25 Nov 2012

How to Build a Smart Aquaponics Garden: (110)

Note that everything will depend on the amount of available space you have and the amount of inputs/resources you have at your disposal.  The following is the documentation of a household garden we built as a demonstration project for our One School One Garden (OSOG) program in Xela, Guatemala.  ...

21 Nov 2012

Completed OSOG Garden in Guatemala

We've just finished our garden in Guatemala.  Thanks to the help of El Infinito and our volunteers the garden is now up and running.  More information to follow describing how we constructed the garden step-by-step.  

14 Nov 2012

One School One Garden Live – Press Release

In this era of rapid urbanization and depleting arable land, the concept of aquaponics has been gaining momentum for its efficient farming solutions - to those who wish to grow sustainable food in limited spaces. Kijani Grows based in Oakland, California offers Smart Aquaponics systems that combine hydroponic farming and...

13 Oct 2012

Starting Construction in Guatemala

[caption id="attachment_1185" align="alignleft" width="300"] Building the hydroponic component of the Smart Aquaponics garden[/caption] We've been busy the last few weeks here in Guatemala working with El Infinito on their permaculture project and building our Smart Aquaponics garden down here.  Our volunteers have been helping out with a variety of garden...

18 Sep 2012

howto build a smart aquaponics garden: (101)

There are numerous possibilities for growbeds. Wooden growbeds have to be water proofed usually by using a rubber pond liner. We fiber glass our wooden smart aquaponic garden growbeds using Pond Shield a non toxic epoxy liquid liner The trick to a long lasting liquid lining is a firm structure....

13 Sep 2012

Permaculture and Organic Farming in Xela

The OSOG group in Xela, Guatemala had the opportunity the other day to visit the El Infinito headquarters and have project manager Juan Pablo show us around.  Juan Pablo talked to the students about concepts like permaculture, including leveraging particular plants as natural insecticides, composting and malnutrition issues in Guatemala....

21 Aug 2012

New One School One Garden (OSOG) Pages

We've just posted more information about our educational program, One School One Garden (OSOG). The pilot project has been launched at Castlemont High School in Oakland with the sister project coming to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala soon. The goal of OSOG is to use Smart Aquaponics to connect students around the world...

04 Aug 2012

Thoughts from the Ground in Xela, Guatemala

We recently had our first interchange between the students from Castlemont high school in Oakland and El Infinito in Guatemala.  The groups chatted about topics ranging from agricultural sustainability to environmental issues to food cultures in our respective places.  Estuardo, a local 19-year-old volunteer with us in Guatemala had the...