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How To Testify In Support of FAM

Remote testifying at the Maui County has become a reality after 25+ years. An alternative to public testimony has been triggered by concerns surrounding the corona virus. Maui residents can provide remote testimony for the April 9th Economic Development and Budget Committee meeting through an online program called, BlueJeans. The new option to testify via […]

Beyond Repair

Reclamation on the farm and ranch is mainstay. We replace handles of shovels and weed tools, we glue a cracked bucket from time to time, we upcycle where we can. There are times though, that retiring a tool is inevitable. A broken ladder, because its purely unsafe, is taken to metals recycling; a rusty bent […]

Power To The People

Some people might not believe they have power. It may sound like a lofty thing to say. Funny how when kids play super heros, you can often hear “I have the Power!”, “Give me some Power!” or the defeated, “They stole my Power?!” Truth be told, we all have mana or power and truth be […]

If there is Farming, The Water must Flow

During the last many years whenever there is a meeting regarding water and East Maui the question has always been raised, “How many farmers are there?” The question that ought to be asked is, “How many farmers could there be?”. The embattled thirty year fight for East Maui water with recently sold Alexander & Baldwin […]

Mauna Kea Protectors Reaffirm Stance to Kapu Aloha

Peaceful protest at Mauna Kea on moku o Keawe (Hawai‘i island) over the last two weeks has brought alaka‘i (lead) protectors to organize thousands of Mauna Kea kia‘i (protectors) at the base of the sacred mountain. A thirty meter telescope has been of contentious debate since a groundbreaking ceremony was stopped in 2014. Kia‘i chained […]

Hawai‘i – Where the Water Buffalo Roam

With simultaneous timing to the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture confirmation decision and the required published legal notice, Kauai kalo farmer Don Heacock and Arkansas water buffalo rancher Tom Olson, drove pregnant water buffalo 1600 miles from Texarkana, Arkansas to Los Angeles Airport for delivery to Hawai‘i via Air Cargo

Community Reach & Growing it Forward

blog-style post for International Women’s Day With all the nervousness in the air with new Maui sugar lands purchase and the constant national lure of despair, its taken some will power to stay positive. After careful observation of intergenerational farmers and the involvement of county, state and non profit organization support, I have to admit, […]

Commodification of Culture: Notice of War Crimes

PARENT WARNING: Disturbing pictures of animals included later in this article. It started a year ago. Department of Hawaiian Homelands granted a commercial operator Right of Entry and thus, exclusive hunting rights in the southern remote Maui area of Kahikinui. This contradicts policy on commercial activities of this sort by the Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL). DHHL sent […]

Maui A&B Sugar Lands Sell for $262 Million

HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI (Dec. 20, 2018) – Mahi Pono, LLC, today announced the purchase of approximately 41,000 acres of former Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company lands on the island of Maui from Alexander & Baldwin. This agreement ensures the continued use of these lands for agriculture, the preservation of green, open space in Central Maui, and […]

Food Sovereignty and Food Security in Hawai‘i: Food For Thought

In the preface of David Gumpert’s book, “The Raw Milk Revolution: behind America’s emerging battle over food rights”, Joel Salatin states: In the 1970’s I sold our homemade yogurt, butter, buttermilk and cottage cheese at the Curb Market (precursor to today’s Farmer’s Market) on Saturday mornings. In those days, the Virginia Dept. Of Agriculture had […]

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