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ALOHA & WELCOME to the “Grow Your Own Food” issue of Living Aloha Magazine. Hawaiians thrived here because they were very resourceful with growing food. Hawaiian’s were self sufficient for many years before the takeover over these islands. We the people need to take control of our food supply. We need to learn ways to eat as close to home as possible so that we’re not shipping food across the world to eat here. I’m one whose brain wants to explode when I see bananas from Haiku sitting next to bananas from South America at the market. Crooked politicians tell us we can’t sustain ourselves without continuing our unsustainable method of shipping in 80 to 90 % of our food. Their buddy corporations have also rigged the game so that they can steal all the water from our communities. They all make money owning stock in these food, transportation, fuel and media industries. No more! Let’s show them differently and start learning more about growing our own food and creating more farmers. We give you reasons, tips and additional resources to better grow your food. Read what’s here, then do more research so you can be on your way to one of the most rebellious things you can do-grow your own food. The impact to the planet would be much less. Let’s stop supporting our current unsustainable ways.

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Good for Body and Soul

Grow Your Own Food, Eat Local by Denise LaBarre

You’ve probably seen bumper stickers urging you to Eat Local or Grow Your Own Food. But why bother to do this when shopping at Costco or Safeway is so convenient and seemingly cheaper? Here are some points to consider:

|1| Fresher is better for you — higher nutrition, tastes better Humans and plants have evolved together. We are designed to eat what is grown near us, picked and eaten right away to get the best nutritional benefit. There’s a world of difference in taste and nutrient value when you compare fresh-picked, locally-grown fruits and vegetables with their picked-unripe, gassed-andwarehoused counterparts in supermarkets. Statistics on nutrient loss over storage time are hard to find. Small farmers who would benefit from those statistics aren’t in a position to fund large-scale research. While large, highly mechanized producers whom have the funds for research tend to squelch information that would otherwise steer people away from their energetically-tired and chemical-augmented produce. My friend, Harriet, has been growing the majority of her own food for many years. Her doctors marvel at how 6

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quickly she heals (several times faster than others her age) and she attributes it to the clean, just-picked food she eats. There’s no chemical substitute for the taste, energy, and aliveness of fresh produce and it’s satisfying on so many levels. When I get home from the farmer’s market, I cut the stems of my leafy greens and put them in water to give them a drink. They quickly revive dramatically. I have tried that with various leafy greens from grocery stores, but the greens barely perked up, if at all. I take the difference to mean there is still plenty of life force to revive in my farmer’s market produce, whereas the store-bought produce, shipped great distances, has perhaps been treated with preservatives and already lost most of the life-force it once had.

| 2| Supports community, connectedness, the local economy The opportunity to eat cleanly grown, local produce is one of the great blessings of living on Maui. Recently, I visited eastern Washington looking to eat a healthy dinner at a restaurant. I asked the server what was the healthiest, freshest thing on the menu and she replied, “The twicebaked mac and cheese is pretty popular.” The only vegetables on the menu were potatoes. We are creatures of connection. I have frequented the Saturday Farmer’s Market in Kula and have relationships with many of the vendors there. I enjoy that I can give thanks directly to the hands that cultivate and tend to the harvest. I trade jokes with the man who picks and sells the coffee I love. I’ve played games at the house of the beautiful Mexican farmer who grows the kale I eat. I like that there’s no middleman skimming off profit. I also like being connected to the reality of growing – like when there’s been a storm and the market is nearly empty because the farmers have been battling the elements or when the bugs have taken all the zucchini I planned to buy. I appreciate the fresh produce all the more.

It’s only in the last several decades that we have had the storage, transportation, and refrigeration capacity to deliver fresh food across the globe. We now eat summer fruits (from South America) in the winter, wine from everywhere, and unique global delicacies. This has come at a great price, reducing the amount of small farms we can source from and consumption of large amounts of fossil fuel to transport food across oceans and landmass. We lose the care taken with each head of broccoli and basket of strawberries. When a small number of people produce a huge amount of food, quality may suffer. It is nearly impossible to really care for veggies, fruit, and orchard trees with the necessary attention on the scale of today’s large agribusiness farms pushing product to market as fast as they can. Buying local keeps the money here to recirculate in the local economy. What you spend at big chain stores is siphoned off to mega-corporations that contribute minimally to the local economy. On a remote-Pacific island, this is even more critical than elsewhere.

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Feeling the love of the plants themselves and the people who nurture those plants provides delicious medicine for your soul. We are so lucky to live where there is ample sunshine and water to grow food year-round. Amping up your appreciation and gratitude – which themselves are nourishing and healing – is so easy to do when the food tastes so good and is packed with mana (supernatural force). There’s something deeply fulfilling about eating vegetables that you grew yourself or making a sauce with just-picked herbs. You don’t have to live on a farm or even shop at a farmer’s market to enjoy fresh-picked flavor and nutrition. You can grow all kinds of herbs and leafy vegetables in pots. In an apartment, you can get lemons from a small potted tree on your lanai. Why not make a resolution to grow more of your own food this year? Even if it’s in a pot of basil and chives. I planted some turmeric (olena) plants in my little front garden. Even though it gets too much wind, I enjoy checking whether they’ve had enough water. It’s easy to nurture them (they demand so little!) and I am emotionally invested in whether they thrive. That’s connection, that’s a richness I wouldn’t get shopping at a supermarket. When I finally harvest the turmeric roots, you can believe I will appreciate the time and energy I put into it because I personally watched it grow. For more about the healing benefits of turmeric and how to prepare it, see my blog post: In the next decade, I suspect we will see research showing how important clean growing practices, smaller-scale production and storage, and inter-personal connection with producers are to the food itself. But you and I already know the taste of freshness and that we should buy local whenever we can.

It’s better for our bodies, the community, and our collective soul.

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food growing basics

by Living Aloha Staff

For all of human history, people have managed to feed themselves, either by fishing, hunting, gathering and/or subsistence farming. Now, with large-scale food production, gardening is often only a hobby. But growing one’s own food could mean increased security, health and enjoyment. Since the details of growing your own food depend on your unique locale, here’s a general overview to get you started. PLANNING 1-Determine what crops you can raise in your location. Obvious factors includes climate, soil, rainfall and available space. A fast and fun way to learn what grows well in your climate is to visit a nearby farm or garden. Here are some details to ask seasoned growers about or investigate yourself: Climate. Some locales only have a brief growing season. This means growing quick producing plant varieties that can be harvested and stored for the winter. Other areas have year-long warm weather, where fresh vegetables and grain can be harvested on demand. Soil. Depending on the type you have available, you may expect very high yields from a large area, or meager yields from small areas. The best plan to follow is to plant a food crop which flourishes in your conditions as a staple, and use surplus land to grow “luxury” foods that require more fertilization and effort. 10

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Rainfall. No plants thrive with minimal rainfall, so most food crops require substantial amounts of water from irrigation or rainfall. Consider the normal rainfall rate for your area, and the availability of irrigation when choosing crops. If you live in a dry area, consider collecting rainfall. Space. If plenty of space is available, you may be able to grow plenty of food using conventional methods, but where space is limited, you may have to look at other techniques, including hydroponics, container gardening, sharecropping, and vertical gardening. 2-Understand how a growing season plays out. Growing food is more than just planting seeds and waiting for a harvest. Below, in the “Growing” section, is a typical sequence of steps in growing a single crop of one plant. You will need to prepare each different plant crop basically the same way, but when you have prepared the soil for planting, you can plant as many different crops as you like at one time.

3-Become familiar with the different types of food crops. We often think of the vegetables we see in the produce section of a market as the garden vegetables, and in a sense, this is true, but to truly grow your own food, you need to consider your whole diet. This is a general list of the types of food you will want to consider growing. Vegetables. This includes legumes, leaf vegetables, root vegetables, corn (a grain, looked at more closely later), and vining vegetables like squash, cucumbers, melons, and pumpkins. These provide many essential nutrients and vitamins, including: Proteins. Legumes are a good source of proteins. Carbohydrates. Potatoes and beets are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, as well as minerals. Vitamins and minerals. Leaf vegetables, like cabbage and lettuce, as well as vining vegetables like cucumbers and squash, are a good source of many essential vitamins and minerals. Fruits. Most people understand that fruits are a great source of vitamin C, but they also contribute many other vitamins and minerals to your diet, as well as offering a

broader variety of taste to enjoy. Fruits also can often be preserved by drying or canning, so refrigeration is not required to store your surplus. Grains. Growing grains is not what most people envision when they think of growing their own food, but grains are a staple in most diets. They are filled with carbohydrates and fiber, and can be stored easily for long periods of time. In many early civilizations, and in some countries today, grain is the primary foodstuff for the population. This category of food crops includes: Corn. Often eaten as a vegetable with meals, corn is also a versatile grain that can be stored. Proper varieties, grown to maturity can be harvested and stored as whole cobs, shelled (whole kernels removed from the cob), or ground into meal for use in making breads or mush dishes like grits. For those living in latitudes with long enough days, corn may be the easiest grain to grow for the home subsistence farmer. Freezing corn is the easiest way to preserve it for winter use. Wheat. Most people are familiar with wheat, from which we get most of our flour for baking everything from breads to cakes and pastries. Wheat stores well after harvest, but harvesting itself is more laborious than it is for corn, since the whole plant is usually cut down,

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sheafed (bound in piles), gathered and threshed (beaten to free the seeds), and ground into fine powder (flour). Oats. Another grain, oats for human consumption are processed more than wheat or corn, and the labor involved in harvest is equal to wheat. Still, it may be considered an option in some areas where it is easily grown. Rice. For wet areas, areas subject to flooding, or which can be flooded, rice is the obvious choice. Rice is commonly grown in shallowly submerged soil, and is harvested much as wheat is. Other grains include barley and rye, which are similar to wheat and oats.

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Gourds. This group of plants includes squash, melons, and pumpkins, and is planted after the last expected frost, and takes between 45 days (cucumbers) to 130 days for pumpkins, to produce harvestable fruit.

