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Big Island Farms offers privately guided educational tours through our Permaculture Food Forest and our Agroforestry plantations.
While learning about regenerative design concepts, your guide will share fresh tropical fruits right off the trees and you will experience a range of stimulating olfactive sensations sampling curry leaves, cranberry hibiscus, and neem leaves, just to name a few. We offer a full-hour interactive tour during which your guide will inform and interact to make sure your entire family is fully engaged with an occasional spot quiz. From young children to adults, we have a wide range of sharing’s that will make it a perfect family excursion.
Big Island Farms is spread across 64 acres of property situated 5 miles due north of Honokaa town along the breathtaking Hamakua Coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean with panoramic views from Waipio to Hilo. The farm is carved into two large sections by the historic Hamakua canal which brings water from the pristine Kohala forest preserve and provides irrigation to the lower (makai) section of the property.
The upper (Mauka) portion, which is above the canal, of the farm is planted in organically grown Macadamia nuts and Kukui nuts (candlenut). The lower portion below the canal is a diverse collection of permaculture food forests, a variety of themed gardens, coconut orchards, and living spaces for our Big Island educational programs. The gardens contain over 200 unique species of edible and medicinal plants including: Coffee, Banana, Papaya, Cassava, Taro, Ginger, Turmeric, Cacao, Avocado, Breadfruit, Coconut, Sugar Can, Sweet Potatoes, Kukui, Ti (KI), and a wide variety of Bamboos just to name a few.
Enjoy a farm fresh tasting experience while learning about these plants, local history and our place in the ecosystem on a fun, fact-filled, professionally led tour through the property.