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Website: http://apnko.com
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Members: 37
Latest Activity: Jan 20, 2016

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Where to Get Stuff on Maui

Started by Larry Yonashiro. Last reply by gruvymann Dec 18, 2013. 22 Replies

Just starting out, the biggest problem was finding out where to buy the parts needed to construct an aquaponics system on Maui.  Of course, ordering online is always an option, but the shipping cost…Continue

Kamehameha renting land to Monsanto for GMO production!!

Started by Chris Smith. Last reply by Chris Smith Mar 8, 2013. 1 Reply

 I just watched a very disturbing video that EVERYBODY living in Hawaii should watch and act on!! Monsanto and the other GMO companies are leasing land, from Kamehameha Schools, on all islands for…Continue

Chinese Catfish

Started by Jim Hall Jun 3, 2012. 0 Replies

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A bug problem

Started by Chris Smith. Last reply by Jim Hall Mar 22, 2012. 12 Replies

I was wondering if anybody on Maui has been having the same problem as I'm having here. I just lost an entire crop of cucumbers, pumpkins, and gourds this week. I have been told it is fruit flies…Continue

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Comment by Larry Yonashiro on June 12, 2012 at 9:50am

We are fortunate on Maui to have our own resident plant pathologist/bacteriologist that is willing to help the small farmer with crop diseases.  I've added a link to Dr. Chun's bio here:  http://apnko.com/en/resources/wes-chun-phd

Comment by Jim Hall on June 9, 2012 at 10:32am
I couldn't find a source for fittings on plastic drums and found this site online. http://www.bestcontainers.com/foandwastpr.html it has some good info on container types, materials used and storage. Might be a source for members to submit orders together. Having a way to store water for emergencies, fish or people, are one use of the smaller storage containers that I that of.
Comment by Jim Hall on June 5, 2012 at 11:22am
Signed up for the online atoll course. Anyone else enrolled?
Comment by Jim Hall on June 5, 2012 at 11:07am
Does anyone know if there will be people at the ag skill forum representing the aquaponics industry?
Comment by Larry Yonashiro on June 2, 2012 at 6:09pm

Chinese Catfish

We (Jim Hall, Joe, Patty, and I) visited Al Badua's Haiku property last Thursday to pick up some Chinese Catfish.  Updated the following links:

Al Badua

Where to Get Stuff on Maui

Comment by Larry Yonashiro on June 1, 2012 at 3:24pm

Forwarded email from Bob Howerton with the following attachments:

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Maui_Ag_Skill_Panel_Agenda.pdf

Panel_Topic_Descriptions.pdf

WhatAreIndustrySkillPanels.pdf


Aloha:

This is just a friendly reminder to you about our upcoming Maui Agriculture Skills Panel on June 7 at the Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului. If you've already RSVP'd with the WDC at stanford.j.fichtman@hawaii.gov, than great! We'll look forward to seeing you there.

If you're still considering coming - it is not too late! Please sign up with the WDC by email to Stan Fichtman. More information on the event, including the official invite, is below. And if you know of others who you think should come, than by all means, please forward.

We look forward to seeing you all at the forum on June 7. Best regards!
__________________________________________________

Aloha:

On behalf of the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture, the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) and the Workforce Development Council ("WDC") and the County of Maui, we'd like to invite you to a meeting of a Workforce Industry Skill Panel focused on the agriculture industry in Hawaii. This meeting will focus on Maui. (Conferences on Oahu (12/14),  Hilo (1/24) Kona (3/6) and Kauai (5/11) have been held. Information on those meetings, including notes from those sessions, can be found at www.sesphawaii.com)

This Maui meeting will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.  Location will be the Maui Beach Hotel (West Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului) As with prior industry panels, there will be an initial introduction on industry specific skill panels, followed by breakout sessions by the topic areas to discuss specific workforce/industry needs. Please find attached a description of the topic areas, an agenda of the day's events attached and a description of the skills panel process.

The goal of this conference: In order to re-establish agriculture as an essential component for the well-being of our island community, a capable and competent workforce will be required with the ability to fulfill the unique needs of a progressive agricultural industry.

There is no cost to participate in this forum.  However, please RSVP by no later than Close of Business June 4, 2012  for the organizers to plan the forum logistics. When RSVPing, please choose which committee you'd like to be a part of. Please note that we ask you to stay in one committee throughout the forum, as the skills panel process requires participation by attendees throughout.  We look forward to your attendance at this landmark event for the agriculture industry here in Hawaii.

Please RSVP to stanford.j.fichtman@hawaii.gov.  Mahalo for your time and consideration!

Stan Fichtman
Employment Analyst-Workforce Development Council
830 Punchbowl Street #417 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
www.hawaii.gov/labor/wdc
Phone: 808-586-8630
stanford.j.fichtman@hawaii.gov

Comment by Larry Yonashiro on May 30, 2012 at 11:32pm

Completely Online Video Training

in Aquaculture & Aquaponics

University of Hawaii Online Learning

Comment by Jim Hall on May 30, 2012 at 8:12pm
Sounds ok, I'm going to call you. You by the phone?
Comment by Larry Yonashiro on May 30, 2012 at 8:04pm

Hi Jim.  That cucumber looks like a cobra!  I was planning to pick up a truckload of  cinders from Kihei Landscape on Friday.  I could swing by your place to unload some before heading home.  I'll give you a call before I drop by sometime in the morning.  Is that OK?

Comment by Jim Hall on May 30, 2012 at 7:55pm
Anyone else interested, not interwater. =)
 

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