Inspire Students with Experiential Learning Using Aquaponics
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Inspire Students with Experiential Learning Using Aquaponics

Every time we put an aquaponics system in a school or classroom we see teachers inspiring students with experiential learning. Having a learning tool such as aquaponics has a unique effect on learning in the classroom. When we show these young “aquapioneers” how aquaponics can be used. With this experiential learning tool they can learn...

On February 18, 2016February 19, 2017by
Aquaponics and STEM Education
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Aquaponics and STEM Education

Aquaponics and STEM education together make the perfect symbiosis. If you didn’t know – aquaponics and STEM education is all the rage in schools right now. And it’s likely to stay that way. Yet, as an educator pondering the idea, you may be wondering what exactly the experience might be like. Maybe you have young...

On February 12, 2016February 19, 2017by
Aquaponics: A Cost Effective Tool For Teachers
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Aquaponics: A Cost Effective Tool For Teachers

If you work in a school, been an administrator, or are friends with school faculty then you know the biggest restriction they face is cost. There is never enough money to do the programming teachers would like to do. Some budgets are so tight that teachers are forced to buy classroom materials out of their...

On February 3, 2016February 19, 2017by
7 Reasons Your School Needs Classroom Aquaponics
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7 Reasons Your School Needs Classroom Aquaponics

Here at Trifecta Ecosystems, a Connecticut Benefit Corporation, we’ve been helping educators and schools enhance their in-class learning with aquaponics systems for years. During this time, we have seen firsthand the benefits of using classroom aquaponics as a teaching aid with many different grade levels. Here are just a few of the reasons why your...

On January 30, 2016February 19, 2017by
11 Reasons a Coworking Space is Great for New Entrepreneurs
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11 Reasons a Coworking Space is Great for New Entrepreneurs

Planning your business can be a mess! So this week I want to share the most valuable resource I’ve come across in helping us get our business to the next level. I can easily say that this resource has saved us thousands of dollars, countless hours of wasted effort, and been our most valuable resource...

On October 27, 2014February 20, 2017by
10 Things I Learned Starting a Business
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10 Things I Learned Starting a Business

Starting a business is a little different for farmers. This list was born out of my own experiences, but I felt it could be extremely valuable to others starting a business, by helping them avoid some of the mistakes we’ve made and shorten the time from start-up to viable venture. If anything, it will help...

On October 20, 2014February 20, 2017by
Trifecta teaches at the Sustainable Farm School
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Trifecta teaches at the Sustainable Farm School

Today Trifecta Ecosystems expanded their education in the community initiative in a unique way, teaching a class at the Sustainable Farm School in Unionville, CT. The Sustainable Farm School is an independent day school for children ages 3 to 18 that offers core academics, holistic personal development, and a model for sustainable living. The Sustainable Farm...

On May 7, 2014February 20, 2017by
Five Mistakes to Avoid in Your First Aquaponics System
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Five Mistakes to Avoid in Your First Aquaponics System

Hey Trifecta fans. This week we are covering five mistakes to avoid making in aquaponics. Aquaponics may seem daunting the first time you learn about it. The idea of having to maintain the health of both a fish and plant environment can seem like a lot to take on. However, aquaponics is relatively simple to set...

On February 20, 2014February 20, 2017by
Aquaponics or Aquarium: Which is right for me?
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Aquaponics or Aquarium: Which is right for me?

Having fish as pets demands a certain level of responsibility from the owner.  Daily feeding is necessary. In addition,you need to regularly clean the tank, change the water, and change the filters.All to keep your pet happy which will in turn keep you happy.  Running an aquaponics system is a little different. Your fish are...

On January 29, 2014February 20, 2017by
How to Build a Siphon: Part 3
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How to Build a Siphon: Part 3

Hey there Trifecta fans. Today is the third and final post in our How to Build a Siphon series. So far we have learned what a siphon is, how it works, and why it is important in an aquaponics garden. We have also learned through yesterday’s pictorial how to build a siphon appropriately sized for...

On January 22, 2014February 20, 2017by