Our permaculture sustainable farm is for sale, hawaii

Our Farm includes two adjacent parcels totaling 22 acres with improvemens: Evening Rain Farm is currently a privately owned successful experiment in sustainable living on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is 22 acres in Kapoho, with over 1,000 trees planted, including palms, bananas, bamboos, and fruit and nut trees. The farm has 5 functional […]

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Photos from the land

A few photos taken around Evening Rain Farm…

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News Flash!! Local kids make good!!

This morning, playing at the Tea House, was the most fun I have had in months!! Everyone, seems like, felt empowered by doing this Bamboo Project which we are doing in a group and just for the fun of it. And, by and by, we will be becoming familiar with new tools and with the […]

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Groundbreaking

yesterday, february 28th, we began building a bamboo teahouse. More details to follow…..

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A Few of my Favorite Things

What are the farm implements that make me chuckle with glee when I think about them? electric chainsaw: A few years ago, I was getting ready to build an ohia pole barn, and decided that I was tired of pulling the cord on my Shindaiwa 488.  I had no idea how nice this little item […]

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Giving thanks

Q: What inspired you to leave your life on the mainland and become a subsistence agroforestry farmer in Hawaii? A: In 1995, I was working as a carpenter, remodeling buildings for a living. The way I look at it, I was regularly presented with a perfectly fine home, and instructed to remodel it. This entailed […]

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the non-business of chickens

There is a very fine line between having chickens on our subsistence farm and raising chickens as a business. We are not chicken farmers. Our hens and rooster choose where they want to be at every moment. They love our front stoop and the barn. They want to be as close to us as they […]

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A Word of Caution for the Permaculture Enthusiast

I was talking with a Permaculture expert the other day. He made his living on his farm on Oahu, giving tours, selling garden soil and worm castings. An extremely talented, knowledgeable guy. After an hour talking with him, it became clear to me that I do not aspire to be like him. What am I […]

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Choosing a location for a sustainable farm in Hawaii

Someone from the mainland emailed me and asked where he should buy land in Hawaii for his sustainable homestead vision. The answer can be answered in part by referring to the needs of a tropical farm: adequate rain, some soil, clean air, affordable, not too cold, and finally, access to community (for support, plant material, […]

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Fruit eating primate

Sustainability begins with the mouth. If you are not smiling when you are filling your body with nutrition, then you may want to reconsider your priorities.

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