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 in three ways: Industry Leadership, Aquaponics Education, and Aquaponics Products.
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 aquaponics forum in the world. 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!
AQUAPONICS 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! Not only are the Aquaponic Gardening book and the Aquaponic Gardening Community site fantastic resources, but 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. And for those who aren’t looking for the structure of a book or a course, our constantly updated Aquaponic Gardening Blog and Aquaponic Gardening YouTube Channel offer new insights into aquaponics on a regular basis.
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.
AQUAPONICS PRODUCTS – Our primary business is 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 through 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.
The Aquaponic Source is YOUR source for all of your aquaponic gardening needs!
It is only through our customers that we can drive toward our vision to spread aquaponics gardening throughout North America. While we cannot guarantee that every fish will live and every plant will be healthy, we can guarantee that our customers will find us totally committed to their aquaponics experience and 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