The Aquaponic Source at a Glance
Our Core Values
what our visitors say
what we stand behind:
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:
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. Finally, 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.
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 TheAquaponicStore.com 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.
INDUSTRY 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!
MEET OUR TEAM
What a great cacophony of mixed people you’ve been able to assemble to form a company with a great attitude, so much mutual respect and so much fun!
Brent Evans, Warehouse Manager
Sylvia BernsteinSince 2003 Sylvia Bernstein is has dedicated herself to connecting people and...
In her recent past life Sylvia was the VP of Marketing and Product Development for AeroGrow International, the makers of the AeroGarden. She was one of the company’s original founders and was instrumental in developing the plant growth technology.
Sylvia has a degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She currently lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, Alan.
To learn more, click here to read an interview with Sylvia for Maximum Yield magazine's "Women in Hydroponics" feature series.
Sylvia loves to spread the word about aquaponics! Click here if you are interested in having her speak at your event.