Life at Kukuiula is rooted in the down-to-earth paradise that is our community farm and garden. Tucked in a valley beside a 20-acre lake, the farm is a revelation in red earth.
Members put their hands in the ground and feel the essence of the island – many of them harvest the bananas, papaya, chard, citrus, herbs, pineapple, arugula and breadfruit for themselves. At every Plantation House meal, they savor the sweet, satisfying flavor of whole, balanced living.
Of course, many members simply sit back and enjoy the farm-to-table dinners that are a delicious tribute to the fertility of the farm.
The Upcountry Farm
is home to a 20-acre lake where members can canoe, fish for Peacock Bass or picnic. Trails circle the water,
making a stroll a picturesque pleasure.
The Great Lawn, at left, offers spectacular ocean views and has welcomed picnic aficionados and wedding parties. At right, Kukuiula’s farmers run operations from their potting shed control center.
The range of flowers, fruits and vegetables produced at the farm is prodigious. Kukuiula’s farmers are happy to show members how best to harvest produce so there’s more for all. And since the flowers and vegetables are also the landscaping, everything stays more beautiful.
From bird of paradise to plumeria, bananas to pineapple, mint to swiss chard, taro to lemons, something delicious is always in season. The farm is a unique opportunity to grow skills, taste great food at its freshest, and cultivate an appreciation for the simple pleasures of sowing, growing and harvest.