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Hi! I'm a new permie and this is my first post. It is fitting that Seth started this thread because he's one of the reasons why I'm interested in going to Hawaii (he was a guest speaker in Chris Shein's class this semester). Hawaii has strangely been popping up a lot in my world lately, and I feel a strong pull there for reasons I can't really explain. I'm very interested in participating in and helping to organize a trip. Hopefully by 2017 I won't be as much of a newbie to permaculture!

I also wanted to share with you a reforestation project called Farm Center (http://farmcenter.org/) on the mainland-- I met the co-founder's brother the other day and it seems like a place worth visiting.
 
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Aloha Ava,
Yes the Farm Center is a very intriguing place. They are up on the windiest point on the Big Island (constant 30-40 mph winds are the norm...) and Neil and Sophia have made a windswept grassy hillside into a paradise. Well worth visiting and learning, many very useful adaptations of permaculture concepts to windy environments, plus very good use of "found" species in soil building, forage, etc. I visited them as part of an agroforestry workshop a few months ago. Beautiful view of the ʻAlenuihāhā Channel between Hawai'i and Maui (of the windiest passage in the islands). I recommend it highly. If you get down Hilo way, give me a shout out and come by the farm. We are no where near as far along as they are, but its getting there...
David

I also wanted to share with you a reforestation project called Farm Center (http://farmcenter.org/) on the mainland-- I met the co-founder's brother the other day and it seems like a place worth visiting.
 
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Wow, super inspiring stuff!

I am searching the permies forum because I am on Maui right now doing some work trade for a regenerative agriculture community.

I'll be on the Big I starting on Feb 20 th and have been wondering where to start to experience the island.

So stoked to hear all this empowerment energy building and wondering if there's anything I can do to support beyond witnessing.

Right on, permies. Thanks for these great resources!

Aloha, Elizabeth
 
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Aloha Elizabeth,
Depending on how long you will be here, I could help you get to know the scene here on BI. I am on the Mainland from 2/14-3/2. If you're not going to be here that long, and want to visit the farm, let me know and my wife can show you around.
Aloha, David

P.S. Would like to know where are you are working on Maui, always trying to find folks doing the work here in Paradise...
 
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Aloha David,

Funny! It seems we will be swapping places. I'll be flying back to San Diego to high-five Christian Shearer and his wife Taiga while they're at permaculture voices (March 4&5) before heading back to Texas to help Theron Beaudreau prepare his ranch to host Darren Dougherty. Such an exciting year!

I'd love to connect with your wife and see the farm, and share all the good stuff going on in Maui. I'll have a car from the 20th to 27th so somewhere between those days would be ideal.

Best contact is email: Permaculturerose@gmail.com or 215.260.0065

Mahalo!
 
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Hello again,

I'm reviving this thread because I too am visiting Maui (next month Feb 2018)! I'm searching the internet for permaculture farms (and good coffee to drink!) to visit or stay at and thought perhaps someone here would have a recommendation or two. Traveling can be tough when you strive to eat organic and beyond and I'd like to step outside of the tourism vibe for a change to connect heart to heart with the local culture and my permie people.  Thanks for reading .
 
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