A volunteer effort to grow food for needy Ka'u residents, train local gardeners, and provide an educational worksite for our keiki. The garden functions using volunteers, donations of supplies and labor, cash donations, and fund raising. Everything produced goes to help Ka'u residents.
The garden produces a wide selection of vegetables and herbs. Traditional gardening methods are used in addition to raised beds, containers, and table top gardening, non-circulating hydroponics, and eventually aquaculture. A small flock of laying hens provides eggs. A small rabbitry will be available for meat production. We plan to add tilapia later this spring. Future plans hold hope for a small flock of sheep.
A small hoop style greenhouse expands our ability to produce our own young plants, plus giving us some extra for fund raising. Screen cages will also be built to allow for production of vegetables needing protection from the pickleworm moth and fruit fly.
New volunteers are always welcome. We share not only our time and efforts, but good stories, our experience, and timely tips for growing food.