Companion Planting with Agroforestry

People are invited to attend “Companion Planting with Agroforestry” on Saturday, March 9, 10-12 noon at the Lanai Senior Center. The class is free and open to the public. Participants will go home with free plants.

Dave Sansone, the owner of Hawaii Edible Landscaping, LLC on Hawaii Island, will teach people about companion planting to overcome drought, beat the weeds and pests naturally, and increase production.

“Companion planting is an ancient practice that many traditional cultures developed to overcome agricultural problems. When combined with agroforestry; growing food with trees; gardeners, farmers, aina, and wai thrive,” Sansone explains.

Gardeners and farmers will be empowered to “let nature do the work” to reduce reliance on expensive and scarce resources like fertilizer, herbicide, and fuel.

The class is sponsored by UH, Hawaii Farmers Union United (HFUU), the Marine & Environmental Research Institute of Pohnpei, and USDA.

For more information, go to or call 808-464-3657.