It takes a very special product to get on the I AM Liberty show. When I started this show I wanted to be sure I wouldnt fall into the trap of becoming an affiliate salesman or a peddler. It’s for this reason I only introduce the I AM Liberty Faithful to people and inventions that are truly revolutionary. The PermaCube is just that. This is going to change the way the average American Continue reading PermaCube Revolution→
Ok, so Aquaponics is becoming a buzz word, and rightfully so. Aquaponics is one of the greatest ways to grow food on a homestead or even in an apartment! Aquaponics is a very versatile system that can be scaled to fit any person’s needs. Continue reading Aquaponics!→
Join Sam Coffman in this podcast as he talks about the differences between growing your own food (and medicine) using aquaponics systems vs. growing it in the dirt in a wicking bed setup. Many people have or want to jump on the aquaponics bandwagon. Aquaponics can be very useful in a number of ways and is a great way to emulate a couple of main components of a full ecosystem garden. Continue reading Aquaponics vs Wicking beds→
Aquaponics with Sylvia Bernstein
Host: Nick & Don “We Grow Ours”
Who wrote the book? The book of Aquaponics? Sylvia Bernstein did and we have a great interview with her this week on the WeGrowOurs show! We are excited to have one of Don’s mentors on the show this week and we will learn about the Aquaponics industry and where it is headed. Want to know some of Sylvia’s “Pet Peeves” about the aquaponics industry?
Listen to the show this week and find out why she is the “Godmother” of Aquaponics! This is a fun interview, and Nick is in rare form this week. He seems to have downed a few “Energy” drinks just before the show so you don’t want to miss him with a case of the crazy this week. Sylvia gets into the science of Aquaponics a little bit while still addressing the industry as a whole and her background. You have to see the new indoor systems, and the quality of all of her systems.
EcoPodGardens.com of coarse sells these kits and proudly! If you are in Colorado we suggest you check out the classes they are offering including one on growing marijuana and a full weekend “emersion” class. Yup, Sylvia has decided to offer a Marijuana growing class for those that can legally grow, and in Colorado you can do just that with up to six plants. She lets us know why she chose to do this during the interview along with a ton of other tid-bits.. ohhh keep an eye out for news about an Aquaponics “Festival” in Colorado this year as well. We will get the info out on WeGrowOurs.com as soon as we have it! Nick and I talk a little about our HOP system that we have been working on. We also discuss the BSF (Black Soldier Fly) projects we will be diving into this summer. This is not the episode to miss! Be sure and join us on Prepperbroadcasting.com for the live chats on Mondays as well! Visit WeGrowOursHERE:
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My guest on the last show was Rob Torcellini, one of my YouTube friends. If you don’t know him, this is his YouTube channel… http://www.youtube.com/user/web4deb we spent quite a bit of time talking about his Geodesic Dome greenhouse, and greenhouses in general. Depending on where you are located, a greenhouse could be used to grow vegetables year round or simply as a way to lengthen your growing season. And one of the huge benefits to greenhouse growing is the fact that you don’t have to deal with unpredictable weather.
We had just gotten started on the aquaponics discussion when the clock ran out. Since I’m putting together my own aquaponics system right now, I’d like to make this a focal point of the show. For those who aren’t familiar with AP, it’s a process that involves growing fish and plants together, in one complete system. The waste from the fish is what provides the nutrients for the plants. In terms of being self-sufficient, an aquaponics setup would certainly make a great addition. If you were able to put this inside a greenhouse, and grow the plants year round, that would be even better. But you’d probably need a way to heat the greenhouse. Well, Rob solved that problem with a Rocket Mass Heater. And for some added insurance in the event of a power outage, he also installed solar panels to meet his electrical needs.
So on this episode of Preparing To Provide, we’ll be providing lots of information for anyone looking to get into aquaponics. And if time permits, we will also be discussing the Rocket Mass Heaters and various solar power options. Please join us for another great show, and feel free to call in with any questions you might have.
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“APN at the NPS expo. Sustainable Living and Off Grid wins the show at the expo. On this episode of GaltStrike Tom from the APN met with Dennis Mcclung from Doomsday preppers and will share some of their discussion they had about aquaponics and his website gardenpool.org. Plus we learned some cool information about wood gasifiers, waters stills, mini-water purification plants and several other great ideas to unplug from society.
Times are tough, and getting tougher by the day. The proverbial handwriting is on the wall. In order to survive in an uncertain future, we need to be finding more ways to grow our own food. For many of us, that means a garden. But what happens if a storm wipes out your garden? What happens if you have a rainy spring and can’t get the garden planted? Where will you get the vegetables that you need to can and preserve to make it thru the winter? My suggestion is to build a greenhouse. With a greenhouse, you don’t have to worry about too much rain, because you’re growing inside. And if it’s built properly, a greenhouse will withstand most storms, with the exception of tornado’s and hurricanes.
In order to maximize the use of the greenhouse, it helps to be able to grow during the winter. But for most of us, that will require some type of heating. Depending on the size of your greenhouse, one option for heating is a Rocket Mass Heater. They are very efficient and can be the difference between freezing temperatures and a harvest. Also, if obtaining fertilizers is a problem, you might want to consider aquaponics. With aquaponics, you simply feed the fish, and they provide the fertilizer needs for the plants.
My guest for this week on Preparing To Provide is Rob Torcellini from YouTube. His YouTube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/web4deb Rob has an incredible setup. He built a huge Geodesic Dome greenhouse for indoor growing. For his grow method, he has chosen aquaponics and has been growing vegetables thru the winter. To heat his greenhouse, he built the most awesome Rocket Mass Heater that you’ll ever see. He even had it set up for automatic feeding of wood pellets. And to top it all off, his electrical needs are being supplied by solar panels. Rob is well on his way toward being self-sufficient and will be a great source of information for those of us who still have a lot of work to do, or anyone just getting started. Please join us for what promises to be another fantastic show filled with lots of useful tips and advice.