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4-Select the crops and varieties that are suitable to your growing region. This is where the instructions in this article cannot suffice to give comprehensive and accurate information specific to you. Instead, we will look at basic growing requirements for different plants according to standard growing regions, as set forth by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) on their plant hardiness map which you may be able to use by comparing climates in terms of latitude and elevation to your particular region.


Beans, peas, and other legumes. These are planted after the threat of frost, and require 75 to 90 days to produce fruit, which can continue producing as long as the plants are cared for until it’s too cold.

Tomatoes. This fruit (usually grouped with vegetables) can be planted in containers if kept warm, and transplanted into soil after the threat of frost, and will produce season-long as well.

Grains. There is a great difference in growing seasons with grains, as well as summer and winter varieties of many of these. Generally speaking, summer grains, such as corn and summer wheat, are planted near the end of winter when freezing temperatures are not expected to continue for more than a few weeks, and they take about 110 days to mature, then another 30-60 days to dry sufficiently to harvest for storing as seed. 5-Develop a “farm plan” on the land you intend to use for your food production. You will need to address specific issues in your planning, including

wildlife encroachment, which may require fences or other permanent measures, sun exposures since some plants require more sunlight to successfully produce than others, and topography, since tilling very steep ground is fraught with problems. List all of the possible crops you will attempt to cultivate on your land. You should try to have as diverse a selection as possible to meet nutrition requirements mentioned earlier. You may be able to estimate a total yield per crop item by researching the growing success of others in your area, or by using information from the source you purchase your seed from. Using the list, and the planting plan you began earlier, you will need to calculate the amount of seed you will need. If you have lots of room, plant an excess to allow for poor performance until you have a firm grasp of what you are doing. 6-Plan on your storage method. If you are going to grow grains, you will need barns which will keep your stored harvest dry and safe from insects and vermin. It is likely that if you intend to produce all of the food you consume for yourself, you will find that a combination of storage and preservation methods will be useful. The above steps mention several of these methods, but as a recap, the usual methods for storing foods are: Drying (or dehydration). This is a useful method for storing fruits and some vegetables. It can be done without high-tech gadgets in most fairly dry, warm climates. Canning. This requires containers (which are reusable with the exception of lids, which may deteriorate over time) but does require proper preparation, cooking

equipment, and skill. Pickling is considered in this article as a “canning” process, although it does not have to be so. Freezing. This, again, requires some cooking preparation, as well as a freezer and proper containers.


Bedding. Not previously mentioned, this is a method for storing root crops such as potatoes, rutabagas, beets, and other root crops. It is accomplished by layering the product in a dry, cool, location in a straw bed. 7-Determine the benefits of this activity compared to the cost. You will be investing a considerable amount of money in start-up costs if you do not have any materials and equipment available at the beginning. You will also have a lot of labor invested, which may translate into additional expense if you forgo a regular job to pursue this effort. Before investing a great deal of time and money, research your local growing conditions, available crop selections and your ability to manage this labor-intensive effort. The benefits will include having food that you can enjoy without the worry of herbicides, pesticides, and other contaminants, except those used at your discretion. 8-Begin your project in stages. If you have abundant land and sufficient equipment, you can start on a fairly large scale, but unless you have sufficient knowledge and experience, you will be gambling that the plants you select are suitable for your soil and climate. Talking to people in your area will often provide you with the best source of specific information on selecting your crops and planting times, but if this is not an option, plant “trial” plantings Living Aloha


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of new crops the first year to see how well they produce. Begin on a smaller scale, perhaps trying to grow a set percentage of your food requirements to give you an idea of the total yield you can expect, and work your way up to a selfsufficient level.

Growing 1-Break the ground. For cultivated land, this is simply the process of loosening the soil, and “turning under”, or covering, the plants or plant residue from a previous crop. It may also be referred to as tilling and is done with a plow or tiller pulled by a tractor, or on a small scale, with a self-propelled machine called a “rototiller”. On a small plot of land and due to financial constraints, you may have to revert to the use of pick, shovel and hoe. This can be accomplished collectively. You should clear away

any large stones, roots and limbs, heavy accumulation of vegetation, and other debris before tilling. 2-Lay off rows. With modern farm equipment, this process depends on the type of crop being planted, and “no till” planting actually skips this and the previous step. Here, we are considering the general method that would be used by someone who does not have this type of equipment and expertise. Mark out the area you intend to plant, and with a hoe or plow, create a slightly raised bed in the loose soil in a line across the length of the plot. Next, make your furrow (a shallow groove cut in the soil) with your chosen implement.

3-Place your seeds in the furrow at the depth required for the particular crop you are planting. This may vary according to your choice of plants. As a rule, succulent plants like legumes (beans and peas) and melons, squash, cucumbers are planted between 3/4 and 1 inch deep, where corn and potatoes may be planted 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches deep. After placing the seed in the furrow, cover them and tamp (gently pack down) the soil lightly so the seed bed (the covered furrow) does not dry out as quickly. Continue this process until you have the number of rows you planned on planting.

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4-Cultivate your crops when the ground becomes packed by rainfall, or weeds become a problem. Because you are planting this crop in rows, you will be able to walk the center area between rows (the middles) to accomplish this, if you are doing this by hand. You will want to keep the soil around the roots loosened without damaging the roots themselves. You may apply mulch to reduce, if not eliminate “weed”/ unwanted growth by undesirable plants. 5-Watch for insects and animals which may damage your plants. If you see leaves that have been eaten, you will have to determine what is causing the damage. Many animals find tender young plants in a garden more appetizing than native growth, so you will have to protect the plants from these, but insects are a much more prevalent problem with growing food. You may find you are able to keep insect damage to a minimum by simply surrounding your crop with bug repellent plants. 6-Harvest. You will have to educate yourself to some degree on when to harvest your crop. Many common garden vegetables are harvested as they become ripe, and continue to produce throughout the growing season with proper care. Grains, on the other hand, are most often harvested when they are fully ripened and dry on the plant. Harvesting is a labor-intensive operation, and as you become experienced in growing, you will find that you need to reduce the production of some plants so that harvesting can be managed. 7-Preserve. For common vegetables, you have several choices for storing them through the non-growing season. Carrots, turnips and other root vegetables can be stored well into the winter months in the refrigerator or a root cellar. Drying produce is one option for long-term preservation of fruits, vegetables, and for seed type crops like legumes. For succulents and fruits you may want to consider canning or freezing your harvest. A vacuum sealer will give better results in freezing vegetables for long-term use.

TIPS Talk with neighbors about co-oping. It is easier to manage a smaller number of different crops, and you may be able to grow enough of some of your selection of food for two families, and another family would grow enough of other crops that you can exchange them. Build a greenhouse, which will allow you to grow food all year long, even in cold climates.


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Look at outside sources of food to supplement your farming effort. Like wild berries and nuts and looking for edible plants growing wild in your region may be possibilities for increasing the scope of your diet. Don’t give up growing your own vegetables in the colder temperatures! Consider growing sprouts in your kitchen. If you grow a variety of sprouts, such as radish, broccoli, alfalfa and clover, you will have a variety of tastes and types of vegetables to add fresh green to your diet to supplement your frozen and canned summer vegetables.

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Look at alternative methods for growing food if your space is very limited and your desire (or need) is sufficient to justify it. There are a number of high production, compact growing methods. Here are some with a brief description: Hydroponic gardening. This is a method of growing in a liquid medium, also known as “soil-less agriculture”.



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per square foot, as the vines will grow upward, rather than outward. Container growing. Some plants can be grown in almost anything (even an old toilet, although tacky). Growing plants in “window boxes” has been common for many years to give a pleasant effect in the otherwise sterile environment of a city apartment, but the same process can be used to grow smaller, less root dependent food crops, like peppers, squash, tomatoes, and others.

Pottage gardening. This allows for concentrated blocks of vegetables and rotations. Also, it can become a beautiful way to replace a front lawn.

Warnings Growing your own food requires patience, persistence and a lot of bending and lifting and carrying. Be prepared to sweat. Protect yourself from sun and insects (ticks and mosquitoes carry life-threatening diseases) by washing thoroughly and often. Home canning must be done properly to be safe, in order to avoid botulism and other diseases. Take great care with mushrooms. Be sure you know which are safe to eat. If in any doubt, do not consume them at all. Make sure you clean your growing tools (shovels and other tools) before each use in order to keep the food clean. Hedge your bets, plant multiple varieties, cooperate with other farmers and spread your risk. Growing your own food can be rewarding, but you are at the mercy of nature, in the form of pests and weather, either of which can destroy whole crops in a remarkably short time. Never use pesticides. They go into the food and can cause cancer in humans. Instead, keep the food in a greenhouse or another clean and pest-free place. There’s obviously much more detail to cover but these are some proven basics to create your own clean food. Do your online research or go to your local library for other tips and proper fertilizing methods for the crops you will be growing.

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The Importance of


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by Carlos Garcia

Food is a necessary component to our quality of life. It’s much more than sticking some stuff in your face when your stomach calls. It’s something that really needs to be looked at. It’s much more complex than feeding gas to your car. It’s about knowing the nutritional value of what we eat and what conditions that food is grown, how its processed, and methods of transport. It is ultimately unhealthy to have any food, whether it be for yourself or for your pet, sprayed with poison, gassed or genetically modified. Inorganic matter added will also become the food you eat. The digested particles of the food we eat will go directly into our bloodstream. It becomes us. We want to make sure it’s as pure as possible and not laced with poisonous pesticides created to destroy any life not genetically modified to resist it. All of the islands are under attack not only from the chemical companies that try to present themselves as farmers, but many of our neighbors have been misled by Big-Ag to think that spraying Round-Up around their home is okay. We need to protect our land and keep ourselves and our families safe. We are really lucky to have a devoted group dedicated to the health of our soil on our islands. This is our very own Hawai’i Farmers Union United (HFUU). HFUU is changing the narrative concerning the future of food production in Hawai’i through their growing membership in nine chapters and their presence on legislative committees at both the state and national levels. 18

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HFUU is affiliated with the National Farmers Union and is recognized and respected as a voice for farmers throughout the Hawai‘ian Islands. HFUU empowers its members to earn a prosperous living through regenerative stewardship of our lands, waters, and communities. HFUU is active through vibrant community chapters in all districts throughout the Hawai‘ian Islands. They have meetings every month around Hawaii that you can attend and learn much about growing food and enriching your soil. They have potlucks during the meetings and even have seed sharing events. As members ourselves we highly recommend signing up for membership. It will change your life.

