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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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Chocolate Chocolate! 2015

cacaoorchidOne Island’s 7th annual Chocolate Chocolate! gathering is happening Saturday, November 14th, 5-8pm in North Kohala. Join us to discover delicious Hawaiian Grown and Made artisan chocolates. Event is part of the Hawi Block Party and we’ll be in two locations. Look for our green tent in front of the Kohala Coffee Mill, and we’ll also have a booth under the grand tent amidst the banyan trees in the town commons. Both locations will be purveying delicious local chocolates and selling the fun Same Canoe Local Food Coupon books. You can also reserve a selection by pre-ordering a chocolate collection, with or with out the coupon book at our online store, then pick it up at the event.

Pre-orders with coupon book include a collection of chocolates that feature the rare National and International Award Winning Madre Chocolate HAWI CHOCOLATE BAR!

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Grow your Own Mushrooms 11/21 and 22

oyster kit 50Join us for a fun afternoon learning to grow our own mushrooms. Instructor Zach Mermel returns to One Island to present a Oyster Mushroom workshop plus information on beneficial uses for mushrooms you may not have imagined! Workshops are: Hawi, 11/21 1-4pm at Kokolulu Farm; South Kona 11/22 2-5pm at Greenwell Garden. Sign up in our online store to reserve space and supply kit. $20 per person. Same Canoe EBT users can use coupons to atttend.

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

wild food plants of hiJoin author, television show host, and food forager Sunny Savage for a fun walk & talk to celebrate the publication of her new book. Sunday, November 8th, 9am-noon, Niuli’i. Learn more.

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October is Pollinator Month

Join us for fun, informative and even delight-filled explorations and celebrations about our amazing beesPollinators. Honey showcases are on October 11th in South Kona and October 24th in North Kohala. Film and Honey Tours on October 15th in South Kona and October 24th in Hawi. Pollinator workshops are Oct 18th in North Kohala and Oct 25th in South Kona. Bee Wise: Welcome Pollinators – join the Great Pollinator Hunt all month long! Learn more at our October Newsletter.




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Celebrating the New Food Grant


Click on the Canoe logo to learn about the new Food Challenge Project and EBT Coupons

Calendar for North Kohala September – November events

Calendar for South Kona and West Hawaii September – November events

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Film and Seed Night – Ingredients: Hawaii

ingre hi cropJoin us for an inspirational half hour film on the growing Local Food Movement in Hawaii.

Same Canoe Food Challenge invites you to enjoy the film ‘Ingredients: Hawaii’

by viewing the trailer here, and then joining us for a showing on

September 28th, at the North Kohala Public Library

with light pupu potluck at 6pm and film at 6:30.


Bring Seeds! If you have local seeds to share, we will provide new envelopes to

bring the Kohala Seed Bank back to life. Seed Share – it’s powerful!

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Happy 4th of July!


Click here for the 4th of July Independence Celebration Announcement of Local Heroes and Milestones

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Green Building Tour and Tamale Making, March 8th

Hiilani-9Green Building Tour to Hi’ilani Ecohouse in Honoka’a

With Tamale Making Class option, Sunday March 8th

The boldly dramatic Hi’ilani EcoHouse is our tour site on March 8th in Honoka’a. Built by two sustainability-minded couples who joined forces with an inventive designer, the house employs special green building materials and design techniques to conceive and build a dramatic perch overlooking the Pacific. This 4,000 square foot carbon-neutral home is worth a journey from around the island to see its innovative materials, structural design, interior finishing, energy efficiency, and green living concepts.

Suggested tour donation $15, with tamale plate $25.

tamalesTamale Magic    We have a culinary experience to share! We’ll be hosting a tamale making class using organic grains and sweet and savory ingredients from noon-2pm preceding the tour. All set to fun Latin music. Yum! Workshop fee is $25 and includes all ingredients to take home four tamales. Tour is free for workshop participants.

See www.oneisland.org for registration or call 328-2452

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Green Think Tour to Bamboo and Clay Barn in Hawi


Sunday, February 8th 2-3pm

Join One Island for the next Green Think tour to a stunning ocean view location in North Hawi with a compound of innovative green-built residential structures. The Algood Farm is pioneering smart green construction materials including bamboo, clay, canvas yurt, reused materials  and insulated block. Tour is by donation and all ages are welcome. Sign up online at the top of www.oneisland.org or reserve space through email to greenschool@oneisland.org or by calling 328-2452. Directions sent following registration.

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