New article links land conservation and food sustainability

Food for thought about land conservation

The conversation about Hawai‘i's food sustainability is hitting a crescendo. An article in the fall issue of edible Hawaiian Islands is spot-on with it's timeliness and message: land conservation can play an increasingly vital role in securing— and forever protecting—agricultural lands for our working farms and ranches. Read the article here and get thoughts on the issue from Ulupalakua rancher Sumner Erdman, farmer Richard Ha of Hamakua Springs Farm, and pioneering chef and restauranteur Peter Merriman.

Of the over 17,500 acres Hawaiian Islands Land Trust currently protects, 93% is agricultural land. We are deeply aware of our role in the future food sustainability of our islands, and are passionate about securing more ag lands for local food production. In fact, it's right in our mission: Protecting the lands that sustain us.

Read about some of the working agricultural lands conserved with HILT:

Ulupalakua Ranch Puu O Hoku Ranch

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