with Graham Wood, Gihan Soliman, PGCE, MSc
Learn the essentials of Aquaponics by designing a system best suited to your needs, selecting plants to grow, care of fish, and incorporation into a permaculture design.
The session structure is flexible to meet participants needs, but the core topics covered will be:
- Advantages and Disadvantages of Aquaponics
- What is Aquaponics its History and Relevance Today
- Biofilters and the Nitrogen Cycle
- Aquaponics System Design Options
- Use of Alternative Sustainable Tech.
Graham has 20 years experience as a Business Process Architect consulting in both the public and private sectors. He is currently a director trustee on the board of the Permaculture Association, and devotes time as a Permaculture Designer and Project Manager in the domain of social resilience building, sustainability, and the facilitation of localised grass roots change.
Graham is member of the British Aquaponics Association CIC (BAQUA).
Graham is also an experienced trainer covering the practical aspects of permaculture design and aquaponics for both domestic and commercial application.
Gihan Soliman, PGCE, MSc
Gihan Sami Soliman, BA, PGCE, MSc
Gihan is an award-winning educator and an environmental researcher, with a career spanning 26 years of hard work and creativity. She is the founder and president of the International-Curricula Educators Association (ICEA), a winner of Educating Africa Award, 2011 for entrepreneurship in education. ICEA is UN accredited for Rio+20.
She has a Master degree from the faculty of Science and Engineering, Edinburgh University, 2016 with studies and research focused on sustainable food production and soil sustainability, and has a special interest in cybernetics and ‘mycopermaculture’.
- Coopted trustee of the Permaculture Association – April 2018.
- Coordinator of the International Permaculture Network of Africa, Mediterranean and the Middle East (IPNAMME): A Rio+20 Initiative.
- Member of the IUCN Commission of Education and Communication (CEC).
- An affiliate practitioner to the Forum UNESCO University and Heritage, and a semi-finalist in the MIT Forum Enterprise, with the Sinai Sustainability Cybernetics Centre.