Food Security Hawai’i launches ʻOhana Gardens - our 1,000 new backyard gardens initiative across Maui County!

Who we are

Maui `Ohana Gardens is an initiative of Food Security Hawai`i, a local non-profit dedicated to long-term regenerative local food solutions, all the way from healthy soil to nutritious and delicious “grown here not flown here” food on your plate.  

Hawai`i is learning how to steer away from 90% reliance on imported food, and there are proven methods we can implement at every level – from large-scale farming and livestock operations, to smaller family farms, to your own backyard.   

Whatever the scale, these local food solutions must serve the land, the waters, and the people in these fundamental ways:

  • regenerating the soil
  • protecting watersheds and reefs
  • creating climate resilient food systems that sequester carbon, reduce our carbon footprint, and buffer against unpredictable climate changes
  • building local skills that will carry into an abundant and resilient future

Maui `Ohana Gardens is the backyard and neighborhood part of the solution! 

We help you get the resources you need to grow food right at home.  Start your garden!
Our goal is to get 10,000 food-bearing trees in the ground in a year, as well as help you with your veggie gardens.  Sign up for our newsletter to get regular updates on our webinars, workshops, and tree give-aways.

Did you know

 … that Maui County imports over 90% of its food? And those groceries are expensive! It’s never been a better time to “grow your own” and ‘Ohana Gardens is here to help.

Maui can grow food

… year-round, and you can do your part by growing vegetables, fruit trees, coconuts, keeping chickens, and sharing your surplus and your manaʻo.

Our mission

… is to provide the seedlings, materials, education, and support network you need to make sure your gardening efforts are successful and you can grow plenty of food for your ‘Ohana. In WWll, when our grandparents and great grandparents were called to action, Victory Gardens provided 40% of household food in just over a year.

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