Apopka, FL (PRWEB) May 03, 2013
Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems, Inc. (PAES) recently held another successful Aquaponics Technology and Design Workshop at their 130,000 sq. ft. facility in Apopka, FL. The attendees traveled from far and wide to learn from the PAES staff and featured speakers Dr. James Rakocy, the “Father of Aquaponics,” and Dr. Wilson Lennard, famed Australian aquaponics expert. Yuqing Fan, an entomologist from Epcot® Science at Walt Disney World was a special guest, speaking at length about pest management and control methods for aquaponic farmers.
The four-and-a-half-day course included daily classroom learning and hands-on activities, a tour of Green Sky Growers, PAES’s rooftop aquaponics facility, and concluded with a tour of “The Land” at Epcot®.
Dr. Rakocy offered this statement about the workshops he helps conduct at PAES: "Teaching at the aquaponics course sponsored by [Pentair] Aquatic Eco-Systems (PAES) was a real treat for me because PAES employees have an incredible depth of experience and knowledge that they share with their students as they guide them through all phases of constructing and operating an aquaponic system to establish a successful hobby or business."
The next Aquaponics Technology and Design Workshop has already been scheduled for November 5–9, 2013, and will be held at PAES’s Orlando-area location. Anyone interested in more information is asked to email PAES.General(at)Pentair(dot)com or call 877-347-4788 and speak to a customer service representative.
About Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems:
Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems Inc. (PAES) of Apopka, FL, is the largest source of aquatic products and systems worldwide. Since it was founded in 1978, PAES has offered unmatched selection, service and solutions to the aquatic community. With over 13,000 products, PAES serves a variety of aquatic interests and industries, from aquaculture and lake management to aquariums and water gardens.
PR Contact: Mitch Manning - Office: 407-886-3939 ext. 191