The Aquaponic Source at a glance

We enjoyed our visit to your facility yesterday. We met two very engaging members of your team who were knowledgeable, courteous, patient and very informative. We were impressed, not only with your team members that we met, but also with your entire set-up.

Clayton and Becky Abbott

Oct 10, 2013

The Aquaponic Source is a Colorado-based company with a mission to empower people to grow their own fish and vegetables in their homes and schools. We strive to achieve this mission by being committed to the following:

1) Open Source Learning Materials
2) Finding and Developing Products Specifically for Aquaponics
3) Providing Industry Leadership.

Aquaponic Gardening BookOPEN SOURCE EDUCATION – At The Aquaponic Source we believe that an educated gardener is an empowered and successful gardener.  How do we educate gardeners?  Every way we can think of!  For starters we wrote the award-winning Aquaponic Gardening book, which has sold over 40,000 copies world-wide.  We also run North America’s largest aquaponics forum called the Aquaponic Gardening Community, which is an incredibly dynamic source of information and conversation. We regularly publish articles on our blog and in print magazines, we put out a Tip of the Day on our Aquaponics Store, and our Aquaponic Gardening YouTube Channel offers new video insights into aquaponics.  We have also developed a 33-session online course that has over 1000 students and an almost perfect track record of over 80 five star reviews.

Aquaponics classroomFinally, with our new Aquaponics Training Center, we are able to offer a series of in-person classes for all experience and interest levels.  Want to learn all that you possibly can both in theory and with hands-on practice? Take our Aquaponics Immersion Weekend Course.  Only have a day to spend but still want to learn enough to get started? Take our Aquaponics Fundamentals Course.  Already have an indoor garden but looking to go deeper into specific topics such as off-grid power or organic insect control? Take any or all of our Aquaponics Focus Classes.

Aquaponic SystemsAQUAPONICS PRODUCTS – While we LOVE teaching and creating free educational materials, we need to pay our team and pay our rent.  The way we do that is by developing and sourcing high quality aquaponic gardening systems, supplies and educational materials. We only sell what we believe in and use (or would use) on our own aquaponic gardens. We back that up in our grow lab where we are constantly testing new products for both efficacy and the safety of all the living elements of your aquaponics system.

We primarily sell direct to the public through website and our Longmont, CO retail store, but we also offer wholesale, drop-ship and affiliate programs to other business who would like to partner with us.

Sylvia conferenceINDUSTRY LEADERSHIP – Anybody can say that they are “the leaders of the industry”, but at The Aquaponic Source we back that claim up with actions every day.  Our Founder and President, Sylvia Bernstein, has been professionally involved in aquaponics and hydroponics since early 2003. Sylvia wrote the award-winning and best-selling book, “Aquaponic Gardening: A Step by Step Guide to Growing Fish and Vegetables Together.”  She co-founded The Aquaponics Association and co-organized the first annual Aquaponics Association Conference in 2010. We also founded and run the Aquaponic Gardening Community, which is the largest and most active aquaponics forum in North America.  Our headquarters in Longmont, CO is the largest (non-farming) aquaponics facility in the Northern Hemisphere (7600 sq ft), and includes a retail store, systems showroom, training center, and a research and development lab.  That’s industry leadership!

The Aquaponic Source is YOUR source for all of your aquaponic gardening needs!

Our Core Values


It is only through our customers that we can drive toward our vision to spread aquaponics gardening throughout North America. Our customers will find us totally committed to their aquaponics experience and discover that we will provide the products and services to make our customers successful.


We are deeply committed to the advancement of aquaponics as a sustainable growing methodology. We believe that it is one of the cornerstones of the future of world agriculture and will work tirelessly to spread that word.


We want to make the planet a better place through our products. Aquaponics growing through its very nature is sustainable and water-wise, and we need to be sure that our products reinforce that legacy. To that end we are committed to seeking out earth-friendly products, materials and processes whenever possible