Movement aims to make Hawaii more self-sustaining through aquaponic farming

Maui Waena Intermediate School | Kahului, HI

Hawaii, for all its tropical splendor, is a relative food desert when it comes to native-grown produce. The islands import about 90% of the fresh produce they consume. Larry Yonashiro is hoping to change that by starting an aquaponics movement, where locals can learn to grow high quality produce in small outdoor spaces, using the wonders of aquaponics.

Produced by Logan Tsukiyama, Hannah Okamoto, Samantha Della, and Cailyn Omuro at Maui Waena Intermediate in Kahului, Hawaii. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Jennifer Suzuki. 


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