Maui Mountain HomeGrown is environmentally friendly, no herbicides or pesticides have been used on the farm in over twenty years. Only sustainable agricultural practices are used. Organic matter, compost and pelletized chicken manure are frequently added to improve the soil quality. The aisles of clover and grasses between the coffee rows are mowed to discourage weeds, and each tree is hand cultivated to encourage a healthy root bed. Since implementing these organic practices all the coffee plants have flourished; they are lush and prolific. There is a diverse insect community with lots of honeybees, praying mantis and ladybugs.