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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.

Using Green Water

Featured, Misc on September 16th, 2011 No Comments

Share Plants in soil can benefit from green water too. Green water from routine water changes in fish tanks can act as a natural fertilizer and give you some great plant growth while also conserving water.

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.

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!

Hapa Farms in Whole Foods webisode

Featured, Misc, News on June 4th, 2011 No Comments

ShareHapa Farms will be featured in a webisode on innovative agriculture for a Whole Foods web series on solutions for an overcrowded planet.  A production team filmed residential systems as well as the Highlands Intermediate School aquaponic and static hydroponic systems in their science garden for the video.  The webisode is scheduled to be launched [...]