Hack for Change

Share your innovative ideas for Smarter Food, Health and Energy Systems in Hawaii

kwlab3A 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

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Circle of Responsibility


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Superfoods: Local Style 5/16 North Kohala

cacao ball 1Food as Medicine
Superfood Recipes for Healthy Living
May 16th, 6:30pm
at Kohala Public Library
Superfood Chef Todd Dacey presents a plant-based health and sustainability class focusing on  whole foods and locally sourced superfoods. In this class he will share his master Longevity Tonic (based on David Wolfe’s longevity program) along with a Super Tonic Chai, superfood fruit smoothie and heavenly superfood & cacao bliss balls. Also he will share food organization strategies to save time while creating ultra-delicious and nutritious meals plant based meals.
Todd is the author of two holistic health recipe books on the benefits of wholefoods plant-based diets. He is a regular contributor to the North Hawaii News “Cooking with Aloha” column where many of his favorite, mostly locally sourced recipes can be found online.
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Fun & Fermentation with Donna Maltz 5/1

donna 4Come 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

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Welcome to One Island Sustainable Living

Fall 2018 Same Canoe Farm & Food News   Subscribe to our Newsletter 

Healthy Eating – Healthy Living CALENDAR of Events for Passport Users

Art + Food + Farms + Sustainable Living

Community Arts Planning Videos and Tiny House Video

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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Discover your Microbiome, 3/21

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 welcomedFermented-foods

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Picnic in the Garden at Lokahi Garden Sanctuary

lokahi tour cropAs 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!


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Kohala Food & Wellness Forum Feb 22nd

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.
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Kohala Special Events

February 13th 

Native American Medicine 
Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science
with Ken Cohen of Colorado, 3-5pm in Hawi

Special Talk Story
ken cohenHealing traditions, practices and plants will be shared in this afternoon with  Ken Cohen, author of Honoring the Medicine and widely respected practitioner of Qi Gong and Native American Medicine.Register in advance for directions and instructions. $15 per person to defray guest travel costs.
February 22nd 
Living Longer, Living Better

at the North Kohala Public Library

Learn more about the Blue Zones Project and watch a short film about founder, Dan Buettner’s research project and travels. Find out what fosters high centenarian concentrations  – those who live to 100 and more – in rural and urban communities around the world. North Hawaii has been selected as a trial community – come hear ideas for how to improve our individual longevity by building community resources that promote wellness. Break outs for small group idea sharing will give North Kohala a voice in the Blue Zones planning process on Hawaii Island.
Kohala EBT users earn a Picnic in the Garden pass for attending.


Okinawa has long been famous for its longevity. In fact, the Pacific island was originally referred to as the land of immortals. Residents have less cancer, heart disease and dementia than Americans, while Okinawan women live longer than anywhere else on the planet.


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South Kona Special Event

Special Event
for Food and Wellness Lovers
on Valentines Day

February 14th

Good Medicine Picnic at the Market with Dr. Corinne De Soto, N.D. at the South Kona Green Market, upper terrace. 12-2pm. Fresh, healthy, local foods and dessert provided by Lotus Cafe in a picnic bag. Reserve picnic lunch online.
$20 per person. Open to every one and all ages. $15 for kids under 12.

Can use Kona or Kohala EBT coupons to pre-order picnic lunch by February 10th; email to reserve your EBT picnic supplies. hawaii@oneisland.org

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