-- a guide to organic agriculture in the Hawaiian Islands.
Since we don't live in Hawaii
anymore, we really don't keep this site up to date. For more
information about Hawaii, see:
Hawaii Stuff like pictures, information, and shopping. Some of
the information here is still good, though, so enjoy. SS,
The way things grow in Hawaii, you'd
wonder why anyone would ever need or want to use any synthetic chemicals. Rich,
volcanic clay soil, all types of weather, and, depending on elevation and location, any
type of growing conditions. Add organic matter (compost)
to Hawaiian soil and you'll grow some of the healthiest plants on earth!
Of course, for years in Hawaii, sugar was
king. In terms of agricultural land use, it still is. Sugar production is
anything but a clean process that is destroying the Hawaiian ecosystem (what's left of
it). A much better crop, especially when used in rotation, would be hemp.
Continue on to links to
Hawaiian farms and other Hawaii agriculture links to
see how some farmers are going organic to save Hawaii.
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