BoKoa Farms and Forest Video

We recently created a video for BoKoa Farms and Forest, an off-grid farm on slopes of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawai’i. They practice restorative forestry, reducing invasive plant species and propagating native and endemic ones. Specifically, they remove strawberry guava and chip it, creating a great product for use in grilling and smoking: the wood chips impart a really nice flavor to all kinds of meat and veggies. In the cleared land, they propagate Koa seedlings, reforesting the land with these beautiful native trees. It’s a great cause and a creative way of addressing a problem that exists throughout the Hawaiian islands.

The video tells this story, along with an explanation on how to use the wood chips in your grill.

6 thoughts on “BoKoa Farms and Forest Video

  1. Mahalo. As a family, native to Big Island, that left the islands over 50 years, we struggle with our love and guilt for our homeland. Good to know that the lands are being cared for. In our home, we had a kid table made by an elder in high school wood shop. Thank you/Mahalo for your care.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comment! I’m so glad you reached out – I’m so impressed with what BoKoa is doing and was grateful to be able to share their work and care for the land. Thank you for watching and letting me know that it means something to you!

  2. Nice work Ellen. Good to know you are finding creative work on land. Is the musical background soundtrack courtesy of Martha?

    1. Thank you, Sandra! It’s been fun. The soundtrack is actually public domain music from the YouTube audio library, but I’m glad you’ve enjoyed my mom’s music in the sailing videos!

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