Aquaponics Training – October 14 – 18, 2019


You can grow your own fresh, unprocessed food in your own backyard! A training is being offered the week of October 14 to the 18th, 2019 at Holy Name Monastery in St. Leo, Florida. Visit our website for all the details:

So many people are doing exactly that given how difficult it is to find in the grocery stores, food that is not heavily processed and grown with pesticides, hormones and chemical fertilizers. The classes are taught by Phil Reasons who is a renowned expert in the field. Aquaponics is the integration of animal and plant culture in an aquatic media. Water rich in nutrients from the fish flows to vegetable roots set on grow beds. The system can be simply for your family or more elaborate for selling.

Sister Miriam, aquaponics program director for the Benedictine Sisters of Florida’s system, began their system in 2014 raising tilapia fish and fresh vegetables. This is state-of-the-art farming is respectful of both the land and water using less than 3% of the water used by traditional farming methods.

Homegrown food gardening is something you can do! It is smarter, easier, and produces a much higher and nutrient rich yield. The one week workshop is from 9 am to 5 pm and includes course materials,
room with private bath, meals, snacks and refreshments. The cost is $900 per person. Contact Sister Miriam at Holy Name Monastery:; (352) 588-8320 or (352) 588-8443 to learn more and register today!

About the Benedictine Sisters of Florida
The Benedictine Sisters of Florida were founded in 1889. While they enjoy a stellar reputation as educators, today the Sisters also continue to provide liturgical and contemplative prayer along with ministerial activities. To live out their mission, the Sisters run DayStar Hope Food Pantry, offer spiritual guidance, provide a lovely retreat center surrounded beautiful grounds with gardens, help support a local shelter for abused women and children, and serve on numerous, local non-profit boards.

All are welcome at Holy Name Monastery for prayer and Mass (10:30 am Sundays and 5:30 pm on Wednesdays). The full schedule is on our web-site at:

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