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Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems’ Modular Aquaponics Systems – Utility Patent Application Filed December 24, 2013, claims priority of Provisional Patent Application filed 

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What Does Aquaponics University Offer?
  • Aquaponics University is the school and teaching division of PFAS LLC and written by the inventors of Portable Farms® Aquaponics systems to teach our clients and customers how to a build a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System.
  • A Portable Farms® Aquaponics System is a method for growing organic vegetables and fish in a controlled-environment greenhouse.
  • Our clients and students must provide their own acclimatized greenhouses or another structure for their climate and location.
  • We also provide a materials cutting list in Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© for students to pre-purchase materials to build their own Portable Farms™ Aquaponics System.
  • The client and student are provided a Portable Farms Kit after satisfactory completion of the  Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© that contains the proprietary intellectual property that makes Portable Farms® Aquaponics System the most efficient aquaponics system in the world.
  • The only way we sell backyard or commercial aquaponics systems is after our customers have successfully completed the online course through Aquaponics University.
  • This online course is offered online to residents of the US and Canada and certain select countries only.
  • Backyard Installation: Each participant who successfully completes the Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© receives a Portable Farms® Kit with the Portable Farms®Aquaponics Systems’ technology to build one module. The online course includes assembly, operations and lessons on plant and fish care. This kit contains only the technology and the rest of the farm must be built by the owner at their expense (which includes lumber, gravel, PVC, etc.)

What IS a Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems’ Kit? (Components for the Portable Farms® Kit are listed in the Price List.)

  • Each Portable Farms® Kit provides the user with the technology necessary to build one module measuring up to 5’ x 40’. A 5’ x 40’ One PFAS module feeds eight people their table vegetables and fish, forever.
  • All the materials to build a Portable Farm (except the vital components in the Portable Farms® Kit) can be sourced locally and installed by local workers (which creates local jobs and helps the local economy.)
  • Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are ‘modular’ and can be customized to match the available space in a climatically adapted greenhouse or structure. This new pricing is for PFAS KITS and tuitions for the Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course©. The PFAS Kits are only sold in conjunction with satisfactory completion of the Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course©.  We do not sell or build greenhouses or climatically adapted structures.
Most graduates complete the twelve-hour course for Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© in about a week by working on the course only ONE hour per day and then go on to build their own Portable Farm!

Aquaponics (the simplest definition being “the symbiotic cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a recirculating environment”) has been around in various forms for thousands of years. The skills taught through Aquaponics University (AU) shows users how to produce yields that fall well within established production parameters for existing aquaponics systems, but with a much more stable system requiring less intervention, featuring much greater environmental sustainability as well as the need for far less electrical power, water or labor.

Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© through Aquaponics University. ENROLL TODAY and train to become a Certified Aquaponist in only a week by studying online just one hour per day!

Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

(Utility Patent Application Filed December 24, 2013)

Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are HAVING A BABY and His Name is JUNIOR™!

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Expected Date of Delivery: December 1, 2014 

Total Cost for a Portable Farms® Junior™ is approximately $1,600 which includes tuition fee for the Portable Farms® Junior™ Aquaponics University Course as well as the cost of materials 
purchased locally in  your area for the 
construction of your new aquaponics system. 

For more information, please send us your email address.

  • Portable Farms® Junior™ feeds one or two people . . . FOREVER.
  • Required footprint for Portable Farms® Junior™ for feeding two people is 10’ x 16’ or 160 sq. ft.
  • Fee for Aquaponics University’s email correspondence course for Portable Farms® Junior™ is $699.00.
  • Cost of additional building materials purchased locally after graduation: approximately $1,000. Supplies can be purchased in your area at home centers (Home Depot, Lowes, Ace, etc.), and feed stores or pet supply stores.  The Portable Farms® Kits are not included.
  • If you cannot build it yourself, you WILL need someone to build it for you so begin to look for someone with skills that are at the level of cabinetmaker. Installation is a notch above a handyman’s skills.
  • The Portable Farms® Junior™ Course is separated into two sections. The first section is for you or your installer to build the system. The second section teaches you how to operate the system and care for the plants and fish.
  • The major cost for any year-round aquaponics system is the cost of a structure (generally a greenhouse) climatically adapted to your location. Portable Farms® Junior™ can also be placed inside a structure (room, basement, and garage) but must have year-round grow lights.
  • Portable Farms® Junior™ can be solar powered with a 40 watt solar panel.
  • This Portable Farms® Junior™ Course includes many of our trade secrets but does not divulge the information about our patent pending components that are offered in the full Aquaponics University course priced at $2,500 which includes a Portable Farms® Kit containing pumps and components.
  • If you decide to feed more than two people, PFAS LLC is offering an upgrade price for a full-sized module that feeds up to 8 people and includes the Aquaponics University Course that includes our patent pending information and the Portable Farms® Kit for an additional $1,300.

