Na Maka o Papahanaumokuakea

Na Maka o Papahanaumokuakea will develop the Maona Farm Project, which is creating a community food system that integrates food production, processing, distribution, and consumption to improve the environmental, economic, social, and nutritional health of South Kona.

The core objectives of this project are:

  • Provide a weekly community event that will provide a source of affordable, locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, other goods, and free educational resources.
  • Increase productive agricultural land from 1 acre to 2.5 acres by the end of 2013, which will be an outdoor classroom to local school groups and community organizations/individuals.
  • Conduct research and provide training in traditional, sustainable agriculture and community food systems.
  • Provide employment and training to youth.