The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui, the Maui Farmer’s Union United and Upcountry Sustainability will host Paul Massey, co-founder and director of Regenerations Botanical Garden based on Kauai, at 6 p.m. Monday at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
Massey will tell how nonprofits and neighbors came together on Kauai to create a permaculture food forest system. He will describe the five-year journey from first concept through design and installation with photographs and stories, from his perspective as one of the forests’ primary architects.
Water harvesting, plant diversity selection, successional planting strategies and forest maintenance will be explored.
Resources and assistance will be offered to community groups on Maui that want to begin their own food forest initiatives.
Massey is a team leader of the Kauai Community Seed Bank, the Kalihiwai Permaculture Food Forest, and Regenerations Seed Garden. He also co-hosts the weekly radio program “Back to the Garden” on Kauai Community Radio.