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Abundance Circle

Vicki Levin is a champion of locally grown food & community. She gathers up excess food produced by her friends' & neighbors' gardens & distributes it among them all. It's called the Abundance Circle. For example, when one member of the Abundance Circle has too many ripe oranges from their tree for their own household, they contribute the extra fruit to the Abundance Circle. Vicki collects everyone's excess produce & distributes it to the group. In this way, the person contributing the excess oranges will get sunflower sprouts, kale, bananas, & more from the extra produce other Abundance Circle members give... free of charge! It's not a trade & it's not a barter. Even when a member's garden doesn't have anything to give for a time, they still receive. Everyone just contributes whatever they have excess of to the Circle Abundance, & everyone benefits. Vicki's dream is for everyone to have even a small garden in their backyard. 

Stay tuned to Story Connective on YouTube & the Story Connective podcast for more on this series: Re-envision Maui.


Vicki Levin & her Abundance Circle members

artwork by Marilyn Kahalewai
Used with permission from Kamehameha Schools

Juan Wilson
Moku & Ahupua’a map of Maui
‘Mokupuni O Maui’ - 'Maui island'
Used with permission
See more of his amazing maps at

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