Hawai'i's First Large-Scale Urban Farm is Planted in Kaka'ako By Wayne Yoshioka • Jan 13, 2014 ShareTweetEmail View Slideshow 1 of 5 Robbie Fukuhara and Mitchell Loo dig one of 654 holes for taro plantings Wayne Yoshioka View Slideshow 2 of 5 Andrew Dedrick waters the newly planted taro cuttings. Wayne Yoshioka View Slideshow 3 of 5 Volunteer, Rachel Elias from Kailua, plants a taro cutting Wayne Yoshioka View Slideshow 4 of 5 The Urban Farm on Ala Moana Boulevard between Keawe and South Streets Wayne Yoshioka View Slideshow 5 of 5 Taro planted Urban Farm Hawai'i co-founders, Nate Ortiz, Mitchell Loo and Andrew Dedrick planted the state's first large-scale urban farm in Kaka'ako. "Where the produce meets the pavement." Credit Wayne Yoshioka Listen Listening... / Urban Farm Hawai'i is born. Hawai’i’s first large-scale Urban Garden was planted this weekend in Kaka’ako. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has been tracking the progress of this first and only garden of its kind in the state. Tags: HPR-2newsurban farmkaka'akoShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread.