Steve Phillips is the Hawaii representative for PROUT (the Progressive Utilization Theory), where he promotes local self-reliance, a cooperative-based economy and the divine nature of all beings. He has worked for cooperative businesses on the mainland for 22 years. He moved to Maui 12 years ago and has worked for Down to Earth Natural Foods and Kapalua Farms. Steve has a passion for local food. Nine years ago he and his wife Ana started Local Harvest with the purpose of building the local food supply. He now oversees four businesses that work toward that purpose: Local Harvest, Island Fresh Delivery, Napili Farmer’s Market and Sattvic Kitchen.