Molokai Permaculture Education Initiative - PRI USA & Sust`aina ble Molokai Partnership
Molokai Permaculture Education Initiative - PRI USA & Sust`aina ble Molokai Partnership
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Commenced:
01/10/2010
Submitted:
01/03/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
PO Box 1715, Kaunakakai, Hawaii, US
Phone:
(808) 336-0318
Website:
sustainablemolokai.org
Climate zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical





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Molokai Permaculture Education Initiative - PRI USA & Sust`aina ble Molokai Partnership

Project Type

Rural, Community, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

My organization Sust`aina ble Molokai partnered with the Permaculture Research Institute USA to develop a Molokai Permaculture Education Initiative. This initiative is designed to create a network of local permaculture teachers that serve the community, mentor youth, and manage large earth repair projects on Molokai. More training is planned for 2011 and beyond.

Project Description

Sust`ainable Molokai  envisions the island’s mountains filled with food forests and land dedicated for community gardening and agriculture as a way to ensure greater food security.  We envision the watershed restored, an ungulate population in balance, and topsoil on the mountain slopes replenished through conscientious land management that integrates permaculture and traditional Hawaiian  methods.   By caring for the land above, we also care for the sea below in the manner our kupuna (ancestors) taught us in managing ahupua`a from mauka to makai (mountain to sea, top to bottom).

 

Sust`ainable Molokai  understands that if the community comes together to do this good work, we invest in feeding not only ourselves, but the many generations of keiki and mo`opuna to follow. 

 

Long-Term Objectives and Strategies Include:

 

Heal our island:  reduce land erosion and subsequent siltation of our reef and marine environment; restore the watershed, forest ecosystem, and ahupua`a.

 

Increase sustainable agriculture practices on Molokai and work particularly with Hawaiian Homesteaders in building their capacity.

 

Prepare the next generation to perpetuate sustainable agriculture/aquaculture practices by teaching them permaculture.

 

Build greater community resilience through proactively addressing local food security, energy security, disaster preparedness.

 

Become the “living canoe” that grows all the varieties of native food crops, particularly the canoe plants (sweet potatoes, coconut, banana, taro, etc.)  and medicinals brought by  our ancestors  during their ocean migrations.  

 

 

 

 

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To Heal An Island - Bringing Together Permaculture & Indigenous Knowledge

See film presentation made by Maui Tauotaha of `Oiwi TV highlighting Geoff & Nadia Lawton's Earthworks course on Molokai as they share knowledge with us on strategies to reduce erosion and runoff from the mountains into the sea, and restore watershed

Posted over 8 years ago (0 comments)

Aia na kai po`olo`olo`u o Molokai -- There are the turbulent waters of Molokai

Loko Kuapa - Hawaiian Fishponds. Photo Essay: "Talking Story with Kalaniua Ritte" who cares for Keawanui Fishpond. Molokai PDC Site Visit, Oct 2010.

Posted over 8 years ago (2 comments)

Four Part Series of Permaculture Training Offered on Molokai (Fall 2010)

20 Molokai locals were trained by PRI USA in permaculture design, installing a canoe garden design, earthworks and water harvesting, and permaculture teaching.

Posted over 8 years ago (0 comments)
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