The following is the most recent letter from Vincent Mina, President of HFUU. HFUU Presidents Message, Vincent Mina It’s legislation season in Hawai’i. As in previous legislative sessions, HFUU continually focuses on raising the awareness of our legislators in these subject areas; • biological diversity • recycling of nutrients • building a viable agriculture workforce

it’s important to know the nutritional value of what we eat

• education programs and certification courses An essential aspect of our development as a regenerative farming community is having infrastructure and support systems in place that create agricultural trust, especially with regard to the farming methods used, so that farmers can live on the land and raise their families with confidence. As an organization, we support the development of a local Hemp Industry. Besides opening the door to a host of value added products including building materials, textiles and fuels, hemp can play a significant role in remediation of depleted and toxic soil from years of chemically intensive farming practices. Additionally, several of our members recently submitted applications to the Hawaii Department of Health for permission to open medical cannabis dispensaries. HFUU vice president, Simon Russell, provides a summation of the bills we are in support of (below) that have been submitted along with actions our members can take to effect policy change on a national level through representation at the National Farmers Union Convention this coming March. It is your right, as a member, to provide input into this process by following the protocols listed. Working together, we are supporting farmer’s ability to make a living at farming while doing it in a way that is safe to farmers, beneficial to the environment, and results in optimally safe and nutrient rich food that feeds our communities. In 2015 our membership grew from 590 (in 2014) to 812. This growth places us on the threshold of becoming a chartered member of the National Farmers Union, an accomplishment that give HFUU a bigger voice at the national level. Your HFUU membership and your voice are vital to the cause of a Hawaiian agricultural renaissance. Mahalo for your continued support and for helping us move our mission forward.

From our Legislative Chair, Simon Russell HFUU will have two delegate votes at this year’s National Farmers Union convention, and will prepare 4 amendments to NFU policy: 1. Support for Sustainable Farming practices as defined by the USDA in the 1990 farm bill. 2. P  esticide buffer zones around schools, hospitals and residential areas. 3. 4.

3. S upport for Cannabis cultivation, as State law allows 4. Support for biological farming and its acceptance into the food safety regulations nationwide, as well as a recognition that microbial diversity is essential to productive organic farming.

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Kupa’a Farms

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Kupu Hou Organic Farm

Producers of award-winning coffee and exceptional fruits and vegetables. Offering inspiring tours, educational workshops, comprehensive consulting and volunteer/work trade opportunities.

Started in 1993, they are a family farm in Wailuku, Maui. They grow four different baby greens in a plant based compost recycled and cultured over the past 23 years. Sunflower, Green Pea, Kaiwari Radish and Wheatgrass. Sold wholesale in either one pound, 8oz bags and 4oz bags.

Kupu Hou Organic Farm is a USDA Certified Organic farm managed with permaculture ethics in the Kula district of Maui. They specialize in Kula, Maui MokkaTM coffee and also sell fresh organic produce. They host internship opportunities for U.S. and international students and professionals who are interested in experiential education. Students can often receive credit from their Universities for their time at Kupu Hou Farm. All volunteers and interns are selected using case-by-case evaluation.

Typical harvest items include, but are not limited to, lettuce, kale, chard, potatoes, leeks, scallions, cauliflower, broccoli cucumber, basil, cilantro, taro, garlic, ginger, beets, onions, cabbage, bananas and papaya. Items vary by season - giving you a diverse selection. They grow a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and coffee. They also sell farm-made kimchi, sauerkraut and passion fruit jam. 808-876-0678

Greenleaf Farm Greenleaf Farm is a 2-acre family farm located in upcountry Maui at 2300 ft. elevation. Owners Bill and Marta Greenleaf began their farm initiative in 2005; building it on a foundation of permaculture to reflect their intentions and action. Today the farm is home to five gardens, vermiculture and an aquaponics system all mingled amongst many fruit and nut trees. In early 2014, the farm expanded with an additional 10 acres further upcountry in Olinda. The Olinda Farm is currently under 2 acres of production but will continue to evolve and expand as they implement their many ideas to continue to nurture the ‘aina. 808-357-3877

‘Oko’a Farms Oko’a Farms is a small 12-acre biologically diverse organically managed family farm in Lower Kula. They grow over 60 unique Items from black raspberries, burdock root, purslane, parsley, spilanthes, sugar cane, bananas, red long beans, carrots, beets, potatoes, onions, lettuce, broccoli, kale and much more. What does Oko’a mean? We were looking for something that embodied some of our core values in farming like SustAINAbility. There is no direct translation for sustainability in Hawaiian as that was a given in Hawaiian culture to be sustainable. Oko’a means: independent, whole, complete, separate, different. Visit them at the Upcountry Farmers Market in Pukalani on Saturday and at the Wednesday Farmers Market in Kula. They also deliver. For more details and to get on their weekly mailing list go to:




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Simpli-fresh Produce Farm-to-Plate advocate James (Kimo) Simpliciano has come full-circle in fostering the art of farming for culinary use using the freshest sourced locallygrown fruits and vegetables. Through his Simpli-fresh Produce, LLC – West Maui Cooperative venture, Kimo has crossed the culinary crossroad becoming a full-time farmer. While farming, he takes initiative to mentor students who aspire to be future farmers, talented chefs, and environmental engineers from Lahainaluna High School, Kamehameha Schools Maui, UH Maui College, and Hui Lau Foundation. 808-269-2626




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Laulima Farm Laulima Farm is a 13-acre family farm in the Kipahulu Valley on Maui. They’ve been using organic practices since the beginning and are continually evolving to include more sustainable and ecologically sound practices on the land. Their goals include connecting people to healthy food; strengthening our local economy; and rejuvenating agriculture as an economically viable lifestyle. Laulima has a farm stand located on the Hana Highway just about a mile past the “7 pools”, Haleakala National Park Kipahulu Area. Our farm stand gives tourists and locals alike a chance to enjoy our fresh farm products. The shop is open 7 days a week 9am to 5pm. •


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Hale Akua Garden Farm Hale Akua Garden Farm offers courses on organic gardening and farming topics like soil health, beekeeping, raising chickens, and worm composting to the local community and visitors who seek to learn about these topics. The Farm offers both tutorials and larger classes. Additionally, the Farm also markets its produce to local restaurants, among them Flatbread Pizza and Maui Kombucha, to its local health food store, Mana Foods and at the Upcountry Farmer’s Market on Saturdays.

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Kumu Farms carries Fresh, Organic, Tropical Fruits, Produce and Gourmet Products. Eggplants, Carrots, Cabbage, Kales, Chard, Lettuce, Salad Mix, Peppers, Tomatoes, Beets, Fennel, Radishes, Turnips, Arugula, Herbs, Green Beans and Yellow Beans, Mangos, Strawberry Sunrise Papayas, Apple Banana and Pineapple. All available for purchase at our stand.

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Resources Grow Some Good

Lokelani ‘Ohana Grow Some Good is a nonprofit community program dedicated to creating hands–on, outdoor learning experiences that cultivate curiosity about natural life cycles, connect students to their food sources, and inspire better nutrition choices. Lokelani Ohana is a recognized, Camphillinspired initiative. Camphill is an organization that provides opportunities for people with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other special needs to live, learn and work together with others in an atmosphere of mutual respect and equality. They are a 501©(3) non-profit organization.

Farm Credit Services of Hawaii Offering farmers longterm loans, short-term loans, competitive interest rate programs, flexible repayment schedules, excellent loan servicing options and much more. They also have programs for young, beginning, small and minority farmers.

HAPA Hawai’i Alliance for Progressive Action H.A.P.A.’s mission is to catalyze community empowerment and systemic change towards valuing ‘aina (environment) and people ahead of corporate profit.


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Kuleana Academy– academy The Kuleana Academy is a five–month leadership development and candidate training program hosted by the Hawai’i Alliance for Progressive Action (H.A.P.A.) in partnership with other leading public interest organizations in Hawai‘i.

SEE Organic Research & Development Farm!what–we– do/cjg9 S.E.E. FARM is a not-for-profit organization that provides healthy, nutritious food to Maui residents through our C.S.A. farmer development and field test programs using our production model of Sustainable, Equitable Economics (S.E.E.).



La‘a Kea Foundation La‘a Kea is a farm community that includes intellectually and developmentally disabled youth and adults dedicated to discovering, supporting, and enhancing the contribution of each individual through meaningful opportunities and productive work. The programs include farming, economic ventures, the arts and activities of daily living – all coming alive in a community with homes, farm buildings, a farmer’s market, craft studios, and multipurpose buildings. Inspired by the international Camphill model, La‘a Kea Farm offers a unique alternative to conventional care where coworkers, residents, and day program participants thrive.

One Island One Island is a non–profit sustainability program in the Pacific / North West serving rural coastal areas of Hawaii, California and Washington. In response to the challenges of our time, our programs foster connections between inspired teachers and learners to strengthen creativity and resiliency in remote rural communities. Programs focus on short, easy–to–implement projects and longer term strategic sustainability efforts.

Indigenous Crop Biodiversity Festival html Celebrating indigenous crops and biodiversity conservation in Maui Nui. The indigenous Crop Biodiversity Festival is an entire week of festival, films, a special lecture series, arts and culture, music, food, workshops, talk–story and site visits. It is a unique and extraordinary event that will bring together participants from Hawai’i and the International Union. August 24–30, 2016

University of Hawai’i Master Gardener Program Gardening Helplines helpline.asp Trained Master Gardeners are available to answer your gardening questions. When a question requires research the caller’s name and number is taken and the person is contacted after the correct answer is determined. Walk-ins are welcome. If you are having a problem with pests, bring your plant so the trained Master Gardener can see the plant and pests in person to determine a solution.


