Alexander & Baldwin (A&B), general manager Rick Volner spoke at the Maui Energy Conference las week. The main topic of his presentation was the possibility of new agriculture on the former sugar can plantations that are now fallow.
Some possibilities include biodiesel producing tree orchards, coffee and cacao cops, and livestock irrigated pastures. With agricultural land use decreasing due to development and fallow areas becoming difficult to reutilize, A&B realizes they face many challenges.
Rick Volner hopes that by diversifying the agriculture the state can reach its goal of food and fuel self-sufficiency. More announcements are expected to be made in the near future.
To read this article in its entirety via the Maui News here.
Deportment of Land and Natural Resources is purposing a 285 acre business park on the old sugar lands of Pulehunui. Proposed usage would include industrial, commercial, government, and nonprofit.
The formerly leased land is now back in the states hands. The hope is to generate longterm lease revenue that will support some of the Department of Land and Natural Resources other programs. Those programs include wildlife, forestry, and parks to name a few.
This project is open to public review. Comments on the project are due by April 7th. To read this entire article, visit Maui News here.
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Saturday March 12th, Mulligans on the Blue will be hosting Reggae In The Valley Pre-Concert Series. Doors will open at 5:00 pm and the show will begin at 6:00 pm. Pre-sale tickets available for $25.00. Featured artists include Sammy J. Tenelle, GOMEGA, T-flats and the Hi-Lytes. More information available on the Mulligans on the Blue website.
Also taking place on Saturday March 12th, the 4th annual Taste of School Gardens event happening at Hotel Wailea on the Sunset Lawn. Entertainment provided by Soul Kitchen. Tasty dishes made from local and school garden ingredients will be cooked up by some of Maui’s premiere chefs! The Grow Some Good webpage has more information here.
On Sunday March 13th, from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm the Women Helping Women 19th Annual Fundraiser will take place at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. The theme for this years event is the Roaring 20’s. Individual and whole table tickets are available for purchase. A portion of your ticket purchase is tax deductible. For information visit the Women Helping Women webpage. This event is known to sell out so don’t hesitate to get your ticket!
We hope you have a wonderful week and great weekend!
Haliimaile Farmers Market this Friday February 26th from 1:00pm to 6:00 pm at the Haliimaile Town Center. This is a free event. Come enjoy food, beverages, crafts from local artisans. Anyone interested in hosting a booth for their non-profit or community organization may do so free of charge!
Saturday night February 27th, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Maui Theatre in Lahaina, the 808 Lip Sync Battle will be happening! Celebrity judges will be on hand giving out cash and other prizes! Groups up to 5 people or solo performers are welcome. Entry fee applies. General admission is $20.00. For more information visit the Maui Theatre website.
On Sunday February 28th, Maui’s 14th Annual Art of Aloha in Wailea will be held at the Lahaina Galleries in Wailea at The Shops at Wailea. Six world-renown artists will be showing collections at this event. This event will run from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please RSVP to Sunday’s public viewing event. More information available on the Lahaina Galleries website here.