New Workshop Series: March 9th in Berkeley, CA!

There’s been a lot of demand for a new workshop series, now we’re getting started! See you there!
For non-local algae enthusiasts, online training will be starting soon as well…

DIY Algae Workshop:

Grow your own superfoods and biofuels at home…

Instructor: Dr. Aaron Wolf Baum, algae scientist with the NASA OMEGA project and author of Grow Your Own Spirulina Superfood.

Saturday, March 9th, 11-5 pm

Ace Monster Toys (makers’ co-op), 6050 Lowell St, Oakland CA 94608

Grow plentiful food and fuel in a small space.

Algae can make impressive amounts of food or fuel but do not require land, soil, or fresh water. They can be harvested every day, producing many times more output than land crops, and some of them (e.g. Spirulina) have amazing health benefits as food.

You can grow algae too — in your own home — and I would love to show you how.

Come to the Hands-On Home-Grow Algae workshop series. Go home with your own Spirulina Home-Grow Kit with everything you need to grow your own Spirulina superfood algae in your own home!

One personal algae photo-bioreactor in one sunny window can provide enough spirulina to significantly supplement the diet of one person every day. Larger installations can provide biofuel and organic fertilizer, and perform important services, such as cleaning up water, and eliminating greenhouse gases from exhaust.

In addition to an introduction to an overview of algae farming, and a discussion of the practicalities of setting up your own farm, we will have an extended hands-on section of the workshop where I will show you how to set up and run your personal photo-bioreactor kit — it’s easy!

All participants will receive: one copy of Dr. Baum’s book, Grow Your Own Spirulina Superfood, copies of all the instructional slides, and a one liter bottle of live spirulina culture to start your own tank or pond…

Sign up now, space is limited!

Course Fees:

$379 for workshop and Grow Your Own Spirulina Superfood book, plus Full Spirulina Home-Grow Kit (shown above), including 1 liter of live culture, heater, air pump, air diffuser, air tubing, thermometer, two tubs of starter and one tub of make-up nutrient powder mix, iron solution, special pH strips, harvesting tube, harvesting cloth, clips, plug timer, and measuring spoons. This is a $50 savings from the online kit price. This is enough gear to be able to harvest from a 10-gallon tank every other day for approximately one year.

$129 for workshop, Grow Your Own Spirulina Superfood book, copies of all workshop slides, and a 1-liter bottle of live Spirulina algae culture (a $70+ value!).

Send payment via PayPal (, or by mailing a check to:
772 Santa Maria Road
El Sobrante, CA 94803

To receive the personal photo-bioreactor at the workshop, be sure to pay at least a week before the course date so that materials can be ordered…

DIY Home-Grow Algae for Biofuels and Superfoods

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