Lā Kāhea Community Education Farm is an aspiring zero-waste educational facility focused on regenerative agriculture on the isthmus of Maui, HI.
Lā Kāhea Community Education Farm
regenerative agriculture, architectural upcycling, cultural perpetuation
“We're taking a deep dive into our sustainable future. As we penetrate the surface of the soil, we meet with festering wounds from many years of agricultural practices that violate nature-and our own nature. Can we ignore this pain and still move towards sustainability? Can we compost this pain into passion for pono practices?
Yes we can! As we compost our pain, we're also composting the industrial delusion that humans are separate from nature and she exists for us to commodify. The rich, dark soil being created by our composting is strengthening us to revere nature as our teacher, healer and highest self."
-Astronomer Harriet Witt
What do we mean by "aspiring zero-waste educational facility"? We aspire to set a positive example for those around us by taking accountability over our actions as consumers. At the Lā Kāhea, we take recycling one step further by creating conversation around innovative ways to reduce our waste stream as consumers. Our agricultural facility is inspired by Earthship designs and building techniques.
Winsome worked with the community of Upper Sandusky to build a residential Earthship home. The foundation of the structure utilized over 600 rammed earth tires. Over a 5 week period, community work parties were organized and local high school students received extra credit for project participation
Jake earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Cum Laude) from the University of Massachusetts in 2005. Jake holds the following license: State of Hawaii Registered Professional Civil Engineer License No CE-13736 and will lead this 808 Earthship project to ensure a safe and quality project.
Over a six month period, glass bottles were recycled from a local coffee shop and bar in Laramie, Wyoming as a peaceful protest for the city to NOT discontinue
it's recycling program. With college students and the local newspaper, Winsome helped manifest the story of the glass bottle tiny house.
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University of Hawaii Maui College
Tropical Agriculture | Sustainable Agriculture
2013 - 2015
University of Wyoming
American Studies | Sustainability and Yoga
2008 - 2014
University of Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science | Civil Engineering
1999 - 2005
Illinois State University
Masters of Science | Biology
2008 - 2011
University of Wyoming
English, Philosophy | null
Certifications and Registrations
Bena Pegg, Research & Grazing
Nik Hurtz, Beekeeper & Farmer
James Simpliciano Consulting Farm Fresh chef & farmer