Permaculture and Aquaponics
Learn the fundamentals of organic
and sustainable gardening from
Master Gardener, Glenn Martinez!
When Glenn Martinez and his wife Liz opened their farm in Waimanalo over a decade ago, Glenn knew he would farm organically. What he couldn't have fathomed is how his farm would evolve over that decade, seamlessly aligning with the principles of Permaculture. And not by luck, mind you. Glenn is an articulate, mechanically minded, forward-thinking famer and stands by his convictions of education and hard work. It s no accident Olomana Gardens is leading the charge in Hawaii for aquaponics, one of the smartest and most sustainable ways to farm organically.
Olomana Gardens Permaculture and Aquaponics takes viewers on an in depth tour of this certified organic demonstration farm. In this 60 minute film 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 is to create living and sustainable systems. It is an ecologist's dream of actively conserving world life and resources. The film focuses on the synergy between animals and plants. A big feature is the aquaponics section. Aquaponics comes from aquaculture coupled with hydroponics. This type of growing sytem combines fish raising and production of organic vegetables. It has the potential of supplying vast numbers of people with a sustainable and ecologically healthy supply of protein and vegetables at a minimal investment with quick results
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"Olomana Gardens Permaculture and Aquaponics is a DVD revealing the beauty and inner workings of Olomana Gardens, a permaculture farm meant to serve as a model of a modern, sustainable food growing system that can be applied to small-scale farms, as well as food production for residential lots. Showcasing integrated systems of animals, composting and vermicomposting, and aquaponics (a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics), Olomana Gardens is as much a beautiful tour of verdant green as it is a demonstration of practical means for future food production. A wonderful and educational viewing experience, extraordinarily timely in today's era of rising food and fuel prices, particularly recommended for public and school library DVD collections."
~ The Midwest Book Review
5.0 out of 5 stars Good investment, August 9, 2009
By Donovan Duncan "DoranM" (Missoula, MT)
The video is a great look at what was done with just a fresh water source, some sunshine, and lots of effort. It's a great watch and will give you many many new ideas on what you can do in your home garden.
Absolutely worth the money.
Martinez takes the viewer on an exciting ride into the unknown, as he explores and develops permaculture ideas and theories. Vermiculture is used extensively throughout his farm and Martinez's love and passion for worms, will definitely stimulate your interest, and promote your own love of these truly amazing creatures. This DVD is nothing like what you have ever seen before and will excite and inspire you to think about your actions and their reactions.
Mitchell Baylis-Raayen - Backyard Aquaponics Team, Western Australia
"You've done what I would not have though possible:
to make a production about worms really intesting.
Your production is content-filled and the host is entertaining.
Job well done!"
Thomas Baker, Ph.D.
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