SFCC Hosts Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week with Intro to Aquaponics

Santa Fe Community College’s Training Center Corporation and Apogee Spirulina host Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week with Intro to Aquaponics, July 31 through August 4, on campus at 6401 Richards Ave. This comprehensive five-day course is a first of its kind, a combination Spirulina and Aquaponics course. Students will get four days of hands-on Artisan spirulina farming, learning the French cultivation method, an introduction to aquaponics as well as discussions that will provide students with real life experience in what it takes to build and maintain a facility.

Registration is underway. The $1,600 fee includes training and materials including a spirulina starter culture kit, 4 breakfasts and 5 lunches. For a tentative agenda and to register visit https://www.apogeespirulina.com/workshop-july-31-aug-4/ 

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 SFCC. Luke Spangenburg, Director, SFCC Biofuels Center of Excellence will bring his experience in the algae industry, cultivation, technology and integration of environmental solutions.

Students will leave with a certificate of completion, an expansive flash drive with pertinent references, a list of preferred vendors and a complete starter kit for their own spirulina production once they return home. Each day will consist of a half day of field work and a half day of lecture.

For more information go to www.apogeespirulina.com or email nic@apogeespirulina.com. For a tentative agenda and to register visit https://www.apogeespirulina.com/workshop-july-31-aug-4/

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