Is Kaua‘i Sustainable?
In the Past
Sugar and pineapple plantations brought in labor from all parts of the world to our island state. As the population grew, it necessitated the need for housing, commerce, education, and other developments. Today, our islands’ basic needs are no different from ancient Hawai‘i, where farming and gathering are still paramount to our existence.
Where We Are Now
In building a more sustainable Kaua’i, Grove Farm has partnered with KIUC, Tesla, and Global Algae Innovations to advance the production of clean and renewable energy to meet the State of Hawaii’s goal of 100% renewable power by the year 2045.
The Ideal Future
In addition to managing agricultural land licensing, Grove Farm has diversified into residential, industrial and commercial land development. Grove Farm’s vision is to promote healthy lifestyles by developing communities, such as the future Wailani, which follow Smart Growth principles – walkable communities that encourage mixed-use, multi-generational living, cultural gathering areas, music, and sports – all components of supporting a holistic approach to well-being.
Grove Farm's Sustainability Initiatives
Grove Farm's vision is to build a sustainable Kaua'i by being a leader in social entrepreneurship and island-enhancing activities while remaining deeply committed to preserving the island's cultural and historical linkages - whether it be through the preservation of historic sites, promoting alternative energy sources, supporting agriculture and food production, education and propagation of plants, encouraging a healthy lifestyle or protecting water sources.
Building a Sustainable Kaua‘i
Grove Farm continues its focus on residential development with the island’s residents in mind. These communities naturally grew around areas with convenient access to commerce, civic centers, schools and facilities that make a community a community. Take, for example, the community of Kōloa. Grove Farm developed over 245 lots – many which were focused on its employees -- which included Waikomo and Kōloa Block. Our future development of Waihohonu will also be located near the town core to allow for walkability to the markets, school, post office, stores, banks, churches, and other amenities you would find in a community.
Wailani Sustainable Community
The future Wailani development -- near the airport and the State Judiciary Complex -- will be a mixed-use community with a range of housing choices near schools, retail establishments, restaurants, offices, healthcare, civic centers, recreational activities and other amenities that support and enrich your everyday living. Our goal is to create a true live-work-play development suitable for all generations.Sustainable Communities