Tour a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System in SW Florida – CLICK HERE.

Portable Farms® Aquaponics System in Southwest Florida is OFF GRID AND SOLAR.

CLICK HERE to read article and view more images of this farm.

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This new Portable Farms® Aquaponics System is fully solar powered. INSTALLATION COMPLETED AUGUST 4, 2014 (see video below to SEE THE MAGIC 6-weeks later)

This new Portable Farms® Aquaponics System has one grow tray that is 6’x16’ (96 sq ft of grow space) which feeds four people FOREVER. 

We have incorporated all that we have learned into this sleek new state-of-the-art aquaponics system which is an upgraded version of all the systems we have ever designed or built and it is an efficient and beautiful system that is easy-top-operate and FULLY run on one single solar panel (off back left side of photo on outside of lanai).

LET US SHOW YOU THE MAGIC - YouTube Video taken on September 15, 2014. Phyllis Davis, President, PFAS LLC, introduces the new off-grid Portable Farms® Solar Aquaponics System located in Southern Florida.

Yearly Production From Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

A 100′ x 100′ ( 30m x 30m) unit produces 80,000 vegetables and 23,000 pounds (10,400 kg) of fish

A 24′ x 46′ (7.3m x 14m) unit produces 8,600 vegetables and 1,156 pounds (524 kg) of fish

A 10′ x 20 ( 3m x 6m) unit produces 1,100 vegetables and 400 pounds (180 kg) of fish

The Portable Farms®  Kit is included in the course price. To see what is IN the Portable Farms®  Kit and what is NOT in the Portable Farms®  Kit , please request the FREE AND INSTANTANEOUS PRICE LIST (top right box on every page of this website). One Portable Farms Kit provides you with the technology to assemble one module which feeds 8 people. Want to feed more people? Then order more Portable Farms®  Kits. Yes, it’s THAT EASY.
READ FOR FREE: THE ENTIRE CURRICULUM OUTLINE FOR Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Course© -  CLICK HERE.
» Feed home-grown fish to your family . . . FROM TANK TO TABLE. » Feed pesticide-free table vegetables to your family . . . FROM FARM TO FORK.
Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, Harvesting fresh greens from their Portable Farms.
 Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems holding a freshly harvested bouquet of fresh greens.

Aquaponics is easier and more productive than organic gardening or traditional agriculture and uses 95% less water. Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems also use less electricity and less labor than any other aquaponics system in the world.

Our 43 years of experience in aquaponics is now available to teach you how to feed your family FOREVER. [Read our History: CLICK HERE] It only takes a few days to learn the areas related to assembling an aquaponics system  so you can build your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System!

  • Let us teach you how to grow healthy fish and vegetables so you can become increasingly self-sustaining.
  • You can learn everything you need to know about building your own aquaponics system and growing healthy food by taking our FUN and easy-to-follow email-correspondence course.
  • Most students complete our course in a few days and then we ship you a Portable Farms® Kit so you can build your own system.
  • What’s in the Portable Farms® Kit? It’s listed in the FREE PRICE LIST (right top column on every page of this website.)

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This small Portable Farms© Aquaponics System with 3 seperate  24′ grow trays feeds 10 people year round and requires less than 10 minutes a care of day: 1) plant, 2) harvest, 3) feed the fish. REPEAT. Easy.

