There are 7 billion people on the planet and more every day-- with ever dwindling amounts of fresh water and arable land. We need new solutions. Aquaponics is one of those solutions.
Using aquaponics we can grow food practically anywhere! (Depleted or polluted land, rooftops, deserts, parking lots) Adopting aquaponics can help reduce people's impact on the earth. Imagine if we didn't need to burn more rainforest and fell trees to make space for agriculture? There's enough abandoned lots and concrete pads, old highways, neglected land and fallow spaces to produce bagillions of pounds of produce, if only we could introduce aquaponics! We could see less tilled acres, more wildlife, thriving natural eco-systems and open space. We can build back our depleted soils AND grow twice as much food, four times as densely, while using 10% of the water of conventional farming.
So, when we ask for your help, yes we are asking on behalf of our selves -but we are also asking on behalf of our local bees and butterflies. On behalf of the songbirds and salamanders and on behalf of the next generation, so we can start to fix this mess that we find ourselves in.
Local food production ANYWHERE is important. Growing food locally here in Hawaii is so incredibly crucial! We are only a matter of days from starvation if all goes quiet and the ships and planes stop arriving. 90% of our food comes from thousands of miles away. As Green Acre Organics likes to say, "our food gets to travel more than we do!" If there was an emergency- like another tsunami, earthquake or geopolitical crisis- we could be in big trouble. We rely on oil based transportation to bring us food, in a place with a 365 day growing season. Plus, when we buy our food from across the ocean, it can't possibly be fresh. To add insult to injury, all the money we spend on this un-fresh food leaves our islands, and undermines a sustainable local economy.
Buying fresh local food changes all that. The food is healthier and so is the economy. Please help us help Maui be a stronger more resilient community!
Who We Are
Malio grew up on his mom's farm here on Maui. He also happens to be a technological wizard and a ridiculously hard working fella. He built our dual axis solar tracker from scratch. Malio is the electrician, the plumber, heavy equipment operator and engineer.Mike has a Master's degree in Ecological Design. Mike has a magnetic attraction to good ideas and never stops researching them!