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Kapulena Agriculture Park

Kapulena, Hāmākua District,  Hawai‘i
TMK: (3) 4-7-005:001, 002 & 003
(3) 4-7-006:005, 006, 007, 010, 020

The County of Hawai‘i has 1,300 acres available for lease at the Kapulena agricultural park located in Kapulena Meadows, mauka of the Upper Cane Haul Road. The property is currently fallow former sugarcame land overgrown with Guinea grass, ironwood trees and other invasive weeds.

The elevation of the park ranges between 1,000 to 2,000 feet and the temperature ranges between 71-76 degrees Fahrenheit. Average rainfall is 70 inches and there is no other existing source of water. Slope ranges from 10-35%. Possible uses: Cattle ranching, orchard and truck crops, flowers and forestry.

Please contact Glenn Sako at or (808) 961-8811.

Jadam Ultra Low Cost Natural Farming Workshop

Mister Cho Young-San Founder of Jadam Ultra Low Cost Agriculture will be presenting a 2-day seminar and certification detailing the benefits and methods of Ultra Low Cost Agriculture.  Learn about going completely organic, boost quality and yield, save huge on costs, and much more!

For more information, please the event flyer. 



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