Welcome to One Island Sustainable Living

Art + Food + Farms + Sustainable Living
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Community Arts Planning and Tiny House

One Island logo courtesy Rob Schouten

WELCOME One Island is a non-profit sustainability program in the Pacific / North West serving rural coastal areas of Hawaii, California and Washington. In response to the challenges of our time, our programs foster connections between inspired teachers and learners to strengthen creativity and resiliency in remote rural communities. Programs focus on short, easy-to-implement projects and longer term strategic sustainability efforts.

‘Green is a Verb’ – it is an empowering action we each can choose to do

Cornerstone initiatives have included: local food system strengthening, art and culture place-making events, renewable energy / green building, watershed protection, green economy incubation, and health and wellness efforts. We host regular volunteer learning days, green building and farm tours, and present special guest speakers and events that demonstrate a variety of ‘green values’ as sustainability options. Educational and fun hands-on ‘maker’ workshops turn our farm partner’s local resources into rewarding hand-built products – from food to art to body care, from building materials to home gardens to renewable energy – valuable skills you can take with you and enjoy where ever you live.

Come visit our programs and partners in Hawaii, California & Washington
rural coastal communities.


We are all in the Same Canoe – grab a paddle!

Bamboo garden art work provided courtesy Rob Schoutten Gallery

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Summer Activities We Suggest

avo burgerJuly 17th – Viva Veggies at Tutu’s House in Waimea – planted-based, fresh food potluck and healthy eating support, 5-6:30

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July 27th – Fresh Juices for Health and Detox in  Waimea at Liquid Life, 3-4pm









dane 1August 11th – Traditional Hawaiian Medicine with revered Kumu Dane Kaohelani Silva at Kukui Lifestyle Medicine, Keauhou, noon-3pm. See www.kukuilifestylemedicine.com and click  to see flyer.




For Same Canoe Members, July 17-22: learn about July online speakers that are options for earning more coupons.

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LOCALICIOUS: Farm to Fork Tour June 2nd

kale chefCome explore two farms in North Kohala – one growing produce in a Market Garden and another growing traditional Polynesian canoe crops and traditional foods. Then enjoy a fun Chef Talk Story with the four Season’s Chef Bellec and taste a farm direct pupu plate he prepares.

Event is $20 per person / $35 a couple and tickets support agriculture education.

Optional produce purchases on site.







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SUPERFOODS: Spirulina tour 5/30

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at how the microalgae spirulinaSpirulina is produced at the Kona Cyanotech facility. Tour meets at 8:45 am on Thursday the 30th. Email hawaii@oneisland.org for directions. Free tour hosted by Same Canoe Local Food Challenge.

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HEALING NONI and Medicinal Teas May 25th

The Keauhou Farmers Market is the site for this informative session introducing medicinal plants grown in Hawaii that are made into teas and dried products. Sat. May 25th, 9:30am. Presenters are from Healing Noni and Kithen of Creation.noni 2

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Ayurvedic Food as Medicine, Apr 27th

ayurvedicJoin us for a presentation on Ayurvedic practices that consider Food as Medicine, as presented by Shakthi Ayurvedic. Event takes place at the Keauhou Farmers Market, 9:30am, on Sat. Apr 27th. Market opens at 8 so come shop, learn, taste, and explore!

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April is Grow it Yourself Month!

Twice a year we run an initiative that encourages folks to get out and garden – or create an indoor window garden. Here is the April 2019 Spring newsletter. From micro sprouts in your kitchen, to a backyard garden, there are great rewarding ways to Grow it Yourself!

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‘Ulu Palooza March 23-30

mousse 20Join us for a fun and tasty breadfruit talk and tasting at the Keauhou Farmers’ Market on 3/23 with presentations by the Hawai’i ‘Ulu Coop. 9:30-11am in Kona at the Keauhou Shopping Center on Ali’i Drive. Event on 23rd is free to the public with options to purchase products from the Coop on site through noon.

ulu toss 20On March 30th, we are hosting a farm tour and cooking class at Kuaiwi Farm. Space is limited so click here to learn more about both events. Tour and class registration first come first serve, closes 3/24.

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2019 SNAP Produce Campaign

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Viva Veggies 1/30!

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Taught by Vivienne Aronowitz MPH, RD, CDE. Open to ALL.


Learn about Plant Strong eating and how it can improve your health and sense of wellbeing. This 90-minute class will help you understand the elements and benefits of a plant strong diet and provide the menus and cooking skills necessary to live a healthier life.


The follow-up Plant Strong Intensive course will build upon the introductory course so you can successfully transition to a plant strong lifestyle. See Feb-March info below.


Open free to the Community. No insurance needed.


Pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is January 25, 2019.
Date/Time: Wednesday, 1/30, 4:30-6pm
Location: Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Castle Lecture Hall, Upper Campus,
65-1692 Kohala Mountain Rd, Waimea, HI 96743
Cost: No Fee.
To register:
Kaiser Permanente (members and non-members), call 808-432-2260,
For SNAP/EBT Same Canoe Members: For Same Canoe members, the first 20 who enroll and attend this free class get 2 $10 coupons, plus can also earn a free scholarship to attend the follow-up 3 session classes with Vivienne and Chef Stephen – see below. Let us know once you have registered by sending a message using the form below.
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Plant Strong Intensive

avo burgerCelebrate Fruits and Veggies – 3 Session Class with Chef Stephen Rouelle and Vivienne Aronowitz.


Great way to see new recipes in action, learn how they help your health, and taste chef-made delicious food. February – March. Open to All.


FREE for 1st Twenty Same Canoe Members who enroll!
(must be SNAP EBT participant, email hawaii@oneisland.org to request)


Plant Strong Intensive


Vivienne Aronowitz, MPH, RD, CDE with Chef and recent cookbook author Stephen Rouelle from Under the Bodhi Tree restaurant will be preparing the food.
This fun and lively three-session class will help you adopt and improve a plant-strong diet.


• Sessions 1 and 2: Recipes, cooking instructions, and tasting prepared items
• Session 3: How to sustain the changes you have made over the long term


Note: Attending the Intro to a Plant Strong Diet class on 1/30 or a one-on-one appointment with registered dietitian are pre-requisites for enrolling into this class.


Open to the community.


Pre-registration is required.
Deadline to register is February 8, 2019.
Dates/Time: Wednesday, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 4:30-6pm at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Castle Lecture Hall, Upper Campus,
65-1692 Kohala Mountain Rd, Waimea, HI 96743
Regular Cost: $50 per person. Includes a full dinner to sample the prepared dishes. Same Canoe members who attend 1/30 class can request a full scholarship, first come first served, up to twenty, at no cost for these 3 classes.
To register:
Kaiser Permanente (members and non-members), call 808-432-2260,
To request scholarship: email hawaii@oneisland.org or send a message using the form below. Must be enrolled in Same Canoe as a SNAP user and attend 1/30 class.
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