Vegetables packed for the Maui Food Hub. Photo: Cindy Giebink Farmers have been acutely affected during the pandemic, and are exploring unique solutions to help distribute produce. The Maui Food Hub is one such project and launched last week Friday under the direction of the Hawaiʻi Farmers Union United and in collaboration with farmers and nonprofits across Maui. The hub, … [Read more...] about Maui Food Hub Launches to Connect People and Farms
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It’s tempting to say we won the war. My feet are resting on a mulch-covered, old Central Maui sugarcane field in the process of conversion from barren, chemical-pumped dirt to nutrient-rich community farmland. I’m listening to presentations about the opportunities of hemp, and the speakers make the case for victory all the more seductive. Doug Fine, a best-selling author and … [Read more...] about Hemp Revolution: Growers across the state are ready. What’s holding them back?
Creating a self-sustainable food system in Hawai‘i has been on our minds for a while. It almost seems preposterous that our economy could collapse without the apron strings of the mainland while we have acres and acres of farmland and a rural community to support it. Grow Some Good has been working on building the sustainability model one Maui kid at a time, … [Read more...] about Grow Some Good Celebrates Ten Years in Maui School Gardens
Alexander and Baldwin has a potential partner who wants to grow various crops on “the entire footprint,” of A&B’s agricultural holdings on Maui, a company official said Friday. “We’re pursuing and have had inquiry from a farming partner out of California, and they have an interest in farming nearly the whole footprint of land. We’re in discussions with them looking at … [Read more...] about What Will Be the Fate of Maui’s Central Valley? Amid reports that it is selling Maui holdings, A&B receives permits for continued water diversion. Sierra Club is contesting the decision
Three years ago this month Albert Perez took over as Executive Director of the Maui Tomorrow Foundation. He helped found the organization in 1989, stayed a few years, then moved to the mainland, where he spent much of his time until 2015. I chatted with Perez not long after he took over Maui Tomorrow, and since then have seen him around the county doing the grunt work of a … [Read more...] about Talking affordable housing, seawalls and sustainable ag with Albert Perez, 3 years after he took over Maui Tomorrow