- Paperback: 257 pages
- Publisher: New Society Publishers; Original edition (October 11, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 086571701X
- ISBN-13: 978-0865717015
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.8 x 9 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 516 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,817 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This isn't just another book for dummies; this is a comprehensive handbook on how to grow real food...so meticulously documented, that failure is not an option. --Jeff Edwards – President, Progressive Gardening Trade Association (PGTA)
I have always wanted to put my money where my mouth is and figure out how to do sustainable aquaculture in the context of my home garden. Finally I’ve got the book to help me do it. --Paul Greenberg - Best Selling Author, Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
This is a delightful book to read! ... I’ve been involved with hydroponics and aquaculture for 30 years and still learned from reading this very thorough how-to book. --Henry A. Robitaille, PhD - Former General Manager, The Land Exhibit, Epcot Center
Learning how to garden through the creation of a completely balanced ecosystem is now clearly understandable, even to inexperienced gardeners. -- Michael C. Metallo, President and CEO, National Gardening Association
Sylvia Bernstein has provided the "aquapons of the world" with a clear, impassioned, and elegant "Bible" to spread the good news about aquaponics. --James J. Godsil, co-founder Sweet Water Organics Sweet Water Foundation
Aquaponic Gardening is an excellent primer for anyone considering home-scale aquaculture. Whatever your location or methods, the information should prove invaluable. Fish are within reach! --Peter Bane, Publisher of Permaculture Activist magazine
Now the thousands of people who are discovering aquaponics every day have a resource for moving from the dream to the step-by-step reality of raising fish and food in their homes, yards, and even businesses. --John Thompson Sr. VP Sales and Marketing (and Basement and Backyard Aquaponist) AeroGrow International, Inc.
This book is a vital resource for urban homesteaders. --Sundari Kraft, author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Homesteading"
The science is so well explained, it is easily understood. I am ready to start. I love this book! --Jeff Lowenfels, Author, "Teaming With Microbes"
"Aquaponic Gardening is an excellent primer for anyone considering home-scale aquaculture. Whatever your location or methods, the information should prove invaluable. Fish are within reach!"
— Peter Bane, publisher, Permaculture Activist and author, The Permaculture Handbook
"This is a comprehensive handbook on how to grow real food, so meticulously documented, that failure is not an option."
— Jeff Edwards, president, Progressive Gardening Trade Association
"I have always wanted to figure out how to do sustainable aquaculture in the context of my home garden. Finally I've got the book to help me do it."
— Paul Greenberg, author, Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
"This is a delightful book to read! I've been involved with hydroponics and aquaculture for 30 years and still learned from reading this very thorough how-to book."
—Henry A. Robitaille, PhD, former general manager, The Land Exhibit, Epcot Center
"Learning how to garden through the creation of a completely balanced ecosystem is now clearly understandable, even to inexperienced gardeners."
—Michael C. Metallo, President and CEO, National Gardening Association
"Sylvia Bernstein has provided the "aquapons of the world" with a clear, impassioned, and elegant "Bible" to spread the good news about aquaponics."
— James J. Godsil, cofounder, Sweet Water Organics, Sweet Water Foundation
"Now the thousands of people who are discovering aquaponics every day have a resource for moving from the dream to the step-by-step reality of raising fish and food in their homes, yards, and even businesses."
— John Thompson, AeroGrow International, Inc.
"This book is a vital resource for urban homesteaders."
— Sundari Kraft, author, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Homesteading
"The science is so well explained, it is easily understood. I am ready to start. I love this book!"
— Jeff Lowenfels, author, Teaming With Microbes
"I believe that home-scale aquaponics will become as common as the backyard chicken coop as we move toward a regenerative future that has made food security a priority."
— Marco Chung- Shu Lam, Permaculture teacher, Environmental Studies Adjunct Faculty, Naropa University
"The book we've all been waiting for.... a truly comprehensive guide to all things aquaponic."
