The Property

Kanekiki's mature food forest stretches across 18 acres of land.
There are nearly 100 varieties of fruiting trees on the property.

Some of those varieties include:

Coconuts
Apple Banana
Papaya
Pineapple
Abiu
Starapple
Mamey Sapote
Sapadilla
White Sapote
Black Sapote
Jaboticaba
Rambutan
Logon
Lychee
Orange
Tangerine
Tangelo
Avocado (more than 10 varieties)
Rolinia
Jackfruit
Champedak
Champejak
Mangosteen

Just to name a few.

We also have a 1500 sq ft green house and additional garden areas where we are growing a variety of greens and garden vegetables.

Diet and Lifestyle

Our community aspires to be 80/10/10 low fat raw * vegan. The members here are all on the path to being the best 80/10/10er's they can possibly be. For some of us this means different things, it could mean that we have 80/10/10 totally down, or that we struggle to eat all raw, often for emotional reasons. Some could increase their exercise while others are still working to reduce their fat intake.  We support each other to embrace all of the aspects of this lifestyle and simply do the best we can and acknowledge our own and each others efforts in a positive way 🙂 We support anyone wanting to embrace 80/10/10 and we extend a welcome to those people to our community to experience this lifestyle. 

Our kitchen is free of condiments, salad oils, processed sugars, salt, etc. Coming to Kanekiki you would need to be willing to either follow the 80/10/10 lifestyle while here or at least be raw * vegan.

We do not subscribe to any one belief or philosophy and welcome people of all spiritual / philosophical persuasions.

Clean and sober lifestyle: We require all people living here to be clean and sober in that they must be willing to forego the use of all mind altering substances while living with us. This includes tobacco, coffee, alcohol, marijuana - medical or recreational, prescribed drugs not prescribed for a medical condition, cocaine, magic mushrooms, Ice/P and ayahuasca or any other mind altering substance.

It’s important that you know and understand that we have a zero tolerance to these substances. Anyone choosing to use these substances while they are living at Kanekiki will be asked to leave, whether they consume them while away from the property or on the property.

You'll have lots of support for a clean and healthy lifestyle when you are with us.

If you currently use any of these substances making a commitment to quit them several months before joining us will meet our needs and likely serve you also.

If you are unsure about what 80/10/10 is please check out this link www.foodnsport.com  — the book 80/10/10 is available on this website will give you a good insight into our diet and lifestyle.

* Note: While we do not consume any land or marine animal products in our diet, our community is based on our diet preference, that being low fat, raw and plant based. Many people do however embrace the vegan ethic *  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veganism

Communication

Living in community we have found the work of:

Marshall Rosenberg and his Non Violent Communication to be excellent in helping us to have our needs met and express our feelings.

We believe that Don Miguel Ruiz and his amazing work The Four Agreements and the Fifth Agreement offers a great guide to live by:

Be impeccable with our word,
Don’t take things personally,
Don’t make assumptions,
Always do the best we can,
Be skeptical, but learn to listen.

We also find Brad Blanton’s work on Radical Honesty super helpful and encourage everyone here to embrace this.

The Release Technique – as described by Lester Levinson we find very helpful.

We encourage people wishing to come to Kanekiki to be willing to read and listen to audio books we have regarding these communication methods and ”try them on” while at Kanekiki Community. We have found it to be essential living in community to find a means of communication that is honest, ’non violent’ and ensures peoples needs are met and feelings are expressed. We’ve also found that people often find it difficult to release their feelings and find The Release Technique works well for us.