"No ka 'oi" means "is the best" in the Hawaiian language. "Maui no ka 'oi" has been a common saying for as long as I can remember growing up on Maui. Thus, Aquaponics no ka 'oi. Aquaponics is the best. A compact system that attempts to emulate the ecosystem found in nature to abundantly provide food for mankind. An integral part of the higher goals of permaculture and sustainability. Read more in About Us.
How to use this site. Scan the menus on top. Search for topics of interest in this main site and in Talk Story. If looking to buy commercial aquaponics items on Maui, go to Resources ->Where to Get Stuff on Maui. If looking for items to buy, sell, or trade, go to Talk Story and search for the Maui Bulletin Board category. You can also Login and create a new Category topic in Talk Story and start blogging. For a Flash video explanation of our Logo with sound, go to About -> Our Logo. If you have questions about Aquaponics, those may be answered under About -> Interview by Jon-Lee Pinheiro, Student. Finally, please visit Shops to help support our cause. Mahalo!
A different Maui Aquaponics site will periodically be featured below (please scroll down to see).
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Featured Aquaponics Site (see below): Ke Kahua: Hānai Project (Off-Grid)
MEO Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.
Ke Kahua: Hānai Project
Editor's note: The aquaponics system here is completely off the electrical grid, and they have only recently drilled a well. Aquaponics is a small part of the total Hānai project and blends new technology with traditional values. Electrical power is supplied by the sun using solar cells and batteries, and when this system was installed in August 2011, water was still being trucked in. This project came about due to the incredible vision of MEO's Program Manager Momi Medeiros, and the sheer determination of on-site Ke Kahua Resource Specialist Kassie Haake, who, working under harsh environmental conditions daily, ensures the continued success of this project. See the slide show below.
The Hānai Project will feed the mind, body, and spirit contributing to the overall well-being of native Hawaiians and move towards healing the people of generations of injustices.
The goal of this project is to develop the Hānai Hawaiian Agricultural Project at MEO’s Ke Kahua site for native Hawaiians in Wai`ehu, Maui, Hawai`i. Hānai, meaning to “feed the people” will improve the overall well-being of Hawai`i’s native people. This will be accomplished by nourishing mind, body, and spirit; enhancing cultural awareness and identity; providing marketable skills for future employment; strengthening community ties; and promoting successful reintegration of incarcerated individuals from MCCC.
Projects & Workshops
Traditional Dry Stack Masonry
Laulima (to work together)
Hawaiian Food Preparation
Traditional Resource Management
Click on the image below to start a slide presentation.