Friendly Aquaponic Personal Intensive Training From Our Affiliates At Their Farms!
We used to give Personal Intensives at our farm in Hawaii, but in 2014 we handed them ALL off to our affiliates. This was our intention since we began Friendly Aquaponics in 2007. Our goal has always been to empower our students to teach the aquaponics technology we developed, and to encourage them to outdo their teachers. Well, it worked! Now we can comfortably recommend a Personal Intensive from any one of them.
There are two locations to choose from for your Personal Intensive: Hawaii or Pennsylvania.
Although you may want to call each teacher first to “interview them”, we suggest you pick the location that has the climate that’s most similar to your own. Contact the Personal Intensive teachers directly using the contact information on this page, and please note: we do not book Personal Intensive trainings for our affiliates through this site, you do it directly with them!
(Below) Inside a nice warm aquaponic greenhouse after a light winter snow; the water in the aquaponics system holds the heat and keeps the plants warm and thriving.
Start with the two-day Aquaponics-Only Personal Intensive, and then add the optional third Solar Greenhouse day; either in Hawaii from Zac Hosler, or in Pennsylvania from Linda Sweely.
Dates and Times: At your convenience. Look at your calendar, then pick dates that work for you, and call or email the affiliate you select to make sure those dates are available. Cost: $2,500 for the 2-day Complete Aquaponic Intensive training for up to two persons, $3,500 for the 3-day that includes the Greenhouse Training for up to two persons, and $900 per each additional participant in the same project attending these trainings. This fee includes the same $2,288 worth of our DIY course materials we use in our group trainings.
For comparison, our group trainings at Affiliate locations on the mainland, which are five days in length, include the same materials but take place with 30 to 50 other participants and cost $1,995. Many hours in these group trainings are spent answering the questions of other participants, which may or may not apply to you, your project, and your level of understanding.
Personal Aquaponic Intensives at Zac Hosler’s “Living Aquaponics” farm include two or three full days of hands-on instruction, and the full set of Aquaponics course materials we use in our 5-day live group trainings, for up to two persons. This course is taught by Zac Hosler, at his “Living Aquaponics” farm in Honaunau on the Big Island of Hawaii.
(Below) Zac Hosler’s operation in Honaunau, Hawaii; with 8,432 square feet of aquaponic trough.
To schedule a course, call Zac at 808-896-1817 (please remember Hawaii time is MUCH earlier than US mainland time!), or email Zac.
Personal Aquaponic Intensives at Linda Sweely and Linda Baldassari’s “New View” farm include two or three full days of hands-on instruction, and the full set of Aquaponics course materials we use in our 5-day live group trainings, for up to two persons. This course is taught by Linda Sweely at her “New View” farm in Mansfield, Pennsylvania.
(Below) Showing New View Farm’s aquaponic greenhouse in December of 2015; sunny, bright, and warm inside (at least the plants think so!).
To schedule a course, call Linda at 570-419-1194, or email Linda.
This training is tailored for you and your particular situation and goals in aquaponics. We or our affiliates will discuss and offer solutions and approaches for your climate, your site, your market, and your level of business experience. You will have all your questions answered, and we make sure you understand every detail completely. We and our affiliates support their Personal Intensive clients via email answers to questions through construction and into operation at no charge because we and they are committed to your success.
This training will occur at your own pace and at your own level of technical understanding. To help facilitate your getting the most out of this aquaponic training, we email you the Micro System manual and plans as soon as you’ve registered for the course so you can begin your study in aquaponics. If you put some time in on this manual first, you will start the Personal Intensive at a much more advanced level of understanding and get a LOT more out of it.
“The Friendly Aquaponics’ Personal Intensive training was worth every dollar and then some. The personalized course gave me the opportunity for even the smallest of my questions to get answered. I would highly recommend this course to everyone who wants extremely effective training in aquaponics technology.”
-Keith Blake, Rainy Day Farms LLC, Kauai