In 1944, Paul Fagan acquired 14,000 acres of land in Hana and brought cattle from Molokaʻi to start Hana Ranch. Today, Hana Ranch is a working cattle ranch and diversified organic farm. Although some of our pastures are located on green rolling hillsides, other pastures run up the mountains cut with sharp lava rock, and other pastures slide into lush, coastal rainforests. Many of these landscapes are impassable by motorized vehicle and impractical to walk on foot. Here, the horse is a necessary tool and a trusted companion.
Every spring I walk through fields freshly planted with an array of diverse seeds. Every summer I watch those seeds become fruit and vegetables that feed families. And in the fall, as storage crops get put away and what is left becomes jams and pickles, I know that this food experience that I have is a tiny fraction of how most humans on the planet interact with and consume food.
Our team at Bio-Logical Capital believes in agritourism as an important form of diversification for farmers. Time and again, we’ve also found that agritourism provides powerful and transformative experiences.
A landscape architect, a chef, an urban planner, a farmer, and a soil scientist all walk into a room and sit down at a table. They are each given a piece of paper, and asked to draw or write out what their vision for a future planet looks like.
Bio-Logical Capital’s approach to agriculture relies heavily on integrated rotational management of animals and crops using principals from agroecology and other "beyond organic" practices. Bees are an often overlooked but essential part of this model. They are the connectors, the pollinators, and the silent workers on our farms.
We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite and most recommended books. Several books on the below list are newly published in the last year, while others are slightly older, yet all have had lasting impact on Bio-Logical Capital’s Stewardship Development philosophy.
We are proud to share that Bio-Logical Capital just launched a new website, and we invite you to take a look and tell us what you think. We created this website as we felt that it was time to provide you – our partners, neighbors, clients, and friends – with new vibrant photos and inspiring stories about the work that has kept us so busy over the past several years.