About Us


Welcome to Hale Akua Garden Farm, our certified organic farm and eco-retreat. We offer individuals, families and groups opportunities to stay at our farm, take courses in organic gardening and permaculture, eat our certified organic food, swim in our solar heated, salt water pool, soak in our hot tubs, get massages, and take yoga,meditation and sound healing classes if they are collageinterested.

We also offer our eco-retreat center to organizations interested in hosting programs of all types including workshops in communication, yoga, farming, meditation,dance among others. Massage is also available to workshop participants at an additional cost. All visitors and students staying at Akua Garden Farm are all able to buy a wide variety of organic vegetables, fruits, eggs, sprouts and honey while studying at the farm. Additionally, caterers for retreats are able to make special growing orders and buy P1010049produce there ahead of time for any particular course being offered.

All of our managerial staff are trained in Compassionate Communication (NVC), which helps create a joyful ambiance and effective customer service for all students and teachers who stay at Hale Akua Garden Farm.

The Hale Akua Garden Farm Internship program

Separate from hosting other people’s gardening and permaculture workshops, we also offer Jonathan-Elan-and-Interns-resizedprograms in organic farming and permaculture to farming interns. Our program is also enhanced by our including instruction in Compassionate Communication (NVC) in addition to optional yoga and mediation classes. Our belief is that people who train in this form of communication lead more fulfilled lives and are much more likely to be successful in running farms where  they need to communicate and work with others to be successful.


A typical length of time as an intern is three months. Some interns may apply to stay for six months and be possibly granted a certificate in permaculture design. If you are interested in this program, please send an email to us.  You will be sent an application form to fill out within one week of emailing us. Then, a Skype interview will follow, or a telephone interview if no Skype is available. Shortly thereafter, you will be notified if your application into the program is accepted.

HAGF waterfall SG crop

This 150 foot waterfall is right beside our property. The valley we are located next to is Hanahoi, which translates as “the resting place of mature souls”. Those who stay at Hale Akua are profoundly refreshed by breathing the air which is cooled by gentle ocean tradewinds and filled with negative ions from the 150 foot waterfall just below us.



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