Agroforestry & Permaculture in the Maui Rainforest
If you are interested in learning about agroforestry (food forests!), soil regeneration, and off-grid community living, HAPI is a great place to visit. They cultivate a wide variety of tropical foods including bananas, papayas, pineapple, coconuts, cacao, sugar cane, starfruit, lychee, taro, perennial greens, mushrooms and more!
Soil Centric's Pro Tip
Travelers to Maui should definitely tour HAPI's 14 acre property and join them for a delicious farm lunch on Thursdays. If you have four or more weeks, consider becoming a HAPI intern. Interns, who come from many countries, exchange 25 hours of work per week for housing (glamping style) and basic food staples. You'll gain permaculture and agroforestry skills and learn what it means to be a good steward of the land ('aina). Note, interns work rain or shine and are generally on their own when it comes to transportation.