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Plants In the previous section, we said… “If you’ve never kept fish before, you may be faintly hesitant at the prospect. Relax!    When you operate an authentic iAVs, you are engaging in freshwater aquaculture in its simplest and most cost-effective way. Freshwater aquaculture has been the subject of many doctorates…and its experts have published many ..

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Set Up NOTE:  This is probably the most important section in this course.  Sand is the most cost-effective filtration media anywhere! And therein lies a problem. You see, if you pour water containing organic matter onto sand, the organics will be trapped on the surface where they will eventually build up to the point where the ..

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Water Water that is suitable for sandgardening is free of chemicals and pollutants.  It’s potable – which means that it’s fit for human consumption and, – by extension – fit for growing food. Water sources include: Rainwater Mains – the municipal supply Rivers and lakes Wells and ponds There’s everything to like about rainwater. It’s free – and it’s the ..

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Orientation This section sets the food security scene and provides the necessary background for the practical modules to follow. Introduction In late 2022, the practical reality of that is already playing out as famine grips large parts of Africa.  Millions are starving…right now! And the situation is worsening by the day as Russia and Ukraine (two ..

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gold “Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo da Vinci Water is a ubiquitous and critically important substance on Earth. Essential to all living things and the health of ecosystems (Moss 2010), water is considered a prerequisite for life on other planets (Marais et al. 2008). The availability of water even partially controls ..

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