Aquaculture WIP Report

Do you remember the aquaculture system that we had installed in the garden?  We removed it early this year.  It was composed of a couple of bathtubs and a tank containing yabbies and goldfish that pumped up through the hydroponic food garden. It was donated to the garden by our members Anthony and Shannon, who had previously had it installed on the balcony of their apartment.  Quite a genius setup!!

The good news is that, as you may know, aquaculture is coming back to PermaPatch in A BIG WAY! Lane Cove Council gave us a grant that has enabled the garden to build a cutting edge, state of the art aquaculture system, and it's all been built, designed and, in the future, used by members of the garden.  

If you have been the garden recently you may have seen Colin, Roman and Jo working really hard at getting this job done. Jo has provided so much expertise and labour to the construction of the system and we are so grateful to members and patrons who donate their time to the garden, because in the end, isn't that what it is all about?? So shout out to these boys when you see them and let them know what a good job you think they are doing! 

Colin and Roman enjoying a job well done.

Colin and Roman enjoying a job well done.

Once it's complete we will be growing all sorts of food that will be fertilised by the silver perch that will live in the cycling tank!  Delicious! 

Our member Wendy Bishop came in one day to sketch the construction and plot in a potential path that will run behind the structure to allow better access to the crops...!  Her drawing is amazing! I am so jealous of her amazing artistic skill! A big thank you to Wendy for donating her time to creating this work of art for us.

Drawing by Wendy Bishop

Drawing by Wendy Bishop

Keep your eye on the garden and watch it become more amazing everyday! So many exciting developments coming up!!