The Tiffany Project set up our first experimental organic food forest, in Waipi'o Valley, on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Inspired by the Beacon Hill Food Forest, Seattle, WA. The Beacon Hill Food Forest, established in 2016 , was the largest food forest on public land in the United States.
With the help of an incredible team off volunteers, we respectfully cleared the overgrown rain forest and planted indigenous, and non-indigenous, nutrient dense vegetables, fruit trees and herbs.
We grew and harvested, varieties of kalo/taro, purple sweet potatoes, kale, moringa, cacao, avocados, peppers, tomatoes, Surinam cherries, pomegranates, and over 120 varietes of edible plants.
Everything was grown organically, we learned a lot, while having a great deal of fun and connecting with our community in Waipi'o Valley and surrounding towns.
Organic permaculture and specialized microbial farming, were the foundation of our project in Kamuela. This green lush valley looking out on Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, and the Kohala mountain ranges is located in one of the 11 of 13 climates found on the Big Island of Hawai'i. At 2670 feet above sea level, this area created diversity in gardening.
We are excited to announce that we are currently developing our first mobile garden. This idea was brought to us from TTP Volunteers Corey Ogles and Emily Boyd. These two are currently working on building the first mobile garden from all sustainable materials. Once Complete this garden will come with banana stock planters, bamboo greenhouse/shade house structures, and much more! This allows farmers on the move to set up sustainable systems that they can bring with them wherever they go!
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