Shut Down: Access to Sunflowers Not Allowed

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Maui’s interest in Pacific Biodiesel’s blooming sunflowers have been overwhelming. The company, which is responsible for this new island attraction, released a statement via Facebook that delivered the news that access and parking near the farm is now prohibited. Hundreds of people, local and tourist alike, visited the farm, which subsequently dominated social media feeds for days.

“We are proud these symbols of sustainability have brought so much happiness to the community,” said Pacific Biodiesel officials. “However, for everyone’s safety, please be reminded that this is a working farm on private property – no public access is available to the farm at this time and no parking is allowed on the site or on Kuihelani and Honoapiilani highways along the site perimeter.”

Due to safety concerns, the state has now posted no parking signs along the highway. They encourage the public to be respectful and mindful when traveling near the agricultural site and to drive safely at all times.

For Pacific Biodiesel’s booked-up Earth Day event, complimentary roundtrip transportation to the site on biodiesel-powered shuttles is available only to those who previously reserved a ticket for the event.

In response to the public’s interest in their sustainable biofuel crops, they will be exploring ways to offer agri-tourism events and educational tours in the future.

To learn more about Maui’s newest biofuel crop project, visit Pacific Biodiesel online at



About Neldon "AZD" Mamuad

Neldon "AZD" Mamuad is a pioneering social media entrepreneur who created MAUIWatch to solve the problem of breaking news on Maui. He has a 10-year pedigree running successful broadcast properties on Maui. He created KJMD-FM (Da Jam 98.3) in 2002 and hosted the widely popular "Big Phat Morning Show". Neldon is a local politco, event technologist, and involved with various community organizations. He was formerly Chairman of the Maui County Liquor Control Commission in 2014.

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