We were pleased to see the county considering plans to expand Kula Agricultural Park. If you have ever attended a 4H event and watched our future farmers with such enthusiasm on their faces as they learn about the different aspects of farming, it can make your heart sing.
The Maui News reported that the county is considering leasing and hopefully eventually purchasing 869 acres of former sugar cane land. The hope is to open the doors for small farmers who otherwise don’t have the opportunity for small farming parcels.
The 869 acres the county is considering would be able to grow crops that would include bananas, papayas, pineapples, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, potatoes and chickpeas. Livestock could also be raised there as well.
To read the entire article via the Maui News, visit their website here.