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Homegrown Hawaii: Kauai Food Forest

September 7, 2017

On two acres on the north shore of Kauai, volunteers tend to more than a hundred species of fruits, vegetables, and other plants. They harvest food, but the site doesn’t look much like a farm. Rather than neat rows of crops delineated by bare dirt, layers of plants mimic a natural forest. Sweet potato vines provide ground cover, for instance. Cacao trees grow in the shade of canopy fruit trees such as lychee and breadfruit.

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