Beyond Pesticides Board and Kanalani Ohana Farm
Colehour Bondera farms five acres in Honaunau, Hawai’i, where he grows certified organic 100% Kona coffee and cacao below the overstory of avocado and tropical fruits trees with an understory of vegetables, root crops and herbs. He direct markets at local farmers markets, from his farm website, and to restaurants. He value-adds fruit jams, roasted coffee, and mead. He focuses on building healthy soil and developing ground cover as part of this steep hillside agriculture on the edge of the Mauna Loa volcano. He is president emeritus of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association (KCFA), with nearly ten years of work with coffee farmers groups. He has focused on farmer educational workshops and legislative protection for the Origin Identity of 100% Kona coffee. He serves as chair of the KCFA Geographical Identity Committee; as a Board member of American Origin Products (www.aopcentral.us) at the national level; and as North American Vice President of oriGIn.