Aquaponic workshops & trainings

Intro to Aquaponics

Join us for this 3 hour workshop at the Hannaleigh farm location in Spicewood, just outside of Bee Cave and Lakeway.

The  intro-to-aquaponics training is held in  our backyard setting, among our  various examples of aquaponic growing  systems. we will cover aquaponic  basics, system design and function of  all sizes, and tour the commercial  facility.

For those just getting started in aquaponics  and those  who have been experimenting, this class is a must-do.  Designed to save  you the time and expense of trial and error, students  will leave with  information not offered anywhere else.

The cost for this workshop is $55 or 2 for $100 

Payment is required to RSVP. Please register bellow.

Feel fee to bring any food or drink you prefer. I will have fruit, trail bars and plenty of ice water on hand.


Class times   10am - 1pm

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How-to Ap-300 Compact

We  will discuss the construction of our most popular food growing system,  the AP- 300 Compact. 

If  you have already learned about basic aquaponic  principles and are  ready to begin building a system, this workshop is  for you. 

This media  based system design includes a 300 gallon fish tank and one 60 sft grow  bed. This  new compact design requires only half the  space as the original layout  and can be "stretched" to up to four 60 sft growbeds for a total of 240  sft! 

The same design can be applied to a  smaller or larger system to suit your available grow space. 

We  will  cover the construction process from start to finish. Students  will leave  with a hand out that includes a parts list, and the step by  step  instructions to build the system. 

This  class is designed to save you the  cost of trial and error and get you  on the road to success with your  aquaponic gardening experience. 

The cost for this class is $75.00.  House hold family members may join for $25.00 Payment is required to RSVP please register bellow.

no charge  for folks under 15. 

 Class times   10am - 1pm 

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Wicking bed workshop

Join us at HannaLeigh Farm, in Spicewood, to learn how to build a low cost, nice looking wicking bed. 

We will also discuss the use of compost tea as fertilizer and how to brew it.

Not sure about aquaponics, and just want to grow organic food without any fuss.. then wicking beds may be the answer!

These low cost, easy to build, soil gardens are incredibly productive and simple to maintain.

At  Rob's farm, you will be able to see  several different examples of  wicking beds and aquaponics in action..  and see the evolution of how we  like to build them.. cheap and easy!

Attendees leave with a parts list and step by step instructions for building the wicking bed.

Compost tea hand out- that includes plans for a basic 5 gallon vortex compost tea brewer, as well as a more advanced cone bottom vortex brewer!

The cost is $30 / person or two for $50...   

Payment is required to RSVP please register bellow.

no charge  for folks under 15. 

Class times   2pm - 5pm 

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Intro to commercial aquaponics

One Day Commercial Feasibility Course

The Intro to Commercial Aquaponic workshops is for folks who want to examine the feasibility of starting a farm.

This group session is limited to 10 person max. Without the distractions of a large group, there is more time for your specific questions etc.

We will touch on everything from startup costs, greenhouse options, growing system construction options, where to source all the materials, cost comparisons, marketing the produce, permitting, employees, operational expenses, and more.

I include greenhouse quotes of different sizes, system build estimates so you can estimate the construction cost as you configure your system layouts and yield projections so you can forecast your system's potential output, and worksheets that demonstrate how much profit can be expected, as well as a basic farm business plan.

The cost for the one-day course is $300 per person, with a $100 discount for any additional members of your team. (Spouses are welcome to join for $100)

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Class Times  9am - 5pm

Private / Personalized sessioins are available for $500. Please contact us to request a schedule

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Where to find us

All our classes are held at our home, on private property

We love meeting other gardeners, but...

Please do not enter the property without an appointment.

All Guest must have an RSVP for a scheduled event.

Austin Aquaponics

20777 Cordill lane, spicewood, TX 78669, US