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Want to learn more about agriculture and food sustainability?

Here are links to other helpful sites. This page will be updated throughout the year, so check back often for new maps, tools and other resources.

 

Plan your own food forest

With more than 200 options for fruit, nut, timber, native, and culturally significant plants from throughout the Pacific Islands, the Agroforesty X design tool lets you plan out a multi-level agroforest of any size. To find out where to buy fruit trees on each of the islands, check out this guide from the Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative, Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui, and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education STEMS² Program.

 

Home gardening guide

Backyard gardeners have turned to “Home Gardening in Hawaii” by W.A. Frazier since its publication in 1943. The beloved guide is now available as an online PDF. If you’re looking for advice on how to interest children in your life about gardening, check out Farm to Keiki for free recipes, lesson plans and activities.

 

Plant a pollinator garden

About 70% of crops grown in Hawaii rely on pollination. Growing native plants in a garden, on a balcony or window box is a great way to provide food for Hawaii’s bees and butterflies. Explore and search the table below to determine what native plants will thrive in your home.

 

Phone a friend

The University of Hawaii’s plant hotline can connect you directly to a master gardener to answer any questions and provide advice.