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VOLUNTEER – Reef Watch Waikiki – Hawaii

Who wouldn’t want to spend a day at beautiful Waikiki Beach in Hawaii? That’s where our snorkel survey for Reef Watch Waikiki begins. This volunteer opportunity is to gather data, share knowledge, promote appropriate reef etiquette and lead educational programs for both visitors and those native to the islands. In addition to the snorkel surveys in which we identified fish, coral, and invasive plant species, we also participate in frequent beach monitoring to determine human use and biological monitoring. Reef Watch Waikiki gives us the opportunity is give back to the community as well as meet an amazing group of individuals committed [ ... ]

WWOOF – Dragonfruit Farm – Lahaina, Hawaii

For our first WWOOFing experience, we arrive in Lahaina, Hawaii, ready to learn all about dragonfruit and organic farming. We’re given our tents and a quick review of what needs to be done around the farm. Though it’s hard to concentrate on the weeds when you realize those are whales breeching from the ocean just below us! WOW! All in all, it’s been a great week! We’ve learned a little about dragonfruit and a LOT about starting a farm from scratch; as this week’s concentration was on building an outdoor kitchen and starting the “Hales” or small Hawaiian houses so the next [ ... ]

WWOOF – Organic Lettuce Farm – Maui, Hawaii

For our latest WWOOF adventure in Hawaii, we arrive at Island Paradise Organic Lettuce Farm in Haiku, Maui.  We’ll help out on the farm suppling a delicious organic salad mix to many of the restaurants and produce shops on the  island. It’s much cooler and wetter on this side of the island and we’re learning LOTS about 14 different kinds of lettuce. Did you know 100g of fresh, raw lettuce provides 247% of your daily Vitamin A? Our favorite so far is the Green Wave with a very distinctive wasabi taste – YUM!   We thought it might be fun to show what we do in [ ... ]