Thanks to a generous donor with a green thumb, Maui Humane Society is embarking on a new permaculture project!
Over the next few months, our donor will be installing an aquaponic system to grow leafy greens and other vegetables for Freddie (resident celebrity tortoise) and our adoptable critters.
The low-maintenance system will have a large pool filled with tilapia fish and grow beds above. The manure-rich water from the fish will feed the plants, which clean the water so that it can be sent back to the pool. It’s a green cycle: Plants get their nutrition from natural sources, dirty water gets cleaned innately, and the water is constantly reused rather than changed.
This innovative system will allow MHS to become more self-sufficient and environmentally friendly.
Stay tuned for more details and pictures of Freddie chowin’ down on his locally grown lunch!