Workshop July 31 - Aug 4, 2017

Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week with Intro to Aquaponics

When: July 31-August 4, 2017 (last day to sign up is July 18)
Where: Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508
Instructors:

 

Nicholas Petrović , Apogee Spirulina, R. Charlie Shultz, Lead Faculty of the Controlled Environment Agriculture SFCC, Luke Spangenburg, Director, SFCC Biofuels Center of Excellence
Cost:

 

$1600 Includes Training, Materials and 4 Breakfast and 5 Lunches and Spirulina Starter Culture Kit.
50% deposit via credit card. Balance due beginning of day 1 (cash or credit card).

(Subject to Cancelation if minimal enrollment is not met. Min 15 Max 20)

50% deposit

July 31 – Aug 4 $800




This comprehensive five day course is a first of its kind combination Spirulina and Aquaponics course. In this workshop students will get four days of hands on Artisan spirulina farming, learning the French cultivation method. Aquaponics will be discussed providing students with real life experience in what it takes to build and maintain a facility.

The Spirulina portion of the course will be taught by Nicholas Petrović proprietor of Apogee Spirulina. Aquaponics will be taught by Charlie Shultz, Lead Faculty of the Controlled Environment Agriculture program at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC). Luke Spangenburg, Director, SFCC Biofuels Center of Excellence will bring his experience in the algae industry, cultivation, technology and integration of environmental solutions.

Nicholas lab
R. Charlie Shultz

will bring 20+ years of experience in aquaponic food production to the class. Related topics include fish husbandry, hydroponic plant production, fish and plant nutrition, water quality and industry trends including system design, maintaining a controlled environment and the potential for USDA organic certification.

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Luke Spangenburg

Luke Spangenburg is a nationally recognized leader in the Algae and Biofuels industry and for his collaborations with educational development programs. He has directed the Biofuels Center of Excellence since 2012 and is also the president of New Solutions Energy, a company dedicated to integrated bioenergy solutions and holds two patents for algal cultivation methods and systems. Luke’s knowledge of sustainable technologies, combined with his passion for the natural world, motivates all of his work.

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While in Santa Fe, students will also be exposed to the multi award winning Trades and Advanced Technologies Center (TATC) departments of Algae, Biofuels, Aquaculture Hydroponics, Solar, Water Treatment and Reuse.

A complete tour of the TATC will be provided during the course

It’s a great time to visit Santa Fe! The weather is fantastic this time of year and many popular activities happen almost every weekend of the summer. Extend your stay and explore some of what Santa Fe has to offer.

Students will leave with a certificate of completion, an expansive flash drive with pertinent references, a list of preferred venders and a complete starter kit for their own spirulina production once they return home. Each day will consist of ½ day field work and ½ day lecture. As this is a working spirulina farm activities begin at 6:30am sharp Tuesday-Friday.

sfccOptional social activities will be planned throughout the week.

For additional information please contact Nicholas: nic@apogeespirulina.com

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Tentative Agenda

Day 1

10am Meet in room 819
Introductions
Algae The Big Picture
Aquaponics The Big Picture
1 PM Lunch followed by:
TATC Facility Tour
Apogee Tour

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Day 2

6:30am Coffee, Tea and light breakfast
Apogee Hands-on
10:30-Noon lunch followed by:

Spirulina – Chemistry and Nutritional analysis-Methods of use

 

History of Spirulina and its use in the fight against malnutrition
The Apogee Story
Aquaponics Fish Production

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Day 3

6:30am Coffee Tea, and light breakfast
Apogee Hands-on
10:30-Noon lunch followed by:

Spirulina The Big Picture (Industry, Products new developments ETC)
Aquaponic Plant Production

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Day 4

6:30am Coffee, Tea and light breakfast
Apogee Hands-On
10:30-Noon lunch followed by:
Spirulina Health and Disease
Spirulina Water Quality/Nutrient Management
The Future of Food
Aquaponics Water Quality
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Day 5

6:30am Coffee, Tea and light breakfast
Apogee Hands-On
10:30-Noon lunch followed by:
Final Tour (TATC Aquaponics and Apogee)

Wrap Up Session: Distribute kits and explain how to use once they return home
Q and A
Certificates/Photos

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