January 15, 2018 (West Hawaii Today)—Small-scale farmers and home gardeners in Hawaii now have an additional option for purchasing locally produced seeds.
January 11, 2018 (BigIslandNow.com)—The national FoodCorps program is currently accepting applications from emerging food justice leaders for the 2018-19 school year.
Service member positions will be available on Hawai‘i Island, as well as in communities in 16 states on the continental U.S. and in the District of Columbia.
January 5, 2018 (Honolulu Civil Beat)—In Hawaii it’s a kakou thing, isn’t it? Collaboration, working together and joint efforts can all be effective ways to solve seemingly unsolvable community problems.
January 3, 2018 (BigIslandNow.com)—The Kohala Center will offer its eighth Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program starting on Saturday Jan. 13, 2018, in Honoka‘a. Hawai‘i Island residents interested in learning what it takes to be a successful farmer or rancher are encouraged to apply for the nine-month course.
December 12, 2017 (Hawai‘i Public Radio)—A new online store allows gardeners and small farmers to purchase local varieties of plants from seed.
Last week, the Hawaiʻi Seed Growers Network unveiled an online store to allow residents to purchase and grow seeds that are adapted to Hawaii’s conditions, soil, pests and disease.
December 8, 2017 (Hawaii Department of Education)—This month, Hawaii public schools are serving locally raised, grass-fed beef in its hamburger patties. Elementary and middle school students will be served teri hamburger steak, while high school students will enjoy teri loco moco lunches.
December 7, 2018 (Big Island Now)—Small-scale farmers and home gardeners in Hawai‘i now have an additional option for purchasing locally produced seeds.
The Hawai‘i Seed Growers Network, a statewide group of seed producers organized and supported by The Kohala Center’s Hawai‘i Public Seed Initiative program, officially launched its online store on Dec. 4, 2017. Customers can pre-order 2018 seed varieties online, with orders shipping in late December.
November 1, 2017 (National Institute of Food and Agriculture)—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support to develop local and self-reliant food systems, such as farm to table enterprises, which bring nutritious food to low-income communities. This funding is available through NIFA’s Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
October 20, 2017 (Honolulu Civil Beat)—Students in Lori Kwee’s fourth grade class at Ala Wai Elementary in Honolulu began a recent school garden lesson by discussing the meaning of “aina,” or land, segueing outdoors where they planted cuttings of uala, or sweet potato, then finally sampling the purple flesh of an Okinawan sweet potato.
October 1, 2017 (KITV)—October is Farm to School month and a project on Hawaii Island highlights how students are able to eat locally grown produce.