October 2016  Vol 53    Same Canoe Newsletter  Art . Food . Farms . Sustainability
Mushrooms, Mead and Herbal Infusions . Volunteer in Community Food Forests . World Food Day  Superfoods . New Public Art Project . Special Food & Farm Events Around the Island
One Island News
Island Events

For all Local Food Supporters:

Hawaii Farmers  
Union United
State Convention
is being held in Hilo,
October 14-16

If you enjoy supporting the local food movement, this gathering of guest speakers from Hawaii, the US and Australia offers a fun and enriching program for single day or full weekend participation.

Gardeners, Food Afficionados, Farmers and Food Advocates Welcome!

Learn about: Korean Natural Farming, Industrial and Medicinal Hemp, innovative fruit trellising,
fermented and preserved foods,
soil health, composting, and enjoy delicious local foods from Sweet Cane Cafe - plus music and camping options.

Learn more at the 
HFUU website


Visit the Same Canoe booth at the HFUU Convention

World Food Day 
Ulu Poke by Sweet Cane Cafe
 October 16th

"World Food Day is a day of action against hunger. On October 16, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero.

Every human being has a fundamental right to be free from hunger and the right to adequate food.

The right to adequate food is realized when every man, woman and child has the physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement.

We can end hunger in our lifetime. It's possible. The world produces enough food to feed every person on the planet."

Read more about
World Food Day

Local News: the Hawaii Island Food Alliance
is hosting healthy food options, grocery tours, and resource sharing at KTA in Waimea and Keauhou on October 24th.

North Hawaii Blue Zones Anniversary
Waimea Brewhaus earns Blue Zone Certification
Join the celebration at the Waimea Community Center behind the Kahilu Theater, Sat. Oct. 29th, 2-5pm
Pollinator Power
Local Schools are joining in the Great Pollinator Hunt - our Jane Goodall Institute Grant is being shared with Kohala Elementary and Kona Pacific Schools for science materials.



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  Real Food   
Real Farms

A food system change and resource development initiative 
One Island is hosting events and articles that promote Real Food . Real Farms. We are addressing specific resource barriers in order to stimulate Real Change.

See recent article in Kohala Mountain News, September 2016 issue, pg 8 

Support your Foodshed!

Taking Root: 
Community Food Forests 
creating a food legacy in Hawaii
One Island's Green School is collaborating with the Kohala Elementary School 'Discovery Garden', Kona Pacific Public Charter School, Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers, and Hawaii Blue Zones Project to engage local community members in creating new gardens and food forests.

Saturday, October 29th
Kohala Discovery Garden

Uplant small seedlings to larger pots in the nursery, help plant trees in the garden, or
donate a tree.

All ages and ability welcomed!

Kealakekua Planting Project planned for November. 
Sponsored by the Green School


   Grow Your Own Superfood    

Goodwill volunteers tending cacao trees at One Island

Plant your own cacao trees to create homegrown Superfood

We have ordered 50 cacao trees to help home gardeners add this healthy fruit's seeds to your diet. Yes, chocolate is a seed that is packed with health benefits and considered a potent superfood if prepared in a healthy way. Plus, the white pulp that surrounds the seed is a burst of fresh fruity flavor and vitamins only accessible when the pod is first harvested and opened.

Order your cacao trees here and we'll contribution a matching tree to the Community Food Forest initiative. Deliveries available.

Superfood Surprise 
Good Medicine News

In addition to recommending cacao, we had a special opportunity to learn about other superfoods growing in Hawaii with Dr. Richard Liebmann during the well attended September 'Good Medicine' presentation:

- a kidney cleanser

Dragonfruit - contains inulin, a prebiotic that assists in promoting gut health

Turmeric - a potent anti- inflammatory with internal and topical uses

- an anti-stress adrenal builder with a long Ayurvedic history

See these health-building medicinals and foods at the Lokahi Garden Sanctuary booth at the Hawi Farmers Market on Saturdays.

Good Medicine is a health and wellness series sponsored by the Same Canoe Local Food Challenge in conjunction with the North Kohala Public Library.

Amazing Mushrooms
Growing Food from Wood
November 9th and 16th

Mushroom Maestro Zach Mermel is back to expand our fungi repertoire. In this hands-on seminar, discover how to partner with our multi-functional fungi allies on logs and wood chips, and learn how to use an unwanted shrub or tree as a mushroom 'hotel', creating food AND ridding our yards of unwanted stumps. Enroll here.

Food + Myco-remediation? You bet!

Learn to grow Shiitake on logs with take home materials, plus receive a starter kit infused with a new strain from Zach: King Stropharia mushroom mycelium.

Workshop fee, including take home materials, $57.

Wednesday, November 9th at Kokolulu Farm, Hawi 
1:30-5 pm

Wednesday, November 16th, at SKEA, Honaunau, 


The Drunken Botanist
with Donna Maltz  
and Dawn Barnett 
at Always in Season Farmstead, Hawi  
Put it on your calendar for Saturday, December 3rd


Come learn the magic of Mead, Cordials and Herbal Infused Concoctions, just in time for Holiday merriment!
The herbal infusions can be enjoyed in beverages with or with-out alcohol. Click  to learn more about the book

Art, Food and Farms for Sustainable Living 

One Island's ARTlandia program has
formed a collaborative of artists and town planners joining forces to bring
new art to Hawaii

Each month we will be showcasing artists' work in our newsletter. The Arts enrich and bring depth to our experience of life. These images are in        Hawaii - can you guess where?

Visit our web site at www.oneisland.org 

Public Art Commissions: Upper left is a locally quarried stone sculpture 'Pu`inokolu`a Hina' at the Molokai'i Library by Alapa'i Hapani.  Below is the 'Na Hale 'o Waiawi' installation using invasive strawberry guava by Patrick Dougherty at the Contemporary Art Museum in Honolulu.
Reclining Buddha at top is sited at the Kalani Resort in Puna.