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Fresh Baked Goods • Vegetarian & Vegan Options Bulk Foods • Gluten Free Products Supplements & Herbs • Body Care Open Every Day 8:00am to 9:00pm 2411 S. Kihei Road, Kihei 808.875.4356

THE ART OF BODYWORK Get your groove back with bodywork that works

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23 years education and experience to effectively address the cause of your pain and reduce limitation. MAT 3317 • 3D Myofascial Release including Visceral & Neural Fascia

• Joint Mobility Restoration • Craniosacral • “True Core Stability” Assessment and Awareness Training • Auto Accident and Work Injuries TWO LOCATIONS: Maui Lani, Wailuku at 169 Ma’a Street at Maui Skin & Body Studio and Upcountry Pukalani

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Lokelani ‘Ohana

Lokelani ‘Ohana (LO) birthed on February 14, 2006 as a 501©(3) non-profit to create socially therapeutic programs within our community with elements of native Hawai’ian culture and tradition for adults with developmental disabilities on Maui. LO serves our community with programs in housing, biodynamic farming, and Saori Weaving/creative arts.

by Dung Le LO is a recognized, Camphill-inspired initiative. Camphill is an organization which provides opportunities for people with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other special needs to live, learn and work together with others in an atmosphere of mutual respect and equality. There are more than 100 of

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these communities worldwide where those with special needs are offered the support they need to develop their potential. Camphill is a resource to the development and work of LO. Their Lokelani ‘Ohana Waihe’e Farm program flourishes on a 1.29 acre lot on old Hawai’ian land blessed with kuleana water. The farm is abundant with ulu, coconuts, papaya, many varieties of bananas, kalo, sweet potatoes, squash, many greens, Polynesian spinach called pele, herbs, and materials for the Saori Weaving and arts program like biodynamic cotton, bamboo, job’s tears and flowers. The Lokelani ‘Ohana Waihe’e Farm has been delivering its produce to Mana Foods and Down To Earth for 9 years. LO offers classes on how to make your own compost, how to make barrel pit compost (which inhibits radiation to be taken up into the plants), how to use all nine biodynamic preparations, how to read the biodynamic calendar, and how to understand the planetary, lunar and elemental relationships to growing food. Through conscious MARCH–APRIL 2016

farming, LO recognizes that we are all spiritual beings connected to each other, to nature, and to the cosmos. By applying biodynamic principals, we optimize the vitality of our food. The current initiative of LO is building a new home for five adults with developmental disabilities which is to be completed in Kahului this year. The Lokelani ‘Ohana Waihe’e Farm will be providing some of its deliciously vibrant, organic produce for these residents. LO is dedicated to the values of aloha, service, sharing, spiritual nourishment, and recognition of each individual’s gifts and contributions and offer a model of renewal for the wider society. LO has volunteer opportunities to the community at large.

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There is a parable about a Zen monk who finds himself trapped on a cliff face. He has fallen and managed to catch himself on a protruding branch, but he is losing his grasp and will surely be unable to maintain his grasp indefinitely. Below him is a hungry tiger awaiting his descent. He has nowhere else to go and realizes that his fate is sealed. Instead of panicking, he looks around him and sees a beautiful fragrant flower. He leans over, pulls the stem of the flower toward him, and with complete resignation from his conundrum, takes a long deep whiff of the flower with full presence and gratitude for such a bountiful gift. The parable curiously ends there with the moral presumably being ‘Find and embrace the gift in every moment, even when all else is lost’. This is a whimsical suggestion, but in our present day challenges, it does not lend itself well to practical interpretation. The conundrum we presently face is the realization that the many comforts and conveniences that we enjoy on a daily basis are at the cost of our planets sanctity. Our lifestyles of mass consumption are the guiding force that is fueling the machinery that is devouring our planet. Although many spiritual teachings encourage us to ‘accept what is’ they also attempt to teach us to grow into our sense of compassion and ability to care for the world around us. We are now finding these two teachings at odds with each other. Although the notion of expanding our compassion has been a very productive impetus for evolving the human character, the notion of ‘accepting what is’ has not. Our societal interpretations of ‘accepting what is’ has been tragically misunderstood and mal-applied. If any of us were to be in the many situations that our lifestyles are presently creating for not only those around us but our progeny as well, I’m certain that we would hope for someone to reconsider rather than accept their choices. Some of the situations that I am referring to are: the decimation of vast bioregions due to industrial fulfillment of consumer demand, the loss of life within those bioregions which can and often does include indigenous tribes, the suffering and death of various localized and migratory animals due to the destruction of their vital resources, the increasing inability 26

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of our planet to support life due to its collapsing bio-systems, and the diminishing potential for our progeny to be as awestruck, enchanted, and environmentally supported as we have. Although these are salient caveats of our present voraciousness, they are also just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. There comes a point in our attempts at spirituality where we will need to sincerely ask ourselves if our efforts to ‘accept what is’ has crossed a tragic threshold into apathy. The question we need to ask is, “Has our pursuit of ‘blissful acceptance of the ways we behave’ served only to allow us to rationalize and give in to our temptations to stop caring about the fate of our fellow Earthmates as well as that of our coming generations?” I understand that sincerely considering such a question can stir a deep discomfort for the many of us who have ventured deeply into this myopic ‘acceptance’. I believe that if we are to surmount the challenges that we face today, we will, at some point need to face this question with utmost sincerity and humility. When we do, there is a chance that we will indeed find our indiscretion at being so ‘accepting’ of our misdeeds, feel a sense of remorse, and recognize the need to begin making reparations. For many, this will be a daunting challenge for it will imply that we relinquish many of the ‘accepted’ and perhaps coveted comforts and conveniences that we have become accustomed to. It is in times of great challenge that may even stir up thoughts of distress that our truest characters are revealed. We can choose now to either shrink from such Opportunities for growth, or rise to their calling and find something more magical and meaningful in ourselves than the array of trivial pursuits that our lives were formerly cluttered with. Because the cries of our mo’opuna are at last being heard by the compassionate hearts of sincerely caring people, we now have a chance to rectify the harm that is being done.


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Taking a moment to ‘smell the roses’ shouldn’t mean giving up on Life, it should mean fortifying ourselves by relearning to both redefine and revel in the journey. Like the treasures hidden within our own Heart’s capacity for Love and Compassion, the tiger may surprise us with its ability to support and nurture, rather than devour us.

Live Aloha, relearn to enjoy the ride

harmlessly, and celebrate the ascent!

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Kihei Community Yoga 1847 S. Kihei Rd. #103 Kihei, HI 96753 808-269-2794 •

UPCOUNTRY/EAST MAUI Mangala Yoga - Makawao 1170 Makawao Ave, Unit 1 Makawao, HI 96768 808-359-2252 •

Maui Yoga Path 2960 S. Kihei Rd. in Kihei 808-874-5545 •

Mangala Yoga - Haiku 880 Kokomo Ave. Ste. 126 Haiku, Hi 96708 808-359-2252 •

Yoga Shala - Wailea 34 Wailea Gateway Pl. A-208 Wailea, HI 96753 808-283-4123 •

Mesh Yoga 161 Hana Hwy., Paia, HI 96779 808-868-0252 •

Maui Hot Yoga & Kickboxing 115 E Lipoa St., Kihei, HI 96753 808-463-8811 •

Yoga Awareness at Temple of Peace 575 Haiku Rd., Haiku, HI 808-575-5220 •

Integral Yoga Meenakshi Angel Honig 808-573-1414 •

Infusion Yoga 71 Baldwin Ave., Paia, HI 96779 808- 269-6679 •

WEST SIDE Body In Balance Yoga, Pilates, Barre, TRX 142 Kupuohi St. #F2 Lahaina, HI 96761 808-661-1116 •

Maui Yoga Shala - Paia 381 Baldwin Ave., Paia, HI 96779 808-283-4123 •

Bikram Yoga 845 Waine’e Street #204 Lahaina, HI 96761

Om Maui 95 Makawao Ave. Makawao, HI 96768 808-573-5666 • Maya Yoga in Huelo 808-268-9426

Island Spirit Yoga 840 Wainee St. Lahaina, HI 96761 808-667-2111 •

Wisdom Flow Yoga Jennifer Lynn 808-268-4095 •

Maluhia Paloma Beach and home sessions offered 808-489-6303 CENTRAL MAUI Body Alive Yoga 1995 Main St., 2nd Fl, Wailuku, HI 96793 808-987-1928 •


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Afterglow Yoga 1942 Main St., Wailuku, HI 96793 808-268-9723 •


Bikram Yoga Kahului 251 Lalo St. Suite A2 Kahului, HI 96732 808-872-2402 •

Anahata Yoga Annette Davidsson 808-359-3181 • Christine Wilkinson

Yoga Therapeutics Wailuku, HI 96793 603-203-0102 • KIRTAN Yoga Shala Sacred Sounds Music –Kirtan Fridays at 7pm - Free 381 Baldwin Ave • Paia, HI 96779 808-283-4123 Temple of Peace Tuesdays at 7pm – Kirtan/Chanting Followed by vegetarian potluck 575 Haiku Rd., Haiku, HI 808-575-5220 • NIA Jennifer Loftus holistic Practitioners David Klein, Ph.D, Naturorthopathic Doctor Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Centers Haiku, Maui, Hawaii • 808-572-0861

UPCOUNTRY/EAST MAUI Peter Hofmann Therapeutic Massage Peter Hofmann, LMT 808-298-8971 Denise LaBarre-Body Whisperer 808-575-2244 • Hot Stone Massage-Hana Ultimate in Relaxation Carla Morningstar P-808-248-7297 • M-808-268-4007 Temple of Peace Healing Sanctuary Colonics, Hydrotherapy, Massage & Spa 808-575-5220 • Transformational Healing Arts 510-292-5990 • Reiki Sessions & Training Bill Cox 808-572-4177 • Orthopedic Massage on Maui Raphiell Nolin LMT 808-264-1144 Chi Vitality: Transformational Bodywork By Justine Gabrielle Orthopedic, Lomi Lomi, Zen Shiatsu, Deep Tissue 203-376-9893 •


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Enlighten Up Massage and Sound Table Adrian Blackhurst 808-463-5856 • Amulya Bodden, MS, LMT Amulya Healing Arts Blending powerful and diverse healing modalities with a holistic and balanced approach. 808-446-0075 • The Maui School of Therapeutic Massage 808-572-1888 • Hale Ho’ola Haleakala Maui Bodyworks/Syntropy Neuromuscular Integration Hanne Johanna Holland, LMT 808-280-2949 •

