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Aquaponics University is owned by PFAS LLC

Enroll in our online course and learn to assemble and operate
a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System. 


(left) A newly constructed Portable Farms® Aquaponics System prior to planting or installing the fish in the fish tanks.
(right) 40 days after the seedlings were planted in the Grow Tables and the fish were installed in the fish tanks.

Yearly Production From Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

A 100′ x 100′ ( 30m x 30m) unit grows 80,000 vegetables and raises 23,000 pounds (10,400 kg) of fish
A 24′ x 46′ (7.3m x 14m) unit grows 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 


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. This YouTube video has been viewed more than 55,800 times.


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.

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

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

newfarm plantedThis Portable Farms® Aquaponics System (above) is fully solar powered. This new Portable Farms® Aquaponics System has one grow tray that is 6’ x 16’ (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).

tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus

Enjoy Tilapia as a Low Calorie, Low Fat, High Protein Alternative to a Skinless Chicken Breast

* 4 oz Tilapia fillet – 105 calories, 1 gram fat, 23 grams protein

* 4 oz skinless chicken breast – 140 calories, 2 grams fat, 33 grams protein

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.

Feed pesticide-free table vegetables to your family . . . FROM FARM TO FORK.

Feed home-grown fish to your family . . . FROM TANK TO TABLE.


Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems GROW FOOD.

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® Aquaponics Systems  Are the Most 
Productive and Reliable Aquaponics Systems in the World

  • 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.

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 (viewed almost 28,831).


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


      Please read the mother site at 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


      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


      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


      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.
      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


      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.

      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”.

    1. portfarm4


      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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