2024 Update

Greetings iAVs members!

We are excited to provide an update on the ongoing development of our educational resources. 

Our goal has always been to consolidate and share information on iAVs in the most accessible way possible. We’re also aware that our time is precious, and we want to focus our efforts on those who are serious about implementing iAVs and contributing positively to our world. We’re stepping back from online debates to focus on our goals: feeding people, saving water, and building a supportive, engaged community.

Our official iAVs website will be the main hub for our operations. While we’ll still use social media to showcase user systems, we’re limiting our use to focus on our core work and to only engage with serious growers who want to advance iAVs through real-world application.

After receiving feedback that our original wiki format was not user-friendly enough, we made the decision to transition the content into an e-book. This new format allows us to present the wealth of iAVs knowledge, including diagrams, images, and practical advice, in a more coherent manner.

We want to emphasize that iAVs remains an open-source system that anyone can learn about for free. The original research papers will always be available on ResearchGate.

For those interested in more serious iAVs implementation, we invite you to join our community by purchasing the e-book. This gives you access to our website, ability to ask questions, and receive support from our team. Any funds we raise go directly back into improving our educational materials. 

We’re continually updating and improving our books and learning materials based on your feedback. All future updates will be available free to those who have purchased them (A second edition was uploaded this morning with an extra 21 pages added.)

It needs to be restated that iAVs was developed based on extensive research by a team of respected scientists including Dr. Mark McMurtry, Dr. Doug Sanders, Dr. Merle Jensen, and Dr. Paul V. Nelson. In fact, 10 members of the research team have been recognized as fellows in their respective fields. It is their contributions to development iAVs that have allowed us to create our learning materials. This unmatched scientific background gives iAVs tremendous credibility compared to other small-scale food production methods.

Additionally, iAVs yielded even higher productivity results in a 2-year trial by the USDA than originally projected. This real-world validation further proves the power of the system. No other household farming approach combines horticulture and aquaculture as efficiently or is backed by such rigorous science.

We’re grateful for your support, which enables us to create videos and other resources for you.

Thank you for being part of our journey. Together, we can make a difference.


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2024 Update