Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Maui 4Yr. Fix ~ Water, Soil, History & Bio-remediation

Lets break it down........
1. 400 Million gallons of water from East and West Maui Streams (over 30) is diverted by HC&S (Hawaiian Commercial Sugar Company) to feed one of the worlds thirstiest crops - Sugarcane

2. HC&S grows the crop for 2 years, then has helicoptors spray round-up herbicide so that it dries out quicker to burn.

3. HC&S then burns the surgarcane field which also includes, black plastic and PVC plastic, herbicide and pesticide residue. The ash then falls onto peoples homes, cars, business, farms, ocean, wetlands, etc...

4. The sugarcane is then harvested and taken to a mill which is partially run off of coal imported from one of the worst coal mines in the State of Colorado and then partially processed.

5. The molasses and other by prodcucts is then shipped to California (if it doesn't spill into Kahului or Honolulu harbor killing off marine species) and processed into sugar.

6. The non-organic sugar is then shipped back to Hawaiʻi and other places to be sold. (no explanation needed on the health benefits of sugar)

7. Therefore, 28,000 acres or so drain all of Maui's streams to process one of the worlds most unsustainable food products.

8. The island of Oʻahu that has 1.1 million people uses around 200 million gallons of water a day vs. HC&S which uses 400 mgd for sugarcane cultivation.

9. Every year acres and acres of HC&S sugarcane fields are being peeled off for development (Upcoming Target and retail outlets, Monstanto Fields, Waiʻale Development, etc...)

10. 800 jobs to do all of this. Imagine the possibilities of 800 people growing healthy food crops on Maui, making Maui less reliant on the importation of food from the mainland and other countries! 

Important to listen to...

History of Hawaii and Sugar

Gregory Rosenthal was interviewed about Hawaiian history, labor, and the Hawaiian sugar industry. This interview took place at the 2014 meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Atlanta, Georgia.

My Intention is to see our Island geared towards Tourism. With the Sugar Plantation Land as a forest, with all the wonderful varieties of Hawai'ian native plants, Hales across the landscape, with people living in them, all the streams flowing clear and singing sounds of water flowing, thoughts of Menehune to enchant, rain at night because we fixed the soil with worms and good fungus giving back life to the A'ina...Simple life where healthy children laugh and play.

The soil is so dead in Hawai'i where they have grown pineapple and sugar cane.

My idea is to make these huge wheeled containers that will slowly roll along, down hill, while dropping worm casings and worm water. We all separate our trash as best we can and use our garbage to feed the worms. By the second pass the soil should be ready to support life.


the complete recycling of our garbage

life put back in the soil

restoration of the land from the plantations destruction

a new direction with the community directely involved in the success

We can use the old and unused containers from the plantation when they go out of business or we can let them run the worm restoration project...Growing GMOs as biofuel would continue the destruction. If the workers and company of HC&S want to continue working this is the WAY. And if there is any biofuel grown it must be native of Maui. For me I want to see pi'li grass grown, which is just about gone and extinct in Hawaii in the wild state. This is the grass that is used to make a Hale pi'li. The Hawai'ian will celebrate on that day. A return of one of the basic resources to life, material to make a home.

Worms can eat everything except metal, glass and plastic. They sterlize the garbage.

worm watch

As with mycelium (fungus like mushrooms) ecology repair; worms need to come from the same area where they are used to repair the soil. Native Hawaiian worms No ka oi.

Ola i ka Wai: Water is Life from Kamakako'i on Vimeo.

HEMP is native of Maui And has more oil and bio-remediation properties then any plant there is!

Willie Smits,  inspired by an Orangutan, did it in just 4 years. Brought a dead environment back to life with all the good things that come with life.

By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits believes he has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans -- and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems.

He talks about the climate effects around 16 minutes... Nature does not Know Monoculture...Nature has layers...
Because of the soils death the microorganisms no longer hold water in the soil.
Convection - day time heat and night time cold causes water in a steam like form to rise from moisture held in the soil to the skies and make clouds, which brings rain, and then RAINBOWS...
This is why we are Rainbow Warriors... Stewards of the Earth!
We are here to save Rainbows and our Mother Earth...

"An other issue that was brought up was how was this project financed and how much did it cost. It was financed from donations and adoption of square meters through the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation. Total costs over the last 7 years for the almost 5000 acres have amounted to some 2.5 Million Euro. This included buying the land. This land was actually still expensive due to its proximity to an economically important oil city. So the model is quite feasible, but does take well educated people to execute."
Dr. Willie Smits, naturalised Indonesian citizen (born February 22, 1957, in Weurt, Gelderland, the Netherlands) is a trained forester, a microbiologist, conservationist, animal rights activist and social entrepreneur.
Founder of the Balikpapan Orangutan Society in 1991, which developed into BOS Foundation (Borneo Orangutan Survival
Foundation), one of the largest orangutan conservation organisations in the world, with some of the largest orangutan rehabilitation projects (Nyaru Menteng and Samboja Lestari) as well as massive projects to protect and reforest habitat for orangutans and other wildlife. He has been advisor to the minister of forestry and maintains an influential role in green politics in various parts of the country.
Founder of Yayasan Gibbon Indonesia, a nature conservation foundation under which Willie set up a dozen wildlife rescue centres across Indonesia with a network of over 1,000 employees tackling the illegal wildlife trade. Also set up the Schmutzer Primate Centre at Ragunan Zoo, as a sanctuary for primates and also to demonstrate facilities with a high standard of captive animal welfare and educational value in Indonesia.
Decades of research into Arenga pinatta (sugar palm) and potential as a solution to environment and social welfare challenges of the 21st century. In 2001 set up the Masarang Foundation to protect the forests of Minahasa (North Sulawesi) for the people, flora and fauna, developing reforestation methods integrating agro-forestry and zero-waste methods of producing various products (such as sugar, syrup and bio-ethanol) from the sugar palms.
Willie has set up and been involved in many projects and initiatives for nature and wildlife conservation in Indonesia over the past 30 years.
View from Baldwin Beach, Maui, Hawaii
House of the Rising Sun

We need a reserve on Maui. 
From Baldwin to Hailimai'illi...
Ohana living in Hale.  
Aloha 'Aina

Ganondagan encompasses 619 acres of land. The site has five miles of hiking trails through steep wooded slopes, along stream corridors, grassy meadows and active farm fields. The trails are the hub of more than 40 miles of trails that form the Genesee & Finger Lakes regional trail system. 
Several of Ganondagan’s trails are marked with unique historic and ethnobotanical signage for self-guided learning.
Ganondagan is one of the few locations open to the public in New York State where visitors can see heirloom Seneca varieties of vegetables including Iroquois White Corn and medicinal herb gardens grown using traditional Native American organic agricultural techniques originating from traditions that predate European contact. Ganondagan has also undertaken projects to remove introduced plant species and restore the indigenous plants and grasses that were originally found in the Seneca homelands.

Page 42 in this PDF talks about soil and the effects of farming.
The PDF is a wonderful survey/report/plan for a community call Victor, NY.
Very interesting and beautiful place, just like where you live too, I'm sure..
The area is a "land-locked island" and is where Ganondagon is located...

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