Laulima Garden ‘Ohana seeks to empower every household on Maui to be able to grow food easily, and we do this by taking notice of the foods that thrive in our region.
Our Mission: To educate the Hawaiian Islands about the need for food security and how this issue can be addressed – from one ‘ohana to the next – by learning about the importance of simple, backyard gardening.
Our Vision: To empower every household on Maui to embrace simple, backyard gardening and how to incorporate subtropic foods that grow naturally in this environment into their daily diets.
WHATS HAPPENING AT THE FARM
What a lovely, charming property! The tour guide took us through their creative landscape, informing us along the way of all the varieties that we were encountering. Living locally, I so appreciated getting to know the local varieties that thrive in this environment, learning organic gardening methods, the benefits and practicalities of composting, how to handle pests, the list goes on. They had hands-on activities for the kids, which they loved. My son absolutely loved the worm bin, and loved helping water the plants with the bigger kids. When we got back from the tour, we were greeted with farm fresh treats and delicious beverages. After we chatted over treats and tea, I bought a couple clippings of edible hibiscus and longevity spinach, some parsley pesto made with their parsley, and some dried jackfruit. We loved it all. I left feeling inspired and excited to see what we could grow in our own backyard.
READ OUR GARDEN STORIES
We post educational content, recipes, gardening tips and many fun behind the scene stories on our blog. Here are are featured articles for you. Check out our full blog for more content.
Ohana means family and family means one is left behind or forgotten. Our gates and hearts are always open to family.
Laulima Garden ‘Ohana is the educational garden branch of our larger non-profit Maui ‘Ohana Collective, which serves the community by way of providing Homeschool Resource Services, Hawaiian Cultural Education, and Alternative Health & Special Education by way of ‘Ohana Lapa ‘au. Help us by donating.