Make Maui breadbasket for all the islands

Flying above the patchwork of cane fields started my dreaming of how to create a win-win solution to the cane burning while also finding ways to increase island sustainability and save the jobs of the 800 cane workers.

Ask landowners to move clusters of fields into nitrogen-fixing plantings, which will eventually heal the lands of toxins, thereby employing the same workers to gradually diversify away from cane and toward creating food.

The Valley Isle could be a breadbasket for all the islands. Is this possible? Feasible? Desirable?

LiLi Townsend