Island Air Aloha & Passwords

I have a tumultuous relationship with my mother and her passwords. I have been a computer teacher’s assistant many times and pride myself on being a patient and friendly teacher but I admit I have lost my patience with my own mother. I usually try to laugh it off but there was this one-day that […]

Farmers Voice Hawaii √ 2018 Election Choice

Hawai‘i Lawmakers who support Farming Thank you to this growing list of political leaders who continue to advocate for the family farmer, the small farmer, the producer farmer and the new farmer. We appreciate you! You do #Hawaii proud! We look forward to supporting you in your 2018 campaign and are eager to have you […]

Raising Maui Girl Power Gets Good

Personal Reflections of Raising Maui Women Its a quiet feat to bottle your nervousness about raising a young woman in times like this. Itʻs there, the nervousness exists. As a mother of girls you are constantly saying things of reassurance that you donʻt terribly believe as you say them. You encourage and reiterate statements of […]

Venison vs. Vegans

While Hawai‘i has its fair share of agriculture problems, this one has an awkward ring, vegan bullies. When Maui’s The Farmacy Health Bar began selling venison burgers a non-customer authoritatively spoke to dining customers telling them they shouldn’t be eating venison burgers. The young waitresses interpreted him suggesting it wasn’t healthy for them. Comments on […]

Biocide Decisions for Communities Causes Political Suicide

The recent failures of the Hawai‘i State Legislature have resulted in an elevated reactive public. This last legislative session failed to pass a common sense pesticide disclosure bill, catering to multinational agrochemical companies and absolutely failing to protect local school kids and residents. This is a time wherein Hawai‘i residents sleep with one eye open […]

East Maui Water Study

Our story begins in the heart of Maui, where Hawaiian traditions and values are practiced daily by the kuaʻāina of Nā Koʻolau. Nā Koʻolau region currently holds the second wettest place on Earth. For the past 120 years the farmers of East Maui have been in battle with one of Hawaiʻi’s largest commercial land owners, […]

Turn Green Waste Into Fuel

THiS WEDNESDAY Attention Hawai‘i Island Residents: HOFA Biodigester Workshop Wednesday, September 13, 2017   9:00 am – 12:00 pm South Kona Farmer Doug Pittman will lead participants in making a biodigester to create fuel from green waste on their farms. Pittman will demonstrate how to construct the digester, feed it with vegetable matter, inoculate the slurry, […]

Straight Up Moloka‘i Good News

Moʻomomi North Coast of Molokaʻi Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area Proposal Key species in the north coast of Moloka`i such as moi, uhu, and kole are declining, while kūmū and ula (lobster) populations have nearly disappeared. In 1994, the Moloka`i Subsistence Task Force report showed that Moloka`i relies heavily on subsistence fishing and gathering. Resource health […]

Moʻomomi, Moloka‘i Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area Proposal

Ho`olehua Hawaiian Homesteaders, the Hui Mālama O Mo`omomi (HMM) have proposed regulatory solutions that reflect the knowledge of past and present lawai`a by designating the north coast of Moloka`i, from Kalaeoka`īlio to Kaholaiki, as a Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA). Information graphics and maps featured below are supplied by the HMM.