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Kamehameha Schools to expand farming in Punaluu

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 11:35 a.m. HST, Sep 13, 2012

Kamehameha Schools announced today the opening of an initial phase of a 220-acre agricultural park for food production in Punaluu on Oahu's windward coast.

The trust, which owns about 3,600 acres comprising nearly all of the Punaluu ahupuaa (mountain-to-sea land division), is offering plots from two acres to 10 acres for rent at the project dubbed Punaluʻu Ahupuaʻa Farms.

About 80 acres is presently farmed on the site, and Kamehameha Schools is expanding irrigation and roads to cover 220 acres over the next two years. About 30 acres of additional land is available for interested farmers.

Interested farmers can email ksinfo@ksbe.edu for more information.

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Bdpapa wrote:
Been there, beautiful area.
on September 13,2012 | 12:03PM
allie wrote:
makes sense..ks has dome lots of good things of late
on September 13,2012 | 12:05PM
holokanaka wrote:
Am from there. Yes beautiful.
on September 13,2012 | 01:21PM
iwanaknow wrote:
So..................we'll see who steps up to be true farmers vs "just big talk". I heard the Mormon Church has ag land (Kapaka Farm) up the road in Hauula that they lend out small plots to their members to grow (but not sell) produce for personal consumption.
on September 13,2012 | 04:02PM
st1d wrote:
shouldn't there be an environmental impact statement first to determine the suitability of increased traffic and commercialism of the pristine land and possible disturbance of sacred iwi?
on September 13,2012 | 06:52PM
Opelu wrote:
on September 13,2012 | 08:11PM
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