Urban Farmer – A story by Hank Gaskell & Malia Lauer

Growing up with the lush landscapes of Maui as his backyard, Hank Gaskell has always had a deep appreciation for growing his own food. For Hank, it’s a way of life carried with him wherever his passions beckon.

When challenged with moving to busy southern California to follow his partner Malia Lauer’s education path, he fell right into the swing of things. Even amidst the urban jungle, the couple found ways to tie in elements of the more familiar wild jungle back home in Maui. They discovered that if they put enough heart into it, an abundance of friends, fresh veggies, and waves could be cultivated wherever they went. Film by Dan Norkunas of Take Shelter Productions