Growing food, medicine, timber, and doing habitat restoration is no simple feat. Nature always seems to try foil our great plans. Pests, plant/animal diseases, rampant weeds, and erratic weather make cultivation/land management unpredictable. When we add the increasingly high cost of external inputs and peak oil to the mix, our problems seem to grow exponentially. Cultivators and land managers face the bottom line and when our costs increase and production decreases, that spells trouble.
We all do the best we can with the tools and resources available to us to get the most for the least--its the way of life. Doing ever more and paying more has put many farmers, ranchers, and foresters out of business. Its a sad story that goes a long way back. This is part of the reason there are very few young farmers today.
I want to be part of creating a new story--a new reality in which we are no longer dependent on outside inputs taken by force from who-knows-where...A reality in which our production levels go up while we restore the environment. Don't we all want that? What about higher nutritional levels in our food? Is this sounding to good to be true?
Some may say it is not possible. My years of research trials have taught me it is not only possible, it is just a matter of time before agroforestry becomes the main productions sytem. All over the world, permaculture design is creating one success story after another in remote regions and areas with very harsh conditions such as deserts. I want to help farmers/land managers in Hawai'i and abroad create the change that needs to happen while we have the resources at hand. As oil reserves, drop, our options will be increasingly limited. Acting now exponentially increase our options.
I offer a new set of tools, resources, strategies, and tactics that is inspired and informed by permaculture, natural farming, organic farming, traditional indigenous cultivation/land management practices, habitat restoration, and more. It only gets better from here!
Please post comments and contact us if you have any questions, especially those who still don't believe its possible.