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Rich, one of the owners of Whispering Winds Bamboo farm, loves his life and enjoys creating sustainable agricultural models. His favorite timber species of bamboo is Guadua angustafolia and landscaping species is Sacred Bali bamboo. Rich moved to Maui 24 years ago to follow Virginia, and after starting Laulima Farms with her, ended up taking over the bamboo business.

Meet Rich


Ryan, one of the owners of Whispering Winds Bamboo farm, enjoys all the various activities that farm life brings. His favorite species of bamboo is dendrocalamus latiflorus. Ryan started working on the farm in 1999, and has since realized that the end of the road is paradise. He enjoys a quad ride with co-pilot Cino down to Laulima Fruit Stand for a social call and a refreshing beverage.

Meet Ryan


Virginia, another member of the Whispering Winds family, was born a twin and learned to share from the womb. She came to Kipahulu in 1987. Her true loves are her family, growing food and medicine, hula, nature, and preparing and eating whole beautiful foods.

Meet Virginia


Cino (Chee-no), loves everyone and is having the greatest time here at Ola Honua. He is usually busy making friends with visitors, racing farm vehicles, avocado hunting, or just lounging around.  He loves to help tear up weed clumps and bite at rocks.  His favorite game is to catch anything you can throw.

Meet Cino
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