Vincent Mina and his wife Irene have owned and operated “Kahanu Aina Greens” (Breath of the Land Greens) since 1994. Today it’s considered the largest smallest farm in Hawaii producing on average 600 pounds of greens a week grown in a plant-based compost on 2000 sq. ft.
Vince will be discussing how his family began building a successful farming career while exploring the relationship between the body and soil. They realized the importance of a healthy and vital soil system while growing their food supply so they set out to open a chapter of the National Farmers Union formed in Hawaii. They produced twelve on-farm “Body and Soil” conferences from 2001-2013. They had presenters from around the world bring their knowledge and experience to Maui. These actions led them to greater awareness of both state and national levels and set out the opportunity for Vincent to become the Chair of Natl. Farmers Union special committee “Regenerative Agriculture Local Food” (RALF).
Vincent will give a hands-on experience of what humus rich compost and vermicompost looks, smells and feels like. He’ll also share a pictorial path of their journey to educate and inspire those in attendance to think differently about the relationship between the body and the soil.
What: Akakū Upstairs Presents: Body and Soil…”Having a Sense of Humus” Vincent Mina – Hawaii Farmers Union United and owner of Kahanu Aina Greens
Where: 333 Dairy Rd. Ste. 204 Kahului, HI 96732
When: Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 6pm – 8pm