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Aquaponics PLUG & GROW™ Systems,


Arizona STEM Network
Washington STEM
STEM Education Coalition

The Most Economical, Attractive and Functional STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing Systems on the Market today! We would love to talk to you about how you can easily turn a traditional Classroom or a Homeschooling Class into an Adventure in Learning or make your Home more Food Independent. Just call us at 760-671-3053. Established in 2009. We know how to build PLUG & GROW™ Aquaponics Systems and grow healthy, nutritious, GMO and pesticide-free food in them.

Now is the Time to

Grow Food and

to Teach our

Children How

to Grow Food

with PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing Systems

We'll be sending out quick Updates about AUSA. We're not doing lengthy Newsletters right now, but the ones we've done are well worth your time. You'll find Articles about Aquaponics, our Food System, a 19-Part Series on Obesity In AMERICA, including a 3-Part Series on the #3 Killer in America, Diabetes all here on our Site.

Go to the AP Info Pull Down Menu above for Aquaponics Newsletters Groups 1-3.

These Classrooms are a Teacher's Dream Come True, full of motivated involved students who are eager and willing to learn. PLUG & GROW™ STEM Teaching & Food Growing Systems turn ordinary Classrooms into Adventures in Learning and students into eager explorers into the realm of Science, Biology, Chemistry, Math and more.

Schools are embracing Aquaponics in great numbers through their STEM Programs, and we are affiliated with the STEM Organizations below.

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and it is a very hot topic among educators. STEM utilizes a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in these four disciplines with a hands-on, interdisciplinary rather than isolated approach.

That's why Aquaponics PLUG & GROW™ STEM Teaching & Food Growing Systems are so popular. Aquaponics is a food growing technology that puts these disciplines all together in one subject, and it's definitely hands-on–wet hands, gritty hands, fishy hands, busy and happy hands.

Scroll through the Slider below to see what's happening in schools with PLUG & GROW™ STEM Teaching & Food Growing Systems.

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The Coronavirus $122 Billion Dollar School Funding Windfall




TEACHERS, DO NOT GO FURTHER unless you're willing to take on a new passion, to get a STEM PLUG & GROW™ Teaching & Food Growing System into your Classroom as soon as possible! There is no way you're going to be able to see what's happening in STEM Teaching & Food Growing System Classrooms without wanting one of your own.

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Teachers and Famiy Members, HERE IT IS! Our popular and very informative Aquaponics 101 E-Book by Oliver Duffy in a Clickable pdf Format so you can download and Print it yourself. Up until now, it has only been available on our website under the Education Pull Down Menu. But Teachers have requested that we make it more accessible for Classroom use.

It comes with accompanying Quizzes and a Completion Certificate and is a duplicate of what's on our site complete with Grace's original Cartoon Character representing Oliver, the Aerospace Engineer, an Aquaponics Expert.

Read through this Book that was written so beginners can avoid common errors in building and running Aquaponics Systems, and you, your students or family will be off to a good start at becoming  Aquaponics Gardners.

This Book is our Gift to Teachers and Families who are performing one of the most important jobs on the Planet--Teaching our children who represent the future of our World to GROW FOOD!

Teachers and Family Members, are you ready to teach your students and children about what's WRONG with our broken Food System?

We have some of the best information on the web about Obesity In America, Diabetes and the Food Revolution. It's in our Archived Newsletters.

They were written in the past but are as timely today as they were when they were written because the System is still broken. Go over to our 3 Groups of Archived Newsletters:


GROUP 2: 11 Parts of the 19-Part Series, Obesity In America

GROUP 3: 8 Parts of the 19-Part Series, Obesity In America with a 3-Part Series on DIABETES

Teachers and Family Members, we understand that Learning Aquaponics with a STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing System means you need to master some basics about Aquaponics Agri-Tech like the following:

What is it and How does it work? This is where Aquaponics USA shines. You have landed on the premiere website for Learning everything you need to know to set up and successfully run an incredible Aquaponics PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing System, which is actually an Eco-System. For traditional School Teachers and Homeschool Teachers, you can create a STEM Classroom where you can Teach about Science, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Horticulture, Gardening and more.

To make learning Aquaponics as easy as possible, we've hired Jan, our AUSA Website Guide to make sure you know when you've landed on an Aquaponics USA Teaching Page, amd you'll see her often. We call it Teaching Teachers and Family Members, and you're going to be amazed at how much information we've provided here for you. Are you ready to take the Dive?

