Hiro’s ancestral roots come from Gushikawa- Okinawa in Japan. His grandfather immigrated at a young age to work in the plantations. He moved his family to various islands and finally settled in Kula, on the island of Maui. His father was raised on a vegetable farm and after joining the service, he later moved to Okinawa to take care of family matters.
Hiro was born in Okinawa but the family moved back to Hawaii at the age of 5 years old just before Okinawa reverted back to Japan. Growing up in an environment of naturally grown foods and having fond memories of visiting the Maui farm led Hiro to change his major from engineering and earned a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.READ MORE>
Chikako is from Urasoe City, Okinawa Japan. She graduated from Fresno City College and the University of Maryland College with an Asian Studies degree and worked in the industries of fitness, radio broadcasting, education, and publication. She grew up being around plants and loves animals. Dr. Teruo Higa’s EM® Lecture in Okinawa greatly inspired her, and now she dreams of cleaner earth. She and her family moved to Hawai’i in 1996.READ MORE>