Almost a year ago, my partner and I moved from the San Francisco bay area to rural Hawai'i to live a simpler, warmer, and healthier life. Wanting to be as self-sufficient as possible, we are setting up an off-grid homestead and are learning to grow and prepare local foods.
We have 1.3 acres in the Puna area of the Big Island. It's warm and wet here, and gardening seems to be more about making things not grow than making things grow. I've spent a lot of time on the internet learning the skills required, but I haven't found everything I need. I hope to add some of those missing pieces here. Perhaps a blog that recounts our experiences and knowledge will help others following similar adventures. I also hope to attract a community of friendly folks who can nudge us (all) in a helpful direction every so often. If there's one thing Tropical Homesteading offers, it must be lifetime learning - and a lifetime supply of bananas.