Last updated: February 17, 2016 (6 months ago)
Listing created on: June 1, 2011
(Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States)
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 2004
- Start Living Together: 2007
- Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- Website address: http://www.oneisland.org/hawaii/
- Business, Project, or Organization: http://www.oneisland.org/hawaii/
- Contact Name: Same Canoe Crew
- Phone: 808-328-2452
To practice being compassionately responsive toward others in our daily path as we work together growing food and engaging with service to the wider community.
For those of us who are ‘too old’, or not strong enough to farm 32 hours a week, we offer the option to fund a Mesa Steward (https://mesaprogram.org/) to farm in your stead. If this notion interests you we can tell you more when you apply.
We operate a non-profit sustainable living education center and our facility serves as a community commons for other like-minded eco-farms and sustainability supporters in our immediate area. Since Hawaii does not allow multi-residential dwellings on ag land, we are developing a distributed eco-village model in Honaunau, heart of the Kona coffee belt, where diversified agriculture and solar energy offers us an opportunity to walk-the-talk of sustainability, farm by farm, household by household.
At One Island we grow a diversity of organic fruits and vegetables, breed butterflies and host a pollinator habitat, have native and canoe plant gardens, demonstrate and use renewable energy (we are 90% off grid) and host education programs on sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, arts & culture, and health & wellness – four cornerstones of sustainable living.
We also are fostering green business and cooperative incubation and local economic development programs with a new GREEN WALK eco/ag/tourism program launching this year.
One Island’s home base has 2 permanent resident/owners, 2 resident managers, and welcomes 3mo-2yr residencies for interns interested in learning from and assisting with our education programs and farm. We are also developing partnerships in the Pacific Northwest and the American Southwest. Two of our current Steward are from other countries.