The Hawaii Medicinal Tea & Herb Cooperative (HTC) is a Consumer Cooperative established in 2016 on the Big Island of Hawaii. The organization was formed in an attempt to redefine the role of commercial agriculture in the state by using a model that promotes participation, inclusivity, and equitable distribution of revenue to all participating members. This is achieved through the consumer cooperative structure and strategic development of commercially sustainable, high-value agriculture products. HTC intends to fill the void left by the discriminatory, failed plantations with an environmentally and socially-responsible program that bridges the gap between resources (finance, real estate) and capabilities to revitalize Hawaiian agriculture and our local communities.
HTC is once again on BigIslandNow! See our announcement regarding our upcoming Innovation Symposium!
Speaking of which, we're pleased to announce our Third Annual Innovation Symposium, February 20-21, 2019. This event will commence at the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens and transition to our Mountain View farm for the afternoon session. We're inviting all our neighbors, family, and news outlets to join us for field tours and Q&A with our distinguished consultants and board members! Check out the Facebook event (linked, above) and please RSVP if you plan to attend.
HTC will also host our Annual Members Meeting on February 22, 2019, at our Kuleana Farms site in Mountain View. Our annual meeting is for HTC Members to learn more about their CoOp and current CoOp initiatives, as well as interact with the Board of Directors, and participate in the CoOp's general business.
HTC has planted over 20,000 Camellia Sinensis bushes in the last year and is on schedule to deliver over 30,000 more in the coming months!
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Whether you’re a member landowner who wishes to develop your own specialty tea farm with the HTC’s services, a member landowner who wishes to develop your own specialty tea farm with a cooperative group of member investors, or just a member investor who wants to own a specialty tea farm without owning land or getting your hands dirty, HTC has a model for you to explore. If you want to begin your journey toward owning your own tea farm, contact HTC today!
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