Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"Mottainai - don't waste what Nature gives you..."

MOTTAINAI, don't waste what Nature gives you is a saying I can get behind. 
If there is one thing I hate to do, it's throw away anything that can be reused.

With that in mind, here is a video with music and lyrics by

Introduction To Aquaponics on Maui

Glenn Martinez, owner of Olomana Gardens on Oahu and Lokelani 'Ohana a non profit organization on Maui, will be holding an Introduction to Aquaponics workshop on Maui.

The workshop will be held on December 10, 2011 from 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm. The cost for the class is $100. The workshop will be held at the Lokelani'Ohana Farm, 2315 Kahekili Hwy, Waihe'e, Maui 96793.  
Contact Natalie Cash at 808-551-8442 to sign up for the class.

What's Good About Aquaponics?
  • Recycles water and nutrients environmental friendly.
  • Uses 90% less water than ground crops.
  • Eliminates chemicals and pesticides.
  • Eliminates soil-bourne diseases.
  • Is a sustainable source of fish and vegetables at your back door.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Can be scaled up to a small or large profitable, production.

  • 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, 808-259-0223
  • 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, 808-249-0254,

  • LOKELANI OHANA FROM MAUI TO YOU from Tony Leone on Vimeo.

    Saturday, November 12, 2011

    Occupy WallStreet and then OccupyFarms again

    Taking back the economy from the banks to the communities requires understanding the past and how the banks and corporations managed to own the farm lands.