In Hawaii, Todd and I had the chance to live in a tree house in the mountains of Waimanalo, the Windward (East) side of Oahu. Close to this tree house was the organic farm, Olomana Gardens. Olomana Gardens is a permaculture farm that prides itself on serving the local community and promoting sustainable growing systems that anyone can learn and benefit from. Glenn Martinez is the man who makes this farm run. If you are ever on the island of Oahu, he is a wonderful person to contact and learn from. His website is attached under the “Organics” section of my blog. The farms main component is its aquaponics style farming, which produces vegetables and food that feed several people and families each day. This sustainable system, which uses fish to farm, is a fascinating revolution in the way we produce products. Glenn dedicates his life to this cause and he truly believes in the power of sustainability. His goal is to have an aquaponics system (which is very easy to build yourself) in every backyard of America.
From volunteering and observing aquaponics farming, I have come to see and believe in the benefits of sustainable farming systems. I encourage you to explore Glenn’s website and continue to educate yourself in topics surrounding the ongoing organic revolution.
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