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Village Green LLC

Village Green service teams are providing organic and sustainable systems of food production from farms & gardens on the island of Kauai .

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Lihue, HI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 12
  • Website

Company Summary

Village Green is increasing the level of food self-sufficiency on the island of Kauai by providing training, technical support, and needed labor to farms and gardens in ways that increase their productivity and resulting profits via the sale of locally grown food. Their methods include aquaponic systems that raise both fish & vegetables simultaneously, organic and permaculture methods of crop management, and the use of superior soil amendments.


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    Glenn Norman Hontz

    Graduate of Columbia University with a masters and doctors degree in administration. Former professor at University of Rochester, Tulane University and University of Hawaii. Held leadership positions in city planning (Garden Grove California)
    advertising and marketing (all islands of Hawaii) and associate with the Small Business Development Center at Kauai Community College and later as Director of the USDA-funded Agriculture Training Program.

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    Bernie Tsao
    Director Aquaponics Division

    Mr. Tsao is an internationally renowned aquaponics expert. He has specialized in international Aquaculture/Aquaponics training & development for the past 22 years and led outreach teams completing projects in seven different nations. He serves as a consultant in Aquaculture Aquaponics programs, and as a member of the Industrial Advisory Committee with the Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture representing the island of Kauai.

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    Anny Bruch
    Chief Administrator

    Ms. Bruch has over 25 years of experience in organization management, resource development, program design/implementation,and organizational capacity building . She holds a BA in Economics from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Masters in Development Management,. She has served in senior management roles with programs in agriculture and rural development. She is an accomplished organizational leader and successfully employs skills of team management.

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    Berry Smith
    Director Marketing & Sales

    He graduated from Univ of Colorado 1981 with a BA. In 1983-87 he co-founded Technical Education Systems LLC, Denver, Colo, the first accredited school in the U.S. to train students to repair video electronics, He was Director of Finance and Sales from 1987-99 at Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. with Richard Bertram and Company, selling Luxury Sportfishing boats and motor yachts. From 2000-2008 he was Sales manager Shell Vacations Club Kapaa, HI involved

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    Gilbert Scott Jr.
    Director of Operations

    • Gilbert Scott Jr. was born and raised in Hawaii and educated in the prestigious Punahou School on Oahu. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Business and a Master of Science, Accounting and Finance, which prepared him for a 15 year career in the banking industry where he occupied positions ranging from Teller to Regional Vice President in such institutions as Bank of Hawaii, Bank of America, Southwest Bank and Mitsubishi


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    Joe Moss
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    Bruce Conroy

Previous Investors

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    Start-up funding has been obtained from the following sourcers:
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    1. Grants from USDA and the Hawaii Community Foundation,
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    2. Numerous local supporters from Kauai's wealthy upper class