Gotta say its a pretty good place to live, i'm almost afraid to leave. so many fruits, its a learning experience being here, and a great place to grow spiritually. The land where the Pangaia Community began which is now the 80/10/10 community which Douglas Graham has a share of and also many other fruit farms and communities of old. I've been here in Kapoho area of Puna for about 2 years and i'm still discovering new Banana Patches and Jackfruit Orchards.
But be careful, the locals may grouch at you for entering the Territory of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Which i gotta say we did take it unrighteously as we did with the Native Americans. But it is the Righteous and the meek that shall inherit the earth and not the blood race of those who claim to have gotten here first!
the Community focus is wonderful and seems to grow deeper with every waxing of the moon, even in the onslaught of Corporate Babylon creeping its way ever closer to The Shire. There are so many Farmers markets every week and some even twice weekly. Many Farms grow enough fruit to put up an eternal fruit-stand where you are trusted to pay the amount mentioned into the money box, without anyone there but you. but please do pay! for there is always one in the secret place of the most high watching, and your guilt in yourself is your condemnation. you can literally pick up fruit from the stands as you drive along, or walk, throughout the ... um ... world. The University of Hawaii has many abandon experimental farms from decades ago that are full of durian, and cacao, rambutan, and so many more.Get to know the people who've lived here for decades too and you may be able to work on their land and help them out in exchange for some of their produce.
Remember Hawaii is an island, a very isolated island, in the middle of a big ocean. Self Sufficiency in this seemingly small area of landmass has been the central focus since its first discovery. And this focus lives on!
Hi ..... really interesting report ..... I would like to come and check out that area one day ..... I live 2 hours north of Cairns Australia which is the southern hemisphere equivalent ...... although the continent is big our area is the 1% of australia that is a wet tropical zone ...... yeah always been loads of mango lychee coconut then in the 70's rare fruit collectors went around the world and brought back a lot of new varieties which leads to a good selection available in the present day ..... but yeah first world country issues here ..... everything controlled by real estate system which means land ownership like a dream for our generation ..... so yeah we can find established orchards to help out at and stay long term even ........ good markets at the smaller towns once a week ...... some roadside stalls ........ I want to set up a trail of places up the East Coast of Oz where people could do Wwoofing style farmstays ..... but at all the places oriented to fruit and veg growing ....... would be keen to hear of a similar network in HI ...... but right now Coconut Chris is the guy I wanna check out the most there......
sounds great my friend Big Island has a lot going on and can you recommend more? I will be visiting in about 2 weeks and wish to make connections and explore a bit. email me at email@example.com
ahhh wow thanks for sharing :) Sounds like a true paradise