One 200 sq ft single module of a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System  feeds 8 people.

Want to feed more people? Add more modules. 

Well THAT was easy . . .

One single head of India Mustard!

One single head of India Mustard!

To view photos of food that is commonly grow in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems: CLICK HERE. 

EMAIL us your questions AFTER you have searched our website for your answers. There are over 450 pages on this website and a SEARCH BOX in the top right hand corner of every page on our website. So please spend some time exploring and reading our website prior to contacting us. We receive thousands of phone calls and emails per month and we do our best to address all the answers to common questions on our website. Thank you.

Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems GROW FOOD.

View a  2 minute video clip of the interior of 16 x 33′ Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems – This small 16 x 33′ Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems (in above video) feeds ten people the table vegetables and protein (tilapia) the food they need for optimal health – forever in 528 sq ft total space and 264 square ft grow space. 

LEARN MORE! CLICK HERE.

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventors Holding 8 large heads of kale (leaves 46" long) in a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System.

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, Holding 8 large heads of kale (leaves 46″ long) in a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System.

  • Portable Farms® grow food in greenhouses, warehouses or underground structures
  • Without the use of any pesticides, harsh chemicals, antibiotics or hormones 
  • Portable Farms® use 95% less water than traditional agricultural methods
  • Portable Farms® use less electrical power than any other aquaponics system in the world and can be solar or wind powered
  • Portable Farms® provide table vegetables (greens and blooming plants such as tomatoes, peppers, etc.) and fish (tilapia) as a protein source to maintain optimal health
  • Three people can operate one-quarter of an acre of Portable Farms® which feeds 240 people forever. Twelve people can operate one acre of Portable Farms® which feeds 1,000 people forever
  • Portable Farms® can be operated by semi-skilled labor and people of almost any age (young and old)
  • Greens grown in Portable Farms® can be harvested in as few as 28 days after installation and continue producing forever
  • Portable Farms® feed families, communities, cities, countries and the world.

“The number of people living in water-stressed countries is projected to climb from 500 million to three billion by 2025.” – ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF IRRIGATION: A REVIEW – Claudio O. Stockle – State of Washington Water Research Center Washington State University.

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Colle Davis holding Butter Head Lettuce grown in 36 days.

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To view photos of fresh food that is commonly grow in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems: CLICK HERE.

Phyllis Davis was awarded Second Prize after presenting Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems to the San Diego Inventors Forum’s Annual Inventors Contest. View 8 minute presentation on YouTube video above.

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  Our 43 years of experience in aquaponics is now available to teach you how to feed your family FOREVER. [Read our History: CLICK HERE] It only takes a few days to learn the areas related to assembling an aquaponics system  so you can build your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System!

  • Let us teach you how to grow healthy fish and vegetables so you can become increasingly self-sustaining.
  • You can learn everything you need to know about building your own aquaponics system and growing healthy food by taking our FUN and easy-to-follow email-correspondence course.
  • Most students complete our course in a few days and then we ship you a Portable Farms® Kit so you can build your own system.
  • What’s in the Portable Farms® Kit? It’s listed in the FREE PRICE LIST (right top column on every page of this website.)

Fish poop alone is NOT enough.

Stop adding chemicals to your aquaponics system and use a sprinkle of mineral rock dust instead! The fish LOVE IT.

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FF (Fish Friendly) Mineral Rock Dust provides MORE blossoms and IMPROVED flavor for all blooming plants and enhances the SIZE and flavor of all your green plants.

Lack of sufficient trace elements in fish waste is one of the key reasons aquaponics has been slow to commercialize. UNTIL NOW. Portable Farms® Announces FF (Fish Friendly) Mineral Rock Dust for use in your aquaponics or hydroponics systems for healthier and better TASTING greens and blooming plants.

