Welcome to One Island Sustainable Living

Art + Food + Farms + Sustainable Living

Celebrating Ten Years of Public Programs!

“What’s On Your Fork?” September 2019 Newsletter     
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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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TEN YEARS in Review

frankSince opening in 2009, we’ve been busy! Enjoy the depth and diversity of the locally-grown and interwoven sustainability topics listed below. We hope a look at these events will inspire you to find – or host – similar sustainability-themed programs where ever you live. Steal this idea – Please!

Overview of the ten years of programs and events


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One Canoe opens in the San Jauns

sanjuansWe are pleased to announce that a new food security program is launching in San Juan County, Washington. Building on One Island’s five years of experience with produce incentive programs in Hawaii, the new 2019-2020 project is ONE CANOE and includes produce coupon funding, Veggie Rx coupons, culinary workshops, chef demos and farm tour events. Click to learn more.

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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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