During the show and tell on the tour about worms, Steve quotes from Charles Darwin who wrote: “There are few animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world as the earthworm.”
Noni trees are remarkably hardy. They can live up to 400 years, and the old trees still bear fruit. Noni trees are unusual in that their flowers emerge from the fruit during the early growth stage. There are abundant honeybees on the property that are attracted to the Noni flowers in a mutual relationship where the bees benefit from the nectar while helping to pollenate the trees.
Steve sells not only the Noni fruit leather, but also various topical medicinal products where Noni is the primary ingredient. Noni is especially known for its ability to reduce arthritic pain, and many athletes have learned to take advantage of it for this reason.
Noni is not the only crop on Steve’s farm. He also harvests apple bananas, papayas and mangoes, all certified organic.