Episode-992- Tawnya Sawyer on Aquaponics at the Individual, Community and Commercial Level

Tawyna Sawyer of Colorado Aquaponics

Today we are joined by Tawnya Sawyer of Colorado Aquaponics. Tawnya is a Colorado native who grew up in the mountains raising plants and animals for food.

Tawnya is passionate about changing both the quality of the food available and the demands placed on natural resources for food production.

Colorado Aquaponics grows local food, designs and builds aquaponics systems, provides project management services and delivers educational programs. They do so by growing fish and produce together in a sustainable food production system, without agrochemicals, while reducing natural resource consumption, conserving water and producing zero waste.  In doing so Colorado Aquaponics provides food and education to individuals, families and communities who want to take charge of their own sustainable food production.

Join Tawnya and I Today as we discuss…

  • Exactly what is aquaponics and what makes is so productive
  • What has been happening in the aquaponics world over the last year
  • How aquaponics fits the lifestyle of the prepper and homesteader
  • How you can take aquaponics to the community level
  • How aquaponics solves many current problems in the food system
  • Marketing the “local” and “natural” components of food
  • What we can and can’t grow effectively with aquaponics
  • Where green houses fit in and unique challenges for the industry
  • Is there a future in indoor aquaponics, if so how would it work
  • How you can learn more and get started with aquaponics

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3 Responses to Episode-992- Tawnya Sawyer on Aquaponics at the Individual, Community and Commercial Level

  1. Great episode. Have been looking into aquaponics myself, but haven’t started yet. Still looking into the kind of fish I can use, and how I can keep the system on the required temperature during the winter months. Any recommendations for fish to use in a system with low water temperatures, let’s say 10 celsius / 50 fahrenheit? Most of the fish I can catch locally isn’t that tasty, and most of the tasty fish require warmer water.

  2. Tawnya,

    Can you please say which military base was considering food security?

    thanks

  3. Tawyna is an awesome person and an absolute pleasure to meet and talk with. The class was indeed information dense and very informative. Rob, David, and their other folks that helped out with making this happen were great as well. And last, but not least the other TSP members were great to meet with as well. Big thanks to everyone involved with making it happen!