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(Maui Weekly)   Speed-gardening craze hits Maui. This used to be real estate, now it's only fields and trees. Where, where is the town?   ( mauiweekly.com) divider line
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2012-01-19 05:35:41 AM  
Now, it's nothing but flowers...
Don't leave me standing here
I can't get used to this lifestyyyyyllle
 
2012-01-19 07:15:04 AM  
You got it
You got it
 
2012-01-19 08:39:54 AM  
If this is paradise
I wish I had a lawnmower
 
2012-01-19 08:46:13 AM  
I miss the honky tonks, Dairy Queens, and 7-Elevens.
 
2012-01-19 09:32:32 AM  
Nothing like a Talking Heads reference to brighten up my morning...
 
2012-01-19 10:32:26 AM  
We caught a rattlesnake, now we've got something for dinner.
 
2012-01-19 10:50:50 AM  
This was a Pizza Hut, now its a peaceful oasis...
 
2012-01-19 10:51:17 AM  
Can we have more songs about BUILDINGS and food (not just food)?
 
2012-01-19 10:52:11 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Now, it's nothing but flowers...
Don't leave me standing here
I can't get used to this lifestyyyyyllle


Petit_Merdeux: You got it
You got it


skammie: If this is paradise
I wish I had a lawnmower


Demetrius: I miss the honky tonks, Dairy Queens, and 7-Elevens.


LandStander: We caught a rattlesnake, now we've got something for dinner.


Thank you all. You just brightened up my morning after waking up to a farking ice storm.Link (new window)
 
2012-01-19 10:53:51 AM  
Gah, tried to link to the song on YouTube, didn't do it right, sorry.

going for caffiene.
 
2012-01-19 11:06:55 AM  
This is a GREAt idea!!!

Maui no ka oi!
 
2012-01-19 11:14:50 AM  
And as things fell apart
Nobody paid much attention
 
2012-01-19 11:16:27 AM  
The highways and cars
Were sacrificed for agriculture
I thought that we'd start over
But I guess I was wrong
 
2012-01-19 11:22:19 AM  
Permablitz Detroit
 
2012-01-19 11:23:57 AM  
The thing is, who is going to maintain that stuff after the "blitz" is over? If the people they're giving these gardens too have the know-how and drive to keep up with a pretty substantial time and labor commitment, and they want to spend their time and labor that way, they would probably already be growing food and not need the "blitz" to begin with. This seems like an agricultural version of Extreme Home Makeover to me.
 
2012-01-19 11:25:32 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Now, it's nothing but flowers...
Don't leave me standing here
I can't get used to this lifestyyyyyllle


Thank you.
 
2012-01-19 11:43:20 AM  

xanadian: Nothing like a Talking Heads reference to brighten up my morning...


Truth.
 
2012-01-19 11:50:21 AM  

SwiftFox: Permablitz Detroit


You aren't thinking big enough.

Permablitz Washington DC
 
2012-01-19 11:53:49 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: The thing is, who is going to maintain that stuff after the "blitz" is over? If the people they're giving these gardens too have the know-how and drive to keep up with a pretty substantial time and labor commitment, and they want to spend their time and labor that way, they would probably already be growing food and not need the "blitz" to begin with. This seems like an agricultural version of Extreme Home Makeover to me.


I was thinking that as well. Hopefully since they are just doing it in Hawaii now they will guide the people on how to tend the gardens.
 
2012-01-19 11:57:49 AM  

chaddsfarkprefect: Can we have more songs about BUILDINGS and food (not just food)?


I can recommend Human League - Empire State Human (lyrics in new window).
 
2012-01-19 12:42:52 PM  
Finally, an article about Maui. Only one thing I need to say.
Hana Highway needs repaving.
Thank you.
 
2012-01-19 02:17:09 PM  
I want to see this happen in California. And most other places where flaming fools thought it would be a good idea to put office buildings & parking structures over some of the most fertile land in the country.
 
2012-01-19 02:35:09 PM  
For those not referencing the Talking Heads here I recommend you get Naked.
 
2012-01-19 02:57:55 PM  
Cannot add anything to the conversation but that any Byrne/Heads fans should check out the Byrne bootleg "This Sensuous World" live in Hamburg, 5-31-94. Available at a dodgy CD store or bittorrent near you. Great stuff.
 
2012-01-19 03:00:22 PM  
But I guess I was wrong.
Hey!

/dreaming of cherry pies, candy bars & chocolate chip cookies
//married a chef so I wouldn't have to miss out on the cherry pies at least post-apocalypse
 
2012-01-19 07:03:36 PM  
Everything grows in Hawaii. The work of these speed-gardeners lasts approximately 1 month before weeds take over.
 
2012-01-19 08:10:00 PM  
TFA states that they put down cardboard to keep down the weeds. It is an old idea, I read about in Mother Earth News back in the 1970's. I tried it, and it works. Today I put down strips of old carpet, which works better, lasts longer, and is easier on bare feet. Lasts for years with minimal maintenance.

I approve this movement. Been gardening for about 45 years now, and this FA is a great thing. Unfortunately, it does not work in mom's basement. Farkers must go *outside* to do gardening.

/Oh. Never mind.
 
2012-01-20 12:11:06 AM  
That's stupid. You can't grow speed.
 
2012-01-20 03:21:01 AM  

rjakobi: Finally, an article about Maui. Only one thing I need to say.
Hana Highway needs repaving.
Thank you.


Actually they repaved a stretch of Hana Highway a few months ago. But Makawao Ave. is as potholey as ever.

There is a strong movement here on Maui and in Hawaii generally to promote self-reliance (as a community) and sustainability. The idea is that as an island almost 3,000 miles from any continent, we either grow it ourselves (and as was noted above, (almost) everything can grow here) or import it from a great distance and at great cost. Same goes for energy: there has been an explosion of renewable energy in Hawaii in an effort to wean the state off its current primary power source, imported oil. This movement isn't for everybody, but has a great deal of support.

/live in Upcountry Maui
//buy most of my produce at my local farmer's market
 
2012-01-20 07:04:32 AM  

rjakobi: Finally, an article about Maui. Only one thing I need to say.
Hana Highway needs repaving.
Thank you.


Just don't go to Hana. The Kipahulu boys don't want you there anyways.

/Kihei Boy
 
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