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Veggie Starts & Plants

  • Heaven on Earth Starts – Eileen can be found Saturdays 9am-11am at Anaina Hou’s Farmers Market in Kilauea; she also hosts a plant stand in front of Hoku and Papaya’s Foods in Kapaa or contact

  • Garden Ponds Nursery in Kilauea next to Mini golf and behind Banana Joes. Open Wed-Sun 12 -5pm (808) 828-6400

  • Kaapuni Nursery – 5776 Kaapuni Road, Kapahi, Tues-Sat, 11-5pm, (808) 645-6303

  • Ancient Spin (Wailua/Remote) – veggie and perennial starts and cuttings; call Tammy (541) 510-9658

  • Malama Kaua‘i (Kalihiwai) – often has plant sales and free giveaways; follow on social media for latest info

  • Rosies Gardening – island-wide plant delivery

  • Papaya’s Natural Foods, 4-901 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa (808) 823-0190


Did you know that you can use your EBT cards to get 50% Off Produce & Poi?

  • The Da Bux Double Up Food Bucks program provides 50% off  fresh produce bags and poi for all SNAP users. Simply check out as usual for SNAP, and they will process your discount when we process your payment.

  • What's allowed (and Not):  Only grocery-type food items & plants that grow food are eligible for SNAP; only poi & produce are eligible for Da Bux. Merchandise, flowers, & ornamental plants are not eligible. If you wish to buy these items, you may need to do so on a separate transaction.

Compost, Soil and Supplies

  • Home Depot (Lihue) – potting soil, fertilizers, pots, seeds, irrigation; order online & pickup

  • Walmart (Lihue) – Pots, fertilizer and supplies and some plants

  • Ace Hardware (Princeville, Kapaa, Lihue, Eleele) – potting soil, fertilizers, pots, seeds, irrigation

  • Garden Island Hydro (Lihue) – potting soil, fertilizers, pots, seeds, irrigation

  • Kaua‘i Paint and Feed (Kilauea) – Hendrikus high-performance, organic Fertilizer

  • Kaua‘i Irrigation (Lihue) – irrigation systems and supplies

  • Heart & Soul Organics (Moloaa) – Compost, soil, mulch etc. Do not go when raining or just after big rain, too wet and heavy!) Bring a tarp, they will load for you. 6020 Ko’olau Rd. in Moloa’a behind fruit stand. (808) 823-1007

  • GEM – Green Earth Matters (Moloa’a) – Commercial/Residential green waste facility ($10 cubic yard tipping fee). Screened compost & mulch available for purchase. Pick up or delivery service avail. 808-828-1114 or

  • Kaua‘i Nursery and Landscaping (Lihue) – located at 3-1550 Kaumuali’i Hwy. in Lihue. (808) 245-7747

  • Seascapes Nursery (Kilauea) – 5101, 4741 Kahiliholo Rd # A, Kilauea, HI 96754. (808) 828-0444

  • Wiki Wiki Worm Ranch (Kalaheo) – provides composting worms (vemiculture) and related products (808)-639-2016


Soil Testing

  • A & L Western Laboratories – Soil Testing Lab

  • Testing Your Soil: Why and How to Take a Soil-Test Sample


Information, Support


  • Ancient Spin – Tammy Davis, Consultant (Wailua/Remote) – specialize in permaculture garden design and sustainable systems; consulting for payment or trade. or (541) 510-9658.

  • Master Gardener Helpline & Plant Diagnostic Tool

  • “Go Farm” program at KCC – coordinated by Eric Hansen  808-245-0129

  • Topher’s Go-fors (Island-wide) – permaculture garden design, earthworks, and installation; hauling; irrigation; tree trimming; garden/landscaping, & Smart Mowing robotic lawn care services. (808) 631-7132.

  • Kama’āina Gardens (Kilauea) – Custom garden beds designed and assembled for your home. Local and organic compost used. Call or text 808-639-3007.


General Resources

  • Canoe Plants of Ancient Hawaii – proven agricultural blessings from the Hawaiian Nation

  • Kaua‘i Local Food Connector - Find out where to buy Kaua‘i local food, get emergency food assistance, and start your own garden!

  • Kilauea Ag Park (AHK) have a CSA, and community garden plots available, a program for families to raise 2 “heritage (locally adapted breed)” pigs (give 2 piglets to family to raise until “Harvest” time, one the family keeps, the other goes back to AHK


Grow Your Own Information

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