Working to Build a Sustainable Kaua'i
Leveraging strategic partnerships and utilizing leading technology to strengthen the Kaua'i community's self sufficiency and sustainability.Sustainability
About a year ago, on April 11th, Puhi Park Produce opened during the initial stages of the pandemic. Grove Farm’s vision was to provide a safe and convenient venue for local farmers and food producers to sell their products, especially since community Sunshine Markets were closed, restaurants and hotels had little need for their products, and residents wanted a safe place to buy wonderful locally grown produce, fresh fish, or tasty locally-made food products.
For well over 150 years, Grove Farm has operated, maintained, and enhanced a series of legacy water infrastructure that serve the Kaua‘i community. An essential part of these complex water systems are dams and reservoirs. These structures were designed and built by the ingenuity and hard work of our ancestors and are critical to Kaua‘i’s sustainability. It is our kuleana – our responsibility – to care for these infrastructure components and we take it seriously.
Kaua‘i may be facing its greatest challenge yet, resulting from the COVID pandemic, the ensuing islandwideshutdowns, and the loss of thousands of jobs. Today, businesses are struggling to stay afloat in anticipation returning visitors. Many of our friends, neighbors, and family members are unemployed. Island families are hoping to return to a life of normalcy soon – to be able to go back to work and provide for their families.
The Grove Farm Foundation has been giving back to the Kaua’i community in numerous ways. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Grove Farm Foundation is focused on building communities through supporting educational enrichment opportunities; promoting employee volunteerism; enhancing and protecting the environment; assisting health and human service projects; and creating economic opportunities for Kaua’i’s sustainable future.Grove Farm Foundation
Our land management approach supports the preservation of historic sites and enhancing the many plants, birds, and other endangered species. Partnering with key businessess and organizations to support the needs of our island community is one of many ways Grove Farm is working to build a more sustainable Kauai.Building Communities