Not In MY Backyard

Over the past 4 years, the activists on Maui have been trying to convince the population that agriculture on the island is poisoning the world.  They can’t show any evidence of this, but the suggestion is powerful and gets people’s undies in a bunch about what they imagine MIGHT be happening.  SHAKA has been a leader in this speculation effort.  They helped drive out sugar … Continue reading Not In MY Backyard

Utopian Delusions

Farmland Theft Thwarted In Maui County

I’ll be honest, I don’t put much faith in humanity as a whole.  I do believe we are capable of amazing heroics and selfless acts of kindness and love.  If you need an example, the horrifying events in an Orlando nightclub this past weekend should give you an idea of what I mean.  One terrorist cooks up a plan to end the lives of as … Continue reading Farmland Theft Thwarted In Maui County

Ulupalakua Winery Cover

Maui A to Z: Ulupalakua Ranch

Ulupalakua Ranch [oo-loo-pah-lah-KOO-ah] Ulupalakua Ranch has a long and varied history, from plantation to ranch to Maui Wine.  Visited by kings, queens, paniolos, and arm stealing vandals, it is never short on stories.  If you’re lucky, you may hear about the man buried in whiskey below his beloved sugar mill.  Not a bad way to spend eternity! Maui Wine The vines of Maui Wine (formerly … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Ulupalakua Ranch

Maui A to Z: Lavender and Lava

For today’s installment of the A to Z Blogging Challenge, we’ll begin with Lavender.  Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm is one of my favorite places to visit on the island of Maui.  It’s crisp up there on the side of Haleakala, and the view is amazing. Whenever I need a little dose of fall weather in a place that smells and looks a bit like heaven, I head … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Lavender and Lava