Ka ‘Ohi Nani Gardens is located on the north shore of Kaua’i between the auhupua’a (watershed) of Namahana and Kalihiwai. Prior to colonization, this land was stewarded by the Hawaiian people in a way that kept the balance of natural cycles and perpetuated a harmonious relationship between humans and their environment. It is our intention to honor the legacy of those that came before us and respect the culture and community that carry that legacy into the future.
Ka ‘Ohi Nani Gardens has been our family's home for over 30 years. Brothers Craig and Geoff Wall first moved to Kaua'i in the 80's and fell in love with the special piece of land they found above Kauapea beach. When Craig married Sara in 1986 they built their home there and started a family.
Geoff and Craig started a small palm nursery on the land as an agricultural investment but then both followed their true callings as watermen to become boat captains on the Na Pali Coast. The palm nursery gradually became a dense jungle and the focus on the land shifted to simply maintaining the fruit trees and the lawn.
Zoli was born in the summer of 1990 and spent her formative years running around the backyard jungle and swimming with dolphins on one of her dad's boat tours. To keep up with the costs of living in paradise Craig eventually gave up boat captaining to become an EMT and a Firefighter. Sara started her own highly successful photography business and they raised Zoli with an equal appreciation for nature, art and service.
Zoli left home after high school to live on the west coast and study a multitude of subjects. Starting with graphic design and moving through environmental science and philosophy, she settled on Permaculture as the focus of her life's work. In Permaculture she found the holistic blend of art, science and spirituality, rooted in nature, that would serve as the foundation for Ka 'Ohi Nani Gardens.
After some years of travel she followed her heart home to Kaua'i and began the journey of turning the dense jungle and manicured lawn into an abundant, thriving, self sustaining piece of art. Expanding upon all the love and labour of her family through the years, Zoli's dream is to live lightly on the land, gathering beauty and generating abundance.
Mahalo for sharing in our journey,
The Wall Family