Asia Aquaponics at Taiwan

Asia Aquaponics-Basic & Application
Training Course Duration: 2 days
Aquaponics is the joint cultivation of fish and plants in an ecosystem that allows sustainable natural food growing without the use of harmful pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Our goal in these courses is to empower you to grow your own food naturally, right in your own garden.
GOCH Garden presents the traditional asian farm to learn and exchange knowledge and the skills to successfully practice Aquaponics. All the members will share the Asian Aquaponics Garden on this modern age. All the Taiwan Aquaponics Gurus in their field and who are willing to share their knowledge to empower you to grow your food locally and naturally! All the course are bilingual with easy instructions and practice lessons.
Who should attend?
YOU! Whether newbie discover Aquaponics and old horse in your own garden, or are interested in community / urban gardening or larger commercial farming applications, this course should help you decide. The course is divided into two segments – classroom and garden sessions. Classroom sessions will provide you with a basic knowledge of Asia Aquaponics that will cover a broad range of topics and the Garden sessions will allow you to gain hand-on experience on setting up a small Aquaponic system, fish selection and feeding, water chemistry, plumbing, pumps and aeration requirements, starting seeds and planting seedlings, as well as learning what it takes to operate the system on a daily basis. We hope to empower you to grow food for yourself and your family. Grown locally and naturally without any harmful pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
Course duration: Saturday and Sunday – 08:30 to 11:30 and 13:30 pm to 16:30.
Materials Included: Course Outline, Guide Manual and a Certificate of Participation.
Meals Included: Tea & Coffee refreshments, snacks and lunch are included.
Course Cost: $299.00 if early bird prepaid in 14 days before start date. Regular cost $350.00 (We offer $100.00 discount for an additional family member) *
Registration: Register online
Course Course Content
Basic: Day 1
Classroom Session (1):
  • Course Introduction, Concept and Purpose
  • Before Aquaponics
  • What exactly is Aquaponics
  • How does Aquaponics work – the Nitrogen Cycle
  • How do I create the conditions for the Nitrogen Cycle to begin
  • Which Fish can I use and how many do I need
  • How do I check water quality and what do I need to look for
  • What about pH levels
  • Why do I need to add oxygen to my system
  • One Aquaponics growing method–Rafts using net pots
  • Potting Material / Plant selection / seed starting / seedling transplanting
  • Pest control and health safety

Lunch break: GOCH garden
Tour Session:
  • Introduction to GOCH Garden
  • Outdoor Aquaponics farm
  • Rooftop Aquaponics garden
  • Outdoor Aquaponics garden
  • Greenhouse Aquaponics farm
Hands-on Field Session:
  • Assemble a small Aquaponics system – fish tank and raft growing bed
  • Introduce the pond pump and the air pump – plumb for water flow making use of gravity
  • Build the Raft bed, drill for net pots
  • Plant seeds in net pots / transfer seedlings to Raft beds

Classroom Session (2):
  • Wrap up of Course – Summary of what was covered during the day
  • Request those attending Application Course, as homework,  to review the course course outline and their class notes as well as download (if not already done), and review the Friendly Aquaponics Tabletop Systems Manual
  • Questions & Answers

Application: Day 2
Classroom Session (1):
  • Course Introduction, Concept & Purpose
  • Questions & Answers re participants experience
  • Additional seed starting medias & methods
  • Seed selection and plant growing times
  • Water issues & filteration
  • Methods of controlling water flow – bell siphons & timers
  • Fish selection and feeding issues
  • Where can Aquaponics be used
  • Aquaponics “Gurus” around the world
  • Aquaponic Methods: Raft, NFT, Media-filled Systems, Verticals, Recirculating Wicking Beds
  • What are the advantages / disadvantages, if any, of these different methods
  • What and how much do you want to grow
  • Introduction to Environmental Control and Greenhouses
Lunch Break: Tenway Garden Restaurant
Tour Session:
  • Introduction and tour of Tenway Garden
  • Review the class assembled small Aquaponics system
  • Add Media Bed and introduce timer for water pump
  • Introduce Media and add seedlings – see both beds work in unison
  • Visualization of Aquaponics at work in establishing a sustainable ECO system
  • Identification of Aquaponic growing methods
  • Environmental control in Aquaponic Systems
Classroom Session (2):
  • Wrap up of Course – Summary of what was covered during the day
  • Request those who would like to learn more to look into the next series of GOCH’s training courses by Aquaponics Urban Guru’s  -   $50.00 discount voucher for participants
  • Questions & Answers
  • Award Course completion certificate
GOCH Garden is a training affiliate for Taiwan Aquaponics Association and the training course will use Taiwan Aquaponics Association Guide manual as part of the training.  This course will empower you to build an asia aquaponics system, either indoors or outdoors and begin to grow your own food naturally. We will cover aquaponics theory, system design, components, construction, water quality, planting techniques and more. The Taiwan Aquaponics Association Guide Manual, which includes construction plans and materials list, is included in the course materials that you will receive.
*Discounts for Non-
 the same kind or towards the cost of another Course. Please consider this before booking and payment. We do reserve the right to update and change the Course content and or instructors without notice.  Profits and Senior Citizens & Our Cancellation Policy: Please see our policy.
We provide a 25% discount for Non-Profits and Senior Attendance (65 and teenager). We will need proof and limit the number of these discounts to 4 per class. Please note, NO refunds will be provided unless the Course is cancelled. We may consider partial credit (75% of amount paid), to transfer to another Course of It the course is cancelled by us, for any reason, a full refund of amount paid will be issued.