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Maui Rolfer - Josh Froberg • 808-757-1125 North Shore Chiropractic Drew Farrior, DC 16 Baldwin Ave., Paia, HI 96779 808-579-9134 Lomi Lomi Massage Tanmayo N. Brown 808-283-6888 • Table Massage/Nutrition Ethan Sisser • 808-633-6609 Thai Body Work - Adrian Avocado 650-490-6342 • Fatima Negron Massage Therapy Lomi lomi, Relaxation, Deep Tissue 808-385-7757

Ho’omana Spa Maui 808-573-8256 • Joanne Green Therapeutic Massage 808-344-9344 Studio Chiropractic Dr. Kourtney Knox 808-575-5483 Reiki and Cranioasacral Lucia Maya • 808-866-8246

SOUTH SIDE Medical & Sports Massage Therapy - Steve Dollahite National Board Certified 808-298-1636 •

Hands of Light - Coreena 808-268-6807

Maui Mobile Reiki Energy Spa 808-212-3248 •

Heavenly Pivot Acupuncture Naya Cheung Rice 808-633-1753 •

Watsu and Massage Brenda M. Martin 808-269-4337 •

Sarah Thompson Intuitive Healing Maui 808-250-8452

Massage Maui Style 808-280-1523 •

Dr. Michael Pierner Chiropractic Care

Reiki Natural Healing Treatments & Trainings Jenna Keck, Reiki Master 408-621-4102 •

808-875-4357 Shalandra Abbey Reiki Master, Author 808-280-7704 •

Reiki Maui HI - Patricia Gould 808-281-9001 Pole Fitness • 808-283-2606 CENTRAL MAUI

WEST SIDE Kapalua Spa 808-665-8282 •

Carol A. Phelan Bodywork 169 Ma’a St. • Wailuku, HI 808-938-7084

Maui Massage & Wellness 808-669-4500 Zensations Spa 808-669-0100 •

Doucette Chriropractic & Kinesiology 808-893-2427

Galan Sports Chiropractic & Massage 808-344-5066

Fabian Physical Therapy Erika Fabian 95 Lono St., #202 - Kahului 808-872-3333 •

Healing Hands Chiropractic of Maui Anthony Jayswal, D.C. 808-662-4476

Christine Wilkinson Karuna Reiki Master Wailuku, HI 96793 603-203-0102

Complete Chiropractic & Massage Richard Sargent, D.C. 808-268-1277

Jeffrey A. Tice, L.Ac Acupuncture 808-281-2727 • Karine Villemure Massage Therapy and Clinical Skin Care 808-298-9512

Ocean LightForce Chiropractic Maui 808-419-6450

Maui Therapeutic Massage Dean Nicklaw 808-250-1073

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Green Ti Boutique and Massage 808-242-8788 •

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Malama Healing Arts CenterMassage Therapy & School 808-579-8525 • Sabai Massage School 808-463-7734 •

Erin L. Elster, DC - Chiropractor 808-866-6551 •

Talking Hearts Heart Intelligence Coaching and Retreats with Tomas and Joan Heartfield, PhD 808-572-1250 •

Ho’omana Spa Maui 808-573-8256 •

Sabai Massage Therapy 808-463-7734 •


Maui Homeopathy Hana, HI • 808-248-7568

Heart Path Journeys 470 Kaluanui Rd. • Makawao, HI 808-243-7284 •

Naturopaths Dr. Marsha Lowery ND (Upcountry & Central locations) 1135 Makawao Ave., Ste 101 Makawao, HI 96768 808-633-8177 •

Lumeria Maui Retreat Center 1813 Baldwin Ave. • Makawao, HI 855-579-8877 •

233 S. Market St. • Wailuku, HI 96793 808-633-8177 • Dr. Bonnie Marsh, ND 905 Kokomo Rd. • Haiku, HI 96708 808-575-2242

Crossfit State of Mind 219 Kupuohi St. • Lahaina, HI 96761 808-446-6007 •


Banyan Tree House B & B 3265 Baldwin Ave. - Makawao 808-572-9021 •

FuzionFit, Inc 810 Kokomo Rd • Haiku, Hi 96708 808-214-9011 •

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Anytime Fitness 3390 Old Haleakala Hwy - Pukalani 808-633-6463 •

Hale Akua Garden Farm 110 Door of Faith Rd. in Huelo 808-572-9300 • Palms at Wailea 3200 Wailea Alanui Dr. • Kihei, HI 96753 888-901-4521 •

Maui Academy of Healing Arts 808-879-4266 •

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Body in Balance 142 Kupuohi St. - Bldg. # F2 Lahaina, HI 96761 808-661-1116 •

Temple of Peace Spa 575 Haiku Rd., Haiku, HI 808-575-5220

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Dr. Nancy Lins, N.D. Naturopathic Physician 808-667-9554 •

Reps-Training Center 161 Wailea Ike Pl. • Wailea, HI 96753 808-875-1066 • WEST SIDE

The Maui School of Therapeutic Massage 808-572-1888 •

Roth Chiropractic 808-244-0312

Valley Isle Fitness Center 41 E. Lipoa St., Kihei, HI 96753 808-874-2844 •

Crossfit UpCountry 850 Haliimaile Rd. • Makawao, HI 96768 808-281-6925 • SOUTH SIDE

Ala Kukui 4224 Hana Hwy in Hana - 808-248-7841

The Gym Maui 300 Ohukai, B 202 - Kihei 808-891-8108 •

Temple of Tantra 1371 Malaihi Rd in Wailuku 808-244-4921 •

The Pole Room 142 Kupuohi St, F2 • Lahaina, HI 96761 808.283.2606 •

Lahaina Cross Fit Megan Hildebrand 219 Kupuohi St. • Lahaina, HI 96761 808-286-9422 • Team Beachbody • Laura T. Pelayo 808-298-6288 • Kapalua Spa • Thomas Ockerman 808-665-8282 • CENTRAL MAUI 24 Hour Fitness 150 Hana Hwy. – Kahului 808-877-7474 • Maui Family YMCA 250 Kanaloa Ave. • Kahului, HI 96732 808-242-9007 • Curves 180 Wakea Ave., #1 •Kahului, HI 96732 808-877-7222 • Cross Fit RFM 1790 Mill St. Wailuku, HI 808-298-5604 •

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Gold’s Gym-Wailuku 871 Kolu St., # 103 • Wailuku, HI 96793 808-242-5773 •

Maka By Mana 115 Baldwin Ave. • Paia, HI 96779 808-579-9125 •

Maui Sports Conditioning 530 E. Uahi Way • Wailuku, HI 96703 808-357-1303 •

Down To Earth Market 305 Dairy Rd. • Kahului, HI 96732 808-877-2661 •

NATURAL FOOD MARKETS Mana Foods 49 Baldwin Ave. – Paia 808-579-8078 • Hawaiian Moons 2411 South Kihei Road, Kihei 808-875-4356 • Alive & Well 340 Hana Hwy. – Kahului 808-877-4950 Farmers Market 3636 Lower Honoapiilani Lahaina, HI 96761 808-669-7004 Down To Earth Market 305 Dairy Rd. - Kahului, HI 96732 808-877-2661 • Whole Foods Market 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave.-Kahului, HI 96732 808-872-3310 •

Farmacy 12 Market St. • Wailuku, HI • 808-866-4312 Maui Kombucha 810 Kokomo Rd #136 • Haiku, HI 96708 808-575-5233 • Veg-Out 810 Kokomo Rd. • Haiku 96708 808-575-5320 • One Love Café 381 Baldwin Ave. • Paia, HI 96779 808-280-9019 • Farmers Market 3636 Lower Honoapiilani Rd. Lahaina, HI 96761 • 808-669-7004 VEGAN ICE CREAM

FARMERS MARKETS The Original Organic Makawao Farmer’s Market Wednesdays: 8 AM to 1 PM EBT Accepted • 808-419-1570 Waipuna Chapel 17 Omaopio Rd., Kula, HI 96790 On Kula Hwy at Omaopio Rd.

Body Temple Gourmet Brook Le’amohala & Ava Raw Vegan Chef & Instructor 808-250-6578 • Indian Food – Vegan Catering Manju - 808-281-3323

Upcountry Farmers Market Saturdays: 7AM to 11AM Kulamalu Town Center 55 Kiopaa St. in Pukalani

Angel Green Certified Gourmet & Pastry Raw Vegan Chef & Instructor 808-866-0857 • Jessica Qsar - Health Supportive Chef & Wellness Coach • 808-264-4939

Coreena-Raw Foods Chef 808-573-9087

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Honokowai Farmers Market Mon/Wed/Fri 7 AM to 11 AM 3636 Lower Honoapi’ilani Lahaina 808-669-7004 Hana Fresh Farmers Market Mondays: 3 PM to 6 PM Thursdays: 11 AM to 3 PM 4590 Hana Highway in Hana Napili Farmers Market Wednesdays: 8 to 11 AM 4900 Honapiilani Hwy-Napili 808-633-5060


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Island Fresh Delivery 808-664-1129 • VEGAN & VEGETARIAN CHEFS • CATERING Liz Selva Wellness Guidance & Vegan and Raw Food Chef for Health 808-740-3440 •

Kahului Farmers Market Saturdays: 7 AM to 1 PM 310 W Ka’ahumanu Ave. Kahului 808-244-3100 Kihei Farmers Market Saturdays: 8:30 AM to 11 AM 95 Lipoa St.– Kihei • 808-357-4564

Satrang Catering • North & South Indian 808-269-2778 •

Coconut Glen’s Ice Cream Vegan Ice Cream On the road to Hana - mile 27.5 808-248-4876


Choice at Night – Garden Sushi 1087 Limahana Pl. • Lahaina, HI 96761 808-661-7711 •

Macro Vida Maui Holistic, Macrobiotic custom meals made fresh in your home 212-300-5914 •

Organic Farmers

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Herb Shop Dragon’s Den Herb Store 3681 Baldwin Ave. - Makawao, HI 96768 808-572-2424 Conscious Funeral Services Doorway Into Light Reverend Bodhi Be PO Box 1268 - Haiku, HI 96708 808-573-8334 • cell-808-283-5950

