Hamakua Alohalua

By the community for the community.



To engage, inform and empower our Maui’s North Shore community to meet the social, political, environmental, cultural and economic issues facing the region.


To Revitalize the Old Maui High School Campus
The School's 23 acres are rich in Island history and culture. With careful tending the Site may be suitably re-purposed as a learning center for education, culture, & agriculture: aspiring to revitalize Our Community's unique ʻaina-based values, reconnecting us through activities that aspire to both enrich and serve the North Shore of Maui.

Sustainable Revitalization
The project encompasses five zones of activity with a goal of economic sustainability.  It incorporates key recommendations from a 2009 Master Plan created by Chris Hart & Associates for the Friends of Old Maui High School.

Historic School Zone plans include a Native Hawaiian Culture based Charter School located in 18,000 sf of existing space to be renovated into classrooms, a technology center, incubator space and vocational workshops.

Youth Camp Zone with overnight tent camping for intensive youth leadership programs and retreats with recreation facilities.

Agricultural Zone  a center for Regenerative Agriculture (a land-based philosophy of farming that moves beyond conventional ideas of sustainability utilizing methods, such as permaculture, to increase biodiversity, enrich soil, improve watersheds, increase resiliency, reverse atmospheric accumulation, and enhance ecosystem services); which will incorporate intensive methods in promoting “small chain” food sourcing that utilize value-added products grown on site.

Renewable Energy Zone  Exploring all forms of alternative, renewable energy that are environmentally and culturally appropriate for the area including the support of the Photovoltaic Micro-Grid system with storage capacity. In addition, developing on-site water treatment facilities for potable and waste water.

Conference Zone is a long range plan for future build out of facilities to support conferences focused on education,  regenerative agriculture, cultural awareness, and the environment.


History of Hamakua Alohalua



History of Hamakua Alohalua

Hamakua Alohalua is a diverse coalition of community members on the North Shore of Maui, who have united to create a sustainable development strategy for Old Maui High School campus.

Community meetings held over a 6 month period identified the regional needs for an educational and cultural center focused on opportunities to strengthen the bonds to the aina through education, regenerative agriculture, cultural awareness and continued community building.



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