Leader of the Aquaponics Industry
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VIDEO Highlights from the past 25 years:
Co-developed the first hybrid University aquaponics course in partnership with UW-Stevens Point
Spring, 2012 - Will announce new aquaponic systems, options and equipment
Increased workshop attendance to nearly 500 people from 23 counties and 48 US states
Announced the new ZDEP (patent pending) aquaponic systems which increase plant production and eliminate waste.
Established partnership with UW-Stevens Point to offer University credit to attendees of Nelson and Pade, Inc. workshops
Implemented project with University of Hawaii and Hawaii Dept. of Labor to offer job training and demonstration of Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems in Hawaii
Built and shipped Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems to clients in locations including Trinidad, Mexico, Curacao, Montana, New York, Kansas, Maryland, Idaho, Virginia, Wisconsin, Iowa and California
2010 - Built a new 5,000 sq ft demonstration greenhouse Moved into larger facility to accommodate growth
Taught aquaponics to over 200 people from 28 states and 12 countries in our workshops and extended stay learning programs
Shipped 20 complete
Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems to customers in North America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia TM Built, shipped and began the installation of the first
Living Food Bank Aquaponic System in Haiti. TM 2009
Designed and installed two large commercial aquaponic facilities in Wisconsin (KP Simply Fresh in Baraboo, Future Farm in Baldwin)
Resumed our workshops and training (initially started in California in 1997)
Welcomed Dr. James Rakocy to our Board of Advisors.
Wrote and published the first comprehensive book on aquaponics,
Aquaponic Food Production Began offering complete aquaponic system packages for all applications including commercial, education, home food production and research
Installed an aquaponic system at the University of the Virgin Islands.
Relocated the business to Wisconsin from Mariposa, California.
Began offering custom aquaponic systems.
Taught the first aquaponics workshops in Australia.
Wrote and produced the first video on aquaponics,
Aquaponic Food Production, available in English and Spanish. 2002-2003
Planned and assisted in the installation of 1/3 acre aquaponic system in Illinois.
Designed and installed a 1/2 acre aquaponic facility in California
Wrote and published the booklet Desktop Aquaponics (updated in 2004)
Began offering project planning and system design services
Continued building and testing various aquaponic systems, research and development.
Wrote Aquaponics Curriculum (now used in schools throughout the world); continued aquaponics research.
Built numerous controlled environment greenhouse using hydroponics, organic hydroponics and aquaponics throughout the United States.
Began publishing the Aquaponics Journal (58 issues published to date)
Continued aquaponics research
Offered the first aquaponics workshop
Wrote and produced the interactive CD-Rom,
All About Aquaculture Wrote and published the book set,
How to Start and Succeed in the Hydroponics Business (updated in 2000 and 2004). 1996
Offered the first aquaponics workshop in the USA.
aquaponics.com website Wrote and produced the interactive CD-Rom,
The Encyclopedia of Hydroponic Gardening, wrote and produced the video, Hobby Hydroponics. 1994-2000
Operated a variety of aquaponic systems in our California greenhouses and raised largemouth bass, catfish, bluegill, koi and fancy goldfish along with a variety of vegetables that were commercially sold.
Converted 3,000 sq ft hydroponic greenhouse to aquaponics.
Began building aquaponic systems, testing design theories in California greenhouses.
Built second controlled environment hydroponic greenhouse.
Built 5,000 sq ft hydroponic greenhouse; wrote and produced the video,
Commercial Hydroponics. 1985
Wrote and produced the first video on hydroponics, "Hydroponics: Set Up, Care and Maintenance"; built first 4-bay hydroponic controlled environment greenhouse in Wisconsin.