I adore Murray Hallam.  His charming demeanor on his videos reminds me of my father with an Australian accent.  I also greatly respect the work he has done in home aquaponics in Australia.  He is one of two men who have largely been responsible for the boom in the market down there.  We tend to agree about just about everything when it comes to media based aquaponic gardening.  I recently told him that I think our only point of departure is that I’m a very big fan of expanded clay pebbles (Hydroton) as a growing media because it is lightweight and is very easy on my hands.  Murray feels that those concerns are mainly for women (those Aussies are just tougher than we are).  A very minor philosophical departure indeed!  His systems are well thought out and well made.  His email newsletters are informative and amusing.  His videos are an outstanding blend of garden-geek dramatic theater and practical how-to.

So you can imagine how excited I was when Murray approached me earlier this year about not only becoming a reseller of his videos in the U.S. but also sponsoring one of two stops in the U.S. for his first ever tour here.  What an incredible opportunity to get to spend time learning directly from the master himself!

My partner in the event is the Denver Botanic Gardens, and the workshop will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 19th at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  Space is very limited (we have a smaller room than I originally hoped for) so I recommend signing up early.  Click here for more information.

Also, if you are interested in gathering with some fellow aquapons in Boulder the day before (Saturday) I’m considering hosting a tour of several aquaponics setups around this area – just let me know by commenting on this post so I can keep you in the planning loop.

Hope to see you all there!

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