Wellness Weekend – WOW!


click on image to enter

Posted in One Island News

Living Foods Workshop

raw crackerSaturday Feb. 16th – film night and potluck 6-9

Sunday Feb 17th – Living Foods Workshop 9-4

Benjamin Cohn is a fermented and raw food specialist raised in Kona and now living in North Kohala. Through intensive study and diligent practice, he has developed a unique style of healing foods that he delivers alongside clarifying information.  Join us for this special immersion in healthy green living foods.
Your body will love you for it!
Learn more about this workshop


To register for the workshop, and get information about the free introductory presentation the evening before, visit the web event page


Posted in One Island News

Plant Medicine Workshop

noniPlant Medicine Workshop

Wednesday, February 6th


Come explore the medicinal plants – wild and cultivated – in One Island’s gardens, learn about their medicinal properties and make an herbal infusion with local ethnobotany educator and herbalist, Momi Subiono.

Click here to learn more

Posted in One Island News

January is About ORIGINS

January 10th

FILM NIGHT: Journey of the Universe “an epic story of cosmic, earth, and human transformation”. Visionary thinker and story teller Brian Swimme weaves modern science with enduring wisdom from the world’s cultures in this remarkable film.

” This story of the universe has the potential to change our civilization”

Gus Speth, co-founder NRDC and World Resources Institute.

Thursday January 10th, 6:30pm at One Island. By donation; free to One Island members.

January 16th

magnolia grandifloraGARDEN WORKSHOP: How Plants Got Legs

Discover the origins of plant life with a guided botany walk to learn identifying characteristics of the botanical wonders we now see all around us. Led by Raven Bolas at One Island. Wednesday, January 16th, 9am-noon. By donation and free to One Island members

January 19th


Give yourself a morning of self-healing experiences that include nature, art, movement and breathing practices inspired by ancient cultures. Led by Hallie Iglehart. Men, women, all ages welcome.

Saturday, January 19th, 9am-noon, at One Island. Donations will help fund our youth programs.


January 24th

FILM NIGHT:  Botany of Desire

Learn about the fascinating origins of four plants that have altered human behavior in surprising ways: Apples, Potatoes, Marijuana and Tulips. You’ll never look at plants the same thanks to author Michael Polan’s intriguing stories.

Thursday, January 24th, 6:30pm. By donation; free to One Island members.

January 25th

noa abg 2GARDEN TOUR: Ancient Hawaiian Agriculture

Join us for our second annual tour at the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanic Garden and explore their collection of pre-contact agricultural crops. Learn about the origins of local foods on the Island of Hawaii and the ingenuity that enabled a thriving culture over hundreds of years. Lead by Noa Lincoln, PhD candidate at Stanford University.

Friday, January 25th, 9am-noon. Admission to the Garden will be paid at the gate

Posted in One Island News

Chocolate Chocolate! 2012

 Join us for the 4th Hawaii Chocolate Celebration: Chocolate Chocolate! This year we have a new format with evening tastings, dinner, workshop and tour options. The event promotes locally grown and locally made Hawaii chocolates in support of local farmers and food products.

Hope to see you there!

See the Food Blog report about this great event – and if you attended, please share your experience in the ‘comments’ section.

Posted in One Island News

Same Canoe Community Garden News

Check out our Community Garden Project funded through the USDA People’s Garden Program. And a good read is Michele Obama’s ‘The People’s Garden’ book that inspired the program and food gardens around the country.

Our great workshops and volunteer programs are now featured online so you can see local folks really ‘walking the talk’ of learning about local foods and sustainability. If you have participated in one of the workshops, please post a comment to the instructor or news of your accomplishments.Click on ‘walk the talk’ to enter and read / comment.

Posted in One Island News

No Fruit Left Behind

One Island’s local foods gleaning project is No Fruit Left Behind.

Please click to visit the NFLB web site

and to like us on Facebook.

Posted in Local Foods

Same Canoe Award: Ken Love

Fruit growers across the State of Hawaii, around the Pacific, on the US mainland, and as far away as  India are familiar with the valuable contributions Ken Love has made towards promoting small fruit farmers’ economic sustainability.  Here on his home island, Ken recently received much-deserved recognition for his passionate support of Hawaii fruit production and value-added product local and export food development. Tirelessly championing new farmer-to-consumer connections, Ken has touched many lives with his efforts to promote Grown in Hawaii products, here and abroad.

Currently serving as the President of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers, Ken co-chairs annual fruit conferences, works with chefs to bring locally grown products to our restaurants, and recently has been on different islands across the state hosting fruit tastings at retail grocery stores, such as Whole Foods on Oahu. Ken educates the public in many ways, commenting “In 1960, Hawaii grew 90% of its own food. By 2000, we were IMPORTING 90% of our food. Change is happening. We are now at about 85% imported food but that is still only 15% locally grown.”

Ken was presented with a Hawaii-made koa wood “We’re all in the Same Canoe” paddle at the Fruit Lover’s Fest held at the One Island Sustainable Living Center in Honaunau. I am “very humbled and honored to receive a life time achievement award from One Island Sustainable Living Center for my work with tropical fruit and developing systems and diversification programs for small family farms.”

Posted in Awards

Fruit Lovers Fest

On October 27th, over 45 people participated in a farm tour with a pruning and tree care  demonstration, sampled locally grown delicious fruit and chocolate, enjoyed a potluck dinner that included organic non-GMO corn tamales with local pineapple, coconut and peppers, and then learned about – and tasted – exotic tropical fruits from around the world with Jim West of Ecuador. Naka Pierce taught us about low chill stone fruit (peaches, plums, pluots, apples) being grown on special root stock at his nursery that can thrive in Hawaii from sea level to 7,400 feet elevations. Ken Love wrapped up the lovely evening with news about a new grape trial planned for Hawaii.      In Hawaii, peaches, apples and grapes ARE exotics!

A special thanks to our fruit donors: Drew of Cook’s Bounty, Coconut Pete Rabin, Suzie Weaver’s Dragonfruit Farm and Brian Nichols’ farm.
Posted in Festivals, Local Foods Tagged with:

Mushrooms Ho!

The new How to Grow Your Own Mushrooms series began on October 25th with a big group of 19 participants who are busy tending their first shiitake mushroom patches.

Mycologists – send us your kit photos as they grow!

Next class will use local substrate and innoculants, sign up for the newsletter and then watch for news in January.

Posted in Local Foods