Ola Honua Mission Statment

Ola Honua can mean "life giving earth" and is a place, a project and a community whose purpose is to cultivate a deep respect and commitment to the care and regeneration of the land. Grown from the seed of an individual and sustained by the commitment of an entire community, Ola Honua started as a restoration effort and has evolved into a broader, more sustainable project. The scope of this restoration effort will take generations to complete.

We do this in several ways:

Connections to the Land: We are a sustainable forestry project that is planting, harvesting and selling bamboo and high-quality hardwoods. We respect long-held traditions and incorporate new approaches into a local business compatible with Kipahulu's rural lifestyle.

Connections to the Community: We work in partnership with the community to help sustain their needs and aspirations. All of our actions are done with respect for the people and lifestyle of the Kipahulu community.