A Kauai project mixes ag and houselots

A Kauai project mixes ag and houselots

There are 13 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Feb 24, 2008, titled A Kauai project mixes ag and houselots. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

TOM FINNEGAN / [email protected] Paul Kyno and Andy Friend, project managers of the Kealanani agricultural subdivision, survey a patch of taro, one of three crops grown as part of the new project.

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geeeez

Wailuku, HI

#1 Feb 24, 2008
So who's able to afford paying this? It won't be the locals from Kaua'i!
Kapaa

Honolulu, HI

#2 Feb 24, 2008
What a joke ,nobody here can afford it!
Its just more stolen land for sale to the rich,SHAME ON THEM GREEDY REAL ESTATE PEOPLE
Jorge

Honolulu, HI

#3 Feb 24, 2008
Why do wealthy "mainland" developers continue to develop property on Kaua'i or anywhere? Why don't they go surfing or play golf and just leave the land alone? Look at what that guy at Moloa'a Ranch has done...why doesn't he go back to Philadelphia? Does he still need more money? I don't get it. And none of these guys ever help students who live below the poverty line.(83% at Kapa'a ES and 61% at Kapa'a MS and HS.) Thanks a lot rich guys. God help us.
Jorge

Honolulu, HI

#4 Feb 24, 2008
And these developers never do anything to help the community. Absolutely nothing.

Jorge
GrowUp N TinkB4Ublog

Honolulu, HI

#5 Feb 24, 2008
Someone offers to take care of the land, take it out of weeds and put it to productive use, make it look nice, create some jobs, put up some affordable housing, and people say shame on them? Or spout off stats about poverty, something which this thing counteracts? Or say stolen land, which is what everyone who wants to be given something for nothing says. So childish to talk stink about something you know nothing about. What have you nay-sayers done to make Kauai a better place - eh, wat?
Jorge

Honolulu, HI

#7 Feb 24, 2008
Dear GrowUp N TinkB4Ublog:
What about those of us who are trying to improve the literacy rate for those
kids on Kaua'i who live below the poverty line? The wealthy developers could care less about the number of families on Kaua'i who live below the poverty line and the high rate of functional illiteracy.

Jorge
Dr B

Haiku, HI

#8 Feb 24, 2008
This is a scam for rich people to get their tax right off and nothing else. Check out the prices of the land!
irk

Waipahu, HI

#9 Feb 24, 2008
i have never heard of any tea varieties that are suited to lowland tropical growing conditions. They seem to be making the same mistake as Kauai Coffee. "Mountain grown" is not just a Madison ave. idea, it's a reality for these plants. Too bad they only teach that in ag school, not real estate class.
Dumb Story

Honolulu, HI

#10 Mar 11, 2008
Jorge, glad you're teaching kids literacy, as you write well. However, please give it a pass on teaching them critical thinking, or objectivity - you're so bugged about other people making on their land that you can't see that they are also making the land productive.
malia

Honolulu, HI

#12 Apr 7, 2008
I heard from somebody that this was low income housing, found out they were wrong within seconds. I would like to know how many hawaiians or people like me who were born here have bought in kealanani. Anybody know the answer? I'm sure I won't be schocked by this answer. Although i'm not low income, I definitely can't afford to buy here. The state and county have failed to produce housing that they've promised. It's sad:(
Kevin H

Olympia, WA

#13 Apr 19, 2008
Sorry, this isn't farming. It is being marketed as a "farm" but these farms would support the operations of the land. If I had 3 million dollars, I'd buy a parcel and become a farmer. Hopefully, these "farmers" will at least lease out for $1 the land to a real farmer or donate the land to the Waipa Foundation or something.
Go Kapaa!
small armer

Dearborn, MI

#14 Apr 20, 2008
Kevin H wrote:
Sorry, this isn't farming. It is being marketed as a "farm" but these farms would support the operations of the land. If I had 3 million dollars, I'd buy a parcel and become a farmer. Hopefully, these "farmers" will at least lease out for $1 the land to a real farmer or donate the land to the Waipa Foundation or something.
Go Kapaa!
I understand both the negative and positive comments being made about this development. But I also understand that we have to separate the people who genuinely want to make a difference as opposed to those who want a slice of paradise.

Everybody may want a slice of paradise but I want to make a contribution to Kauai and society in general, like other small farmers do already. I applaud them! My parents brought up 11 children on a small farm. I know how hard it is.

We are not on this earth very long so to protect the environment is of ultimate importance.

Instead of complaining about this development ... I would welcome advice on what to grow, what is needed, how to help the community in general.

In life there will always be people who exploit everything, but I hope that this development lives up my ideals. I want to be the keeper of this vision ... the association should be responsible and ensure that the AG bylaws are enforced.
sustainable now

Toronto, Canada

#15 Feb 28, 2009
No. This can't be happening. Someone please put an end to the madness! I didn't see any chemical fertilizer or pesticide restrictions being mentioned. This is going to have a horriffic impact upon all living things in Kaua'i. Please make them stop! I live on the mainland and will not be there in time to help stop this. Please someone, help!

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