OUR ORGANIC MICRO FARM
We’re currently growing 5 different chili pepper varietals. All organic and by seed. We have 100’s of plants and produce as much fresh peppers as we can for our sauces. We also purchase peppers from small growers around the State of Hawaii. If you’re interested in growing chili peppers for us, please take a look at our FAQs to find out more.
We use a variety of methods for our composting. We have friends that are landscapers and will dump chipped and shredded Coconut, Monkey Pod, Kiawe (Mesquite) and other large trees for us to spread and mulch. Our chickens do a fine job turning it for us on a daily basis. None of the tree trimming from our own trees leave, we feed them to the goat and turn the rest into mulch for our grow beds.
Another method of rapid composting that we use is BSFL or Black Soldier Fly Larvae. We started a colony from the wild and now employ them to eat food waste and organic matter. They turn into fresh live chicken feed and they’re worm tea turns into a potent organic fertilizer.
To give you an example of how fast they can eat something. Once bananas are harvested the tree needs to be chopped down to make room for new trees. The BSFL will eat an entire banana tree in about 2 weeks. In turn the crawl off/harvest numbers explode and the chickens are fed fresh fat BSFL.
Chicks having a fresh snack of BSFL
BSFL actively eating and breaking down waste
BSFL Crawl off from the night before
Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, and environmental design which develops sustainable architecture and self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.
The core tenets of permaculture are:
- Take care of the earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish.
- Take care of the people: Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence.
- Set limits to consumption and reproduction, and redistribute surplus: Healthy natural systems use outputs from each element to nourish others. We humans can do the same. By governing our own needs, we can set resources aside to further the above principles.
Permaculture design emphasizes patterns of landscape, function, and species assemblies. It asks the question, “Where does this element go? How can it be placed for the maximum benefit of the system?” To answer this question, the central concept of permaculture is maximizing useful connections between components and synergy of the final design. The focus of permaculture, therefore, is not on each separate element, but rather on the relationships created among elements by the way they are placed together; the whole becoming greater than the sum of its parts. Permaculture design therefore seeks to minimize waste, human labor, and energy input by building systems with maximal benefits between design elements to achieve a high level of synergy. Permaculture designs evolve over time by taking into account these relationships and elements and can become extremely complex systems that produce a high density of food and materials with minimal input.
The design principles which are the conceptual foundation of permaculture were derived from the science of systems ecology and study of pre-industrial examples of sustainable land use. Permaculture draws from several disciplines including organic farming, agroforestry, integrated farming, sustainable development, and applied ecology. Permaculture has been applied most commonly to the design of housing and landscaping, integrating techniques such as agroforestry, natural building, and rainwater harvesting within the context of permaculture design principles and theory.
We currently raise a mix of Delaware, Rhode Island Red, Buff Orpington and Barred Rock chickens. We keep a mixed flock to make sure they’re healthy and don’t do any pure bred breeding. Our chickens provide us with eggs and fresh chicken meat for the family.
Photos on this page by: Kent Rayhill
Fruit Trees & Produce
- Lilikoi ( Passion Fruit )
- Apple Banana
- Blue Java Banana ( AKA Ice Cream or Hawaiian )
- Sweet Basil
- Thai Basil
- Green Onions
- Pinto Beans
- Japanese Buckwheat (planting soon)
- Mix Greens
More About the Adoboloco Organic Maui Farm
Hot Sauce Adoboloco – Organic Maui Farm in Maui, Hawaii is run by the Parsons Family. The Parsons family has been in Kihei Maui since the late 1960’s. Kihei is on the Southwest side of Maui. It’s an arid desert like area of the island. We’ve learned to conserve water with our growing techniques. Most all of the plants thrive here with the right care.
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