Malia Akutagawa- Character Intro

Listen to one of Abundant Land's main character's as she explains the deeper meaning of the word land from a Hawaiian perspective.  

Malia Akutagawa was born and raised on Molokai, Hawaii.  She was the original founder of Sustainable Molokai.  She is now an assistant professor of law at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies & William S. Richardson School of Law.

Interesting read on lack of pesticide regulation in Hawaii violating civil rights

Regulators' Failures Expose Hawaiians to Toxic Pesticides, Violating their Civil Rights

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and the Agribusiness Development Corporation's (ADC's) failure to limit pesticide exposure disproportionately harms Native Hawaiians in West Kauai and on Molokai, who live in great numbers and proportions near spraying operations. These pesticides pollute the air, soil and water resources that these communities rely upon.

In memory of Bill Mollison, the co-founder of Permaculture, here is a short excerpt from Abundant Land, where Bill is introduced as someone who was impressed and inspired by the Hawaiian Ahupua'a system.