About Us

About Organic Farm Institute

Excellence in Agriculture and Organic Farming Education

At Hawaiian Volcanic Organic Farm Institute, we bring a wealth of experience and wisdom in the field of agriculture, business, and farming. With over 41 years of empowering farmers and enthusiasts, we are dedicated to providing top-notch education and fostering sustainable practices that nurture both the land and your aspirations. We are a sustainable, off-the-grid farm that is a training ground for others who want to create the same thing for their Family or their Community.

Our legacy is rooted in the fertile volcanic soils of Hawaii, crafting organic solutions to nourish your plants and gardens. Plus environmental solutions to make our lives healthier and help reverse the destruction of our Planet!

Rick H Cabados

Founder of HVO Farm Institute

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Vision Statement:

At the Hawaiian Volcanic Organic Farm Institute, we envision a world where sustainable organic agriculture thrives in harmony with nature, nourishing our communities and healing our planet.

Mission Statement:

At the Hawaiian Volcanic Organic Farm Institute, we envision a world where communities from every corner of the globe thrive in harmony with nature — self-sufficient, off-grid, and empowered. Through hands-on learning, we inspire leaders to cultivate sustainable food sources, foster innovative business models, and enrich their communities with beneficial products and services. Together, we're sowing the seeds of a resilient and interconnected future.

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Welcome to the Hawaiian Volcanic Organic Farm Institute

Discover the essence of sustainable farming through the heart of Hawaii. At the Hawaiian Volcanic Organic Farm Institute, we bring the richness of organic farming techniques to you, forged through hands-on experience and time-tested practices.

Our Mission

In a rapidly changing world, we strive to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to establish resilient and sustainable farms or communities. As proponents of green living, we believe in fostering harmony with nature, and in the incredible power of self-sustainability.

About Us

Nestled in Hawaii’s serene landscape, the Hawaiian Volcanic Organic Farm (HVO Farm) stands as a testament to self-sufficiency. We operate an off-grid establishment, drawing energy from the sun, and nurturing a diverse range of crops through innovative methods such as hydroponics, hybrid raised beds, and market gardens. Our approach is scalable, ensuring that we remain adaptable and ever-ready to meet the evolving needs of our community.

Food is a cornerstone of civilization, and at HVO Farm, we prioritize its production. In recognizing the potential challenges in sourcing fertilizers, we’ve turned to Mother Nature for answers. We harness the power of beneficial soil microorganisms, which create a symbiotic relationship with plants, ensuring they receive the nutrients they need. Using techniques like our in-house “Bokashi Inoculant,” we’ve created a self-sustaining ecosystem that promotes plant health and growth.

Sustainable Innovations

Our journey doesn’t stop with crops. We’ve introduced bees for natural pollination, delved into the art of companion planting, and studied seed preservation from our gardens. Every step we take is geared towards understanding and enhancing nature’s innate balance.

Join Our Community

To all aspiring learners, we extend an invitation. Join us, and dive deep into the world of sustainable farming. With us, you’ll gain knowledge, plans, and the inspiration to recreate a harmonious coexistence with nature in your own communities. Together, let’s sow the seeds for a greener future.

Our Process

Unlock Your Potential in Agriculture and Farming

At Hawaiian Volcanic Organic Farm Institute, we’ve streamlined the journey to improve your agricultural skills with our easy, step-by-step process:

  • Explore Courses

    Discover our wide range of courses tailored to your interests and goals in agriculture.

  • Learn and Grow

    Immerse yourself in expert-led lessons and gain valuable insights to enhance your farming expertise.

  • Earn Certification

    Complete your chosen course and earn a prestigious certification to showcase your newfound skills.

  • Share Your Success

    Join our thriving community of successful farmers and share your inspiring success story with the world.

Discover New Opportunities and Shape Your Career from Anywhere

At Hawaiian Volcanic Organic Farm Institute, we offer you the chance to learn something new and expand your career in agriculture and farming. Our courses are designed to be accessible from any location, allowing you to grow your expertise in this dynamic field, no matter where you are. Join us on this transformative journey and unlock the potential for personal and professional growth.

Our Mentor

Meet Our Expert Mentor

At Hawaiian Volcanic Organic Farm Institute, we take great pride in introducing our esteemed expert mentor. With extensive knowledge and experience in the field of agriculture and farming, our mentor is dedicated to guiding and inspiring learners on their journey to success.

Geraldine Dyer


Findlay Hudson

Founder Digitery

Richie Davey