Art + Food + Farms + Sustainable Living
Take the Hawaii Island Local Food Challenge Pledge
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
Share your innovative ideas for Smarter Food, Health and Energy Systems in Hawaii
A Nationwide effort through National Day of Civic Hacking 2016 invites your input on ways to build a better, smarter society. One Island is a registered NDCH site and offers an easy-to-use portal to share your concerns AND solutions year round.
Learn more here
Come enjoy an effervescent afternoon in Hawi learning about the art of fermentation including the health benefits of microbes and how to make a variety of flavor-packed probiotics that taste delicious.
The $40 fee includes: all ingredients, canning jars, sampling, a farm tour, lecture on how to restore your Microbiome, and a hands on fermentation workshop. You will learn to make fermented beverages and assorted vegetable ferments – plus natural cleaning products. Class is 2-5:30. Click here to enroll
Evening presentation by Stacey Shepard and Donna Maltz will look at the amazing connections between the soil and our bodies and how our gut flora impacts our overall health – physical and mental. Come taste the fermented products, and learn about how the microbiome works. At the Kohala Public Library 6:30-8, March 21st. Second event in the Good Medicine Kohala series.
Community Food, Health and Wellness input welcomed
As the finale for the 2015-2016
Same Canoe Local Food Challenge pilot project in March, One Island convened a multi-faceted on-farm and culinary learning experience hosted by Lokahi Garden Sanctuary with a delicious farm-to-table meal prepared by Chef Stephen Rouelle of Under the Bodhi Tree. The tour highlighted an exceptional and diverse botanical collection and, using ingredients from the Lokahi farm, the concluding three course meal highlighted the Best of Kohala.
“It was a beautiful way to spend a lovely Sunday with friends! Mahalo to all for a very successful event!
Living Longer, Living Better
On Monday, February 22nd, a gathering of Kohala food, health, nutrition, wellness and activity organizations is coming together at the North Kohala Public Library to share information about current resources, important needs, and future visions for improving the quality of life and longevity for Kohala residents. Meet our lead convening organizations
Come visit information tables and demonstrations with light pupus from 5:30-6, and then join the evening program from 6-8pm. Guest speakers and community input will showcase Kohala’s resources, needs, and potential.