This community-based project in Hawaii aims to protect, restore and nurture viable agricultural lands, cultural diversity and heritage assets. It collectively engages community members of all ages in place-specific native eco-and food-system restoration, educational experiences related to social and cultural regeneration and applied research and data collection.
Working with collaborators, the researchers will establish a baseline of soil analysis and map existing agricultural features in order to protect, restore and enhance watershed ecosystems. They will encourage community-based collaborative management plans, and create a model for further community efforts of this sort.
Michael Wilcox (Cultural and Social Anthropology)
Peter Vitousek (Biology)