Maui Turns to the Sun

Maui Turns to the Sun

Solar installations critical to state’s 100 percent renewable energy goal. By Dan Collins A variety of solar electric projects on Maui are moving forward, decreasing the island’s dependence on imported petroleum. And not a moment too soon, as fuel prices soar and...
The Mana of a Market 

The Mana of a Market 

How the Hāna Farmers Market became the piko of the town, reinvigorating self-reliance and kokua in East Maui as food security waned throughout the county

Building Maui

Building Maui

Is Maui destined to rely on imports to build its homes or do local materials stand a chance?
Up a steep driveway in Kīpahulu, past fruit trees and dense jungle, outcroppings of bamboo begin to appear, stitched into the mountainside. Dusky black stalks and tea-green shoots adorn the landscape at Whispering Winds, a 230-acre farm cooperative where Rich von Wellsheim has been growing bamboo for nearly two decades.