11/01/17

Aloha!! We are thrilled to share the abundance and diversity of produce in our community fridge this weekend. We are excited to be offering more fruits for you all! Our fruit cage is full of ripe papayas and some freshly picked sour sop. We also recently saved seed on some Jamaican Lilikoi which we will […]

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6/22/16

Aloha! Over the weekend, the crew hiked 11 miles through Haleakala under the light of the full moon. It was a great experience to connect with each other and with the beautiful terrain and wildlife that the crater holds. We have carried that energy into this week, as we continue working on the farm and […]

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6/17/16

Aloha! It’s been a busy week full of lots of excitement and productivity on the farm. We’ve dug beds, transplanted starts, managed weeds, harvested SO much food (can you imagine 75 pounds of eggplant?!), and planted in our seed house. We are making a lot of progress on our new permaculture project, in which we […]

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5/25/16

Aloha! Last week, we participated in a hands on learning experience with biochar. Biochar is used as a soil amendment. It has the ability to store carbon for slow release and increase soil biodiversity as a host for micro-organisms. It is said that a handful of biochar has the surface area of a whole football […]

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5/16/16

Aloha! The Community Fridge is brimming with fresh veggies and herbs after a bountiful harvest today! We are thrilled to soak in some sunshine around here after the seemingly endless bout of rain we had. No more flooded fields, just happy faces and a few freshly dug beds:) We planted arugula and cilantro today and […]

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5/6/16

Aloha! This week, Jonathan found the first turmeric sprout emerging through the soil in Grace Garden! We are ecstatic to see that new life is emerging from the field. Turmeric’s sprouting habit is indeterminate in timing, so while some seed emerges just a month after planting, others may take more than twice as long. We […]

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4/29/16

Aloha! We hope that you are enjoying the gorgeous blue skies today! Here on the north shore, we are grateful for a break from the rain. We spent the week digging beds, doing some plantings, managing the chicken paddocks, and weeding. We are excited about the gorgeous produce that we have harvested up for you […]

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4/22/16

Aloha! It’s been a busy week on the farm, despite the heavy rains that we had early on. We’ve gotten many plants in the ground over the last few days, including turmeric, eggplant, carrots, beets, radishes, lettuces, lemongrass, and pineapple. Today, we were able to get our first harvest on our carrots and basil! We’ve […]

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4/14/16

Aloha! Our new internship session has officially begun, and the crew is tearin’ it up around the farm. On Wednesday, we did a final turning on some finished compost and built a new 5 foot pile in its place. We layered greens, browns, and manure to create a pile that will heat up to between […]

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4/4/16

Aloha! This morning we said goodbye to Matt Bailey, a dear friend and member of the farmily, as he heads back to California to pursue his music and start a garden. We spent his last morning planting a kumquat tree – the finishing touch for our permaculture design project. Matt has been an incredible asset […]

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04/01/16

Aloha! Today marks the end of our current farm internship session! The time has flown by impossibly fast, but the proof of our time together is all around us on the farm. We have spent a few hundred hours together digging, planting, weeding, and harvesting. I am amazed by how beautiful and productive the farm […]

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3/30/16

Aloha! As of this week, the chicks have been on the farm for a full month! It has been amazing to watch their wings and bodies develop, as well as see their behaviors becoming increasingly bold and independent. They have now moved out into the whole brooder house and no longer have a need for […]

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3/28/16

Aloha! Over the last week we have seen some major transformation in upper Grace Garden. Just a week ago the sorghum grass cover crop was almost as tall as I am! It was all cut down using the flail mower and incorporated using the rotary plow. After the tractor work was done, the crew got […]

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3/21/16

Aloha! We’ve welcomed Aaron back to the farmily. You may remember him from his time as an intern here from April through October of 2015. Now he is back in action, joining this next session with his infectious exuberance and pro-activity. This guy comes with his own axe and machete and was already working on […]

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3/15/16

Aloha! We have had a beautiful sunny Monday here on the farm. This morning we worked in Mana Garden, doing some weeding and pruning. In the afternoon, the crew got to work in their personal gardens where their self-directed projects are really coming along beautifully. Amongst the crew there was terracing, bamboo fence building, cane […]

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3/11/16

Aloha! As part of the internship program here, the interns engage in a permaculture design project and installation. Over the past week, the crew has had an introduction to permaculture and a class in permaculture design methods.  In our site selection process, we surveyed the farm for a location to design, eventually deciding on the […]

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3/3/16

Aloha! Last weekend, the crew went adventuring around the island! Some of the farmily took off on a group trip to Hana, others went to bask in the sun at Little Beach, and a few went on an awe inspiring hike with our good friend, Jungle John. We are some happy farmers:) One of my […]

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2/10/16

Aloha! Today the farm crew has been hard at work transforming Lehua Garden, a zone of the farm that is near and dear to my heart. When I first arrived on the farm 4 months ago, Lehua was a field full of ginger. Now that the ginger has been fully harvested, it is time to […]

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Aloha!

2/5/16 Aloha All! This week, we gave hugs, love, and all of our best wishes to Elan Goldbart as he headed to a new home in Santa Cruz, California. The farmily here misses him already, but his presence, inspiration, and hard work in his time as co-manager here at Hale Akua is felt around the […]

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SC-logo-smallSunrise Center, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit educational organization, AKA Launa I'o Eco Education Center, is the lease holder of Hale Akua Garden Farm and is pleased to present programs dealing with sustainable gardening, farming and herb growing on a regular basis.

Permit STRH : 2017/0003
Permit SUP2 : 2016/0013
Permit #CP : 2005/0006
Permit #SUP2 : 2005/0004
Hale Akua Tax ID #94-327-7590
Sunrise Center Tax ID #94-327-2640