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Plant Aloha: Visioning Our Food Security Future. Our Konohiki with Nico VanEnglen.

March 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Plant Aloha Hawaiian Sanctuary

Saturday, March 25th 2017 – 9:00am-1:00pm
Visioning Our Food Security Future. Our Konohiki with Nico VanEnglen.
Food security, self-reliance and community resiliency are goals many of us share here in Puna. But just how does the play out for your family and what’s your place in the larger community? How can we begin to shift from self-reliance and independence to community resiliency and interdependent living?

So many folks here in Puna are working hard to create subsistence farming strategies that meet the needs of their family. If we step back and look at food security and distribution as a whole we can begin to identify our place in that system and participate more effectively without really having to change our strategy.

Fortunately for us here in Hawai’i we have examples of working food security systems to draw from, with the Ahupua’a concept and correlating Konohiki position. Of course, things are different now-a-days but what can we learn from this wisdom as we apply it to our community vision. As we come together to create Interdependent Regenerative Systems with Sustainable Agriculture Cooperatives and Individual Participation here in our Beautiful Puna Community.

Maybe you’re new to homesteading or community living, perhaps you been farming for years or are involved in many of the other related aspects of food security. If so and your ready to see how you can support the larger dream while also getting your needs meet too, then this workshop is for you. Come on down to Hawaiian Sanctuary, Saturday morning at 9am, March 25th for this free workshop and lets talk story as we vision possibilities together.

Plant Aloha Series

Hawaiian Sanctuary is proud to present: Plant Aloha, a FREE educational series of sustainable farming classes. Every Thursday morning, from 9:00am until 12:30pm, with special Saturday monthly offerings, led by local and visiting experts.

The Plant Aloha project is supported, in part, by the County of Hawaii, Research & Development. We are looking for support to complete and enhance this amazing FREE program. Please give what you can.

wade1Plant Aloha begins with a Permaculture Series on Thursday mornings entitled: Growing a Complete Diet with Permaculture Principles: Tropical Subsistence Gardening, with Wade Bauer. Each month, a special free Saturday class will also be held. These classes will feature lectures covering a wide range of agricultural topics, such as Beekeeping, Fungi, Bamboo, Biochar, and more.

Each class starts promptly with a lecture and Q&A before a hands-on farm experience. Come prepared with notepad and writing utensil, closed toed shoes, sun hat, and gloves.

View the full Plant Aloha Series schedule on our Calendar.

Space is limited, please register by emailing:

Permaculture Facilitator

Nico VanEnglen is a social inverter; co-creating transformative solutions to shared local challenges. Focused on developing practical and attainable systems to shift us towards working alternatives that build new models of community engagement and resiliency. Nico offers real world programs and pathways for reconnecting us to our selves, our global community and the rest of the natural world.

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The Plant Aloha project is supported, in part,
by the County of Hawaii, Research & Development.


March 25, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Nico VanEnglen


Laka Lounge @ Hawaiian Sanctuary
13-3194 Pahoa-Kalapana Rd
Pahoa, HI 96778 United States
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(800) 309-8010