Entries by liam

Plant it Forward

March 5, 2014 (Big Island Weekly)—A growth spurt of school gardens on the Big Island may seem like a recent trend, but it’s a resurgence of something that was once a no brainer in Hawaii’s schools. Outdoor classrooms in the form of school gardens were commonplace in Hawaii’s schools until the late 1960s, yet somehow […]

Bay Watch: Tread lightly when visiting Hawai‘i Island’s Kahalu‘u Bay

March/April 2014 (AAA Hawai‘i Magazine)—I sucked in a big breath and dived down to get closer to the industrious little blue, magenta, and yellow fish darting around the coral head, nipping at the larger reef fish that kept approaching it. Why did the bigger fish keep coming back only to get nipped again? They weren’t masochists, […]

Volunteers Needed to Inform Beach-Goers About Reef Etiquette

February 19, 2014 (Big Island Now)—Several non-profit groups and government agencies are looking for volunteers to help educate visitors at two South Kohala beaches about reef etiquette. “Volunteers are needed to help save the reefs in the Puako area by educating visitors, swimmers, snorkelers, and divers on how to protect the delicate corals at these […]

Organic farming tax breaks mulled

February 2, 2014 (West Hawaii Today)—Organic farmers could see more green, and not just in their fields. Puna makai Councilman Greggor Ilagan has introduced a bill that would give certified organic farms a break on their property taxes. The legislation, which the County Council’s Finance Committee will consider Tuesday, would lower the tax assessment for […]

Volunteers give Kahaluu Beach Park some TLC

January 5, 2014 (West Hawaii Today)—Kahaluu Beach Park got some tender loving care Saturday morning as Big Island residents and visitors worked together to fix damage and clean debris left in the wake of recent warning-level surf. » Read more

Seed libraries help future crops

March 22, 2013 (NBC Nightly News)—Featuring Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library in the San Francisco Bay Area. With growing concern over what’s in our food and where it comes from, seed savers say they’re taking back the power to feed themselves, one backyard crop at a time. NBC’s Diana Alvear reports. »Read more/Watch