Kahua Paʻa Mua

Kahua Pa‘a Mua, Inc. is a North Kohala based 501-c-3 nonprofit organization founded in 2010.

David Fuertes and Carol Fuertes—both with over 40 years of community service in agricultural education, economic development and youth  mentorship—initiated the formation of the non-profit Kahua Pa‘a Mua,  Inc. for the benefit of the North Kohala community.

Kahua Pa‘a Mua was originally formed to assume and expand upon the work of the Palili ‘O  Kohala Cooperative—an economic development project based upon the production of value added products from taro. For the last 9 years, Kahua Pa‘a Mua’s focus has been ‘aina-based education for youth and adults, combining traditional methodologies with Korean Natural Farming. Kahua Pa’a Mua provides resources for families to grow their own food and nurtures agricultural entrepreneurship. Current programs teach milti-generational families to grow traditional Hawaiian crops and row crop; backyard chickens and pigs using Natural Farming, and; fish and vegetables with backyard aquaponics.

KPM also hosts numerous school, organizations and community groups providing hands-on experiences with crops and animals using Natural Farming.