September 15, 2014|K. Nalani Hance|Big Island Communities: News
For those who grew up in Hawaii during the decline of the sugar industry, news about community based sustainability projects that will build stability for food security for our island brings hope and excitement. The proposed regional agricultural hub project Hamakua Harvest, is one such initiative. The proposed location for Hamakua Harvest is at the corner of the Hawaii Belt Highway (Hwy 19) and Mamane Street (Hwy 240). Visionary and groundbreaking in scope, the project is gathering steam and could start to become a reality as early as the Spring of 2015.
The first planned phase is an all-weather farmers market that will feature local products from up to 26 vendors and serve as a venue for workshops, information booths, youth-focused activities and entertainment.
Future phases may include:
A full-service retail nursery
Demonstration working farm and learning center
Value-added agricultural... Read More
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