My main interest is setting up a home-scale "organic" aquaponics system in a low-energy-input solar greenhouse (say 12' x 30')that will utilize solar and small scale wind systems to supplement any energy needs-----all this in a climate that has cold cloudy winters and warm humid summers.

My hobby is breeding hardy, resistant wine grapes involving cross-breeding very hardy, disease-resistant vines with classic vinifera wine grapes.

I live in the country on 2 acres SW of Kitchener-Waterloo ON I am a college teacher (Management Accounting) by profession but am nearing retirement.