From a young man with a college degree to a now-thriving aquaponics and hydroponics farm – and a shining example of commercial Ag in Hawaiʻi – it’s the inspiring story of how Mari’s Gardens came to be. Presenting a virtual “talk and teach” event with Brendon Lau, CTAHR alum and manager of this 18-acre farm in Mililani, O‘ahu, whose mission is to promote sustainable living, organic urban farming, and buying local.
- Thursday, May 27
- 5:00 p.m. via Zoom
- Free (you may also purchase a “Mari's Gardens + UH Alumni” gift set that includes curated items from Mari's Gardens and UH Alumni swag. $30 until 5/10, then $35)
- Please register in advance. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Brendon will share how this family-owned business has grown and evolved over the years and how CTAHR helped prepare him for what he's doing today. Brendon will also be joined by Ted Radovich of the Dept. of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, as they present a special Home Gardening 101 segment featuring helpful home gardening tips and tricks for various climates.
“Mari’s Gardens is one of Hawaiʻi’s leading innovators in aquaponics, direct marketing and agri-tourism,” says Ted. “As one of his former professors, I’m really excited to chat with Brendon about how his family’s business has grown and adapted with the times.”
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“Mari’s Gardens” is part of Holoholo at Home, a virtual version of the Holoholo event series by the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation. Holoholo at Home aims to take alumni guests behind the scenes with local academic, business, and University of Hawai‘i leaders for an immersive virtual experience showcasing the wide-ranging knowledge and success of fellow UH alumni.