Last updated: June 1, 2011 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: June 1, 2011
One Island Sustainable Living Center
(Honaunau, Hawaii, United States)
- Status: Established
- Formed: 2004 Established: 2007
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.one-island.org/hawaii
- Contact Name: One Island Crew
- Phone: 8083282452
PO Box 865
Honaunau, Hawaii, 96726
Visitors accepted: Yes
Please cotnact us by email at hawaii at one-island.org
Open to new Members: Yes
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.