We have released our next podcast! This is a continuation of our interview with permaculture designer, Jenny Pell. It’s called What Jobs Can We Create Now? It’s part of our series called Re-envision Maui, about an ongoing transition on the island of Maui. Most of the content Jenny talks about is very relevant to any community that wants to increase their local food production and resilience.
In this Episode, Jenny Pell continues to share highlights from the Mālama ‘Āina Report. This report offers a comprehensive look at how to transition from monoculture sugarcane farming to diversified regenerative farming in ways that can also create profitable farm businesses, jobs for locals, food security for the Hawaiian islands, & remediation of natural resources, such as water & soil, for future generations. The report is available online for anyone to read. Jenny Pell founded the Permaculture Guild of Maui, is a board member of the Hawaii Farmers Union United, & recently became a partner at Permaculture Design International. She was also instrumental in designing the now-famous edible food forest grown on public park land in Beacon Hill Seattle. Jenny has dedicated her career to helping her diverse clients be part of a resilient & abundant future.
This second half of the interview focuses on the economy – specifically the opportunities available were we to grow a more robust local food economy. We talk about about the resiliency of cooperative models, affordable housing, farmers markets & crafts markets, the opportunities of agritourism, & some of the challenges Maui faces in order to implement these ideas.
We hope you enjoy the fresh ideas & visions in this interview. And if you have any questions or comments about it, please comment! One of the perks about Patreon is it's a place for our community to connect, comment, & relate with one another.
Also, Patrons, stay tuned - we will be having our first Patrons only chat & check in soon.
Thanks for listening.