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Bodhi School - Lindy Shapiro PO Box 791481 - Paia, HI 96779 207-730-1230 Montessori School 2933 Baldwin Ave. - Makawao, HI 96768 808-573-0374 •

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Hawaii Farmers Union United - Bill Greenleaf 808-283-5417 •

BooBoo Zoo East Maui Animal Refuge 25 Maluaina Place in Haiku 808-572-8308 •

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Financial Services for Farmers Farm Credit of Hawaii PO Box 31306 - Honolulu, HI 96820 808-836-8009

Vegetarian Society of Hawaii PO Box 23208 - Honolulu, HI 96823-3208 808-944-8344 •

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ANIMAL CARE & VETERINARIANS Leilani Farm Sanctuary 260 East Kuiaha Road in Haiku 808-298-8544 •

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Earth Matters Farm by Carlos Garcia

Working Towards Sustainability on The Big Island of Hawaii On the Big Island of Hawaii, you can find it all: ocean, jungle, volcano, exotic flowers, tropical fruits, turtles, dolphins, whales… it’s truly paradise. In the district of Ka’u you can also find the southernmost organic produce farm in the U.S.A., Earth Matters Farm. This three-acre small-scale organic produce farm focuses on creating a sustainable agricultural environment. Their daily goals are the growth of healthy organic produce from seed to harvest as well as being advocates of small-scale agriculture for Hawaii. From carrots and cabbage to Spirulina and vermicomposting, Earth Matters Farm is trying to achieve a sustainable farm through utilizing the resources of their local community in Ka’u.

sustainable income. As they continue to develop Ka’u into an agricultural destination, they see the potential for more farm direct revenue streams such as the addition of a permanent farm stand on their highly traveled local road. As Earth Matters Farm continues to grow and develop, this will create the ability to support other local farmers and artisans while moving towards a more sustainable future.

Earth Matters has transitioned into a beautiful farm since its creation many years ago by owners Greg and Gail Smith. They now have a 20+ member CSA (community supported agriculture) box service (providing regular assortments of produce), as well as maintaining a reliable and convenient vendor location for greater community access at the Ho’oulu community farmers market in Keauhou-Kona at the Sheraton. The transition from acting as supplier to wholesale restaurant accounts to a widely diversified revenue stream creates a more reliable and

While it may seem to be the ideal place to be a farmer, there are many challenges with a year-round growing season—such as weather, insects, diseases, feral pigs, and of course money. This is the reality of creating a small-scale sustainable farm in Ka’u. It is all about the daily process of maintaining and moving forward in the continuing evolution of being a farmer. At Earth Matters, they are constantly focusing on stewardships of soil, water and resource management and are working towards creating their own local and organic fertilizers


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and pesticides. They seek out many natural local resources from other local farmers, neighbors, and friends, to upcycle their byproducts, keeping them of use to the environment. By utilizing what they have all around them they are moving towards becoming more sustainable while creating a community based around agriculture. Every day is a new learning experience that they enjoy and hope to share with others. Because they are small scale and still evolving, they rely on volunteer interns. This challenge also allows Earth Matters the opportunity to ignite the passion of young people to create agriculture and allows us to create future farmers. The farm itself is a community space. We host workshops, have garden parties, and bring people together to get them excited about agriculture and show them there is a viable future in farming. We see our future on the farm as a venue for agricultural education. This may happen through classes, garden tours, and most visibly, an accessible farm stand supplying customers with local, organic, hand crafted goods from the Big Island of Hawaii. While there are risks in becoming a farmer that an outsider may not easily recognize or understand, it is an amazing thing to be able to create every day. Earth Matters Farm has spent a long time propagating the seed of sustainability. They want to see agriculture grow, multiply, and produce to support the local community as well as educate the masses about what is happening down on South Point Road at Earth Matters Farm. Support your local farmer and go visit Earth Matters Farm. They’re in the process of developing composting workshops and programs for young farmers interested in growing more local food. They also have WWOOFER programs available. Contact Earth Matters at 808-443-3300 email:

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The Making of a

Vegan Restaurant

‘Ai Pono Eating with Aloha and Compassion on the Big Island of Hawaii by Shannon Bullman

Four years ago, Antoinette had never even heard the word “vegan” before. She was born and raised in Taos, New Mexico a small native town with one of the oldest pueblos in the world now (and then) blended with a hippy, Hispanic, artsy vibe. She had heard of vegetarians when she was a kid and figured they were just very disciplined health freaks. Her family was Hispanic and she felt that there was NO way she could ever become a vegetarian. Antoinette loved “Chicos Con Carne” and “Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas” way too much to “just eat fruit and vegetables”. Besides, she grew up living next to her grandpa’s farm and saw how animals lived and were treated. She believed that they were “humanely killed” and thought that “the animals were on the planet as a food source for people. She believed that that was their purpose, and that God had given them to humans to use for nutrition”. Well…little did she know that her entire reality would be shaken up at the age of 10 when her mom was diagnosed with cancer. The next 11 years were filled with seeing her mother on and off of chemo treatments, medical procedures, going into remission and ultimately having the cancer return with a vengeance 36

when she 46 years young. The medical community told Antoinette’s mother that nothing more could be done but to “make her feel comfortable”. The internet had just started to become available and she remembers searching online for alternative hospitals. Eventually they found a place in Mexico that she was able to be treated. While they were there they learned a lot about the importance of nutrition. She was not allowed to eat any dairy or processed foods and everything had to be organic. Unfortunately for her mom, it was just too late and she passed 3 months later. The passing of her mom initially drove Antoinette into a very deep depression and state of acute panic and anxiety. The blessing in this however, is that it created a desire in her to heal and rediscover who she was and what her purpose was in the game of life. In her mother’s honor, she continued to eat as clean and healthy as she possibly could. Organic, free range, nothing processed. Little by little she “fell off the wagon” and started to eat organic dairy products, organic bison and even packaged foods like “hamburger helper.” Occasionally, she even took a trip to fast food places like McDonalds. Yikes!!!

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Fast forward 10 years down the road as the internet became a normal part of everyday life and Antoinette began to notice posts on Facebook about veganism by her friend Alessandra Webar-Rupar who is also the creator of “Vegan Aloha” on the Big Island. These posts informed her about what was happening to animals on factory farms and also talked about the spiritual aspect of veganism and even though Antoinette still had all the automatic responses and feelings such as the fact that she “prayed and gave thanks for her food”, “People need to take life to have life”, “Our ancestors ate meat” and even “But plants are living things too”, she began to make little connections. She started to ponder, research and ask questions even though she had experienced seeing her mom go through many hard times with her health. The part of veganism that shook her the most was the treatment of animals and the fact that they had to die. She thought that maybe it was because she had experienced panic attacks and knew what it was like to feel out of control, fearful, trapped and depressed. The sensitive part of her could somehow relate to that and she didn’t want to have to feed her body animal products when she knew she could be healthy not doing so. She

admits that she was concerned. After all, she was a “Blood type O, the hunter gatherer”. She’d been anemic as a teen and required iron supplements. Antoinette learned when she was experiencing anxiety and panic that “protein” would help keep her blood sugar levels normal and help her to not feel anxious and panicky. Yogurt was her anxiety medicine but she knew that she had to make the change. That was 3 years ago and she is very happy to say that she feels great, works out a lot at the gym and has a ton of energy. Her husband and daughter were also on board with this new change and the biggest challenge for them has been their family owned and run bakery & cafe in Caption Cook. Even though it was created with the health conscious intention of offering organic dairy, eggs and local animal products, it was not vegan. At that time they were deciding whether or not they were going to close up that location and open up in downtown Kailua Kona. By then, they were all vegans and as challenging as it was, they knew that opening a 100% vegan cafe would be a huge risk. They wanted to be able to create vegan food and be a place where they could educate and inspire. They called the new cafe “Evolution”. Owning Evolution has created in them a sense of compassion towards other vegans and human brothers and sisters who are caught in this trap due

to animal agriculture. They believe that the peoples’ demand and dollars cast a vote for the kind of world they want to live in. Antoinette states that, “There are very few 100% pure vegan jobs as people are not living in a vegan world…yet. We currently have an opportunity to plant seeds daily within people who have no idea what the word vegan even means.” About a year later, after a visit to several 100% vegan cafes on Oahu, she was inspired to open ‘Ai Pono in the fall of 2015. “‘Ai Pono. “To eat with love, care, fairness, hope, balance, compassion and righteousness”. It is with this little cafe that we will hope to plant more seeds of hope, inspiration and personal empowerment,” says Antoinette. This little, modest, casual cafe is located right next door to Evolution in the Coconut Grove Marketplace in Kailua Kona and offers a variety of menu items such as Falafel, 100% Taro Burgers, and a super-food burger, “Moa-Ole” (NoChicken) Teriyaki plate, Field Roast Lasagna, Raw Zoodles, Caesar Salad and more. They also have cheese-less cheesecakes and old fashioned chocolate cake. The prices are amazingly fair and give everyone an opportunity to eat delicious plant based foods. The walls are filled with photos of vegans, inspiring quotes, facts and many books regarding healing, animal justice and the environment. A flat screen TV is usually

playing “Cowspiracy”, “Forks Over Knives”, “Speciesism” or some type of inspiring documentary too. Even the powerful movie Earthlings is available to borrow for free. So far, she thinks that it has been going great and has received some awesome feedback. One of her regular customers shared that she was borderline diabetic and that now her numbers are normal and she feels that having a healthy place to eat while out and about has helped her with that. Antoinette was even inspired to earn a Health Coaching Certificate through the “Institute for Integrative Nutrition” and is now a certified health coach with a special interest assisting those who are wanting to make the transition to a plant based diet. ‘Ai Pono will also be working with local organizations creating meals for “10 Day Jumpstart Programs” and of course working with Vegan Aloha hosting compassionate gatherings such as the “Vegan Cinco De Mayo” and “Vegan 4th of July Interdependence Day”. Antoinette told us that there are “So many things to do, share, offer and inspire. We want to “Act Locally” while thinking globally. We hope you’ll join us and help “Be the change we want to see in the world”.

