He first named his farm Nanea a‘o Kula which means “Relaxed in Kula.” But after partnering up with Lani Weigert, the farm became Ali‘i Kula Lavender which references the farm’s founder, and to the royal connections of the purple-flowered plant.
Unlike our spring planting, lavender can be planted any time of the year in Hawaii.
“It is our social responsibility to take care of our communities and offer an experience that allows people to ‘reconnect’ to the land, to each other, and to themselves,” says Chang. “We try to create opportunities for ‘togetherness’.”
It is this spirit of togetherness, collaboration, community that makes this lavender farm up in the mountains truly special.