You're literally diving into a Tilapia Fish Tank where you, your students or family will witness the Life Cycle, Mating Habits, Feeding, Birthing and Brooding of Tilapia while you also grow the most delicious vegetales and fruit in your Grow Beds. Below is one of your System choices, the FGS-65. It's the largest System we sell and will grow over 65 sq. ft. of FOOD! You can set these PLUG & GROW™ Aquaponics Systems up in a matter of hours, and we're your backup. Ready with Unlimited Tech Support and answers to any questions.

And every System comes with AI Tracking Software so you're never left in the dark about how and what your System is doing.

Teachers and Family Members, we've got you covered with all of the Basics you need to Start Up, Run and Maintain your PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing System.

With all of the information we share on this website, you can only be successful. And we're happy and ready to help with Unlimited Tech Support and the Answers to any Questions you have about Aquaponics and our Systems.

The Fish Page tells you about Tilapia, the Fish we recommend you raise in your Tank.

The Veggies Page tells you about some of the most common vegetables you can raise.

The Water Page tells you about the 8 important things that determine healthy water quality.

The Grow Beds Page shares important things you need to know about your Grow Beds.

TEeachers and Family Members, Check Out the Resources Below:

Go to the big Beige Box above to learn how to get ARP ESSER Grants for our STEM Food Growing Systems.

Go to the big Green Box to get our pdf and learn how to create a PLUG & GROW™ STEM Teaching & Food Growing Classroom.

Go to the big Red Box to get our informative Aquaponics 101 E-Book about Aquaponics Food Growing technology.

Go to the big Grey Box to discover our new Aquaponics AI Tracking Software Program for 1 Year when you purchase one of our PLUG & GROW™ STEM and Family Food Growing Systems.

Go to the big Blue Box to get our Archived Newsletters and read some of the best and most informative articles available about our Food System, the Food Revolution, Obesity In America and Diabetes.

Go to the big Teal Box to get to our 4 Teaching Teachers and Family Members Pages that contain Basic Information about Aquaponics Systems.

Go to the big Dark Green Box to get to our 7 Teaching-the-Teacher Pages about Aquaponics In Education.

Go to our Aquaponics USA You Tube Channel to see us in Action in our Demonstration Greenhouse.

Go to our TikTok Channel to see 15 second Videos of What's Happening At Aquaponics USA. We went VIRAL!

Learn How To Create an Integrated Edible Schoolroom that teaches across all Ages & many Disciplines while also Growing Food!

Here's where to START. Go to the Big Beige Box below. It directs you to the $122 Billion Dollars that are now sitting in your SEA (State Educational Agency)

Teachers and Administrators, because of Coronavirus, there is more money out there than at any other time. Billions of dollars more than ever before. All you have to do is Request and Receive.  It's going to take some digging and due diligence, but so did becoming a Teacher or Administrator. That's what you're good at.

You may also want to read this Article by Angela Arnold at MarketScale. She directs you into what she calls the "acronym soup" of Government Agencies that are holding the public funds. They include: ESSER, Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief Fund, CARES, Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security, ESF, Education Stabilization Fund, ARP, American Rescue Plan for K-12, CRRSA, Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations and GEER, Governor's Emergency Education Relief Grant Program.

To track how much of these Funds are still available in your State, go to Education Stabilization Fund. Much hasn't been touched!

Go to our Where To Get A Grant Page for more Funding Resources!


This great Software Program created by Aquaponics AI brings confidence, reliability and a sigh of relief for Teachers and Families that are running Aquaponics Systems.

You will never have to rely on a Notebook to Track your System again. This Software has an ever-changing Overview of your Records on a Dashboard that keeps it all right there for you and your students and family in real time.

You can access up to date Research in the Fish and Crop Library and create Unlimited Projects while you also track Daily Tasks and Check Lists.

Teaching Aquaponics in STEM Classrooms and running home Systems has just become a whole lot easier, and the Mobile Ap allows you to see what's happening with your System when you're miles away.

This Aquaponics AI Tracking Software Program comes with all of our PLUG & GROW™Systems. You will be on our Aquaponics USA  AI Team so we will be able to see your System's important Data along with you and offer Coaching when requested.


