The Kalihiwai Permaculture Food Forest is the first project of its kind on Kauai. The initial planning meetings were held in May 2012 and the forest was installed by over 150 community volunteers the first weekend in December 2012.
The forest covers over two acres and boasts thousands of root, ground, shrub and tree plantings including over 100 climax species food trees. One of our main goals is to localize the amendments used in the forest, so many of the plantings include nitrogen fixing and high nutrient companions.
For more information and active dialogue around the food forest we encourage you to visit the group page found at facebook.com/kauaifoodforest.
The project is a collaboration between Malama Kauai, Regenerations International Botanical Gardens, the Sanctuary of LUBOF and many dedicated and passionate community members.
Recent video of the Food Forest by Rob Cruz – May 2014
One of the primary Food Forest stewards, Nicoli Barca, gives you a tour of the Food Forest in May of 2013.