WHAT IS FARM CENTER?

Forest

Agriculture

Research

Management

Center

(FARM Center),
is an educational and research organization founded in response to the need for bio-regionally appropriate reforestation solutions.

WHY FARM CENTER?

FARM Center has been established to address the need for bio-regionally appropriate reforestation solutions in the arid tropics, both locally and globally. In service to watershed and community, FARM Center is an education and training center, as well as a research facility, working to develop Syntropic Farming systems appropriate to the bioregion and local economy.

FARM Center’s role is to provide local community with the information and plants needed to successfully manage watersheds as successional agro-forests.

FARM Center is located in North Kohala, Hawi, Hawaii.

FARM Center's mission is to assist in the recovery and vitalization of our planet's varied forest ecosystems by protecting healthy watersheds and cultivating biological and cultural diversity.

OBJECTIVES & GOALS

  • Develop bio-regionally appropriate ecological education networks
  • Assist in the R&D of relevant Agro–Successional Restoration (ASR) systems supported by ecologically, culturally and economically appropriate crops.
  • Educate and train interested communities in the implementation of ASR systems in a manner that is culturally sensitive and reinforces an ecological paradigm integral for the long-term system maintenance.

 

STRATEGY

  • Publish research results
  • Offer training courses
  • Propagate plant material
  • Provide implementation support
  • Develop business plans
  • Manage internship and project referral program
  • Incubate micro-enterprises that support our mission

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