Nothing about the fish, or the plants, or the systems.
Only 2 outdated manuals, heavy with personal and New Age stuff but very light on data (i.e., "this xyz herb grows well with aquaponics, we had a full batch", but no pics, data on the strain, seed provider, germinating rate, growth rate, yield etc.)
And I had to go through a lot of efforts in order to finally receive my copies from my "teachers", same teachers who kept referring me to the manuals they couldn't give me, or who kept giving me different answers from the very same manual they wrote.
No training on the personal aquaponic system, or the family system.
Actually, these systems were left without maintenance, and even ignored during the Saturday presentations/New Age preachings/Navel gazings. You can check the pics on the right, or the video.
No training on the business side, marketing, distribution etc.
But Susanne and Tim kept promoting their upcoming April 2011 training in Florida, training which I or the other interns didn't receive.
2) There is no business.
3.5 years in business.
1 product: 1lb bag or organic lettuce mix (Romaine, butter and red something)
1 customer: Costco in Kona.
1 distribution point: Costco in Kona.
No real product line(s).
Funny part, they're sitting on 8 potential products that could expand their 1 product line, but fully miss this opportunity since they are too busy pretending they know it all.
No real services - their consulting business - has almost no clients.
No operations manuals, for the fish or the plants or the raft aquaqonic systems
No market research. Not even down the aisles of Costo to check their competitors.
No data on the growing system and plants - which could have help prevent many diseases and help increase production and sales.
No R&D on other products - the Garuda farms, for example, sell 18 kinds of vegetables and about 20 different herbs and spices for 6 farmers market a week.
No flow charts. No price grids or product matrix. No business plan.
But Susanne and Tim will keep bragging on how they won the Costco account - they didn't, another ex employee did - and how they are the only big scale, commercial UDSA certified organic aquaponics grower in the USA.