Maui Vegan Life is the center for everything vegan in Maui – covering plant based news, free resources, local events, island recipes, volunteering opportunities, and a dining guide of vegan restaurants, food trucks and shops across Maui.
A Maui Fruit Festival is planned for October 8-11 in Kihei. “There will be day activities for co-creating edible fruitscapes in backyard community orchards in urban and suburban neighborhoods in Maui. Bringing fruit-based living to the hitchhiking community and hitchhiking to the fruit-based living community. Evening events TBA.” More information is here.
The Common Ground Collective is a nonprofit organization focused on food security and new economic opportunities for the community, has launched a foster farm program. Participating landowners can receive help in harvesting produce. They can choose to either donate or sell the collected food. One local nonprofit that welcomes food donations is Maui Food Not Bombs, which provides free vegan food to those in need. Schedule a free harvest here.
New vegan options: We added Freshies in Makawao and Your Bliss in Kihei to the Maui Vegan Food Guide. Check them out to see if their vegan options appeal to you. … Volunteer opportunity for vacationers: Vacationers may volunteer on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 am at the Leilani Farm Sanctuary, Maui’s only vegan animal sanctuary. More info here.
“The Clear Case for Compassionate Conservation: Living in a world where all animals matter,” will be presented by Liv Baker, Ph.D., on Wednesday, March 13, 7 pm, at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Free admission and refreshments courtesy of Down to Earth.
Congratulations to Maui vegan Brian Goldthwaite for placing 2nd in his age group in his first marathon, the 11th Maui Oceanfront Marathon on January 20th. Erin Pinto explains that “my superstar vegan husband just ran his first marathon and got 2nd for his age group!”
Kihei's only vegan food truck, Aloha Joy, has opened behind Azeka Mall in Central Kihei (1 Piikea Ave.). Aloha Joy features crepes with both a sweet and savory option, banana bread with chocolate chips, chocolate peanut butter cups, kombucha (original, ginger, and ginger + turmeric) and more. Dishes are 100% plant-based (no meat/animal products, no eggs, no dairy, no honey).
PROTECTION FOR MAUI FARMED ANIMALS SAVED: Sponsored by Maui Councilperson Yuki Lei Sugimura, HHT-43 would have removed shade law requirements for farmed animals. Fortunately, this cruel measure was killed in late November, and everyone who voiced their opposition no doubt helped secure a positive outcome.
Thursday, November 1 is the deadline to register for the Vegan Spirituality Retreat. When: Maui: Friday, November 30 (arrival) through Tuesday, December 4 (departure); Hawaii: Tuesday, December 4 (arrival) through Sunday, December 9 (Monday departure).