Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Grower Inspired Field Day: Waialua Oahu

Ramiscal Farms
68-369 Olohio Street
Waialua, Oahu
April 30, 2012
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join LIFE and Risk Management Hawaii in a ‘grower inspired’ field day on April 30, 2012 at 10:00 am. Project collaborators, Andres Saguibo and Eulogio Ramiscal will be hosting a field day to demonstrate the use of aquaponics in cultivating leafy greens and various vegetable crops using this new and innovative system. Learn first hand about the growing pains and opportunities involved in starting and maintaining a small scale aquaponics unit in Waialua, Oahu.

LIFE partners, Dr. Clyde Tamaru and / or Cathy Montgomery Hopkins, CTAHR Aquaculture and Aquponics specialists will be on hand to talk about the fundamentals behind aquaponics and the integration of fish into vegetable production. Dr. Ted Radovich and/ or Jensen Uyeda from the Sustainable and Organic Agriculture program will share how aquaponics fits into sustainable agriculture systems. Jason Shitanishi of the USDA FSA will be available to talk about the various USDA programs available. Melissa Motosue of the USDA FSA will talk about low interest farm loans. Team LIFE and RMH will share strategies for managing risk in Hawaii Agriculture . Agent Jari Sugano will talk with growers about ways to heighten food safety in handling produce grown in aquaponics systems. Come join us for an morning filled with fish, vegetables, collaborative partnerships, and fun.

Please contact Lynn at the Wahiawa Extension Office to reserve your spot and for last minute changes at 622-4185 or via email at

Take Farrington Highway in Waialua, you will pass in front of Waialua High School. Continue west toward Mokuleia about a mile and a half to two miles, the first right will be Olohio St. Enter Olohio about 150 to 200 yards and 68-369 will be on the left, enter driveway that has coconut trees on both sides of entrance. If parking lot is full you may park along Olohio St.

Open to everyone without regard to race, age, sex, color or disability. Educational activities are accessible for individuals with disabilities. For information or to request an auxiliary aid or service (e.g., sign language interpreter, designated parking, or materials in alternate format), contact Lynn Bessara @ (808) 622-4185 seven days before the activity/event.

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