Hawaiian Farm Villages
An agricultural community model for building the next generation of Hawaiian neighborhoods, planned and built to provide sustainability by integrating Agriculture Development, Luxury and Affordable Housing, Local Businesses and Eco Tourism.
- Bring Hawaiin food self sufficiency to 200%.
- Increase Hawaiin food exports and value added products.
- Create 'Made in Hawaii' building materials and home building techniques.
- Raise next generation of farmers, creating education and job opportunities for local youth.
- Integrate RESORT Developement > with > Local Housing and Farms.
-Expand cooperative relations between with big agriculture and local community.
Integrated Agri Park
Commercial Farms- To create a new Integrated Agricultural Park with a central Farm Village Hub to provide a micro-commercial center which supports farmer tenants in establishing innovative and profitable crops and products and suppliments needed start-up investment with access to agro-tourism and affordable housing.
Each farm is designed to test a variety of crops, beggining with a test nursery and a 3 year plan to expand to full production of 25 acres.The farms form the investment base for shops and residences in the village center.
- Local Farmer training and support
- Commercial farm R&D and investment i.e.; Japanese cosmetics, Hotel & Restaurant, Bio-fuel
Residential developments with Built-in community farms – Every home can produce food, and every housing development should include one community farm with a restaurant/shop to provide food and jobs to the residents. - - Orchards and food crops planted along residential streets
- Maintenance & Landscaping services provided by community farm.
- Buy-back program for residents to sell home garden produced fruit, nuts, flowers etc.
- School farms and community work programs.
- Resort and Residential
Riolani Farm Village Hub
Integration – Each Farmer tenant is given sales space in the central Farm Shop, guidance on crop planting and an opportunity to sell product through the Riolani processing facilities and branding team. Riolani will seek partnerships with sponsors and sales outlets to establish the processing facility,
- planning of value added products, joint branding and distribution
- processing and packaging facilities; essential oils, drying, bottling
- onsite restaurant and marketplace
- affordable worker housing
- agri-tourism facilities
Clustering – Whereby homes are condensed into efficient neighborhoods and make available surrounding land for farms.
Wind Row Farm Corridors - Preserving the wide open landscape of Maui while allowing homes and farms to expand organically along roads planted with wind break plantations serving as an integrated network of transportation, water flow, housing and agricultural throughout the island.
Ahupua'a - Integrated farms, homes and micro-commercial spaces, collectively managing the land using traditional Hawaiin ecological zone method...
* The ancient ahupua`a, the basic self-sustaining unit, extended elements of Hawaiian spirituality into the natural landscape. Amidst a belief system that emphasized the interrelationship of elements and beings, the ahupua`a contained those interrelationships in the activities of daily and seasonal life.
Shaped by island geography, each ahupua`a was a wedge-shaped area of land running from the uplands to the sea, following the natural boundaries of the watershed. Each ahupua`a contained the resources the human community needed, from fish and salt, to fertile land for farming taro or sweet potato, to koa and other trees growing in upslope areas. Villagers from the coast traded fish for other foods or for wood to build canoes and houses. Specialized knowledge and resources peculiar to a small area were also shared among ahupua`a.