OUR MISSION

To provide coaching, support, and resources for Mauiʻs regenerative farmers, engage in agricultural community advocacy, and build an aware and active network of small-scale agricultural producers.

OUR ADMINISTRATORS

DR. PHYLLIS ROBINSON

Co-Director, Maui Farmer Support Network

Phyllis Robinson, Ed.D brings 50 years of organizational development experience and 17 years of managing the educational needs of our farmers and businesses in climate change, regenerative agriculture and food production in Maui County to our project. She holds a doctorate in Educational Policy, Research and Administration from UMass Amherst and has designed certificate programs in sustainability for OCET and was a lecturer in Climate Change related courses at UH-Maui College. She was on the Maui County Board of Water Supply (2007-2012) and its Chair in 2012. As the co-founder and co-designer of the Hawaii Farmers Union United Farm Apprentice Mentoring (FAM) Program, she helped to create the curriculum for FAM’s Certificate of Professional Development at the Office of Continuing Education and Training (OCET), UH-Maui College. With the assistance of Georgia Pinksy, HFUU staff, the extended community of resources, the farmers themselves and FAM’s illustrious farmer mentors, Dr. Robinson helped graduate 82 apprentices from FAM’s Program as its director for five years. The Maui Farmer Support Network was their co-creation in 2021 and 57 farmers are now being coached including farmers on Lana’i and Moloka’i.

GEORGIA AMBER PINSKY

Co-Director, Maui Farmer Support Network

Aloha e FARM-ily. I am committed to improving our local access to good, clean food. I am focused on working with and for organizations that are working to improve our community, and our planet. I am reliable, enthusiastic, and motivated.

I hold a BA from UH Hilo, and I was born, raised, and homeschooled here on Maui.

I will help connect you to the resources you need to meet your goals. My Coaching is focused on you and YOUR FARM and I can connect you with resources you need to move forward on your goals.

Tixo

Maui Family Farmer Training Network, helping build stronger foundations for their businesses.

Lani

Maui Family Farmer Training Network, helping build stronger foundations for their businesses.

BONNIE NEWMAN

Gratefully resided full time on Maui since 1986 (born in London England; raised in Ontario Canada). I lived for 20 years in the Los Angeles area where I became a Divorce Attorney and then the busiest Divorce Mediator in west L.A. at that time. I’ve been a licensed Maui Realtor-Salesperson for over 35 years.  Now I am thankfully living in Maui Meadows so I can swim in our pristine ocean at least 3 mornings each week.  I’ve sung all my long life: professionally (classical and Opera) when I was younger; here at Unity Church over 33 years as well as Temple of Peace and the Beit Shalom Synagogue; and many diverse places just for Fun; plus a high soprano member of Maui Choral Arts choir! I am pleased and proud to be a new member of this esteemed Board.