Do you want to learn more about
growing and marketing citrus fruits?
Kahumana Organic Farms are offering a free Citrus cultivation workshop with local Citrus expert Noe Nuemann from Lokoea Farms. Anyone is welcome to attend.
The first workshop will take place at Kahumana Organic Farms in Wai'anae on Saturday January 11, from 2.00 to 5.00pm and focus on planting and pruning. Three other citrus workshops will be offered during and cover propagation, pest and disease and post-harvest and quality management. People who attend all four workshops will receive a free citrus tree and choice of variety.
Workshop includes presentation on citrus cultivation and includes a hands-on citrus component of tree pruning. Workshop attendees need to bring close-toe shoes, sun protection and water.
The workshop is organized by Kahumana, HFUU Waianae, and funded by USDA Specialty Crop Program.
About the Presenter- Noe Neumann & Lokoea Farms
Nestled in Haleiwa's Anahulu river valley on Oahu's North Shore, Lokoea Farms is a local family-run operation that has producing delicious food since 2000. We mainly produce naturally-grown Valencia and Navel oranges, as well as a variety of other fruit & produce including lemons, limes, grapefruit, avocado, mango, papaya and more.
Noe grew up on the land where our farm is now, back when it was surrounded by sugarcane and Hale‘iwa was still a sleepy little plantation town. After spending some time on the mainland, she returned to her home town to help her family run the farm. She's learned a lot about tropical fruit and citrus in the last few years, and the struggling little business is now financially sustainable and provides her with a full-time job!
"Like my trees, I have deep roots in this special place. I love my farm, and I'd love to share it with you," - Noe.
Saleh Azizi, PhD
Community Economic Development Coordinator