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Panaʻewa, Hawaiʻi Island – A total of 15 subsistence-agricultural lots were awarded by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands last month. What’s more, the lucky families will receive agricultural training workshops by CTAHR faculty and staff. The goal is to provide the Native Hawaiian beneficiaries with the opportunity to both live and cultivate food on their lots.
The subsistence-agricultural lots are the first-of-its-kind by the DHHL. Each is less than three-acres big and close to existing infrastructure in planned communities. The homestead model will enable small-scale farming for home consumption or supplemental income through commercial sales.
“They have the option of putting a home on the lot, but more importantly, growing food for their families and neighborhoods, as well as having animals,” said Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Kali Watson.
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