"They're soft, almost cuddly!" wisecracks organic farmer Glenn Martinez as he displays a handful of wiggling worms to the video camera. "and they're eating my garbage!" "Olomana Gardens Permaculture and Aquaponics" takes viewers on an in depth tour of this certified organic demonstration farm. We learn about permaculture as practiced at Olomana Gardens in Waimanalo. Permaculture is basically about reducing waste: using everything and not throwing anything away. The main aim of Permaculture is to create living systems. It is an ecologist's dream of actively conserving world life and resources. The film focuses on the synergy between animals, with worms eating chicken poop and chickens eating worms. A big feature is the aquaponics section. Aquaponics comes from aquaculture coupled with hydroponics. This type of growing system combines fish raising and production of organic vegetables. It has the potential of supplying vast numbers of people with a sustainable and ecologically healthy ...
Honolulu Advertiser Submitted by Al Cloutier
17 June 2009 (USA)
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