Drew Wilkinson, Vance Farrant and community members of the north shore came together in October of 2012 and established the start of the edible bike path. They planted along a stretch of the Ke Ala Pupukea Bike Path near Sunset Beach with Bananas, Papayas, and other perennial plants adapted to the local climate with intention of creating a self sustaining mini food forest that provides free food for the community. Our goal is to inspire others to adopt a section of the bike path and extend the edible concept along the entire stretch from O’opuola Street to Three Tables.
Permablitz Hui Drew Wilkinson has teamed up with Vance Farrant to gather the North Shore Community and discuss the future of the Ke Ala Pupukea Bike Path that stretches from Three Tables to Oopuola Street on the North Shore.
Drew and a small group of community members have been stewarding an edible section of the Ke Ala Pupukea Bike Path on the North Shore of Oahu for 2 years and would like to expand this concept to the entire stretch of the path. In order for this to become a reality, they need the help of community residents that live adjacent to the Ke Ala Pupukea Bike Path.
Drew has teamed up with Vance Farrant, Class of 2017 at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, to achieve this goal. Vance has taken on a summer internship with the office of Council Chair Ernie Martin working to restore and improve the Ke Ala Pupukea Bike Path. Vance has taken it upon himself to organize a community meeting to help the movement along.
On Tuesday, July 29th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm we will be hosting a community meeting at Sunset Beach Recreation Center to discuss ways north shore residents can work together to restore, maintain, and grow food along the Ke Ala Pupukea Bike Path. We will discuss potential concerns and opportunities for community members and groups to adopt sections of the bike path. We talk about the benefits of replanting native species and food crops adapted to our environment along the bike path.
If you live on the north shore and would like to be a part of this movement, please take the time to attend the meeting and join us on our quest to do more than just restore the Ke Ala Pupukea Bike Path. Let’s work together to make it better and more edible than it ever was before! There will be a delicious buffet of local grinds from Kolea Farm, Positive Energetics Foundation, Waihuena Farm, and the edible portion of Ke Ala Pupukea Bike Path.
*Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, and phone number. Also if you have concerns about the current condition of specific areas of the Ke Ala Pupukea Bike Path please email them to the above address. Include the location and a description of your concern in the email. Vance will be compiling and presenting them to Chris Sayers, the Bicycle Coordinator for the City and County of Honolulu.
*The next Ke Ala Pupukea Edible Bike Path Workday is August 10th from 4-6pm.