With the innovative use of energy conservation and technology, Hawaii Taro Farm LLC and its farmers hope to foster rural farming prosperity, engagement with the community, and the creation of jobs in the new economy. This farm will supplement and serve the County of Maui and Hawai’i’s social, business, economic, environmental, cultural, and community needs.
Through the proposed foundation, the project will address Food Security and provide produce and protein to feed Maui’s most vulnerable.
As part of the agriculture development project, farmers and other trades will be trained, and infrastructure for water and sewer will be developed. Farms will be incubated, and technology and community involvement will be used. Workforce development will take place, a partnership with UH Maui College may be formed, and food, soil, and animal scientists will be involved.
The initiative will reduce Maui’s dependence on imported food, create jobs, help business development, train farmers, and perpetuate Native Hawaiian culture.