Honolulu has an excellent opportunity to establish a small "food forest" pilot project at Kamaliʻi Park in downtown Honolulu. The City Council acted last year to fund the project and a coalition of diverse organizations stands ready to implement it as soon as the Caldwell administration gives the OK.
We are asking you to sign a petition to the mayor and the director of Parks & Recreation
to allow the project to go forward.
The project would have several key benefits:
- Revitalizing an underused park at the gateway to downtown (Pali Highway & Beretania Street), displacing undesirable activity with constructive activity.
- Making a symbolic step toward food security by planting carefully selected, food-bearing trees and perennials based on permaculture concepts and providing educational signage.
- Augmenting nonprofit programs addressing mental health and homelessness issues through partnerships for park maintenance and harvest days.
- Advancing the mayor's priority to "re-establish pride in our city parks."
To find out more about the Food Forest project, please visit Friends of Kamalii Park,
or check out this feature article
in the Honolulu Weekly.
The petition will be up only for a few days -- please sign the petition now. Thank you!