Sunday, June 21, 2009

Kilauea Community Garden Coming Soon

"Recently, a four acre parcel in Kilauea, located on Wai Koa Plantation, was leased to Malama Kaua‘i for the purpose of establishing a community garden. Malama Kaua‘i thanks residents Bill and Joan Porter, owners of Wai Koa, for their very generous contributions that are making this project possible.

Plots will be available in Fall of this year for families, individuals, businesses, and schools that have a desire to grow nutritious foods for themselves and others, learn about organic gardening, connect with the ‘aina, and foster community. For people that are inexperienced, and for those that simply want to enhance their skills, workshops and training programs will be available on site. Local experts on composting and soil remediation, vermiculture, site design and permaculture, pest control, and other gardening topics have committed to contributing to the ongoing success of the project by being available to share their mana‘o with both plot managers and the community at large.
For a detailed list of needed materials and resources visit

If interested in obtaining a plot, e-mail Mel at

More extensive articles on the subject of gardening will be available in this column in the months to follow.

• Andrea Brower is project supervisor for Malama Kaua‘i and can be reached at or 635-1659."

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