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What Is Permaculture?

What Is Permaculture?

Many folks look back and long for the “good old days” but looking back to the plantations days of the 20th century in Hawaii, it wasn’t that great for many. We used to spray pesticides like DDT, Chlordane and Dieldrin to keep pests from our crops. We used mercury and...
May Day Is Lei Day

May Day Is Lei Day

Today is May Day and Lei Day in Hawaii. We celebrate flowers of all kinds. Traditionally, everyone should be wearing flowers. Fragrant Plumeria, pikake, tuberose, and orchid leis are appropriate gifts today and for that matter all week through Mother’s Day, May 8th....
Your Soil Is Keeping Secrets

Your Soil Is Keeping Secrets

It hasn’t rained in weeks. It is hot and your soil is getting really dry. So you turn on your sprinklers for a half hour. Do you have any idea how far down it has wet your soil? Do you how many inches of rain it was equivalent to? Did it get down into the root zone?...
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