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Aloha Massage Academy Angela Lestee, LMT 808-937-6019 Glow Raw Skin Spa 75-5782 Kuakini Hwy., Suite 3A Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 702-218-4930 •


Yoga Hale 74-5583 Luhia St. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 808-326-9642 • Yoganics Hawaii 79-7401 Suite B., Mamalahoa Hwy. Kainaliu, HI 96750 808-322-0714 • HILO/EAST hawaii Yoga Centered 37 Waianuenue, Hilo, HI 96720 808-934-7233 • Kalani Yoga/Retreat Center 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Rd. Pahoa, HI 96778 808-965-7828 •


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Island Spirit Healing Center & Day Spa at Pualani Terrace 81-6587 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kealakekua, HI 96750 808-769-5212 Club Rehab Physical Therapy 75-5699 Kopiko Street, Kailua-Kona, HI (808) 329-7744 • Mamalahoa Hot Tubs & Massage 81-1016 St John’s Rd. Kealakekua, HI 96750 808-323-2288

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Big Island Academy of Massage Nancy Kahalewai 808-969-7676 • Hawaii Massage School at Kalani Richard Koob 808-965-7828 • Island Spirit School of Massage Christine A. Bevis 808-936-1626


NATURAL FOOD MARKETS kailua-KONA/WEST hawaii Island Naturals Market and Deli 74-5487 Kaiwi Street Kailua-Kona 96740 808-326-1122 • Choice Mart 82-6066 Mamalahoa Hwy. Captain Cook, HI 96704 808-323-3994 • Kona Natural Foods Healthways II Parker Ranch Shopping Ctr 67-1135 Mamalahoa Hwy., F-137 Kamuala, HI 96743 808-885-6775 •


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HILO/EAST hawaii Island Naturals Market and Deli Hilo Shopping Center 1221 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, HI 96720 808-935-5533 • Island Naturals Market and Deli 15-1870 Akeakamai Loop, Pahoa 96778 808-965-8322 • Abundant Life Natural Foods 292 Kamehameha, Hilo, HI 96720 808-935-7411

Sweet Potato Kitchen and Take Out 55-3406 Akoni Pule Hwy, Hawi 96719 808-345-7300 • Basik Acai 75-5831 Kahakai Rd, Kailua Kona 96740 808-238-0184 • Sea DandeLion Cafe and Awa Bar 45-3590 Mamane St, Honokaa 96727 802-765-0292 • Phresh Cleanses 79-7411 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kealakekua 96750 808-443-9984 • HILO/EAST hawaii Sweet Cane Café 1472 Kilauea Ave, Hilo 96720 808-934-0002 •

VEGAN•VEGETARIAN•RAW FOOD RESTAURANTS kailua-KONA/WEST hawaii ‘Ai Pono 100% Vegan 75-5813 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 808-331-1122 • Under the Bodhi Tree Raw, Vegetarian & Vegan In Shops at Mauna Lani 68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr. Kamuela, HI 96743 808-895-2053 •

Prabha’s Indian Restaurant 239 Keawe St, Hilo 96720 808-640-1554 •

VEGAN & VEGETARIAN CHEFS • CATERING Chef Stephen Rouelle Vegetarian / Raw / Vegan Chef 808-895-2053 • SuperFood Chef Todd Dacey Plant based mentoring, classes and cooking demos 424-245-6786 •

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Ka’u (Na’ahelu) Farmers Market Wednesdays and Saturdays: 8 AM to 12 Noon 95-5673 Mamalahoa Highway, Naalehu

South Kona Green Market Sundays: 9 AM to 2 PM 82-6188 Mamalahoa Highway Mile marker 110 in Captain Cook 808-328-8797 •

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Keauhou Farmers Market Saturdays: 8 AM to 12 Noon Keauhou Shopping Center 78-6831 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 808-324-6011 • Ho’oulu Farmers Market Wednesdays: 9 AM to 2 PM At the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa 78-128 Ehukai Street. Kona 808-930-4900 •

Maku’u Farmers Market Sundays: 8 AM to 2 PM 15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Rd, Pahoa 808-896-5537 BED AND BREAKFAST

Waimea Farmers Market Saturdays 7 AM to 12 Noon 67-1229 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kamuela, HI 96743 808-333-2165 • Hawi Farmers Market Saturdays: 8 AM to 2 PM Tuesdays: 12 Noon to 5 PM Under the Banyan Trees in Hawi Corner Akoni Pule Highway (270) & Hawi Road 808-333-7963 •

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Wednesdays and Saturdays: 6 AM to 4 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays: 7 AM to 4 PM Corner of Mamo St. and Kamehameha Ave. 808-933-1000 •

Banyan Tree Sanctuary 808-217-5915 • 808-217-5915

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YOGA STUDIOS Body and Brain Yoga & Tai Chi 99-080 Kauhale St. C21, Aiea, HI 96701 808-486-9642 • Open Space Yoga 3106 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815 808-232-8851 • Open Space Yoga 25 N. Hotel St., Honolulu, HI 96817 808-232-8851 • Open Space Yoga 66-590 Kamehamreha Hwy., Haleiwa, HI 808-232-8851 • Bikram Yoga North Shore 67-208 Goodale Ave., Waialua, HI 96791 808-637-5700 • Bikram Yoga Kapolei 2114 Laueiliwili St. #101B Kapolei, HI 96707 808-682-9642 • Yoga Loft Kapolei 563 Farrington Hwy. Unit 203 Kapolei HI 96707 808-721-9818 • Yoga4ewa 92-440A Pupu St., Ewa Beach, HI 96706 808-689-1020 •

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Thai Aloha Massage 94-366 Pupupani St. #206 B Waipahu, HI 96797 808-953-5074

Umeke Market 1001 Bishop St. #110, Honolulu, HI 96813 808-522-7377

HMR Massage 402 Uluniu St. Suite. 404 Kailua, HI 96734 808-780-2351

Down to Earth Organic & Natural 201 Hamakua Dr., Kailua, HI 96734 808-262-3838


Mindful Body Acupuncture 415 Uluniu St., Suite A, Kailua HI 96734 808-262-2223

Impact Fitness & Dance 2106 Lauwiliwili St., Kapolei, 96707 808-674-9642

Down to Earth Organic & Natural 98-129 Kaonohi St., Aiea, HI 96701 808-488-1375

North Shore Sports Therapy Massage 66-935 Kaukonahua Road, Suite 203 Waialua, HI 96791 808-778-8443

Anytime Fitness 563 Farrington Hwy. Unit 203 Kapolei HI 96707 808-343-6791 •

Down to Earth Organic & Natural 4460 Kapolei Parkway Ste. 320, Kapolei, HI 96707 808-675-2300

Nori Kohana 44 Kainehe St., Kailua, HI 96734 808-262-0027 •

Down to Earth Organic & Natural 2525 S King St., Honolulu, HI 96826 808-947-7678

Haleiwa Chiropractic Clinic, Inc. 66-560 Kamehameha Hwy., Ste. 5 Haleiwa, HI 96712 808-637-9752 •

Kokua Market Natural Foods 2643 S King St., Honolulu, HI 96826 808-941-1922

North Shore Therapeutic Massage 62-620 B Kamehameha Hwy. Haleiwa, HI 96712 808-637-4277 •

Vim n’ Vigor Foods 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. # 1014, Honolulu, HI 96814 808-955-3600


Source Natural Foods 32 Kainehe St., Kailua, HI 96734 808-262-5604

VEGAN•VEGETARIAN•RAW FOOD RESTAURANTS Simple Joy Vegetarian 1145 S King St. #B, Honolulu, HI 96814 808-591-9919 •

Veggie Star Natural Foods 417 Natural St., Honolulu, HI 96815 808-922-9568


Loving Hut 1614 S King St., Honolulu, HI 96826 808-373-6465 •

Ruffage Natural Foods 2443 Kuhio Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815 808-922-2042 OAHU MASSAGE SCHOOLS Hawaii Healing Arts College 808-266-2468 • Amita Holistic Spa 563 Farrington Hwy., Unit 203 Kapolei, HI 96707 808-693-8882 • Hawaii Massage Academy 1750 Kalakua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826 808-955-4555 Elite Massage Academy 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. #1014 Honolulu HI 96814 808-382-9505 •

Hawaii School of Professional Massage 808-485-2808 • Hawaii Massage Academy 808-955-4555 Elite Massage Academy 808-382-9505

Peace Cafe 2239 S King St., Honolulu, HI 96826 808-951-7555 •

Whole Foods Market 4211 Waialae Ave., #2000 Honolulu, HI 96816 808-738-0820

Greens & Vines Natural Foods 909 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814 808-536-9680 •

Whole Foods Market 629 Kailua Rd. #100, Kailua, HI 96734 808-263-6800

Eden On Earth Vegan Cuisine 1118 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813 808-521-7979

Good Health Foods Store 98-027 Hekaha St. #35, Aiea, HI 96701 808-487-0082 Celestial Natural Foods 66-445 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa, HI 96712 808-637-6729

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YOGA STUDIOS Kalaheo Yoga 4427 Papalina Rd., Kalaheo, HI 96741 808-652-3216 • Golden Lotus Studio 4-941 Kuhio Hwy., Kapa’a, HI 96746 808-823-9810 • The Yoga House 4-885 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa, HI 96746 808-823-9642 • Metamorphose Yoga 4270 Kilauea Rd., Kilauea, HI 96754 808-828-6292 • Kauai Power Yoga 4-1191 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa, HI 96746 808-635-5868 • Kauai Yoga on the Beach 808-635-6050 • Princeville Yoga 5-4280 Kuhio Hwy., Princeville, HI 96722 808-826-6688 • Kauai Wellness Adventure 808-343-0616 • Beach Yoga Kauai 773-655-8476 • Yoga Inspirations 480-244-7676 • Yoga Hanalei 5-5161 Kuhio Hwy. POB 990 Hanalei, HI 96714 808-826-9642 • Pineapple Yoga 2518 Kolo Rd., Kilauea, HI 96754 808-652-9009 • BODYWORK • MASSAGE, CHIROPRACTIC • ReiKI, ACUPUNCTURE • ROLFING Hanalei River Healing Arts Joanna Lemes • 808-652-7931 Ola Massage Day Spa & Wellness Center 808-821-1100 Studio Hailima 808-639-3982 Living Tree 808-826-9290

