Innovation on the Farm

This week “The Wonder Boys” – Dylan Hall and Josiah Henning, with LETS Innovation are showcasing one of their inventions: The Gravity Oxygen Generator – The basic purpose of this device is to provide oxygen for the fish to stay alive in an aquaponics system without electricity. It can be utilized in poor countries that have limited or no electricity. It’s also made of readily available materials that most would be able to afford! We are so blessed to have these guys with us!

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_MG_3798A small fish tank example

_MG_3778The Gravity Oxygen Generator

Campus Fair

Its the Annual Campus Fair with LETS!
This year we brought the students to us in the ATV classroom as each DTS outreach team toured all that the campus has to offer. The new LETS video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRXZmim7hpQ) was shown to each group as well as an additional explination by Donny of what LETS is all about! This is such an exciting time for LETS of expansion and growth! Next week we will keep you updated on the new Piggery that is currently being built!

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Vernon opening up the presentation
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Vernon and Donny Speaking
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Shepherding the sheep!

Shepherding the sheep!
This week Thema led the work duty students in herding and vaccinating the sheep on the farm. These specific type of sheep are “hairless” and do not need to be sheered, but instead serve as an emergency source of food for the YWAM base if Hawaii ever was to be cut from the rest of the world (which we hope would never happen). We love our sheep and definitely appreciate all the help we get with our work duty students!

 

 

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Some of our “hairless” sheep!

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Work Duty Students with Thema – picking out the ones to vaccinate!

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_MG_3557 Stephen, one of our work duty students, enjoying the sheep.

AQUAPONICS SEMINAR!!!

      Come and learn how to grow a garden without soil, where food is free of chemicals, no weeds grow; and you work at waist high level with minimum energy exertion. Your vegetables can grow faster and at higher densities compared to traditional soil gardening.

Welcoming the leadership track and work duty students!

Today we welcomed the new leadership track students that will be working on the farm!  We are so excited to have them and are looking forward to getting to know each one while working together.

Here you can see the leadership track on their first day getting their hands dirty!

 

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Sarah made herself a new friend on the farm!

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Below you can see animal expert Ralph Howes teaching the new students how to feed the pigs. Each day all the scraps from the kitchen are brought over and put to good use!

 

 

_MG_3456 Pig Feeding

CAMPUS FAIR!

 

 

Last Wednesday (Nov/12) we had the Campus Fair at University of the Nations. Students came to the Natural Farm and took part on a short presentation explaining what we do here and inviting them to a tour on Saturday. Thema Black, our shephered, brought one of our newborn sheep for them to see and everyone was really excited!

A big thank you to everyone who helped make that event a total success! You are awesome!

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Vernon Byrd and Cyndi Stratton talking to the students about LETS and the Natural Farm to one of the groups of students who came to visit us.

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Thank you Thema for bringing that baby sheep! It was awesome!

Leaves

Pick a leaf and visit our website!

Adventure Time!

Last weekend our students went out on a field trip to the Mauna Loa volcano. Mauna Loa is one of the 5 volcanos in Hawaii and it is considered the largest on Earth. Our students walked on the area that was coverd by lava and inside a tube formed on its eruption in 1974.

They also went cliff jumping at South Point and hiking to Green Sand Beach. It was a precious time of fellowship and a great opportunity to learn more about God’s creation. A special thank you to Don Rogers and his wife Heather who organized the trip, David Bustin for driving and our friend and guide Eric Hubner.

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