Today I’d like to feature another wonderful blog post from our Aquaponic Gardening Community. This one is by Jessica Rohr from Honolulu, Hawaii who writes a blog at When I asked her if she would mind if I featured her post in Aquaponic Gardening Blog her response was “To me they are just simple little thoughts that can travel wherever they please”. ┬áSo continue and read about discovering awesome aquaponics.

I first learned about aquaponics through Glen Martinez at Olomana Gardening in Waimanalo. I was there for a free raised bed gardening class but ended up getting an earful about how much better aquaponics is. The system seemed unfamiliar, complicated and unnecessary to me and I instantly wrote it off.

The women I had carpooled with slightly convinced me of its benefits but not enough for me to even recall being interested. All I remember was thinking how cute it was that the elders at her retirement fish for tilapia in their aquaponics pond as an activity. I tried bringing it up in gardening conversation a few times and no one really knew about it or cared to know. It’s funny now how obsessed I am becoming considering how anti I was.

Now times like tonight happen, where I am trying to sell someone on the awesomeness of aquaponics and I get completely rejected. If I try to tell a friend it is the future of food they practically laugh at me. And they have so many skeptical remarks about the truth of my statements. I might as well be a Jehovah Witness! Ha.

I trust that as knowledge spreads and people become more familiar they will see me as less of a latest tech gadget freak and more of a prophet. Until then I am finding comfort in the intelligent community surrounding aquaponics (that means you guys.) Thank you friends!