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Old Apr 26, 2006, 5:23 AM   #1
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In urban Honolulu there are areas with natural springs emerging and one of these is used to raise watercress. The Sumida farm has been in operation since 1928. It is adjacent to one of the largest shopping centers in Hawaii and developers have made many attempts to get the land and convert it to commercial use.

I am reminded ofJoni Mitchell's 'Big yellow taxi"

"They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot "

Insidentally, there's a Hawaii connection in these lyrics, anyone want to guess what that is? The pink hotel is a clue.

Watercress requires clean flowing water and the Pearl Harbor area has an aquifer that provides all of the freah water the farm needs. There is an interesting article on the farm and its history here:


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Old Apr 26, 2006, 8:06 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing this, Selvin. I was fairly sure there were some farms on Oahu but I hadn't seen any when I was there. Great shot!


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Old Apr 28, 2006, 2:21 AM   #3
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What a neat little article about the watercress farm Selvin! I thoroughly enjoyed it! It looks as though some of the watercress has been harvested in your image. Your image has been quite educational...thank you!

It's interesting to see and learn about what's going on in other parts of the world in the way of farming.

Very nice capture Selvin!!

P.S. I wish I knew what the Hawaii connection is to those lyrics! :?

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