Archive for Aquaponics

Aquaponic Banana Harvest

Aquaponics, Featured, Harvesting on December 22nd, 2011 3 Comments

ShareBananas were harvested from a tree grown in a Hapa Farms home aquaponic system in Nuuanu.

Aquaponics Workshop for Nanakuli/Waianae Educators/Community Members

Aquaponics, Education, Events and Seminars, Featured, Misc on December 14th, 2011 No Comments

Share Hapa Farms participated in a workshop to introduce educators and community members in the Nanakuli/Waianae district to aquaponics. The workshop was held at Windward Community College on November 5 and was led by isis Hawaii, CTAHR, and Tapiki as Internet-Based Business part of the Ipu Waiwai Kula AE project. Hapa Farms presented on the [...]

900 gallon System Added to Highlands Intermediate

Aquaponics, Education, Featured, Misc, Project Installations on September 30th, 2011 No Comments

Share Hapa Farms worked with teachers at Highlands Intermediate to add a 900 gallon aquaponic system to their Science Garden as part of the aquaponic program expansion for the 2011-2012 school year. The science department and faculty and Highlands have done a great job of integrating aquaponics into their science curriculum and developing a project-based [...]

Aquaponics Program Starting in Nanakuli/Wai’anae Complex

Aquaponics, Education, Featured, Misc on September 22nd, 2011 1 Comment

Share Hapa Farms is part of a team that includes isisHawaii, Tapiki, and UH’s CTAHR to increase STEM awareness in the Nanakuli/Wai’anae complex using aquaponics. We will be installing aquaponic systems in several schools within the complex, training faculty and staff in system maintenance, and assisting in curriculum development and integration.

Highlands Intermediate Aquaponics Class Underway

Aquaponics, Education, Featured, Misc on September 9th, 2011 No Comments

ShareWe visited the aquaponics class at Highlands Intermediate School this week.  The class is the first aquaponics class offered at the school and is a project-based class using the systems Hapa Farms installed last year.  Students in the class were busy taking various measurements from sensors in the system and got a quick lesson on [...]

Update on Balcony Patioponics

Aquaponics, Featured, Harvesting, Misc on September 8th, 2011 No Comments

ShareThe patioponics system we installed on a condo balcony in Kaimuki is doing well.  In the ebb-and-flow gravel bed there are Hawaiian peppers, watermelon, tomatoes, squash, papaya, strawberry, and a rare Native Hawaiian plant.  Growing in the raft are eggplants, squash, baby romaine lettuce, and peppers.

Aquaponics Program Expanded to Pearl City Complex

Aquaponics, Education, Featured, News on August 30th, 2011 2 Comments

ShareThe aquaponics pilot program that isisHawaii and Hapa Farms started at Highlands Intermediate School has been extended and expanded to the elementary schools in the Pearl City Complex for the 2011-2012 school year.  Hapa Farms will be adding a commercial-scale aquaponics system to the systems installed last year at the Highlands Intermediate Science Garden and [...]

Aquaponic Bananas

Aquaponics, Featured, Misc on August 19th, 2011 2 Comments

Share Bananas are growing on the banana tree grown in Hapa Farms’ aquaponic system in Nu’uanu. The tree was planted from a small cutting in the gravel bed and fruit appeared in early July. Can’t wait to eat these bananas!

Star Advertiser Features Hapa Farms Aquaponic System at Highlands Intermediate

Aquaponics, Education, Featured, News on August 16th, 2011 No Comments

ShareThe Star Advertiser’s August 14 publication included an article about the income-based academics divide in Hawaii that highlighted the aquaponics at Highlands Intermediate School, built and maintained by Hapa Farms.  The aquaponics system was pictured (page A14) and described as an example of one of the rigorous STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) projects that [...]

Papayas in Manoa System

Aquaponics, Featured on April 28th, 2011 No Comments

Share Papayas growing in the Waimanalo Prototype aquaponic system in Manoa.