Year established: 2016
HUC member since: 2020
Farming practices used: Alley cropping, Multi-story agroforestry, Natural farming, Crop rotation, Composting
Philosophy around farming: “At Sweet Treats and Eats we are devoted to sustainable farming. We want to grow food in an approach that not only sustains the land but heals and improves it. Additionally, we aim to support the well being, health and subsistence of all those in our community including the people who consumes our produce. Therefore, we don’t use chemically synthesized pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.”
Aileen Lubong and her family manage Sweet Treats and Eats, a home bakery and farm based in Puna on Hawaiʻi island, where they grow a variety of palaʻai (pumpkins/squash), tapioca (cassava), pipinola (chayote), dryland taro, long green squash, and a wide range of fruit trees.