One Island is an intentional community sited on an organic farm on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Our neighborhood is a lush green pocket where papaya, mango, banana and many tropical and subtropical fruits flourish. Nearby are Kealakekua Bay, the National Park's Place of Refuge, and small beaches.
We operate a non-profit sustainable living education center and our facility serves as a community commons for other like-minded eco-farms and sustainability supporters in our immediate area. Since Hawaii does not allow multi-residential dwellings on ag land, we are developing a distributed eco-village model in Honaunau, heart of the Kona coffee belt, where diversified agriculture and solar energy offers us an opportunity to walk-the-talk of sustainability, farm by farm, household by household.
At One Island we grow a diversity of organic fruits and vegetables, breed butterflies and host a pollinator habitat, have native and canoe plant gardens, demonstrate and use renewable energy (we are 90% off grid) and host education programs on sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, arts & culture, and health & wellness - four cornerstones of sustainable living.
We also are fostering green business and cooperative incubation and local economic development programs with a new GREEN WALK eco/ag/tourism program launching this year.
One Island's home base has 2 permanent resident/owners, 2 resident managers, and welcomes 3mo-2yr residencies for interns interested in learning from and assisting with our education programs and farm. We are also developing partnerships in the Pacific Northwest and the American Southwest.
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