Kamehameha Schools opens agricultural park


Kamehameha Schools opens agricultural park

HAUULA, Oahu (AP) — Hawaii’s largest private landowner has opened a 220-acre agricultural park on Oahu’s windward coast.

Kamehameha Schools hopes to attract farmers to Punaluu Ahupuaa Farms.

Kamehameha Land Asset Manager Kawika Burgess says the trust will provide land, irrigation system connection, security and common area maintenance.

The park is part of Kamehameha’s plan for increased locally grown food production on land it owns.

Organic farmer Ikaika Bishop plans to grow taro, vegetables, fruits and tilapia on five acres.

Total completion of the park is expected within two years, but some units are already available for farming.

 

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