  Fish waste alone does NOT produce ENOUGH iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium to raise blooming plants that continually produce ongoing blossoms for growing certain varieties of blooming plants in aquaponics. Portable Farms® now offers a chemical free, 100% natural solution that safely adds iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium and other trace elements to your system for successful growing in your aquaponics or hydroponic system and it’s FISH SAFE.  For more information about FF Mineral Rock Dust and Q & A’s: CLICK HERETo order FF Mineral Rock Dust ($19.95 per five pounds plus shipping): CLICK HERE.

To view photos of food that is commonly grow in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems: CLICK HERE.

Aquaponics is easier and more productive than organic gardening or traditional agriculture and uses 95% less water. Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems also use less electricity and less labor than any other aquaponics system in the world.

To view photos of food that is commonly grow in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems: CLICK HERE.

To view photos of fresh food that is commonly grow in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems: CLICK HERE.

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  Read our new series, Building a Commercial Aquaponics Installation

Introduction:  CLICK HERE.  

Phase 1: Conceptual Research:  CLICK HERE.

Phase 2: Planning:  CLICK HERE. 

Phase 3: Site Preparation:  CLICK HERE.  

Phase 4: Initial Operations: CLICK HERE.

Phase 5: Ongoing Operations:  CLICK HERE. 

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Read our Newly Published 3-Part Article Series “Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business©”

  • Article 1: Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business – Start Small and Grow Large© 
  • Article 2: Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business - Growing as You Grow© 
  • Article 3: Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business – Growing the Business© 

 

 Read Our New 6-Part Article Series for Backyard Aquaponics Made Easy 

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  • Article 1.  Sizing your Aquaponics System to determine how many people you want to feed.
  • Article 2.  Location for your Aquaponics System in your backyard
  • Article 3.  The Type of Building for your Aquaponics System – greenhouse, etc. 
  • Article 4.  The Cost and Materials for an Aquaponics System in your backyard
  • Article 5.  Operations for your Aquaponics System – fast and easy!
  • Article 6.  Variations for Your Aquaponics System – no two are the same.
  • BONUS ARTICLE:  Nine Steps for Building a Super Backyard Portable Farm

 

LEARN FROM US!  CLICK HERE

Please read our NEW Four-Part Article Series for Indoor Growing in basements, garages, warehouses or empty buildings with Portable Farms© Aquaponics Systems. We cracked the code so you make money faster and easier and with AFFORDABLE GROW LIGHTS AND LOWER ELECTRICAL COSTS to increase your ROI for warehouse aquaponics! You’re welcome!
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1. Warehouse Aquaponics @ US$12 per Foot – To Read the Entire Article:   CLICK HERE.
2. Warehouse Aquaponics with Portable Farms®? Yes, Here’s How . . . To Read the entire article:   CLICK HERE.
3. The Real Cost of Indoor Growing To Read the Entire Article:   CLICK HERE. 
4. Install Portable Farms© in Empty Buildings – To Read Entire Article:  CLICK HERE. 

Colle Davis, Inventor, Portable Farms, holding a 20.5 pound head of Bok Choy grown in 45 days.

Colle Davis, Inventor, Portable Farms, holding a 20.5 pound head of Bok Choy grown in 45 days.

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, holding a single head of Bok Choy in this Portable Farms® Aquaponics System that was grown in only 45 DAYS!

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, holding a single head of Bok Choy in this Portable Farms® Aquaponics System that was grown in only 45 DAYS!

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  1. mike bartelt

    Is this suitable for Thailand? Here I am asking about the climate for working aquaponics and shipping the materials for building the systems?

    1. portfarm4

      Mike,

      Please read the mother site at portablefarms.com for a better explanation of the climatic requirements. The PFAS can be build and operated successfully anywhere in the world because it requires being housed in a climatically adapted structure. We have opened our new Research and Development Center in Florida to address using the PFAS in the tropics where much less concern is directed at the weather and more to insect control and rain control.

      The ‘materials’ that are shipped, the PFAS Kits, come in a box that is 30cm x 30cm x 20cm and 6.5 kilos. The rest of the materials to build the installations are available locally everywhere in the world and there is no reason to ship things like lumber, pipes, tanks and plastic if it is available locally.

      You will need to take the AU Course first to have a better understanding of the technology and how to adjust the installation to the local conditions.

