Project Noah, Inc. / Caledonia Farms
Training Class in Aquaponics

Thursday, April 14th and ending Sunday April 17th
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Why Come to Learn about Aquaponics at PNI?

  • Come and learn a better and more sustainable method of growing food.IMG_3805
  • You will be equipped with the knowledge, contacts and formulas to build a large commercial size operation or a small apartment size unit.
  • You will learn about systems for personal and family needs, missions and humanitarian relief work, or preppers.
  • This course is designed for those seriously considering starting aquaponics and those already doing aquaponics but want to learn more.
  • Some course topics include different aquaponic methods and applications, crop and fish recommendations, water quality analysis, daily operations, outside vs. greenhouses and environmental control, fish biology and feeds, plant care and health, organic options, system start up, business applications, and available loan/grant programs.
  • Attendee questions and participation are encouraged.
  • Daily hands-on activities are provided to reinforce what is taught in the classroom. The class is filled with support, fun, excitement, great food, and camaraderie.
  • Veterans are welcome! Grants may be available for U.S. veterans!

There is limited amount of space
so get your reservation in NOW and $ave!
All are welcome.

Where:
     3095 North Campbell Rd.
     Bowling Green, KY 42101

Tuition Cost:
     $795 per participants who registers before March 31
     $895 per participants who registers after March 31

  • You can submit a non-refundable $200 deposit to hold your spot or pay the full tuition balance. If you pay a deposit, the remainder is due by April 7 or lose your spot.
  • Grants may be available for US veterans! Contact Harold Maxwell
  • Click here to register!

Local Hotels: 

The following hotels are approximately 10-12 miles away which is 20 minutes driving time. Free camping onsite is optional for those looking for a more economical route. Email us privately for details and information.

Super 8 Hotel, $68/night +tax; 270-781-4900; 110 Willamette Lane, Bowling Green, KY 42101; free wifi, breakfast, and indoor pool; (This hotel has agreed to give us a flat rate of $68/night +tax. It is customary for weekend night rate to be $99 +tax. Be sure to mention that you are in the Project Noah, Inc. Aquaponics class to get the special rate.)
Country Hearth Inns & Suites, $57/night +tax; 270-783-4443; 395 Corvette Dr, Bowling Green, KY 42101; free wifi and breakfast
Staybridge Suites,  $118/night +tax; 680 Campbell lane, Bowling Green, KY 42101; free wifi and breakfast
Holiday Inn University Plaza, $122/night +tax; 1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY 42103; free wifi and indoor pool

For More Information, Contact:
     Harold “Max” Maxwell
     270-303-1191
     htmaxwell@projectnoah.com

Instructors:

charlieCharlie Shultz

Charlie has been a pioneer in Aquaponics since first attempting to link fish and plants more than 20 years ago.  After specializing in tilapia production at Virginia Tech in the early 1990’s, he spent 14 years working with Dr. Jim Rakocy at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI).  While there the team began to host the first aquaponics training course, incorporating both lecture and hands on activities.   After teaching thousands of students from around the world, Charlie decided to relocate to the states to investigate aquaponic food production in temperate climates.  His Master’s research at Kentucky State University focused on lighting technologies for indoor plant production using aquaponic systems.  Furthering the challenge of temperate climate aquaponics, Charlie recently held the Aquaponics Researcher position at Lethbridge College in Alberta, Canada.  Most recently, Charlie has joined a former student to partner at Lily Pad Farm in San Marcos, Texas.  His wealth of experience with a diverse mix of fish and plant species, in a diverse climate range, and an extensive teaching resume creates a high demand for training courses that include Charlie.

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Harold Maxwell

“Max” is working on his MS in Agriculture with emphasis in Aquaponics. He studied Aquaponics in 2011 at UVI with Dr. Rakocy, Dr. Donald Bailey, and Charlie Shultz. He is the president of Project Noah, Inc. (PNI) and owner of Caledonia Farms. He has had four years of aquaponics experience as well as high tunnel, wine grape vineyard, and beekeeping.

 

Other Speakers:

Angela Caporelli Bio pic

 

Angela Caporelli: Aquaculture Coordinator for KY Dept. of Agriculture; USDA Organics Inspector; active member of American Aquaculture and World Aquaculture Societies and holds a seat on the board of the National Association of State Aquaculture Coordinators

 

Bryan Turner: USDA Farm Service Agency about low interest loans or grants

Schedule:

Thursday, April 14, 9am – 4pmIMG_3919

  • Introduction and Logistics
  • Hands-on fun day with Max
    • Farm tour, beehives, vineyard, biochar, high tunnel and aquaponics
  • Noon: Lunch at PNI
  • Afternoon Guest speaker:
    • Bryan Turner, USDA officer regarding low interest loans and grants.
    • Drill vs Burn holes in Styrofoam
    • Harvesting, transplanting, seeding of plants
  • 7pm – Dinner at local restaurant to get to know each other and your instructors

Friday, April 15, 9am – 5pm

  • 8am Optional Breakfast at PNI: coffee, orange juice, water, homemade nine-grain bread with local honey and Amish jams, and fresh fruits
  • Morning lectures: Charlie Shultz
  • Noon: Lunch at PNI
  • Guest speaker: USDA Organics and safe food handling by Angela Caporelli
  • Afternoon Hands-on: Charlie Shultz
  • Dinner on your own

Saturday, April 16, 9am – 5pm

  • 8am Optional Breakfast at PNI
  • Morning lecture: Charlie Shultz
  • Noon: Lunch at PNI
  • Afternoon hands-on: Charlie Shultz
  • Dinner on your own

Sunday, April 17, 9am – 1pm

  • 8am Optional Breakfast at PNI
  • Morning class: Charlie
  • Noon: Lunch at PNI
  • Presentation of certificates and zip drives loaded with notes and information.
  • Optional: afternoon visit to the Corvette Museum at group rate of $7 (regular price $10)

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Anyone who wishes to stay for a couple of extra days to learn more and help out at the farm, let me know in advance. If there is room, you may be able to stay in the guest house or camp on the premises if you are so inclined.

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