PRLog - Oct. 11, 2009 - Independent filmmakers Al & Jayne Cloutier of World Class Productions LLC and organic gardener, Glenn Martinez, have won the prestigious Award of Excellence from the Accolade Competition. This award was given for the educational film on sustainable agriculture, "Olomana Gardens: Permaculture and Aquaponics".
Permaculture and Aquaponics DVD at worldclassproductionz.com
"Olomana Gardens: Permaculture and Aquaponics" with Master Gardener, Glenn Martinez, takes viewers on an in-depth tour of a certified organic demonstration farm. In the 60 minute film we learn about permaculture as practiced at Olomana Gardens in Waimanalo, Hawaii.
When Glenn Martinez and his wife Liz opened their farm in Waimänalo over a decade ago, Glenn knew he would farm organically. What he couldn't have fathomed is how his farm would evolve over that decade, seamlessly aligning with the principles of Permaculture. And not by luck, mind you. Glenn is an articulate, mechanically minded, forward-thinking famer and stands by his convictions of education and hard work. It s no accident Olomana Gardens is leading the charge in Hawaii for aquaponics, one of the smartest and most sustainable ways to farm organically.
Permaculture is basically about reducing waste: using everything and not throwing anything away. The main goal is to create living and sustainable systems. It’s an ecologist's dream of actively conserving world life and resources. The film focuses on the symbiotic relationships between man, animals, and plants. An integral feature of the tour is the aquaponics section.
Aquaponics comes from aquaculture coupled with hydroponics. This type of growing system combines fish farming with organic vegetable production. It has the potential of supplying vast numbers of people with a sustainable and ecologically healthy supply of protein and vegetables, at minimal investment, with rapid and bountiful harvests. The systems are so efficient and economical; they can be installed on lanais, backyards, and on rooftops.
The Accolade recognizes film, television, and videography professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry.
The DVD is available at olomanagardens.com, worldclassproductionz.com, amazon.com, and available for download at filmbaby.com
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World Class Productions LLC is comprised of husband and wife team Al & Jayne Cloutier. Al appears as writer, director, videographer, and editor. Jayne is the visual diva behind the DSLR lens (and Al’s inspirational muse). Jayne’s award-winning still photography and creative design skills add flair and color to WCP’s promotional and marketing materials.
Together, they have produced commercials for local restaurants, the charter sailing yacht Emeraud, the Waikiki catamaran Manu Kai , and the Aloha Island Farms Kona coffee plantation. They have also produced video resumes interviews for the Hamilton Island and other competitions, promotional video material for local author Paul Hendricks, pilot show demos, memorial tribute films, and the award winning films, World Class Restaurant Service and Olomana Gardens: Permaculture and Aquaponics .