Aquaponics introduction workshop


We propose several workshop formats to introduce you to aquaponics and teach you how to grow your own plants and aromatics.

You can come to our experimental farm hosted at Valldaura Labs through a one-day workshop or we can go to your facilities to offer a personalized workshop either to promote teamwork in companies, pedagogical in school, didactic in the university, exhibition, international, etc.

Whether you are a private individual or a professional and you are interested in our aquaponics workshops, do not hesitate to contact us.

One day Workshop in Valldaura

Workshop duration: 1 day (7 hours)

When: 20th of October

Localitation: Valldaura Self-sufficient labs, Barcelona

Capacity: 15 people

This workshop is aimed at all people who wish to learn innovative aquaponics techniques, to create their own aquaponic garden at home and aspire to food self-sufficiency.


70 € per person / 110 € two people (lunch included)

Free children (up to 12 years old)


Activities Description
Part 1
Introduction Why be interested in aquaponics?

What is aquaponics?

Discover the history of aquaponics

Start with aquaponics The three actors of aquaponics: fish, plants and bacteria

Discover different types of system (floating raft, media bed, NFT, vertical …) in the experimental greenhouse.

Part 2
Start-up ecosystem Where can you install your system? Study of several cases: advantages and disadvantages

Start the system: nitrogen cycle

How to plant in aquaponics?

When and how to introduce fish?

Deficiencies: how to identify and overcome them?

Part 3
Daily and weekly maintenance of an aquaponics system Analysis of the aquaponic ecosystem

Indicators to verify daily and weekly

Visual verification of the health of plants and fish

The first steps in case of problems

General maintenance of the system

At the end of the workshop we will give you the documentation with all the knowledge transmitted during the course, including the operation of the aquaponics systems, the management of plants and fish, and everything you need to know to start the adventure!