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Hooked on 'Ponics

Leina'ala Bright, a Native Hawaiian health practitioner, uses her aquaponics system to grow fresh vegetables and medicine in her Waimanalo backyard.
Molly Solomon
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In our latest installment of HPR’s series, “Feeding Ourselves: Hawai’i’s Food Future”, we take a look at an emerging technology…that could change the way we grow our food. It’s a method of growing crops and fish at the same time….and it uses less than 5% of the water that traditional farming does. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on this sustainable system that’s popping up in backyards across the islands.

Ilima Ho-Lastimosa, founder of God's Country Waimanalo, demonstrates how to assemble a small aquaponics system.
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Ilima Ho-Lastimosa, founder of God's Country Waimanalo, demonstrates how to assemble a small aquaponics system.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon joined HPR in May 2012 as an intern for the morning talk show The Conversation. She has since worn a variety of hats around the station, doing everything from board operator to producer.
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