About the Author:
Jim Gibson has been tending gardens and growing food for most of his life. The Cyrson Ranch Aquaponics Research & Development center was established in 2008 and his design – the Aqua-Pod – has been developed and operated since opening the center. He is a retired U.S. Coast Guard licensed Chief Engineer of steam, motor and gas turbine vessels of unlimited horsepower. His extensive knowledge and experience of/in chemistry, hydraulics, mechanicals, fluid dynamics and thermodynamics have provided him with the many skills requisite in developing a successful NFT operating platform. He recently retired with 35(+) years service in deep sea international trades. His work has taken him throughout the world and around the globe numerous times. During periods ashore he, along with gardening, has been an executive director with Habitat for Humanity, a political operative in local, state and national elections and a community activist. He is an accomplished carpenter, cabinet maker and a skilled electrician. He resides in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with his partner Pam, the dawgs – Bones and Max – and, of course, the fish.