Hi, I am Michael,
An entrepreneur, philanthropist & aquaponics designer dedicated to helping you grow fresh healthy food in the most beautiful way possible.
Read more to find out how I got here
Visiting cambodia in 2010 changed my life
learning to grow food
After returning back to the US I visited meetup meetings, garden groups and tried to learn about the different ways to grow food. That is how I discovered aquaponics. Right away I was fascinated about the possibilities by having fish help create organic produce. I knew this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.
starting to give back
raising money is hard
It’s not easy running a non-profit. To get donations you have to be good at documenting your progress. Either via video or in written words, then share and promote it it on social media so everyone can see your impact and then hopefully someone will make a donation.
I wasn’t really good any any of it and got frustrated begging for money and wanted to find a new way to help keeping our koya projects alive.
the inspiration for bali aquaponics
Bali, the beautiful “Island of the Gods” inspired me to think different when it comes to building food systems nowadays.
I got inspired by stunning waterfalls, lush green jungle ambiance and the warm and peaceful colors of orange lighting by night, endless shades of green plants, dark gray volcano rocks and elegant brown teak wood.
You can see how I incorporate these 4 colors into all my indoor and outdoor garden designs.