Visionary Design    Public Art, Painting  &  Murals 
Studio on the Big Island of Hawai'i
HAWAI'I COMMUNITY COLLEGE  PALAMANUI CAMPUS
 BASED LANDSCAPE
Together, we are embarking upon our community place-based aloha ’aina landscape.
We welcome your participation, wisdom, and support in designing and building A
KIPUKA at PALAMANUI. This is a groundbreaking endeavor to express our love and
respect for the land, the native forest, and culture of Hawai’i. Our landscape will
function as the living connective tissue for our LEED platinum campus, support our
curriculum, engage our community, and foster the greenest campus in the U.S.
The landscape will be created by and for our community to become a multi-purpose
gathering place that is an abundant ecosystem to enhance the experience of being
on campus. The landscape will conserve energy, water, build a unique plant
community, and uphold the culture. This will be a place of comfort that will mitigate the
sun’s heat and glare, and rebuff invasive species, dust and fire.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
• An exemplar of the University of Hawai’i’s commitment to climate/sustainability
• A living laboratory to support our curriculum
• A community and place-based aloha ’aina landscape
• A model of bio-cultural restoration
• A gathering place to support the greater West Hawai’i community
• A productive and sustainable agro-ecosystem
• A working example of building a kipuka dryland forest
KEY ASPECTs:
• ECOLOGICAL METHODS: Biodiversity, composting, mulching, water
conservation, zero waste, permaculture practices, firewise landscaping,
• A NATIVE DRYLAND FOREST ECOSYSTEM to connect to our
ancient trail, and seek to inspire a mauka to makai forest corridor
• HAWAIIAN ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDENS: food, canoe, craft
plants based on Hawai’i’s traditional ecological knowledge (TEK)
• LIVING botanical WALLS
• FOOD and HERB PRODUCTION: fruit and nut trees, perennial
edibles, raised beds, container gardening, aquaponics, and mushrooms
• OUTDOOR CLASSROOMS
• COMMUNITY engagement and WORKSHOPs
If you are a farmer, gardener, carpenter, stonemason, irrigation specialist, senior,
student, Girl Scout or Boy Scout, neighbor, or citizen, we want your participation!
Call: Community Landscape Designer Calley O’Neill
Calley@CalleyONeill.com Studio: 808-885-0609 cell: 808-987-7003
HE OLA KA’AINA (SO THAT THE LAND MAY LIVE)
Calley O’Neill and Dr. Barry Costa-Pierce, Waimanalo, Hawai'i, 1981

Calley Radio Interview / Palamanui Campus