It's been many years since I was farming on Maui and I am excited to be back among some of the best growing in these islands. As many of you know I have been absent from Oahu's busy Agricultural scene farming somewhere deep in Hana...and with some surprising results! Over the last few months many of … Continue reading Let’s get Farming!
We here at Mahina Organics are absolutely ecstatic! We have some new Stewards for the farm@punaluu and couldn't ask for a better couple to continue the years of holistic work that have already been established. It is with great honor that I pass the torch to these outstanding people, friends and former students...I couldn't be … Continue reading Congratulations Punaluu!
Happy holidays!!... farmers, aspiring farmers and all green thumbs! By popular demand, Mahina Organics is finally offering a farm internship program at the Punaluu location. Just in time to start the new year right. We have a limited number of openings and are looking for the right group of individuals to farm with. The … Continue reading 2015 and doing it right! Farm Internship program now accepting applications:
Great job on the cover crop farmers!! It's been about two weeks since the last cover crop workshop and the sunn hemp is coming in strong!! It is easily out-competing most of the previous weeds and providing a ton of soil benefits. After last week's round of compost tea the soil really began to loosen … Continue reading Two weeks and looking marvelous!
Great job farmers!! It is always amazing to see the results of a great workshop and some very, simple, holistic farm plans coming together. Just a week ago this half of the field was shoulder high in nasty, thick guinea grass. A few hours of work, 40 dollars of materials and a mower... hybrid no-till … Continue reading Cover crop in the house!! (hybrid no-till 101)
Hey gang, some great photos of this past weekend's workshop with some no-till methodologies in practice. Definitely keep an eye out for these new farmers...they ripped things up this weekend! Big aloha, D no-till 101 The "secret" recipe next week's project!!!
Hey Gang, looks like the workshop's sold out faster than many of you could get in, so by request, 5 more spaces added to workshop 1. Sign up and payment needs to be done by Sunday the 24th to get all catering, tools, etc in place. Info can be found at https://mahinaorganics.com/the-farmpunaluu/starting-your-own-farm/ A … Continue reading More spaces added!!
Hey gang the workshops are filling up fast and it looks like we got a great bunch of farmers together. Wanted to forward a couple of quick updates: Workshop #1, 5 spots added!!! Workshop #2, SOLD OUT! Workshop #3, SOLD OUT! (I suspect another one will be planned later in the year) Workshop #4, … Continue reading Work shop updates and multiple class discounts!! Update !
Welcome to the Farm@punaluu!! In this first series of workshops we will begin to examine and explore various holistic and regenerative techniques to build and manage a small organic farm. These modules are designed to be taken in a series, but could easily be introduced whenever further education or experience is required on a … Continue reading Fall 2014-the workshops: Planning and starting your own farm!