Community Farming

Home Grown and Co-op

Our purpose and constant goal at MRF is to orchestrate activities designed to encourage calming of mind and soul of the people who defend and protect us all; Our Veterans and Active duty, First Responders, their Families and challenged Young Adults. We also accept membership applications from “anyone” interested in learning how to build and grow an Urban Farm.

Our founders vision was to create farms for “hands on” learning of the skills needed to successfully grow fruits and vegetables for family sustainability or on a larger scale; a farming cooperative.

Our home base is on the Island of Hawaii, we have a farm on Kauai and are in the planning stage of our first farm on Hawaii. While staying on our farms, members can take advantage of our other activities such as Deep-Sea Fishing, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Scenic Hiking, Barbecues, etc.

We are actively looking at properties and funding for our farms and onsite accommodations. We now have opportunities for members/participants to spend a week with us, learning to construct and successfully grow the two types of farms as outlined below:

  1. Cooperative Farming: Also known as Co-op Farming. For our purposes is a community/ neighborhood that shares its resources (i.e. land, equipment, materials, marketing, profits) in order to work with each other for food and income. Co-op Farms are usually headed by a local cooperative organization and can be communal leased/owned or can be a collective of individually owned properties. Our “hands on” Co-op classes include:
    1. Growing with indoor/ outdoor raised planter beds.
    2. Rainwater collection/ Irrigation.
    3. Growing with large and small Green House(s).
    4. Culinary Classes.
    5. Growing with Hydroponics.
    6. Safety.
    7. Making/ using mulch & organic fertilizers.
  2. Home Grown Gardens Farming by families for their own consumption. Depending on the size and orientation of the property and climate zone, there are various types of farming to suit any situation. Our “Home Grown” classes include:
    1. Growing with indoor/outdoor raised planter beds.
    2. Rainwater collection/Irrigation.
    3. Growing with large and small Green House(s).
    4. Culinary Classes.
    5. Growing with Hydroponics.
    6. Safety.
    7. Making/using mulch & organic fertilizers.