Wow! Kathleen Paynter, our Operations Manager, just shared our latest workshop statistics with me. Over the past two years, we have had attendees of our workshops from 46 US states and 20 countries! In addition to being very comprehensive and packed with information, every one of our workshops are exciting and fun. The diverse backgrounds of the individual attendees and their plans for using aquaponics for everything from home food production to commercial projects to feeding the hungry, contributes toward the warm and collaborative dynamic.
I knew the numbers were growing and we have more and more people travelling from distant lands (i.e. Nigeria, Austria, Costa Rica, Marshall Islands, and more) to attend our workshops, but having people travel from 46 states and 20 countries is really impressive. And, the feedback we get from these travelers from near and far is that the workshops are awesome and worth the effort.
We will soon be posting the 2012 monthly workshop schedule on our website, so be sure to check it out. Our workshops take place in Montello, WI, USA and participants get to experience aquaponics first-hand in our 5,000 sq. ft. demonstration greenhouse.
In other exciting workshop news, we have partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and now offer University Continuing Education Units and Credits for people attending our workshops. This is big news and the first private/University partnership of its kind in the aquaponics industry. We are very proud of and excited about this partnership and will have more related announcements about UW-SP and aquaponics in the near future.