Thursday, December 8, 2011

Introduction to Aquaponics Class Volunteering, and Class 12/10/11

                  Introduction To Aquaponics

Volunteer and Learn! With Glenn Martinez at the Lokelani'Ohana Farm, 2315 Kahekili Hwy, Waihe'e, Maui 96793

(Note: This post is ripped off from an email by Maui Aloha Aina - I didn't even bother to change most of the formatting. I meant to post it earlier, oops, since most of the volunteering  has already happened, but it's not too late to take the class this Saturday. I will be at the coconut cutting class in Huelo and at the community garden potluck, so I'm out for this class.) 
  Spouses are 1/2 price; Volunteers that have contributed from 12/02 to 12/08 will receive 
  • Recycles water and nutrients environmental friendly.
  • Is a family activity that promotes healthy eating and helps to stretch food budgets.
  • Provides a great way to teach children how to grow food and care for living things.
  • Can be scaled up to a small or large profitable, production.
  • Vegetables can be organic from day one, instead of waiting several years to certify land where herbicides, pesticides and non-organic fertilizers have been used.
  • Fish can be organic if natural feeds like soldier fly larvae or azolla are used as feed.
  • Uses 90% less water than ground crops.
  • Eliminates chemicals and pesticides.
    • Glenn Martinez is the creative impulse and owner of Olomana Gardens on Oahu, a
      five-acre permaculture wonder that has received many honors. Mr. Martinez is the
      President of the Hawaii Farmers Union and is legislatively active in insuring the
      livelihood of farmers in our State. He is a recognized teacher of permaculture and
      aquaponics throughout the entire Pacific Rim. Olomana Gardens, 41-1140
      Waikupanaha St. Waimanalo, HI 96795.
      Lokelani 'Ohana is a non profit organization running programs in organic gardening, weaving/ creative arts and housing for people with developmental disabilities. Our goal is to expand our services in providing safe, loving,
      fulfilling homes and programs. We are located at 2315 Kahekili Highway, Waihe'e, Maui 96793,
       12/10/2011- Introduction To Aquaponics Workshop, 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm $100 12/02/2011 - Stain wood 1pm-5pm
      Schedule: Come when you can!
      Eliminates soil-bourne diseases.Is a sustainable source of fish and vegetables at your back door.
      12/03/2011 - Greenhouse construction and wash cinders 8am-5pm
      12/04-12/09 - Build aquaponic system 8am-5pm
      $10 per hour of donated time towards the class.

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