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Published: 22 January 2013

Solar is a great way to power a FoodMachine in environments where grid power is either unreliable or unavailable. At LaHaina Family Farms, the entire FoodMachine is powered via solar.

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Published: 07 January 2013

There are many different things that can be used as a fish tank. For a system to be considered a FoodMachine, we have minimum requirements in terms of the gallon capacity of the fish tank.

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Published: 30 December 2012

Plumbing growbeds correctly is very important for the success of any aquaponic system. One of the keys to remember is that gravity should be used, whenever possible, to move the water within the system.

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Published: 23 December 2012

This is the first of two posts about building and plumbing growbeds. We just got back from LaHaina Family farms where we finished constructing and plumbing in their growbeds. There are many different ways that growbeds can be built.

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Published: 21 December 2012

We use coco-husk and pearlite as the planting medium in the FoodMachine.

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Published: 07 December 2012

The construction at LaHaina Family farms is proceeding very well! Here are some update pictures from on-site.

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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: 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 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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