December 2017 Newsletter Letter From the Chair Aloha Sustainable Agriculture Committee (SAC) members! 2018 will be a good year for sustainable agriculture throughout Hawai‘i Nei. I feel a sense of urgency to produce more food for our island community. Integrated agroforestry systems add resiliency and stability to our food and fiber production systems. Watershed […]
What do you do when you haven’t had water for generations? You ask for some help. Jerome Kekiwi Jr. has been cultivating kalo (Colocasia esculenta) in the valley of Wailua Nui, in the moku of Koʻolau for three generations. East Maui landscape has sat dormant for so long and it has created the need for […]
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 […]
Kula Malu Upcountry Farmers Market This long standing farmers market is a bustling locale. Suggest you make your trek here an early one. See: UpcountryFarmersMarket.com Facebook: Kula Malu Upcountry Farmers Market Wednesday Farmers Market at Waipuna Chapel Waipuna Chapel farmers market gathers favorite farmers and food producers every Wednesday from 8am to 1pm. The views can’t be argued with and […]
Statement from Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (A&B): “Our vision for diversified ag is creating a patchwork of smaller farms on our 36,000 acres on Maui by farming some of the land on our own, partnering with others and leasing land to other farmers. We are assessing the most viable crops for the many microclimates and […]
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. […]
Wailua Nui’s Ed Wendt featured in Na Loea: The Masters series. Fulfilling a soldier’s duty to preserve life, Edward Wendt personifies servant leadership with a tenacious resolve to fight for what is right. A Vietnam War veteran and a strong advocate for native Hawaiian rights, he used ancestral knowledge to survive in both scenarios. Ed […]
While a rush of great farming ideas, pages, groups and events flood facebook, one substantially active page is Maui Backyard Farming Swap. Givers and takers every which way. Peruse and revisit as this page looks to fit a comfort ability to a significant population of Maui’s creative and generous.
As the 24th Annual Taro Fest commences this Saturday, the headline hogging water issue could not find a better stage. In a series of rapid measures, sugar cane conglomerate Alexander & Baldwin (A&B), through political persuasion, has recently authored legislative bill language trying to undue a court decision ruling that temporary permits for water diversions […]
You are invited to join the facebook page Maui Garden Exchange. Here you can post any plants, produce, and garden supplies that you may have for sale or are ISO (in search of) – and invite any friends to join who are also gardeners.