And so community life begins. I will spend my summer with 45 other apprentices at the UCSC Farm & Garden. We will live, work, and learn together everyday for the next 6 months.
The drive to MA’O Organic Farms in Waianae on the West Side of Oahu winds along a coastline dotted with extravagant vacation resorts, industrial power plants, run down strip malls, and military artillery test zones. The main highway is lined with boarded up local businesses and restaurants rotting in the shadows of colorful, bright signs beckoning customers to fast-food chains like McDonald’s and KFC.