Bring Water & Fish into Green Ind.

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GREEN INDUSTRIES
OBJECTIVES OF PROGRAM
• Unique
• Leading edge
• Create jobs in Northern Ontario
• Attract students / clients to Northern Ontario
• Add value to the community
• Tourism
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OTHER ACADEMIC
INSTITUTUIONS
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RELATED OPERATIONS
(ie. I.P.M. etc...)
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OTHER PROGRAMS
NUCLEUS
AQUAPONICS
(Hydroponics + Fish Farm)
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SKILLED TRADES
and/or
WORK PLACE
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CURRICULUM
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ENTREPRENERUSHIP
PROGRAM
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ALTERNATE ENERGY
CONCEPTS
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POTENTIAL FOR NEW
INDUSTRY/BUSINESS
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EXISTING
INDUSTRY/BUSINESS
INTEGRATED
Alignment
Culinary Arts
Health, Human Care Wellness
Locally grown produce
Quality
Pesticide free
Nutrition
Fresh
Organic
Apprenticeship
Sustainable Business
Skilled Trades
Unique Techonology
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Hydroponic
Soilless growing of plants
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Aquaculture
Fish farming
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Aquaponic
Synergenitc growth of
both.Self sustaining fish
and plant ecosystem
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Unique Techonology
Theoretical
Theoretical
Theoretical and Practical
Ability to build a business
students will be capable of managing a aquaponic operation or
starting their own Aquaponic business upon graduation.
Unique Techonology
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Hydroponic
Soilless growing of plants
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Aquaculture
Fish farming
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Leamington from
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Picture of fish from
MSF PPT
Nature Fresh Farms in
Leamington Ontario
1.5 million cartons of
beefsteak tomatoes
Sustainable method to
supply protein to
underprivileged diets
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Aquaponic
Synergetic growth of both.
Self sustaining fish and
plant ecosystem
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Sustainable method to
supply protein to
underprivileged diets
PLANTS AND FISH CROPS
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PLANTS
Lettuce
Chives
Tomatoes
Peppers
Egg plant
Most herbs
Other leafy greens
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FISH
Tilapia
Crappie
Lake Trout
Carp
White Fish
Goldfish
Koi
USING AQUAPONICS TO PRODUCE FOOD IN
A SUSTAINABLE MANNER
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Modern day aquaponics is essentially the rebirth of old
practices to farm vegetables , herbs and fish in a self contained
eco-system. It is an eco-friendly way to naturally produce food
for home use or for commercial sales. This scalable farming
method is experiencing renewed interest worldwide with many
small home growers and large operations employing the process
as a means of producing sustainable fish and plant crops.
EMPLOYMENT
Locally grown – Located to supply local
consumers
 Local resources – local staffing – 365 day/year
 Tourism – leading edge growing become a
tourist attraction
 Retail/Wholsale – local consumer and
commercial demand for locally grown – high
quality produce
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COMMUNITY
Employment
 New industries
 Social – fresh product for local consumers and
industries (restaurants, hospitals)
 Humaitarian – low cost fresh produce for food
banks
 Self sustainable employment and high quality
fresh produce for marginalize communities
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SUSTAINABILITY
Academic – Exclusive course is a unique
attraction for students
 Economic – Produces high quality product that
generates revenue
 Local industry
 Facilities support apprenticeship training
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ECONOMIC
Northern Business Development Funding
 Community Business & Development Centre
 Course tuition
 Economic proceeds from production sales
 Business plan demonstrates profitabilty
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CONSUMER DEMAND AND SAFELTY
100 mile diet
 Health – quality and
origins of food
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LEADING EDGE
The first educational institution in Canada
offering full Green Industries including
Horticulture, Hydroponics, Aquaculture and
Aquaponics
 Strategic and supporting fit with existing
courses
 Northern Ontario economic and social
development
 Self sustainable – students and grants will
support program develop and ongoing costs
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COURSE VIABILITY
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Integration
Unique Technology
Employment Creation
Community
Sustainable
Economic
Consumer Demand and safety
Leading Edge
Offering this course is viable and will further position
as a leader in Canadian Education and Innovation in
Green Technology
APPENDIX
HYDROPONICS
Hydroponics is the growing of plants without soil.
 Plants are grown in a liquid solution consisting of
water and the required nutrients of a particular
plant or within a system that uses a substrate or
growing mix medium (Oasis) in addition to the
liquid (water) nutrient flow.
 Water culture hydroponics system include the
nutrient film technique, areoponics and the
aeration method.
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AQUACULTURE
Aquaculture is the farming of fish.
 Aquaculture is an industry that encompasses the
cultivation of aquatic plants and animals in
controlled systems for commercial, recreation or
resource management purposes.
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The most widely accepted definition of Aquaponics
is the cultivation on any aquatic (freshwater and
marine) species of plant or animal.
AQUAPONICS
Aquaponics is the name given to the synergistic
combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. The
appeal of aquaponics is that in combining the two
activities the potential negative aspects in each are
dealt with in a viable and sustainable manner. In
other words, the sum of the two when combined
has greater benefits that the individual activities
alone.
Leading Edge Benefits
Pesticide free – Organic - Sustainable
Allan Nason
(905)818-6550
[email protected]
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