July Events Calendar

Aloha – we have so many great programs going on at One Island that our SAME CANOE NEWSLETTER is the best way to keep abreast. Please click on the NEWSLETTER link in the upper left of this page to get the details.

Coming up :

Mango Madness – a fun make-your-own workshop in our Homestead Foods series, Wed. July 11th.

Rural School Alliance meeting Sunday July 15th.

Gleaning Meet-Up Tues. July 17th.

Garden Volunteering Days July 18, 19 and 26 at One Island and Kawanui Farms.


All GOOD MEDICINE for the heart, soul and body!

Where does Kona’s Water come from? Tues. June 26th

This evening presentation will introduce a watershed view of Kona’s water system, with an emphasis on South Kona. Where are our reservoirs and wells? How do the well systems transport water to us and what happens in the event of well failure? What is a watershed and how do we care for it? Potluck 5-6pm, presentations 6-8pm. Representative from County Department of Water will speak. Held at the One Island Sustainable Living Center in Honaunau on Painted Church Rd. Please email to RSVP and for directions:  hawaii@one-island.org.

SolFest is Saturday the 23rd

 The YES! Summer Youth Camp is going strong with raised bed, renewable energy, music, superfoods, swimming, fermented foods, electricity experiments, energy efficiency challenges, pollinator garden, and art projects underway so far. By Saturday they’ll have filled out the new Ancient Grains Garden, replanted the taro patch, addded new native plants – and maybe a few new spice trees to our Spice Island Garden.

Come see their results Saturday at SolFest, 9-1.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, 9-10 am ($12 adults, $6 kids under 15). Student presentations and tours of projects 10-11:30. Same Canoe Garden Grant announcements 11:30. Farm tour noon-1pm. Please RSVP to hawaii@one-island.org

YES!! Summer Camp June 18-23

The YES!! Camp invites 10-18 year olds to join us at the One Island Sustainable Living Center in Honaunau for a 5-day camp that will engage students in 10 learning activity programs on a 10 acre organic farm overlooking Kealakekua Bay. Each morning and afternoon we will examine our island’s sustainability challenges and then focus on different sustainability solutions. Hands-on projects provide engaging physical experiences that empower our students to become active change agents who can then contribute to their family – and to their community – with the new skills they are learning. The 6th day is SolFest – a pancake breakfast and Open House inviting student’s families to come learn about their accomplishments.

Click here to learn more about the Camp.

Worm Bins

One Island’s Buying Club is adding worm compost bins to our discount group buy offerings. These great 3 tray units allow you to turn paper and kitchen scraps into excellent fertilizers – worm castings, worm tea, and worm tea water. Three great ways to enrich your garden and grow healthier foods. The worm bins are $75 ($78 with tax) and can be ordered by sending an email to hawaii@one-island.org. (Worms are available locally by special arrangement. We also recommend the book ‘ Worms Eat My Garbage’.)

Same Canoe Local Food Workshops and Events

Grow Your Own Food for Healthy Green Living !

2012 Same Canoe Events

Fri Jan 13 Introduction to Same Canoe 9-11
Sat Jan 14 Medicine at Your Feet 9-3
Fri Jan 27 Ancient Hawaiian Sustainability 9-12
Fri Feb 3 Starting an Organic Garden – Yes You Can! 9-3
Sat Feb 4 Mauka to Makai Field Trip – Kealakekua 8-3
Sat Feb 11 Butterfly BUZZZ Breakfast 8-12
Fri Feb 18 Grow Hawaii at AB Greenwell Garden
Fri Feb 24 Secret Life of Plants  9-12
Sat March 3 International Drumming Day
Fri March 9 Ethnobotany  9-12
Mar 24-25 Natural Farming 9-3
Fri March 30 Micro irrigation / Greens 9-12
Fri Apr 6 Greenhouse and Nursery Starts  9-12
Sat Apr 14 Coconut Festival 10-4
Fri Apr 20 Got Dirt? 9-12; Garden Volunteering 1-4
Fri  Apr 27 Micro Soil Nutrition 9-2
Apr 28-29 Beyond Organics at Farmers Markets 9-11
May 5 Aquaponics Tiour 10-4
Fri  May 11 Composting and Worms 9-12
Sat May 19 Permaculture Intro 8:30-noon
Fri May 25 Gardening ‘UP”! raised beds 9-12
Jun 9 & 10 Bio Char 9-3
June 18-23 Youth Sustainability Camp I, ages 10-18
Sat June 23 SolFest  Same Canoe Grant Awards Announced

Same Canoe is a People’s Garden Grant funded by the National Institute for  Food and Agriculture, the USDA, and Heritage Ranch, Inc.

Same Canoe Contact:  hawaii@one-island.org

Garden Volunteering, Fri Apr 20th

Garden Volunteering

Friday, April 20th,
How can we
build a network of volunteers to help our school and non-profit community
gardens thrive year round? Come discuss strategies for building this volunteer
network. Learn about training opportunities on the horizon that help prepare
volunteers to find lasting, rewarding involvement opportunities.
Kawanui Farm, Honalo. B.Y.O. Lunch picnic, 12-1
RSVP for directions to hawaii@one-island.org

Growers Workshops Apr 20 / 27

Aloha Hawaii Farmers and Gardeners – please click  for more information on these upcoming April workshops for growers:

Got Dirt? Soil Building for Better Crops with Gerry Herbert and Bob Shaffer. Apr 20. Honalo

Garden Volunteering – how farmers can link up with their local school and make a significant impact. Hosted by Nancy Redfeather. Apr 20. Honalo

Beyond Organic – analyzing soil and food for improved fertility and nutrition with Jana Bogs. Apr 27. Honaunau

RSVP for directions to hawaii@one-island.org