It is more important than ever to utilize methods of cultivating food that are safe and sustainable and result in food that is healthful and free of contamination. Aquaponics and hydroponics can be used to grow large quantities of high quality, fresh food in relatively small spaces in an environmentally friendly way. Whether applied in small backyard gardens or commercial operations, the use of these technologies is reinventing agriculture around the world.
Rebecca Nelson and John Pade, the founders of Nelson and Pade, Inc., have an intense interest in aquaponic, organic and hydroponic culture. In consulting, teaching and publishing the Aquaponics Journal and a variety of informational products on aquaponics and hydroponics, they share experience, knowledge and information accumulated through many years of hands-on commercial aquaponic and hydroponic production and research.
Aquaponics is quickly gaining popularity and with that, there are many new websites popping up offering advice, equipment and information. Beware of systems that seem too simple, too cheap or too good to be true. Although the daily operation of an aquaponic system is quite simple, aquaponics involves fairly complex biology and you need a system that accommodates this.
Rather than patenting a system, Nelson and Pade, Inc. promotes sharing information because they want aquaponic growers to be successful so the industry can grow in a positive and rewarding manner. Nelson and Pade, Inc. achieves this through consulting, teaching and publishing the Aquaponics Journal, websites, books and curriculums. They have been doing so in this industry for over 20 years.
For Rebecca Nelson and John Pade, aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture is not a passing fancy, it is not a get-rich quick scheme and it is not new. It is a passion and it is their life's work.
Their knowledge of hydroponic and aquaponic technology stems from years of research and hands-on, successful operation of a commercial hydroponic and aquaponic facility. In addition, they have helped many others get started in hydroponics and aquaponics. The specific areas of experience they have includes commercial hydroponic growing, aquaponics, system design, business planning and entrepreneurship, specialty crop marketing, greenhouse construction, training and education and agri-tourism.
Due to the increased demand for complete aquaponic systems, Nelson and Pade, Inc. now offers Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems that are based on proven designs. From desktop kits to backyard aquaponic gardens to commercial greenhouse packages, there is a package ready for you to order today. They don't believe in re-inventing the wheel. Aquaponics is a proven technology that can provide both food and income.
Consulting, teaching and other business interests have taken Nelson and Pade to over 24 countries around the world, including Spain, France, England, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Fiji, Australia, Aruba, Jamaica, St. Kitts/Nevis, Antigua, Mexico, Honduras, Panama and Costa Rica.