Supply Chain Disruptions are not coming! They WERE HERE, and have now turned into SUPPLY CHAIN FAILURES. Every American is about to be shocked by what is the unthinkable, Food and Basic Supply Shortages that will make the Toilet Paper scare look like a blip on the Fright Meter. These are the times that so-called Preppers have been preparing for, and if you haven't stepped into that world of storing some basic food essentials and growing food, you are about to wish you had. Along with these Food and Supply Shortages HYPER INFLATION is coming that is going to cause Food prices to sky rocket!

Essentially, what is happening is a confluence of complicated issues that were exasperated by the Covid Pandemic and our Government's reaction to it. Early in the Pandemic scare, many American workers stayed home and collected Unemployment or worked from home to avoid contact with others who might be spreading the virus.

You may not realize it yet, but those Container Ships that were sitting off shore in the 10 Largest U.S. Ports, including the Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Port of Newark and New York, Port of Savannah, Port of Houston, Port of Seattle, Port of Norfolk, Port of Tacoma, Port of Charleston and Port of Oakland aren't there anymore because Big Box Retialers are cutting thier inventories due to the tragic fact that Americans are unemployed and having to spend so much for Food, Gas and Shelter, that that they are not consuming other products in anywhere near their normal patterns.


Step 1: Determine what you need the ESSER Funds for. See if any other Teachers in your School or District would want to join you in this request to bring Aquaponics to your School or District. How many Teachers would be involved? How many classes would benefit? How many students would be participating in the Aquaponics Project.

Step 2: Choose the STEM Teaching & Food Growing System or Systems you would like to fund with ARP ESSER Funds.

Step 3: Follow the Five Steps for Getting A Quote from us at the top of Where To Get A Grant page.

Step 4: Get Support from your Administration. In order to receive ESSER funds, your LEA (Local Educational Agency) will need to request them from your SEA (State Educational Agency). This simply means you will need support from your school and district administration. Formalize your funding request to your administration to get started. We have a Snail Mailing we would be happy to send out to your Administration upon your request. Email or Call us.

Step 5: Send your ESSER Funding Request to your SEA. Once you have received support from your LEA administration and finalized your needs, your LEA will need to send your ESSER funding request to your SEA. Each SEA may have different procedures, so contact your SEA to get exact details. SEA Contacts are on your Left.

Here are the SEA Contacts for every State

Here's a List of Approved State Plans  

Here are Federal Funding Sources as identified by

Components and Accessories

What is a


Aquaponics System?

Everything is included. You buy it, add Seeds and Water, and start growing Food. No guess work.

It's balanced for the perfect Fish to Water Ratio, and even the Fish come with it, along with their Food and an Automatic Fish Feeder!

When Unemployment ran out, the Government caused a mass firing event based on thousands of workers not wanting to get the Vaccine due to Religious concerns or Natural Immunity, based on their having already had Covid, which the Government is ignoring. The result is there are thousands of workers out of jobs just when inflation sky rockets. We are seeing this catastrophic problem spread throughout all areas of Supplies and Services including Airlines starting with Southwest, Hospitals, Police Forces, the Military and more.

And this happened just as the 2022 Holiday Season kicked into action. Instead of beefing up inventory, the Stores  reduced it. Speaking of beef.

Meat prices are making a beeline to the moon so Americans will gravitate to eating more FISH, and guess what? China will benefit.

According to the Wilson Center's statistics, the U.S. is the second largest foreign market for China's commodities. The chart on the left (which was created in 2010) shows

a whopping 50% of Cod in American grocery stores was imported from China along with 79% of the Tilapia among other imports that include fruits and vegetables, snack foods, species and tea. Remember those numbers are from 2010, and only grew larger as time passed.

If you haven't figured out yet that Aquaponics is a Food Growing Technology that grows Food Fish along with Vegetables, and that Tilapia is the most popular and easiest fish to learn to farm in Homes or Schools, this is the Good News. You can grow your own Tilapia and guarantee food security by creating your own Aquaponics System at your Home or School. (Source:




Are you looking for a large-scale Commercial Aquaponics System with multiple 33 sq. ft. Grow Beds all connected together running the same clean water along with an awesome Vertical Growing System that can grow massive amounts of Lettuce and other Leafy Greens? If so, you're on the right track. Just Click over to our Sister Company, BioponicEarth, that offers Licensed Custom-Designed state-of-the-art Agra-Tech that is sustainable and highly efficient for Food Producing Environments such as Farms, Charitable Orgainizations or large Home Survival Gardens. Wherever they are, no matter the size, we call these large-scale Aquaponics Systems Food Forever™ Farms.

