10 years ago, Tim and Harline Moyer were inspired by the history of the Lanai Cook Pine and the benefits these magical trees supplied the island with.
These trees were first planted along the ridges on the dry island of Lanai in 1879. Roughly 30 years later, ranch caretaker George C. Munro noticed that water was dripping from the pine tree onto a tin roof. He soon realized the tree was capturing the moisture from the fog thus turning it into water. He figured that if they planted more pine trees, it would bring much needed water to the island. To this day, it is estimated that each pine tree creates 6000 gallons of fresh water for the people and the island every single month.
Through the efforts of thousands of hours restoring the 69 acres of land The Moyers purchased in 2009, they are determined to work towards to goal of assisting with the on going battle of restoring water resources back to West Maui while protecting the natural eco system and the sacred Wili Wili trees.
Our farm is constantly taking on new volunteers that are inspired by the land, community growth, learning and hard work with great rewards!
If you are interested in learning more on how you can be apart of the LFF family, please visit our Volunteer page for more information. We are always looking for people with a passion for doing the right thing!
Lahaina Family Farms is an ongoing project with the intentions to create a safe, meditative place for growth of the soul and land. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and apart of the LFF family please click the link below for more information.
Lahaina Family Farms will be donating a parcel of farm land to a community garden program. If you live in West Maui, we are offering the opportunity to grow your own organic food in the most surreal mountain/ocean view location.
More details coming soon.
Lahaina was once a land rich with streams, sacred ponds and native plants. By redirecting the streams for sugar cane plantations in 1845, it destroyed the abundant wetland generations have thrived from for so long.
We will being the first phase of Cook Pine planting Spring 2020.