• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • raven ranson
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Julia Winter
garden masters:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • thomas rubino
  • Bill Crim
  • Kim Goodwin
  • Joylynn Hardesty
gardeners:
  • Amit Enventres
  • Mike Jay
  • Dan Boone

Re-envision Maui: Reforesting Maui - Art Medeiros [Story Connective podcast 007-RM]  RSS feed

 
pollinator
Posts: 218
Location: wanderer
48
bike fungi tiny house
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Aloha fellow permies,
Story Connective just released its latest episode of our Re-envision Maui series called Reforesting Maui - interview with Art Medeiros
Hawaiʻi is home to some of the rarest plant species on earth. It is known as the endangered species capital of the world. We hear the inspiring story of a group of people working together to reforest part of the island of Maui. Art Medeiros and the Auwahi Forest Restoration Project have reclaimed and protected tracts of highly endangered forest as biological and cultural sanctuaries. With the help of volunteer tree planters, the project has begun to successfully restore some of this remarkable native habitat on the slope of Maui’s volcano Haleakalā. Art shares with us an inspiring story of resilience.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Auwahi Forest Restoration Project at auwahi.org
and Dr. Arthur Medeiros

Ridge Forests for Condensation and Soil Stability | Slopes >18° to be Forested
“Any settlement which fails to preserve natural benefits, and, for example, clears all forests, is bent on eventual extinction. …
The headwaters of streams seek to make sense of a sometimes indefinite slope pattern, giving way to the steep upper slopes, rarely (or catastrophically) of use to agriculture, but unfortunately often cleared of protecting forest and subject to erosion because of this. …
The main concern is water, as it is both the chief agent of erosion and the source of life for plants and animals. … At night the saturated air deposits droplets on the myriad of leaves of the ridge forests.
The gentle foothill country of area, brilliantly analysed for water conservation by [P.A.] Yeomans supports the most viable agricultures, if the forest above is left uncut. … The forests on the high slopes, coupled with the thermal belt of the house site make a remarkable difference to midslope climate and soil temperatures. Anyone who doubts this should walk towards an uphill forest on a frosty night, and measure or experience the warm down-draught from high forests.” p. 56, A Designer’s Manual, Bill Mollison

Topics we cover in this episode include: forest, reforestation, afforestation, volunteer, restoration, tree, Maui, Hawaiʻi, Haleakalā, endangered species, Auwahi, ahupuaʻa, ecosystem, spirituality, endemic species, museum forest, native species, geology, biology, culture, history, conservation, cattle, ranch, pasture, cow, invasive species, ethnobotany, spiritual, rainforest, birds, ecology, seeds, seedlings, pollination, soil, hydrology, Joseph Rock, biologist, botanist, conservationist, kauila, Alphitonia ponderosa, Colubrina oppositifolia, lama, Diospyros sandwicensis, Dalai Lama, sacred, Samuel Kamakau, Pleomele halapepe, the royal hala pepe, sweet potato, ‘uala, ‘uwala, biota, leeward, ʻōhiʻa lehua, Metrosideros polymorpha, Acacia koa, watershed, grassland, women, resilience, food security, fertile, sugarcane, plant, holistic, consciousness, reform, & managed grazing

What do you think? We'd love to hear your feedback. Leave us a comment and we'll respond. And if you know anyone who would enjoy this podcast, please share.

This episode is one of a series called Re-envision Maui, about an ongoing transition on the island of Maui. If you would like more background on this series, we suggest you checkout the episode entitled Re-envision Maui - Before and After Sugar.

If you support Story Connective's 501(c)(3) mission & vision of sharing inspiring stories of resilience & possibilities, please help us out:
Share the podcast with friends, family, coworkers...
Subscribe to our podcast & our YouTube Channel
Like us on Facebook.com/StoryConnective
The Story Connective is 100% listener supported; learn how to become a supporter at Patreon.com/StoryConnective
or by using the "Become a Patron" button on your Podbean podcast app.

Thanks
Planting_Forests_-_Growing_Hope_-_Art_Medeiros_(StoryConnective.org).png
[Thumbnail for Planting_Forests_-_Growing_Hope_-_Art_Medeiros_(StoryConnective.org).png]
Auwahi forest, photo by Art Medeiros auwahi.org
 
If you are using a wood chipper, you are doing it wrong. Even on this tiny ad:
It's like binging on 7 seasons of your favorite netflix permaculture show
http://permaculture-design-course.com/
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!