The Challenge

“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” (Baba Dioum)

“More food needs to be produced in the next 50 years than has been produced worldwide during the last 10,000 years combined.” (The Gardian, 2007)


Diversity is the Key to Sustainable Farming!

“Aquaculture, not the Internet, represents the
most promising investment of the 21st Century.”
Quoted Nobel Laureate and economist, Peter Drucker

Click buttons below to learn more. The links will take you to more specific
information in a new tab on our farm website at Caledonia Farms.

  • DSC_8744 (1)Simply put, it is the combining of two sciences Aqua-culture (the growing of fish or shell fish in a controlled environment) and Hydro-ponics (growing plants in water). Click to learn more.

  • puttingupHT The first HT is 35×60, and is an “in ground” more traditional style of planting. We currently have it planted mostly in tomatoes, but also some peppers, rare beans for the seed bank and cabbage and peanuts. Click to learn more.

  • bee hive

    Learn how to raise bees in general, build your own boxes or supers, grow Queens, split hives, catch swarms, collect and spin out honey, mite and disease control are examples of topics covered in the training classes. Click to learn more.

  • ArandellTrainCrop598a Training in grape vine varieties and methods of trellising and training, pruning, basic disease and insect control.  Click to learn more.

  • Black fly.6.6.15This fly isn’t the nasty house fly and it makes great fish and chicken feed live or dried, and is self harvesting! Click to learn more.

  •  Vermiculture is worm composting. Worms are a farmers best friend.  Click to learn more.worms.6.6.15

  •  PNI BiocharBiochar is basically charcoal that we make here and has been inoculated with bacteria and fungus to help enrich the soil. Click to learn more.

Future Training

Sustainable Farming Courses

In the future you may take one week, two weeks, or three weeks of classes. Currently we are offering a long weekend Aquaponics class on April 14-17, 2016.  Click to learn more.

Week 1


Topics include history; types of aquaponics; assembling systems; fish stocking, purging, and harvesting; water quality and flow; seed propagation and vegetable selections; and system management. There will also be a field trip to another facility. Click to learn more. 

Week 2


Topics include greenhouse designs, irrigation, soil testing and conditioning, climate control, vegetable production, biochar production and use, worm composting (vermiculture), and seed saving. A field trip to the Amish community greenhouses will be included. Click to learn more.

Week 3


Topics include history, trellis design, types of grape vines, pests and disease control, pruning, catching bee swarms, and beekeeping techniques and harvesting honey. Field trips include a winery and large bee facility. Click to learn more.

We Need YOU in our Colony!

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All monetary donations will receive a tax-deductible receipt from Project Noah, Inc., a federal 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


About Us

Nonprofit 501(c)3

ShebaPNI History

PNI began with the goal of Conservation Education and provided sanctuary to exotic animals. Many school groups, civic groups, and others visited PNI and learned more about conserving endangered animals.  Click to learn more.

PNI Today

PNI is still about conservation education but focuses on diverse sustainable farming techniques including aquaponics, high tunnel greenhouse, wine grape vineyard, and bees. Click to learn more.



The Maxwells

Harold Maxwell, called “Max”, is a farmer, president of PNI, and Santa Max (Shhh!). Marge Maxwell, a WKU professor, is the vice-president of PNI. Click to learn more about them and their qualifications.

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