The Art of Sustainable Papermaking

group back mdAmazing fun with natural fibers from local plants. Our first papermaking workshops held October 19th up in Kapa’au and November 23rd and 24th were a fantastic experience for everyone involved. Instructor Susan O’Malley brought buckets and buckets of amazing plant fiber pulp and the crew of 14 made dozens and dozens of paper sheets, collage pieces for fusing to larger sheets, and several sculptural pieces. Ages 12 – 68 were present!



NEXT SESSIONS: January 25 and/or 26 in Kapa’au, North Kohala
and February 8 and/or 9th in Honaunau, South Kona
See the One Island Store to register
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Chocolate Chocolate!

One Island’s 5th annual Chocolate Chocolate Celebration, Saturday, November 30th, joins a fun Buy Local Block Party in Hawi.

Chocolate. Just the word can get our taste buds eager for a silky, rich delicious experience. Yet so much more than taste is involved in a chocolate bar, or truffle, or mousse. In Hawaii, we are fortunate to have innovative growers who cultivate thousands of brightly colored red and yellow cacao pods every year and creative chocolatiers who turn the beans held in those pods into delicious chocolate products.  Each year, to celebrate Hawaii growers and chocolatier’s accomplishments, One Island’s sustainable living program hosts Chocolate Chocolate! as a fun and festive farmer and artisan-to- consumer direct tasting experience. This year the popular event comes to North Kohala and will be featured at the Buy Local Block Party on November 30th in Hawi.

Meet our wonderful Hawaiian Chocolate Makers

Buy tickets for the 11/30 tasting online


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Grow Your Own Mushrooms

waxerOur first Mushroom Workshop with Zach Mermel was an exciting dive into the world of fungi. Each participant made three inoculated kits to take home to grow Shiitake and Pearl Mushrooms over the coming months.

Honaunau Workshop, Sunday October 27th 1-5pm

Kapa’au Workshop, Sunday November 17th 1-5pm

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Nature Printing

tasha andrea 1Art in the Garden’s first workshop with printmaker Andrea Pro on Sat. May 18th was a great success and we encourge you to join us for future hands-on art events.

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Art in the Garden Event News


The public is invited to a weekend Art Stroll at One Island, May 24th-26th.

Artist reception with pupu potluck is Friday 5-7.

Strolls are self-guided and open by RSVP Saturday and Sunday 10-2.

Click on the image to learn more.

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Art in the Garden – Call for Artists

apro finchesCall for Artists

A weekend celebration of the Arts is happening May 24th-26th at One Island’s sustainable living center in Honaunau. The community is invited to an Art Stroll in the Gardens and we welcome local artists to submit works to be included in this outdoor community celebration of the arts. Entries are due May 17th.

For information, click here.





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Food Workshops April 17th and 24th

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is now on Saturday, April 13th at the Avocado Festial, 10am-3pm, Sheraton Hotel front lawn in Keauhou.



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Learn more at the newsletter link above.

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Cacao Journey April 6th

cacao shamanFood for The Shift

This is the fifth One Island cacao / chocolate gathering and will explore Guatemalan sourced beans and beverages for an afternoon exploration of cacao in a new light.

Click on the image to learn more


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Watershed Explorations with One Island

One IslandStewardship Education and Practice Events:

March 16th – Explore Kealakekua Bay Watershed

click here to see participant comments

March 29th – Whale Watch

See details at NEWSLETTER link above.

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March is about Watersheds and Garden Stewardship

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March 6th – Got Soil and Where is my Watershed?, March 13th – Healthy Organic Gardening, March 14th Film Night: Dirt!, March 20th – Composting and Worm Farming, March 27th – Aquaponics Tour, March 28th Film Night: Blue Gold – world water wars. See NEWSLETTER link above for details.

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