When people talk about our island's agriculture, South Maui is often ignored and considered an urban part of the island. The fact is, South Maui is home to major agricultural enterprises, including A&B's sugar (HC&S) and Monsanto's seed corn crops.
At the Tuesday, April 15, Kihei Community Association (KCA) meeting, Maui Farmers Union United President Vincent Mina will discuss soil health and alternative crops for South Maui.
Past KCA President George Rixey will discuss the benefits of Hempcrete, a building material that incorporates hemp into its mixture, in architectural designs and construction.
Kīhei Community Association
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"While hemp is not grown anywhere in Hawai'i, is it a potential replacement for sugar cane?" posed KCA President Mike Moran. "How many products made from industrial hemp would benefit us? Could it be profitably exported?
Doors open at 6 p.m.; the meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. at Kihei Charter Middle School at 41 East Lipoa St.
KCA's Maui Food Bank drive continues. Please make it a monthly habit to bring a few cans of nutritious food.
KCA is an all-volunteer nonprofit with no government funding. Consider becoming a supporting member. Find more information at www.gokihei.org or call (508) 499-9996.