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aquaponics speaker - Sylvia Bernstein

Sylvia Bernstein, President and Founder

The Aquaponic Source

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Looking for an aquaponics speaker? Sylvia Bernstein has dedicated her life to spreading the good news about aquaponics. She would be delighted to speak to your group or lead a hands-on workshop, on a variety of topics related to growing plants and fish together.

An experienced aquaponics speaker and internationally recognized expert on aquaponic gardening, Sylvia’s speaking style is warm, friendly, and interactive. She can cover aquaponics-related topics from the 10,000 feet level all the way down to the step-by-step, depending on the event type, time alloted, audience and need. She comes equipped with a colorful and professional PowerPoint presentation that is entertaining, educational and customized to your group’s event.

“About 50 people listened intently and were greatly informed and inspired by Sylvia’s presentation connecting education, community, and inspiration in aquaponics at the Sweet Water Winter Workshop One in Milwaukee today.”

James Godsil, Co-Founder, Sweet Water Organics, Milwaukee, WI

Sylvia’s qualifications for presenting this fascinating subject include:Aquaponic Gardening book

Possible topics

Sylvia can cover a wide range of aquaponics-related topics and would happily work with you to customize a topic tailored to your audience. Here are some ideas from her “One Fish at a Time” series to get the conversation started.

Saving Our Global Food System,
One Fish at a Time

By the year 2050 global population will be 9 billion, our oceans may be devoid of fish, our soils and petroleum reserves may be depleted, and water shortages will likely be a fact of everyday life. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Growing Your Own Food,
One Fish at a Time

What is aquaponic gardening and how does it work? This is a fun, inspiring introduction to an entirely new way of growing food and fish together.

Ending the Fish Crisis,
One Fish at a Time

You are told that eating fish is good for you. The question is, where and how do you find uncontaminated, sustainably grown fish? The answer? In your own backyard!

Inspired Education,
One Fish at a Time

An aquaponic garden in a home or classroom brings an entire eco-system to life right before your eyes. Explore botany, biology, physics, chemistry, ecology, and so much more in an exciting way with aquaponics.

Recent Speaking ExamplesSylvia Bernstein speaking

  • Regular Featured Aquaponics Speaker, Mother Earth News Fairs in Payallup, Washington and Seven Springs Resort, Pennsylvania
  • Featured Speaker, 2011 and 2012 Aquaponics Association Conferences
  • Keynote Address, Sweet Water Organics Winter Workshop, “Education, Inspiration and Community Building in Aquaponics”
  • Presenter, ProGreen Expo, Denver, CO, 2011 & 2012
  • Instructor, Green Acre Aquaponic Farming Course
  • Instructor, Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Instructor, LifeLong Learning
  • Instructor, Lyons Farmette Permaculture Academy
  • Keynote Aquaponics Speaker, Colorado Water Gardening Society
  • Keynote Aquaponics  Speaker, Progressive Gardening Trade Association
  • Aquaponics Speaker, Grow2010 Indoor Gardening Trade Show
  • Luncheon Speaker, American Marketing Association Colorado Chapter
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Video Sample of a Recent Speaking Event at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, CO

More Biography

Sylvia and Luna

In her pre-aquaponics life, Sylvia was the VP of Marketing, Innovation and Product Development for AeroGrow International, the makers of the AeroGarden (a compact hydroponic garden designed for kitchen countertops). She was one of the company’s original founders and was instrumental in developing the plant growth technology. She has a degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

She lives with her husband and Luna, the Tibetan Terrier in Boulder, Colorado. Her inspiration is a large, thriving aquaponic setup in her backyard greenhouse in Boulder powered by tilapia, goldfish, koi, and other creatures-that-swim.

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Contact Sylvia at (303) 720-6604 or