Wayfinder Farm-Site Labs

The Wayfinder Microfactories are the tangible solution to a broken food system.

Our grass roots organizing based in local, place-based food systems grow stonger within an interdependent ‘aina based mentality.

This circular economy provides an inclusive food industry for greater access and availability for all.

The Microfactory Project vision supports a regional, decentralized –based, value added system of off-the-grid kitchens in refurbished shipping containers for capturing farm harvests making end-user products. The units will include a clean energy-based, passive solar dryer to work in tandem with the kitchen container.

The 30 %By ‘30 Initiative is the marketing arm that supports an island wide Hawaiian grown and milled canoe-plant flour product supported by home kitchens, chefs, grocers, bakeries, restaurants, hotels and anywhere that serves food.

The specific manufactured product is dehydrated powder, flour and dry mixes.

 How we started.....

The Wayfinders will operate as an educational lab demonstrating self-sustaining opportunities for food security across regional areas of all the islands beginning with O'ahu. 

​Here's a shot of the team loading the flour mill to get repainted!

We are in the process of building infrastructure to share in the task to double food production in Hawaii by creating access to flour making knowledge and tools.

Join the The Canoe Plant Collective and support our inititative by becoming a flour advocate.



We are interested in partnering with:


If you have an interest in being a mentor or adding your support we could use your help. This includes student volunteers who want to gain applied experience in the field and retirees.

Sponsor the Lab

We are looking for sponsors in the 2021-22 year.

We create access for:

  • co-working space for gluten free canoe plant flour
  • learning how to make canoe plant flour 
  • shelf-stable harvests 

We have studied with experts in:

  • Lab consultants and food scientists to develop fundamental knowledge in Plant To Powder
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP),
  • HACCP practices,
  • Understanding for local farming and challenges

Our programs fit in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals with the U.N. Global Goal for Sustainability and encourage community-action projects. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Agenda, adopted in 2015, includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. Countries around the world have committed to taking action to meet these goals, such as ending hunger and poverty and creating sustainable cities and communities. 

The Canoe Plant Collective was fiscally sponsored by paying two employee wages and benefits through the Aloha Connects Innovation Initiative.  For more information, contact us

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