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Author: Tracy Matfin


Tracy Matfin and coauthor Dona Willoughby live, learn, teach, and grow at La’akea Community, currently comprised of nine adults and two children on 23 acres on Hawaii’s Big Island (permaculture-hawaii.com). Articles by Tracy Matfin include: Doing It, or Are We? (Issue # 153)

Growing Together through Trauma, with the Land

Posted on April 9, 2019 by

When La’akea Community’s stability is disrupted and its existence threatened by the aftermath of an earthquake, members discover that their land is a much larger source of “glue” to keep them together than they had thought.


Hot Topic, Raw Emotion, and the Spice of Life: Chewing over Food Choice in Community

Posted on June 24, 2015 by

At La’akea, members’ various approaches to food reflect the quest for emotional as well as physical sustainability.


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