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(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.

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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 59,100 times.


Enroll in our online course and learn to assemble and operate 
a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System. After satisfactory graduation from our online course, you will receive a Portable Farms Kit.

Most students complete this online course in about twelve hours. It’s self-paced and you have one year to complete the course. Many families install a backyard aquaponics system over a weekend assuming they have some basic skills for home repair and have access to repair tools.

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 ONLINE correspondence course.

  • Let us teach you how to grow healthy fish and vegetables so you can become increasingly self-sustaining.
  • 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. It has one grow tray that is 6’ x 16’ (96 sq ft of grow space) and will feed four people fresh vegetables and fish FOREVER. 

How? The answer is simple: 1) Plant  2) Harvest  3) Feed the fish. 4) Repeat.

Kale and Bok Choy grown in Portable Farms by Phyllis Davis, co-inventor, Portable Farms.

One head of tokyo bekana (a mild Asian green) and one head of Swiss Chard grown by Colle Davis, lead inventor, Portable Farms.

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.


To find out what is IN the Portable Farms®  Kit and what is NOT in the Portable Farms®  Kit , please request the FREE AND INSTANTANEOUS PRICE LIST (second 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.

– Most students complete our new online 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 (second top column on every page of this website.

Read Five E-books (download) about Aquaponics-Related Topics
Written by Colle and Phyllis Davis,
Inventors, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems.

Commercial Aquaponics GOLD  


Aquaponics GOLD

Listen to Phyllis Davis tell you about AQUAPONICS GOLD: CLICK HERE.

Greenhouse & Warehouse Aquaponics GOLD

This ebook discloses the facts, figures and formulas necessary for successful greenhouse and warehouse aquaponics growing.


Backyard Aquaponics GOLD

An overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home.


Solar Aquaponics GOLD

Let us show you HOW, WHY, WHAT, WHERE and HOW MUCH it costs to install your own solar powered system for YOUR aquaponics system.


                         Phyllis Davis harvesting fresh delicious basil from Portable Farms Aquaponics System.

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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 29,400).


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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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