Aquaponic Greenhouse Tours


See our aquaponic greenhouses!

See what we grow and where we sell it!

March 10, 2020 – Notice: Using an abundance of caution in light of the changing situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have temporarily suspended tours of our facility. Tours will resume as soon as possible. Please check back with us. Thank you. 


  • Learn about aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture.
  • Discover what you can grow and why it tastes better and is better for you.
  • Explore the greenhouse and various aquaponic systems and methods on display.
  • See science-based, highly productive Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® in action.
  • Taste the ultimate in naturally raised, aquaponic produce.

Notes about the tour:  This is a general tour that will introduce you to Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, aquaponic food production and Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems®.   You will see various sizes and types of aquaponic systems and many different crops.

You will learn about the concepts of aquaponics, about the accomplishments of Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, about tilapia culture in aquaponics, plant selection, seeding and harvesting, types of Aquaponics, including the raft method, NFT and media beds and an introduction to the greenhouse and indoor farming.

On the tour, we do not cover system design, water flow dynamics, system plumbing or advanced concepts.  If you are interested in learning more details, consider attending one of our Aquaponics Master Classes®.

Tour options


Regular Scheduled Tours

  • $10/adults; $5/14 years and under
  • Each adult receives a sample head of our premium quality lettuce
  • Approximately 1 hour
  • Friday’s at 1pm. Please call ahead to reserve space. 
  • Note: we will not be offering tours on the following dates in 2020: February 21st, April 17th, May 1st, June 12th, July 17th, November 27th, December 25th 

Private Tours

  • Scheduled in advance
  • $95 for a group of 1-5 people
  • Receive a sample head of our premium quality lettuce
  • Approximately 1 hour

Group Tours

  • Garden clubs, school groups, community groups, etc.
  • Scheduled in advance. Minimum of 20 people, $5/person
  • Approximately 1 hour




Call ahead to reserve your space. We only offer tours on our scheduled dates or those that have been pre-arranged. We cannot accommodate unscheduled tours.



W3731 State Road 23, Montello, WI 53949

Montello Fresh™ Farm Stand

You can purchase fresh fish and vegetables at our on-site Montello Fresh™ farm stand.

Tour Rules

  • There is no video or audio recording allowed.
  • Photography is limited to general photos only.
  • All greenhouse guests must follow our bio-security procedures.
  • All greenhouse guests must show up in clean clothing and clean shoes, free of dirt, plant material and debris.
  • All greenhouse guests must be free of influenza, common cold and other contagious pathogens.
  • Anyone who arrives wearing dirty clothing or dirty shoes, is coughing or sneezing or displaying symptoms of communicable disease will not be allowed in the greenhouse.
  • There is no smoking on the property.

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