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Press Releases

Over the years Backyard Aquaponics has appeared in numerous publications throughout Australia. We continue to promote the benefits of Aquaponics throughout Australia and the world and new articles are uploaded regularly. Our press releases include articles, radio interviews and television programs.

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Backyard Aquaponics have also featured in a number of radio interviews. Please follow click here to go the the radio interviews.

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Press Releases


The West Australian – 2010

An interesting read, covering the progression of Aquaponics in Australia. Joel Malcolm, who was interviewed for the article, shares his passion and knowledge on aquaponics, and why so many Australians are growing their own produce at home.

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Perth Royal Show – 2009

The Royal Show is Perths biggest community event and attracts over 400 000 visitors each year. In 2009 Backyard Aquaponics were invited to display our unique products and services in the aqua-farming pavilion. The show proved to be very successful and a great deal of interest was generated.

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Cockburn Sustainability Awards – 2009

The Cockburn Sustainability Awards, aims to recognise individuals and groups alike, for their contribution to forwarding sustainable practises in Cockburn. Backyard Aquaponics was the winner for the Small Business Category, and took home a cash prize of $1000.

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Small Farms Magazine – May, 2009

A three page article on Backyard Aquaponics. The article focuses on the relivance of Aquaponics in Australia and provides an up-to-date description of Aquaponics and its benefits. The article also describes Black Soldier Flies, an insect that are often fed to the fish in a system.

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Cockburn Sustainability Awards – 2008

The Cockburn Sustainability Awards, aims to recognise individuals and groups alike, for their contribution to forwarding sustainable practises in Cockburn. Backyard Aquaponics was a runner up of the 2008 awards. Aquaponics featured strongly throughout the night, with Faye Arcaro and her family, winning the Environmental Well-being Award.

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Sunday Times – November, 2007

A brief article on Faye Arcaro, ABC”s Gardener of the Year, 2007, and her Aquaponics system. The article also talks about Fayes” soil based gardening and some of her permaculture and organic gardening tips.

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ABC Gardener of the Year – November, 2007

The ABC Gardener of the Year, recognises unique and talented gardeners throughout Australia. Faye Arcaro was the 2007 winner. Her two hectare garden in Jandakot, WA, has been designed into a series of garden rooms, and is a showcase of productivity, sustainability and beauty. Faye is a keen organic gardener and grows most of her family”s food at home, most of which is grown in her five bed aquaponics system.

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Grass Roots – October, 2007

A very comprehensive article on Joel Malcolm and Aquaponics. The article is three pages long and covers a wide range of topics. Joel Malcolm writes about his experiences and his compounding research into the field of Aquaponics. A relatively new topic for Australia, at the time of publication.

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My Block – April, 2007

My Block is a regular section of the Australian Countryman Magazine, and featured an article on Joel Malcolm in April, 2007. The article, titled, “Fishing for a Vegie Harvest,” provided many Countryman readers with a great deal of interest and information.

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Sapphire Coast Producers Magazine – 2006

A very early one page article on Backyard Aquaponics, it covers the basics and goes into some detail on exactly how the system operates.

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Organic Gardener – Spring, 2006

A very informative, well written article by Josh Burne, about Aquaponics. Josh articulately describes the workings of Joel Malcolms” Aquaponics systems and provides the readers with valuable information. Josh absolutely loves the idea and his article is full of passion and enthusiasm.

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Earth Garden – May, 2006

One of Joel Malcolms” earlier articles on Aquaponics. The article was publishing in the Earth Garden Magazine, May, 2006. It explains in detail how Aquaponics works and the different types of systems that Joel Malcolm has experimented with.

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Radio Interviews


Over the years Backyard Aquaponics team members and associates have been promoting aquaponics on local radio stations throughout Australia. Interest has increased in recent years and so to, has the frequency of radio interviews. Below is a small selection of the most popular interviews. Click on the link to hear the audio.


ABC – South East Morning with Tim Holt 2010

A substantial radio interview with Tim Holt, from the ABC. Faye Arcaro talks vividly about the benefits of aquaponics, and why it is so important for people living in the country to grow their own fresh produce.

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