By Léo Azambuja
About seven years ago during the Eco-Roundtable events, Malama Kaua‘i and Regenerations Botanical Garden began a fruitful association, literally.
Since that 2007 event organized by Malama Kaua‘i, the nonprofit organizations have worked together in several projects.
In 2010, Regenerations began managing part of Malama Kaua‘i’s Kalihiwai Community Garden, a 42-plot garden booming with organic produce.
Garden plots are leased on six-month or one-year terms, and they go quite fast.
Malama Kaua‘i Executive Director Keone Kealoha said there’s a waiting list, and whenever a plot becomes available, it’s taken within one or two days.
Regenerations’ vision for the island is “an interconnected community of people in healthy and reciprocal relationship with the plants and soil that feeds and nurtures our lives,” according to Regenerations Director Paul Massey.