Introducing our Sister Company, BioPonic Earth, LLC

TIK TOK is where our Social Media really tells our Story. Except for the long summer break, we post every week in mostly short 15 second Videos that keep our nearly 40,000 Followers up to date on "What's Happening At Aquaponics USA".

Making TIK TOK Videos is one of the most fun things we do as we engage in building and shipping STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing Systems to Schools and Homes, maintain our Greenhouse, sprout Seedlings, feed Tilapia, Harvest plants, Prepare harvested plants for long-term storage or canning, Conduct Tours, and get ready to conduct classes in our almost complete Classroom.

We are very busy and loving every minute of what we've been called to do, which is educate everyone we meet about the importance of Aquaponics Agra-Tech both here on our Aquaponics USA website and on our BioPonic Earth website. We've always said, "We didn't choose Aquaponics, Aquaponics CHOSE US!" And we are on a Mission.

Aquaponics FGS-44S

Choose from among our 6 Basic Designs of STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing Systems depending on how much grow space you need and how much room you have.

We have carefully selected high quality components, which have been combined using advanced, proprietary designs to create the best systems possible for your dollar. Click on the pictures below to take you to their respective pages for more details. You will find yourself at our new, modern, streamlined website. We are gradually moving our entire website over to

Our Aquaponics STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing Systems employ media filled, flood-and-drain (Ebb & Flow) grow bed technology, utilizing non-invasive external loop siphons that leave unobstructed Grow Beds and deep water delivery for the best possible aeration of the plant roots.


This is our EZ-Reach, EZ-15 STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing System offering over 15 square feet of EZ-Reach (34") Rapid Cycle Grow Bed space with two Grow Beds and a 120 gallon Fish Tank. It can be placed next to a wall for maximum space utilization. This System comes with Grow Light Hanger Mounts as an Option, which extend 87" up to a shelf that holds the LED Grow Lights. Click the picture for lots of details about this perfect little beginner system for a School or Home.

This is one of our newest STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing System, the FGS-42, offering 42 sq. ft. of Grow Bed space and a 300 gallon Fish Tank, with two 4' x 6' (outside dimensions) Deep Media, Rapid Cycle Grow Beds for raising up to 50 lbs of fish. This system replaces the FGS-44L.

This is one of our largest STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing Systems, the FGS-44R, offering 44 sq. ft. of Grow Bed space and a 300 gallon Fish Tank, with Deep Media, Rapid Cycle Grow Beds for raising up to 50 lbs of fish. It's actually double the size of the EZ-22 below and has a Fish Tank that is over twice as large.

This is the Starter STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing System, the FGS-20 offering 22 sq. ft. of Grow Bed space and a 200 gallon Fish Tank. This System is perfect for School or Home use. It has large, Deep Media, Rapid Cycle 11+ sq. ft. Grow Beds.

This is the EZ-Reach, EZ-22 STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing System offering 22 square feet of EZ-Reach (34") Grow Bed space with two Grow Beds and a 150 gallon Fish Tank. These are Deep Media, Rapid Cycle Grow Beds. This Systen can be placed against a wall for maximum space utilization.

This is our largest STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing System, the FGS-65, offering over 65 sq. ft. of Grow Bed space and a 500 gallon Fish Tank, with two 4' x 8' Deep Media, Rapid Cycle Grow Beds for raising up to 80 lbs. of fish. It has a 7' x 22' Footprint so you need to have the space to accommodate this monster Food Growing System.

TEACHERS, are you ready to Bring Your Classroom To Life?

Bring Your Classroom to Life

We have a 36 page clickable pdf that tells you everything you need to know to create a STEM Classroom using our STEM Teaching & Food Growing Systems. Click on the Cover to the right to open it.

You can also go to our "Aquaponics In The Classroom" Page and check out our "Where To Get A Grant" Page.

It's amazing to see how Aquaponics is being embraced by our U.S. schools as the STEM Movement takes off.  

Look at our STEM and Family PLUG & GROW™ Teaching & Food Growing System offerings by clicking below. We offer six different Systems of various sizes and configurations to fit in every imaginable kind of space.  

Below are all of our Linked System Pages:

EZ-15, EZ-22, FGS-20, FGS-44R, FGS-42, FGS-65

It's time to start teaching the most important subject on our planet--How To Grow Food!