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Common Ground Pau Hana Farm Tour
Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 at 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 31st, 2023
Welcome the night with exquisite farm crafted cocktails and pupus on Kauaʻi’s majestic North Shore. Common Ground’s Farm Tour cannot simply be described as a walk around the farm. It is not just a visual experience, nor a lecture. It is a vibrant reconnection with the land and the bounty it produces.
Once home to Kīlauea Sugar Plantation and Guava Kai Plantation, Common Ground invites guests to a deeper understanding of the ecosystem and food systems of Kauaʻi and the Hawaiian Islands. Offered every Thursday and Friday from 4-6 pm, farm tours are perfect as a family outing or an adventure with friends. Arrive early to enjoy a short walk to Kīīauea’s historic Stone Dam. The walking tour meanders through a tropical agroforest, where farm manager John Parziale and his team explain its intricate and interconnected systems. Fittingly, the experience culminates with pau hana, the beloved island tradition synonymous with happy hour.
Although the term “agroforestry” is relatively new, the concept has been around for as long as humans have tilled the soil. Today, an agroforest is growing on Common Ground, marrying centuries-old production models with innovative biological farming applications.
An exploration of this food forest reveals a symphony of relationships between Hawaiian favorites such as ʻulu, kava, and taro, Amazon rainforest specimens, annual vegetables, mushrooms, egg-laying chickens, and dairy cows. All of these diverse elements are woven together into a resilient agricultural ecosystem, a snapshot of what the farm of the future could look like.
A fruit tasting showcases exotic and traditional Kauaʻi fruits. Afterward, guests enjoy the strains of local music and connect over farm-crafted cocktails and pupus, surrounded by verdant mountains and the tranquil light of golden hour.
The perfect ending to a day of exploration on Kauai’s North Shore, Common Ground farm tours not only lend a deeper understanding of the ecosystem and food systems of Kauai and Hawaii at large, but extend a vision of interconnectedness between humans and our planet that any person, local or tourist, will take home with them.
Kamaʻaina rates available. For further information, visit https://commongroundkauai.com/farm-tours-at-common-ground
Start Date: August 11, 2022 | Prices: $55 (Kauai Residents, aged 10+ with valid Hawaii ID) $65 (Children under 10) $115 (Adults)
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