Speaker Series #31: Planting Canoe Crop Gardens with Pat Simmons Jr.
Introducing Speaker Series #31 with the talented Pat Simmons Jr.! Pat is a professional musician and has recently transitioned to being a full time garden consultant across Maui. Enjoy hearing his beautiful music and learn how he transforms yards into gardens and helps people embrace growing their own food, particularly canoe crops.
Pat Simmons Jr. is a North Shore Maui local and musical contributor to HFUU conventions. His music reflects a life growing up on the island, as well as on tour with his fathers band, The Doobie Brothers. Pat’s 2017 debut E.P. “This Mountain”, featured Keali’i Reichel on the title track Mauna Mele, written about the sacredness of these islands & their precious natural resources; a tribute to the Kānaka Maoli, the original stewards of the lands.
Pat’s life has currently evolved from full time Musician to Kalo farmer & father of 3 boys. He & his epic wife live on the family farm where Pat practices Permaculture & regenerative farming. While his musical progression has slowed since choosing to raise country kids & fruit trees, his passion for sharing the message of aloha ‘āina has only just begun.
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