How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I am a filmmaker who is dedicated to exploring sutaianble solutions. I have recently released a film on DVD entitled Olomana Gardens Permaculture and Aquaponics.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
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
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
When Glenn Martinez and his wife Liz opened their farm in Waimänalo 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.
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