      Colle Davis – Inventor

  2. julia taitel

    iminterested to learn , i live in nj, how do i get started? We are 5 people in the family. Im not a handy woman.

    1. portfarm4

      Julia,

      Thank you for your inquiry into how to get stated in New Jersey. To do this right you will need to hire someone to build the entire system and use the PFAS Kit Option 2 to make it work. Start by signing up to take the course and you will have a much better idea of what is involved and more importantly you will know how to operate the Unit when in is finished and operational.

      We look forward to your order.

      Colle Davis, Director

  3. vanessa harrison

    I am ready to enrolled in aquaponics U and receive my portable farm system for free. What is the next step? Vanessa harrison

    1. portfarm4

      Venessa,

      Please see the Commercial Aquaponics Course page for complete details. You can pay with PayPal, debit or credit card or wire transfer. Once we receive the payment, you can begin to take the Certification Course and upon completion you will receive the PFAS Kit Option 2 after paying the small shipping charge. It’s that simple.

      We look forward to your order.

      Colle Davis, Director

  4. Debra Schott

    I’d like to know if there are any local Aquaponic farmers/growers in my area?
    I live in the Kansas City, Missouri area.

    I’m very interested in making a bit larger system than the patio set up, what size would you recommend to feed a family or group of 12? Would this be year round? Do you need a true ‘greenhouse’? Thanks, Debra

    1. portfarm4

      Debra,

      Currently there are no PFAS Units available for tours in your area. An odd phenomena happens with a very high percentage of Portable Farms customers, they do not want us to let anyone know they have one in their backyard. You could be the first in your area and even charge for tours as do our California locations.

      The guideline for sizing a system is that 25 sg ft of grow space will feed an adult year round most of their vegetables and two serving of four ounces of fish per week. So for 12 adults you will need 300 sq ft of grow space. Two modules will work very well in a greenhouse that is approximately 16 x 40 ft. The Grow Trays are normally 4 to 5 ft wide so two tray 30 to 38 ft long will serve your family. You do need to have the system in a ‘true’ greenhouse or as we call them ‘a climatically adapted structure’. With your system inside you would have production on a year around basis.

      I trust this addresses your questions.
      Sincerely,
      Colle Davis, Director, Aquaponics University.

  5. Mullins Farms

    Looks like a great set of classes. Going to look into taking it.

    1. portfarm4

      Craig: Thanks for you comment.

      If you have any questions about the class or the local area, please contact me for more information!

      Colle Davis
      760-208-2663 (Skype)

  6. Rudi Londt

    I am interested in aquaponics and like to add this to my greenhouse of 20X54 Feet.
    Might as well get certified at the same time.

    1. portfarm4

      Rudi,

      Thank you for your interest in aquaponics from Aquaponics University. You can sign up either online HERE or we can take your order for the training by email or over the phone.

      The PFAS has a modular design and each module can support a Grow Tray of 200 sq ft of grow space. Each Module normally has a Grow Tray Table 5′ wide and up to 40′ long and with the aisle it takes up 7.5′ plus you need an aisle of 2.5′ on the last side. So a 20′ wide space can contain two modules very easily OR
      you can make the Grow Trays Tables slightly narrower, and place three Modules in that 20 x 54 ft space. If you have three Grow Trays that are 4 x 46 you will than have 552 sq ft of Grow Space instead of 400 sq ft in your greenhouse.

      Let me know which is better for you and I’ll work with you to really maximize the use of your greenhouse.

      We look forward to seeing you at the training and your order.

      Talk soon.

      Sincerely,
      Colle Davis, Director Aquaponics University

  7. Glenn Martinez

    We have many students asking for educational programs, Can you tell us the cost and particulars on the program. Most are interested in a “certificate program”.
    Glenn

    1. portfarm4

      Glenn,

      Forgive the delay in responding. You actually were on our new site before we had it finished.

      You can now get all the particulars by looking under the specific programs on the navbar. The descriptions and prices for each one is listed.

      Thanks for your interest.

      Colle Davis

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