Aquaponics in Hawaii Conference
Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (HST)
This year's Conference theme is centered on current opportunities and challenges of aquaponics in Hawaii. Participants will hear from presenters representing a cross section of urban garden producers, small, intermediate and large scale commercial producers, aquaponic services, suppliers and community groups. Also, faculty and researchers from the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) will be sharing some of the latest developments in aquaponic research and extension being conducted at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Introduction and Opening Remarks
- Doug Dykstra, Chancellor, Windward Community College (WCC)
- Maria Gallo, Dean, UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR)
- Ron Weidenbach, President, Hawaii Aquaculture Aquaponics Association (HAAA)
Session 1 Commercial Aquaponics in Hawaii
- Jason Brand - Kunia Country Farms, "Commercial Aquaponics in Hawaii"
- Karen Ching - Iliili Farms, "Our Journey into Aquaponics"
- Fred Lau - Mari's Garden, "The Future of Commercial Scale Aquaponics"
- Panel discussion - questions & answers
Session 2 Urban Garden Aquaponics in Hawaii
- Brian Leonida - BnB Nursery, "Off-grid Aquaponics & Aquaculture for a Homeowner on the Leeward Side of Oahu"
- Rick White - urban homeowner, "The Challenges and Rewards of Backyard Aquaponics - Building a Simple Greenhouse While Making Friends with Your Neighbors"
- Albert Fung - AquaponicsInParadise, "The Growth of Backyard Aquaponics and the Future"
- Raychel Watkins - Happyponics, "Denying the Myth of - I don't have enough space and it costs too much - Economical Small Backyard Aquaponics"
Session 3 Aquaponic Services
- Reyn Horner - Hapa Farms, "Considerations for Choosing and Maintaining your Aquaponics System"
- Stan Kodama & Travis Sato - Waimanalo Feed Supply/Aquaponics Plus, "The Birth of a New Business in Waimanalo: Aquaponics Plus"
- Louis Primavera & Fred Mencher - Primavera Aquaponics, "Growing Vertical^ -or Service With a Small Footprint"
- Glenn Martinez -Olomana Gardens, "Conserving Energy in Aquaponics"
Session 4 Aquaponics in the Community
- Ilima Ho-Lastimosa - God's Country Waimanalo, "Ma Ka Hana Ka 'Iki - How Hawaiians Learn, By Doing"
- Tiffany Kawaguchi & Judith Dacanay - Hawaii State Hospital, "Recovery Through Aquaponics: People, Purpose, and Possibilities"
- Lynn Fujioka & Verlie Ann Malina-Wright - ISIS Hawaii, "Ipu Waiwai Kula-'AE (Aquaponics in Education)"
- Susan Miller - Aquaponics Workforce Maui, "Hawaii: Hawaii Aquaponics Workforce Development (Maui): Toward University Based Technical Education in Industry-recognized Standards-based Certification in Commercial Aquaponics. University of Hawaii College of Education, Center on Disability Studies"
Session 5 CTAHR Aquaponic Research (A)
- Luisa Castro -CTAHR/ADAP, "Growing Food? Use Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) - It Matters"
- Leina'ala Bright*, Karen Knight, Levon Ohai, Kamanamaikalani Beamer, Leticia Colmenares, Bradley K. Fox, RuthEllen Klinger-Bowen, Kathleen McGovern-Hopkins & Clyde S. Tamaru - Hawaiian Studies/CTAHR/MBBE/TPSS, "Comparison of 'Olena Grown Aquaponically versus in Soil"
- Jari Sugano*, Jensen Uyeda, Koon-Hui Wang, Theodore Radovich, Clyude S. Tamaru & Bradley K. Fox - CTAHR/TPSS, "Pest Identification and Sustainable Management Strategies"
- Theodore Radovich - CTAHR/TPSS, "Evaluating the Yield and Quality of Aquaponically Grown PakChoi and Beet Varieties"
Session 6 CTAHR Aquaponic Research (B)
- Harry Ako - CTAHR/MBBE, "Research into Technologies for Commercial Aquaponics"
- Zhen Hu*, Jaewoo Li, Kartik Chandran, Sungpyo Kim, Clyde S. Tamaru & Samir Kumar Khanal - CTAHR/MBBE, "Nitrogen Transformations in Aquaponic System"
- Koon-Hui Wang* & Jane Tavares - CTAHR/PEPS, "Are We Ready for Insecticide-free Aquaponic System?:
- Kanae Tokunaga, Clyde S. Tamaru*, Harry Ako & Ping Sun Leung - CTAHR/NREM/MBBE, "Assessment of the Economics of Commercial Aquaponic Operations in Hawaii"
Note: admission to the Conference shall be by pre-event tickets purchased prior to May 16, 2013. No tickets will be sold after this date. Walk-ins on the day of the event will not be permitted. There are no refunds on tickets purchased, however another person may attend in your place. Take advantage of the Early Bird discount and purchase your tickets today!
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When & Where
Dr. Clyde Tamaru - CTAHR Extension Agent - Aquaponics
Dr. Clyde S. Tamaru, Ph.D. is born and raised in Hawaii and a home grown product of the Hawaii public school system. He attended Royal Elementary School, Central Intermediate and would graduate from McKinley High School. He obtained a BS in Biology and an MS in Zoology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received his doctorate from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Agriculture Department of Fisheries. He is currently is an aquaculture specialist with the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) in the Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering and has been a non tenure track faculty member of the University of Hawaii at Manoa since 1995. Dr. Tamaru heads CTAHR’s aquaculture extension team that provides technical assistance in aquaculture and aquaponics to private and public sector stakeholders within the state and abroad. The information and assistance is science based and accomplished by maintaining an active research portfolio that covers Hawaiian Fishponds, biofuel byproduct remediation, aquaponics, and developing hatchery technologies for a variety of freshwater and marine species. The overall goal of the research and extension efforts are to decrease Hawaii’s dependence on imports for both food and energy. His other interests include developing culture based curriculum for use in Hawaii’s school systems.