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Reiki with Allison Jacobson 808-631-6701 •

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Keola Christian 808-482-0524

Touch Kauai 808-635-0662 •

Light Works Deep Relaxation Reiki Crystal Massage 224-542-0452

Essential Wellness Group 808-651-5801

Paula Minotta 808-443-5100

Sacred Waters Healing Arts 808-651-0558

CranioSacral Therapy 808-635-1989 • Ocean Maya Holistic Massage 808-652-0280 • Island Massage Therapy 808-651-7375 Mermana Massage by Sea 808-654-1278 Magic Touch Massage 808-652-3958 A Heavenly Massage 808-631-9933 Asheeliyah Inshallah 435-260-1620 Lee Acupuncture 808-652-3746 • Blue Buddha Acupuncture 808-822-2583 Amy Bonvillain 808-639-3472 • Kauai Couples Massage 808-651-9080 • Inner Alchemy Lifecoaching 808-634-1463 Michael’s Massage 808-639-8215 Spa Hanalei 808-651-5481 • Hanalei Bay Massage 808-826-1455

GYMS & FITNESS TRAINERS Island Gym & Fitness 13491 Kaumualii Hwy. Hanapepe, HI 96716 808-335-2706 • Kauai Athletic Club 3371 Wilcox Red #101 - Lihue, HI 96766 808-245-5381 • NATURAL FOOD MARKETS Living Foods Market and Cafe 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka #24 Koloa, HI 96756 808-742-2323 •

Floating Tranquility Kauai 808-634-5558 Oneness Healing Temple 808-639-8133

Vim ‘n Vigor 3-3122 Kuhio Hwy., Lihue, HI 96766 808-245-9053

Tantric Massage 808-631-3222 •

Papaya’s Natural Foods 4-831 Kuhio Hwy. B-8, Kapa’a, HI 96746 808-823-0190 •

Great Heart Healing 808-634-6313 • Dolphin Touch Wellness Centre 808-822-4414 •

Hoku Foods Natural Market 4585 Lehua St., Kapaa, HI 96746 808-821-1500 •

Compassionate Healing 928-301-0842

Healthy Hut Market & Cafe 4480 Hookui Rd., Kilauea, HI 96754 808-828-6626 •

Anahata Spa & Sanctuary 808-652-3698 •

Harvest Market Hanalei 5-5161 “F” Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei, HI 96714 808-826-0089 •

Lee Acupuncture 808-652-3746 • Princeville Yoga Massage 808-212-8082 •

JUICE / SMOOTHIES Kauai Juice Co. 4-1384 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa, HI 96746

KAUAI MASSAGE SCHOOLS Aloha Lomi Massage 808-245-5664

Kauai Juice Co. 4270 Kilauea Rd., Kilauea, HI 96754

Golden Lotus Massage Trainings 808-823-9810

Kalalea Juice Hale 4390 Pu’u Hale, Anahola, HI 96746 808-346-0074

Pacific Center for Awareness and Bodywork 844-687-7222

FARMERS MARKETS Koloa - Maluhia Road Monday 12:00 (Noon) Koloa Knudsen Ball Park Side Parking Lot

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Our distribution of over 25,000 printed copies every two months— directly targets the health-conscious community in Hawaii. 3 Tips for Advertisers Besides publishing Living Aloha Magazine, our publisher has run the largest free magazine distribution network in the country for 37 years. They have assisted thousands of free magazines get optimal distribution aimed at getting results for their advertisers. Here are 3 things you need to know to calculate the value of your advertising dollars. 3. T hen you want to know 1. T he first thing you should 2. D o not go by readership know is how many copies numbers. You want to know how many of those are are being printed by the the actual number printed. actually getting picked up publications you advertise Many publishers inflate their versus thrown away, when in. Some publications baffle numbers and multiply what the new issue comes out. you with how great their they print by anywhere from Many publications here on editorial, photos and layout 3 to 6 times and deceivingly Maui are distributed while are, but avoid telling you call it “readership”. After locations are closed and have what they actually print. Be many years of distribution no idea how many copies VERY cautious of a publisher experience, we know this is are actually getting picked that doesn’t disclose how false advertising. It would be up. Advertisers are paying for many copies they print. nice, but 3 to 6 people are advertising in issues that are not reading every copy. not even being picked up. We don’t like to see advertisers being taken advantage of. Plus, the waste really hurts How a magazine our environment. looks and reads

our advertisers are very happy: “Living Aloha has been great at getting us in touch with many locals interested in sustainable farming methods as well as many tourists.” — L ew Abrams, Ahimsa Sanctuary Farms “I have many new clients because of Living Aloha Magazine” — Josh Froberg, Maui Rolfer “We love that Living Aloha Magazine and Leilani stand for the same principles. We get many people on our farm tour and sometimes the entire tour is people who read about us In Living Aloha.” — L aurelee Blanchard, Leilani Farm Sanctuary

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by Alessandra Rupar-Weber The Hawai’i Islands are a most amazing, powerful and outstandingly beautiful place and we are committed to co-creating a Vegan Paradise, a true Garden of Eden, one step at a time here on these blessed islands. In the Hawaiian language, ALOHA stands for much more than just “hello” or “goodbye” or “love.” Its deeper meaning is “the joyful mouths, being conscious what we allow to enter into our holy, sacred body temples; the energy we allow into our whole being, influencing our emotions, thoughts, health, spiritual clarity, and connectedness. We can now choose to be the loving beings we are created to be … we can be love, share love, express it, give, receive and consciously choose to partake in peaceful, sustainable, compassionate choices.

The world, our Mother, Gaia, Earth, our beloved sentient fellow beings, Nature, creation–they count on us! The time is now, with every action we can make a huge impact, on ourselves and in our world–we are not separated. We are waking up, becoming aware, responsible, forgiving, opening our hearts and becoming who we truly are–divine beings, gracious, humane, ethical, conscious.

can create pain and suffering or deep and profound change to love and peace.

We believe that becoming an ethical vegan is not short of an epiphany. We’re now realizing that we are all connected, part of a mystical wonderful web, and that we are co-creating continuously, with our thoughts and actions. We are blessed to live on this amazing planet. We understand that the time has come to stop exploitation, oppression of resources, nature and all sentient beings. We understand that if we cause harm and suffering to others, we cause it to ourselves–we are connected and want all sentient beings to experience what we wish for ourselves–safety, freedom, joy, peace, love, fairness and respect.

Let us choose a way of life that recognizes the right of all sentient beings to be treated with respect and justice. Welcome sacred activists, paradigm shifters, raisers It’s about doing the best we can to align our actions of consciousness, lovers of all life, gentle with these values. This means not consuming, compassionate peace-makers and bringers wearing or using animals, nor taking part in of a new dawn. Let the Gentle Aloha activities of their exploitation. Let us choose go vegan for: Revolution begin with the choices to be and do the most responsible and your health we make, daily. Let’s make the vegan morally conscious things each one of us transformational magic happen! can. Let us not only help animals, but also our planet Epiphany it is! our own health and spirituality; as well as easing world hunger and creating hope the animals We are realizing by opening our hearts to for the future of our beautiful planet. deep compassion that our choices in life

We are the ones we have been waiting for. If not now, when?’ Our daily choices, what and where we buy and consume, what we choose to ignore, deny–are so powerful. We can be part of tremendous suffering, exploitation, doing a lot of harm, yet we can change that with every bite we take into our mouths, being conscious of what we allow to enter into our holy, sacred body temples; the energy we allow into our whole being, influencing our emotions, thoughts, health, spiritual clarity, and connectedness. We can now choose to be the loving beings we are created to be … we can be love, share love, express it, give, receive and consciously choose to partake in peaceful, sustainable, compassionate choices.


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The islands of Hawai’i are utterly beautiful and we are aware that we are all here to support and kindly respect each other, humans, animals, nature. Welcome to Vegan Eden, let’s co-create a new paradigm!

Garden Sushi monday — saturday 6pm - 9:30pm

PLANT-BASED JAPANESE CUISINE Winner Best HealtHy CHoiCe Maui No Ka oi Magazine “aipono awards” 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Best VegetariaN Maui time Weekly 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

dragon roll seared tofu, green beans, carrots w/ avocado filets & black sesame miso

veggie dumplings made fresh with kale, tofu, shiitake mushrooms & salad

kinoko mushroom miso soup w/ truffle oil

also join us for breakfast and lunch

aloha roll grilled pineapple & red pepper rolled in a collard leaf with mac nuts

monday — saturday

8am - 4pm

superfood smoothies • kale salads • vegan soups acai bowls • fresh juices • health elixirs • living foods BYOB


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grilled soba noodles with seasonal veggies & nori

daikon & avocado martini w/ shiokoji tomato & tahini ponzu

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Right To health Registry is NOw available fOr yOur cOMMeNts — Assessing possible health impacts of agrichemical operations on our islands is part of SHAKA’s continued efforts to fulfill the mandates of the moratorium. The Registry is one way to record health status information of residents living within proximity to agrichemical operations. Doing so may be useful in defining the focus of future study.

Residents County wide are encouraged to log health conditions confidentially on the registry form at

wHy sHOulD i Privately reGister? • Myself or my family have asthma. • Myself or my family have allergies. • Myself or my family have skin conditions. • I live near or downwind from AG lands. • I live downwind from cane burning. • I believe I’m being exposed to pesticide drift.

• My home, car and property are frequently covered in AG dirt and dust. • I’m concerned about my children’s health. • My children attend a school where Roundup is being sprayed. • I have had to take myself or a family member to the doctor or ER or for unexplained symptoms or illness.

The Shaka Movement is committed to protecting, preserving and improving the Public Trust Resources for current and future generations. It aims to empower and protect farmers, their children and the people around these farms. The Shaka Movement is a non-profit tax-exempt organization contact:

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Living Aloha Magazine - Maui, Hawaii - March / April 2016  

The Annual Grow Your Own Food issue.

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