Alii Chang – Farmer and Visionary – Maui Hawaii

In loving memory of Alii Chang, Farmer & Visionary.
February 19, 1942 – April 13, 2011

“My passion has always been in the earth,” says Alii Chang, who planted a lavender farm in upcountry Maui and made it into a work of art.

Alii Chang, Farmer & Visionary

Local Maui farmer and visionary, Alii Arlington Chang, known best for his successful Alii Kula Lavender farm on the slopes of Haleakala, passed peacefully in his sleep April 13, 2011.

Alii’s vision for the lavender farm was to create a venue for “Sustainable Aloha.” This included educational stewardship projects with the community. In honor of that respect and vision, the Ali‘i Chang Foundation has been established to provide scholarships pursuing skills training in agriculture and for agricultural education in our local schools. Scholarship recipients should embody the very qualities Ali‘i possessed including a strong work ethic, as well as innate and natural skills in growing plants, flowers, trees and food crops.
Applicants should also have an eye for design, a commitment to aloha, hospitality and “aloha āina” or “love for the land.” More information will be provided as the foundation is developed.

For more information or to make a donation to the Ali‘i Chang Foundation, please contact

Donations can be sent to: c/o Alii Chang Foundation, 1100 Waipoli Road, Kula, Hi 96790

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Lipoa Street Farmers Market – One Year Anniversary Celebration

Governor Neil Abercrombie stopped by Kihei’s Lipoa Street Farmer’s Market Saturday July 30th to present a proclamation for “Lipoa Street Farmer’s Market Day in the State of Hawaii” as part of the Market’s one-year anniversary celebration.

The farmers market is held every Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. and features locally grown produce, certified organic foods, jams and jellies, crafts, art, and health services from Maui practitioners.

Rev. Sandy Baz began the event with a special blessing, then Mayor Arakawa Proclaimed “Lipoa Street Farmer’s Market Day in Maui County” followed by a County Council Certificate presented by South Maui Council Member Don Couch and signed by all 8 members of the County Council.

Everyone had a great time and enjoyed some ONO BIrthday cake from Whole Foods Market!

Mahalo to all who made it possible and especially our Farmers and Loyal customers.

The Lipoa Street Farmer’s Market is located at South Maui Center
95 Lipoa Street in Kihei and is open every Saturday from 8-11AM

For more information Call or Email The Lipoa Street Farmer’s Market , Executive Director, Steve Rose at 808-357-4564

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