I am grateful to have this time to reflect and share with you this beautiful vision of community Health and Wellness.
The conception of Green Source Hawai'i, has come through the life experience as a loving being of earth and her peoples. Since arriving on this beautiful aina, I have had the pleasure of the introduction of the true spirit of Aloha and the culture of this beautiful island of breath, it is my honor to stand with and for Hawai'i and her peoples
On the winter solstice December 21st 2005, we (Nicole and I d.b.a. Sacred Designs) held the first community meeting in the space at 79-7401 Mamalahoa Hwy to gather local community members to discuss the creation and operation of "Lokahi Village". Our eyes were set on the acquisition of the "old Ben Franklin building" located in Kainaliu town in the mauka village south of Kailua-Kona to become the gathering space of community health and wellness. At this time, we were actively negotiating the purchase of the building for months. The goal, complete a green retrofit of the building adhering to the then current LEED standards( a set of green standards established by the United States Green Building Council). After renovation the building would then be leased to individuals with the passion to create health and wellness through community. The plan consists of a Tea House, Local market with fresh fruits, flowers and juice, community art gallery wall, local kine crafts and performance and lounge area complete with recording studio downstairs with a day spa and yoga/dance/martial arts studio upstairs.