— Charlie Price, founder, Aquaponics UK
"Sylvia masterfully lays out the art of giving balance to an ecosystem of flora and fauna."
— Britta Riley, founder, Windowfarms.com
"For those of you who want to grow fish I definitely recommend this book as a simplified method of constructing and operating an aquaponic garden."
— Dr. Howard M. Resh, author, Hydroponic Food Production
"If you want to garden aquaponically, this is the one source that will guide you from start to finish while also taking you on a wonderful trip through Sylvia's own personal aquaponic journey."
— Gina Cavaliero , managing director, Green Acre Organics / Aquaponics Enterprises, Inc.
"Every time I enter Sylvia's aquaponic greenhouse, a powerful sense of inspired well-being envelops me almost instantly, and after reading Aquaponic Gardening, I understand why."
— Dr. Virginia F. Gurley MD, MPH, founder, Auraviva
"This book is easy to read and is packed with information that will be very useful to the beginner and advanced aquaponics practitioner alike."
— Murray Hallam, founder, Practical Aquaponics
"When it comes to the emerging field of aquaponics, Sylvia Bernstein is one of those inspired innovators you need to pay close attention to."
— Thomas Frey, DaVinci Institute
"A practical, easy-to-follow guide that takes the mystery out of aquaponics. Now everyone can grow their own food even if they do not have a green thumb."
— Ann Forsthoefel, former executive director, Portland Farmers Market
"It might take a little bit of time for the general public to catch up with us and other "early adopters," but when they do (and they will) this book is going to be the top book recommended to them by all who really know what they're talking about."
— Jesse Hull and Molly Stanek, Imagine Aquaponics
"My wish is that Sylvia's revolutionary "how to" aquaponic wisdom becomes an adopted approach to food cultivation."
— Matt McMullen, director, Facilities Management and Sustainability, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
"Sylvia Bernstein's passion for aquaponics, and personal stake in the subject make this book an essential read for anyone interested in the concept of sustainably produced food."
— Marijke Peters, producer, Earth Beat, Radio Netherlands Worldwide
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If you are currently growing hydroponically, this may be an improvement to what you are currently doing...but if you're accustomed to 4-season growing and hoping to get fish protein from the system in a cost-efficient, ecologically sound way... this is not it!
The energy consumption and total impact on the environment is actually completely overlooked in this book. There is no estimate of the cost of the electricity used to run the pumps, lights, etc, anywhere to be found. There is no cost-analysis done.
If you're looking for a new (expensive) hobby, this could be fun... if you think you're going to be able to feed your family inexpensively...please keep looking.
Turns out, if you're really into aquaponics the author is more than happy to recommend over-priced courses in aquaponics. These courses I can only assume include what the book should have been. Oddly enough, the author herself sells some of these courses on her website. Making this whole book all that much more disappointing.
I would say the book could use a re-write but I believe the author's purpose was to be intentionally cutesy and barely informative. So my final conclusion of this book puts it in-between a weak diy instructional manual and an infomercial. Pathetic.
I had just finished reading "Mini-Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ acre", and was ready to get my greenhouse started. In the midst of applying the material in that first rate book (you should read it and Maximizing Your Mini Farm: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre as well), I got started on the aquaponics book. The books, gardening styles, and logic mesh well together. SO, while I have not yet gotten the aquaponics installation up and running (one thing that does not come with the books is time), that is where all of this reading and preparation is heading.
Especially if you are inclined toward organics, this is the book you want to read. The author doesn't just provide instructions, she explains what is going on and why. She also provides alternatives. You end up with the information you need, enabling you to make informed decisions. Especially if the weather in your area is unpredictable, this can let you grow your crops in stable and controlled conditions. That's a good thing....
The Only way to be sure of Healthy, Nutrient Dense Food with out Pesticides is to Grow your own, with a Aquaponic System...
With our Sweet Water Supply dwindling Away, and the Water Costs skyrocketing.
Everyone Needs this this Book...
You Do The Math...😎