Introduction to Aquaponics

Join Plant Chicago’s Circular Economy Research Coordinator Eric Weber for a primer on this exciting way to grow your own food! Learn the basics behind how aquaponic systems (raising fish + growing plants in water) work, tips for starting your own system, and why this method will be an integral part of future food sustainability!

Tickets are $10 for Back of the Yards/New City residents (60609 zip code) email kassandra@plantchicago.org for promo code to enter at checkout. Feel free to reach out with any questions via email at info@plantchicago.org or phone at (773) 847-5523.

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Eric Weber Circular Economy Project Specialist
Eric has been with Plant Chicago since 2012, when he started as an Aquaponic Systems Intern. He now leads a variety of circular economy projects with Plant Chicago, working closely with staff and outside professionals to investigate the latest in food and energy reuse. Previous to Plant Chicago, Eric worked for seven years in the ornamental aquarium industry. After earning a BA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago, he spent five of those years designing, installing and maintaining marine aquariums. He applies his knowledge and experience with living creatures and controlled environment life support technology to explore ways of reusing energy and waste.

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