We are an eclectic, devotional permaculture community in the heart of Maui's east side jungle valley. We are calling in like minded free spirited individuals who are passionate about growing luscious food, lovingly tending the land, and living in harmony with plants, people and animals.
Offerings and opportunities for learning:
Permaculture minded food forest
Lush garden and greenhouse (all fruits and veggies grown on the land)
Composting and vermiculture
Korean Natural Farming! JADAM natural pesticide techniques and magical plant remedies
From-the-land food creations: house made breads, herbal crackers, coconut products, ferments, nut cheeses, etc.
Daily community meal 6 times a week plus full access to garden abundance and kitchen staples
Individual private dwellings
Solar/woodstove hot shower/bath most days, sauna several days a week,
Devotional music practice
Sewing studio with natural fibers
Weekly community potlucks
Mostly cash free, mask-less existence
What we are looking for:
Community minded folk, easy to get along with
Healthy minds, lifestyles and attitudes, emotional maturity
Good work ethic, enthusiasm for learning
Passion for plants, soil health, food sovereignty
This looks and sounds amazing--if I were closer and not in the midst of a permaculture project of my own, I'd be there in a heartbeat! Since I was very young, I've always had a deep interest in tropical ecology, especially in the plants, and I have many books on the subject--alas, I have settled in a more temperate place. Annual rainfall here is around 50-55," so not quite on par with equatorial rainforest precipitation, but close to that of temperate and boreal rainforests (and our forest is a wetland forest!). I plan on finding as many hardy tropical and subtropicals that I can!
I wish you and yours all the best--it looks to be a wonderful life there :)
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Hello Maayan! Thank you for sharing the opportunity to learn more about your permaculture community. Sounds so wonderful.
My husband, 2yo and I, have been actively looking to form or join an established IC, centered around many of the values and offerings you’ve described here.
We’ve been seriously considering a move, from our current home base in San Francisco, to the Big Island, as our family has a 1 acre plot that hasn’t been developed. Although our heart is in doing this passionate work within intentional community.
We’ll be visiting the Big Island from April 13-22 and could possibly look to visit your community in Maui, if the timing would work for you.
I’d love to chat more and see if there may be fit.
From what you’ve shared, we’re happily aligned on vision to share community meals, steward the land using natural techniques, permaculture, embodying healing remedies, gratitude in sharing from-the-land creations (Ray is an excellent cook and so eager to try wood fire bread!), living in sovereignty, rooted in passion to keep learning and growing, together. We’re able bodied and want to dig in physically, and also have financial investment for the community as we build and improve the current offerings and residences. My husband practices the flute and I’m getting back to my violin days. We unschool our daughter and have location independent work. In addition to community farming, we are meditation teachers, film creator and marketer.
I’d love to connect for a video chat and hear more about your community, if you’d be interested.
I’ll send you a pm Cheers!
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