What to Ask Before Planning a Regenerative Agriculture System

When people approach me and asked me to design and build a Maui New Earth (regenerative agriculture) system for them, I usually start off with a few simple questions. Our philosophy is that anything we create has to be a garden that nurtures the soul, as well both the sight and the “site”, as much as […]

One Illusion of What is Organic

A good friend sent us an email linking to a great article by the Healthy Home Economist, on the illusion of where our food comes from, and what should be considered organic and what is not. We think it’s a very educating article and we want to share another view on it. In case you […]

What We Learned Wearing Nice Clothes for a Day

The other day was an occasion where we had to get all dressed up (think slacks, button-down, belt, socks, shiny shoes and all). A far cry from the everyday board shorts, stained t-shirt, and bare feet. We learned quite a bit about ourselves and modern society from having to wear “nice clothes”… We learned… + Why people […]

Earthworms & Vetiver Building Mineral-Rich Soil

WORMS ARE SOIL BUILDERS They bring material up from deep in their tunnels and use grit inside their gizzards to break down rocks and other materials in the soil. They bring minerals to the surface and eat the droppings of leaf litter worms along with several other funguses and molds and organic materials on the surface. […]

How to Make Fresh Coconut Cream (an electricity-free recipe)

Coconuts are a delicious and nutritious element in tropical sustainable agriculture systems. Mature coconuts containing refreshing coconut water and dense white meat. Shredding and squeezing coconut cream from the meat allows you to use the cream in recipes (our favorite one is raw coconut ice cream). The leftover shreddings can be dehydrated for coconut flour […]

Follow us on Instagram!

It seems as though my instagram (@sjschieb) has become Maui New Earth’s instagram, as Maui New Earth has become my life. Therefore, to get a snapshot of what happens in the day-to-day of what we are creating on the side of a mountain on Maui, check it out. Also, our incredible WWOOFers have been taking […]