Gary Donaldson

Gary Donaldson

We’re Ready to Help Namibia, but…?

A few weeks ago, a man reached out to us expressing interest in iAVs. There’s nothing unusual about that – it happens on a daily basis. However, what made this approach different was that this man was from Namibia. Namibia…

What and Why – Namibia

This is the second of three articles that we presented to Agriforum – a farming magazine in Namibia. They were published in December 2022. The Why and the What of iAVs By the 1980’s, it had become obvious that world…

iAVs Returns to Namibia

This is the first of 3 articles that we submitted to Agriforum – a farming magazine in Namibia. – in November 2022. Horticulture’s Most Sustainable Disruptive Technology Returns to Namibia In early 1990, as the new Republic of Namibia emerged…

New iAVs – Day 5 – Join Up!

NEW IAVs – Day 5 – Join Up! It’s about Day 5 in the current sprint to a functional website and I’m delighted to announce that you are now able to join us as a Bronze member….at no cost!  Currently, there…

NEW iAVs – Day 2 – The Sprint

About a week ago, we broke out of our mental prison…and bolted for the woods. In the ensuing days, some of you who shared an interest in our work, followed us on the promise of something better. Yesterday, we put…

New IAVs – Day One – Reset!

Welcome to New iAVs. The current appearance of the website belies the tumultuous change of the past week but to summarise… A week ago, we decided that we needed a radical shift in the way that iAVs was being offered…

Is Fate Fickle or just an Outright Bitch?

Have you ever wondered why some people experience a successful and satisfying life while others just seem destined for poverty and misery? You may consider that it’s a good education, hard work, and rich parents.   And there’s no doubt, they…

Are You Part of the Solution?

The United Nations has stated that, if we are to meet the food needs of the projected population, food production will have to double by 2050. A formidable task of itself, this goal is further complicated by some serious environment…

Why iAVs lapsed into Obscurity.

Steve Diver’s ATTRA aquaponics document was one of the very few general information sources pertaining to aquaponics – leading up to its renaissance in the mid-2000’s. My recent re-reading of this document revealed some interesting insights including: My initial impression of…

Aquaponics’ Biggest Mistake

Most people who are interested in aquaponics know that Missouri farmers Tom and Paula Speraneo popularized what is commonly termed flood and drain aquaponics. For the uninitiated, flood and drain aquaponics in its simplest guise comprises a fish tank and…