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Published: 04 December 2012

The Kona FoodMachine is a shining example of what we desire for all FoodMachine installations. This project is now fully

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Published: 20 November 2012

Unfortunately, when growing plants, the need for having a plan to manage pests is a reality. Following are a few of the basic steps taken in FoodMachine systems to prevent pests as well as deal with issues should they arise.

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Published: 13 November 2012

System start-up is generally one of the most challenging times in any aquaponics system.

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Published: 02 February 2012

This past week we travelled to the Kona YWAM base to do training on the FoodMachine. We did training with a Discipleship Training School (DTS) leader and a couple of his staff on how to build a grow-bed. One of their outreach teams will be going back in July to the same place the FoodMachine is being installed in March.

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Published: 25 April 2011

“A threefold challenge now faces the world: Match the rapidly changing demand for food from a larger and more affluent population to its supply; do so in ways that are environmentally and socially sustainable; and ensure that the world’s poorest people are no longer hungry. This challenge requires changes

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Location: Kona, HI | Published: 01 March 2011

On several occasions we have had students from one of the campus’ schools come and plant various vegetables as part of their science class. They always have a great time, but often they don’t come back to visit the plants as they germinate, grow shoots and bear fruit.

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Location: Kona, HI and Tacoma, WA | Published: 20 January 2011

Water is the life-blood of the FoodMachine. The water facilitates the symbiotic nature of the relationship between the fish and plants. The water carries the nutrients to the plants from the fish and the water, after being cleaned by the plants, obviously provides the home for the fish. One of the keys to a successful FoodMachine is good water quality management.

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Location: Kona, HI | Published: 03 December 2010

This week YWAM is celebrating the 50th anniversary here at the Kona base.

Check out the pictures of FoodMachine, looking great for the celebration!!!

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Location: Kona, HI | Published: 02 December 2010

We were going back through pictures from the beginning stages of the Kona FoodMachine and thought these would be fun to share. They chronicle the beginning of the project, from when the site was still totally overgrown all the way through the construction phase.

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Location: Kona, HI | Published: 28 October 2010

This last week a group of us took on the project of implementing design changes we came up with in order to simplify the entire system. Our greatest desire is that the FoodMachine™ be used across the world. We know one of the greatest challenges faced with the FoodMachine™ is making sure it is simple.

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