening to you will have to give through alot of noise before you get to any good information and you will have to do that for every issue you want to learn about.

Companion planting outdoor aquaponics

so what is face book good for? It is for finding who is the most popular person around that is close to you or to get people tell you how good your system looks another thing about social media it is designed for current events and filled with novices therefore you only get novice ideas they are people out there who are pioneers but why you have new information its a one way street for the most part. the noise is too great on social media.

trellising grow beds in aquaponic system


Equal parts technology enthusiast, carpenter, kitchen designer, farmer, capitalist, domesticated father and tree-hugger, I dissected and negotiated myself into a life that brings me both pleasure and pain upon coming to the realization that I cannot save mother earth from Human nature and my only recourse is to do more good than harm through Aquaponics. All of my work can be found here in these 12 main and the supporting pages I use to valiantly put forth this hypothesis.

Damian HInkson

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