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PRESS RELEASE - MAY 2, 2014

Aquaponics
Setting up a basic Aquaponics system requires neither much space nor much equipment. UH Sea Grant will offer a free Aquaponics workshop beginning Monday, May 12. Call 699-3353 for more information. (Courtesy Photo)

Aquaponics
Healthy, fresh lettuce can be grown using a simple Aquaponics system. UH Sea Grant will offer a free Aquaponics workshop beginning Monday, May 12. Call 699-3353 for more information.

Aquaponics
Setting up a basic Aquaponics system requires neither much space nor much equipment. UH Sea Grant will offer a free Aquaponics workshop beginning Monday, May 12. Call 699-3353 for more information. (Courtesy Photo)

ASCC-CNR and UH Sea Grant to Host “Building Capacity in Aquaponics” Workshop

May 2, 2014

By Kelley Anderson Tagarino

The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Department of Community and Natural Resources (CNR), in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i’s Sea Grant College Program, is proud to host a workshop aimed at building capacity in aquaponics. This workshop will be held at the ASCC CNR’s conference room, with the hands-on portion taking place at the ASCC CNR’s Center for Sustainable Integrated Agriculture and Aquaculture (CSIAA) from May 12-14, 2014.

Workshop speakers will include Glenn Martinez and Natalie Cash from Olomana Gardens in O’ahu, HI, as well as speakers from local agencies. Topics to be covered include an overview of aquaponics system types, how to build an aquaponics system or convert an existing aquaculture or hydroponic system, plant management and production, fish management and production, and how to measure and maintain proper water quality. The ASCC CNR hopes to build on the interest and excitement created by last month’s DOA, DMWR, and CTSA aquaponics workshop.

The workshop begins Monday, May 12th at 9:00am in the ASCC CNR’s conference room. The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the local office of UH Sea Grant at 699-3353.