Volume 4: June | July | August 2010

  • 2 August 2016
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In This Issue:

Featured Farmer: Wooten ʻOhana
Kauaʻi Kunana Dairy, Kilauea, Kauaʻi

baby goats

Area under production
: 1½ acres in crops, 13 acres livestock including dairy goats and laying hens.

Years farming in Hawai
i: Since 1979.

Crops: All crops are Certified Organic by HOFA: avocado, bananas, papayas, mango, citrus, lychee, soursop, salad crops, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, beans, spinach, green onions, herbs, all cabbage types, broccoli, cauliflower, turnips, radishes, beets, chards, kales, and arrugula.

Fertility management practices: We make 75% of our own fertilizer by composting our goat and chicken manure.  Manure management is a big part of our operation.  We do inter-planting and crop rotation as well as green manure crops.

Pest Management: We time our plantings, interplant with trap crops, plant pest resistant varieties, and use mulch and traps.

What Sustainability Means to You: Sustainability means being creative and innovative when challenges occur and using low-impact methods whenever possible.

Wooten Ohana

Hot Tip from Kauaʻi Kunana Dairy

Integrating livestock into a sustainable farming system is something that every operation should consider.  The benefits of keeping animals as part of a balanced farming system are many, even though they do require a lot of love and attention.

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