Welcome to Friendly Aquaponics!

We help people increase their independence by growing their own organic food more productively and with less work than any other method on the planet. And we’ll teach you how to do it less expensively and with greater results than anyone else. Guaranteed.


Aloha! E komo mai, e noho mai, e `ai a e, wala`au. (This traditional Hawaii greeting translates as “Hello! Come in, come sit, eat, and talk.”)

I wish we could actually sit and eat together, as every “talk story” in Hawaii traditionally includes eating together! I especially wish that you could share some of our fresh produce, as we walk around our 6000 sq. ft. of aquaponics systems. You’d be amazed at the sweetness of the vegetables! But for now, this written message will have to do.

Someday, please come to our farm, and we will walk around our aquaponics systems. You can graze on what we’re growing, and then sit in our seeding area, under the shade of our kukui tree. We’ll “talk story” in the relaxed Hawaiian way. Or, better yet, perhaps you will invite us to visit your farm or garden! Then we’ll get to try the delicious aquaponics produce that you’ve grown!

First off, thanks for your interest in the information we offer. We’re very honored that you’ve visited us. Before we even ask you to buy anything from us, we’re going to give you a lot of information on this website. We hope you’ll find it as valuable as…


Not exactly, but as close to free food as it gets. What you’ll find here is more – and better – information than you get from other aquaponics trainers in their $1,200 courses. We are happy to share it with you completely free of charge, with no obligation whatsoever. It is just a small part of our total Aquaponics technology information. And, it will give you a good idea of the quality of information we offer! Just click here for our free information.

You’ve come to the right place if you:

  • Want to reduce your food bill and save money.

  • Want to get control of your food, and always have safe food.

  • Want to make a good living from growing food for others.

To hear the “Friendly Aquaponics Philosophy”, please watch this video:

Who is Friendly Aquaponics, and What We Can  Do For You:

 You Can Learn Ultimate Time- and Money-Saving Breakthroughs

  • Instead of buying an overpriced kit, you can receive the very best DIY information in the world, saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
  • You can discover the absolute most efficient construction techniques, which will allow you to get your aquaponics system up and running in the least amount of time (and save loads of cash on the cost of construction).
  • You can learn stunningly effective breakthrough planting techniques that will allow you to grow from 10-150 times as many plants in the same space.
  • If you live in a place with hot summers and cold winters, you can control your climate and grow fresh, healthy food year ’round, no matter what the weather does, with a Friendly DIY Aquaponics Solar Greenhouse.

You’re Safe and Secure, in Very Experienced Hands

  • You can be completely confident that our methods work, because there are thousands of Friendly DIY systems all over the world, built by our students, operating flawlessly.
  • You can feel secure in the knowledge that you are getting the best information available, from real farmers with eight years of experience in successful commercial aquaponics farming.
  • You’ll learn step-by-step how to get Organic Certification. Organically certified vegetables are worth twice as much conventional produce, so if you’re planning on selling what you grow, you can earn twice as much, for the same amount of work!
  • You’ll also learn step-by-step how to obtain the highly-prized Food Safety Certification for Good Agricultural Practices. This shows that a farmer is a real professional.
  • In our Commercial DIY Package, we make it a slam dunk for you to get these two certifications, by giving you the exact forms that you need to get certified in fact, you can even get organically certified before you finish construction, because the certifying agencies are so familiar with our methods!
  • You will learn every time-saving technique and growing secret we’ve learned in eight years, so you don’t have to start from scratch or reinvent the wheel, and can learn from our worst mistakes!

You’ll Get Incredible Customer Support/Service

  • To help you succeed, ANY and ALL questions you have will be personally answered within three days, and often in just a few hours.
  • You will learn simple-to-understand aquaponics information which will make it EASY to grow fresh, organic food affordably, using this sustainable technology!
  • You will receive unlimited lifetime technical support at no charge, to kickstart your success with aquaponics.
  • You also receive a 100% guarantee of satisfaction, forever, so there’s zero risk to you when purchasing our DIY packages.
  • With over eight years of experience, and hundreds of systems built by our students, all operating flawlessly, we know our methods work! Our customers say so. But you don’t have to believe us, see our Testimonial page, to see what our students have to say about us! Feel free to contact us for more testimonials – we have dozens and dozens!

Our commitment in Aquaponics is to:

  • Share our knowledge in aquaponics with as many people as possible.
  • Develop new and profitable aquaponics applications and technology to share.
  • Put ourselves out of business as soon as we can. When you know what we know and no one needs to learn aquaponics, we’ve done our job, and we can finally take the family sailing in the big sailboat that is our dream to build.

(Below) An example of the incredible variety of produce you can grow with our aquaponics system designs.An example of the incredible variety of produce you can grow with our aquaponics system designs.

We give you everything we know in our Commercial and Backyard DIY technology packages and live trainings. In addition to commercial aquaponic systems, we are the solar greenhouse experts (and you probably need one of those, unless you live in Hawaii as we do), and we give you free lifetime support while you’re building and operating your greenhouse and system. For your breakthrough in aquaponic efficiency, profitability, and fun, come to the source!

You can feed your family from your own aquaponics systems, from small indoor tabletop systems up to huge commercial systems of tens of thousands of square feet, using our DIY packages.

To get the “Friendly Aquaponics Picture” watch this video:


You’ve also come to the right place if you are interested in commercial aquaponics. This is the kind of thing our clients say about us and our trainings:

“I did a lot of research on the other people offering aquaponics trainings nationwide. Funny thing is, a lot of them went to your training, whether they admit it or not. I figured I would rather go to the source. Especially since you guys were able to get organically certified. I have also been after the business plan which ya’ll provide, which saved me a ton of work.

I also like the whole approach you guys take. Not afraid of competition so to speak. I like that you allow your students to train using your materials and offer your competitors websites. Although I had already been to all of those sites, it says a lot about your integrity and faith in your product. It’s admirable, and I noticed.” — Shawn Marasso, Ector, Texas, April 12, 2014.

Click here for DIY and Training Testimonials.

Click here for more about DIY aquaponic systems.

Click here for more about integrated Solar Greenhouses.

Click here for more about a live aquaponics training.

We invite you to explore our website. We’ll do our best to point you in the right direction and make sure your experience with aquaponics is both successful and productive. If you have any questions, feel free to email Tim, or email Susanne. We’ll respond as quickly as our busy lives allow us to.

Some of the things we grow in our aquaponics systems are:

Some gorgeous heirloom tomatoes from the Friendly aquaponics system. Susanne with a beautiful head of lettuce from the Friendly aquaponics system. Rose and Dad with tilapia from the Friendly aquaponics system.
Some colorful heirloom tomatoes. Add garlic, butter, and basil for awesome marinara! Susanne with a huge head of green lettuce, reds and others on the raft. Tim and Rose with dinner; these two tilapia tasted great with a little butter and salt!