October 14–16, 2016—Hawai‘i Farmers Union United (HFUU) will host this year’s convention for the first time on Hawai‘i Island, at OK Farms in Hilo. This will be an opportunity for HFUU members, the farming community, and local food advocates to come together to learn about issues such as regenerative soil, trellis farming, tropical fruit growing, the future of hemp and medicinal cannabis in Hawai‘i, and much, much more.
October 22, 2016—Bring your favorite dishes focusing on fresh and locally grown produce for the Potluck – bring seeds and FIRE ANT-FREE plant cuttings and bare roots (PLEASE Check for Fire Ants!) – dance with Kunzwanana marimba band! Co-sponsored by The Kohala Center’s Hawai‘i Public Seed Initiative
March 18, 2017—The Cover Crop Field Day will include a discussion on common cover crops in Hawai‘i, soil health benefits associated with cover crop use, and cover crops and insect management.
June 10, 2017—Learn all about food safety regulations, fair trade, how to become an organic certified farm and all requirements to certify like record-keeping. Taught by Maile Woodhall, Agricultural Outreach Specialist, The Kohala Center.