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.

Sustainable Agriculture Sensibility

Taking A Bite Out Of Sustainability Intro by Faith Ewbank There has been a high jacking of the word Sustainable. Many have used the word incorrectly. There is a desperate need for people to have a clear understanding and an appetite for Sustainable Agriculture. It tastes better and works. As chemical companies and corporations buckle to […]

Maui Activists Set Stewardship Standard

More hotels, urban sprawl, tourist traffic, new malls, and dust. This is what the nay sayers rant about the future for this tiny isle. On the contrary, Maui folk are shaping its future with community action. With the lead agriculture of sugar production over, 36,000 acres left behind are argued over in a panicked tone. […]

Illegal Tour Operators Create Crowds

A concerted effort to deal with the overcrowding of Maui’s delicate east side has brought residents and businesses together. A new organization, Hana Highway Regulation Authority, has developed mechanisms to inform the Public Utilities Commission, Maui County government officials, and the Department of Transportation about illegal tour operations. Residents are also helping to share news about […]