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SAME CANOE Sustainable Living News

February 2012 Newsletter, v5,  Honaunau, Hawaii
Featuring :  Butterfly Breakfast, Garden Workshops,
Mauka to Makai Field Trip & Solar Oven News
One Island News
Local Food Workshops & Raw Food Potluck
Dog Park Day
Farmer's Market
Food & Garden Events
Mauka to Makai Field Trip
Secret Life of Plants
Volunteer Days
Solar Ovens
Quick Links
Local Programs


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Feb 3rd - Start Your Own Garden - Yes you can!

at Kuaiwi Farm

 Feb. 4th - Mauka to Makai field expedition in Kealakekua

Feb 7th - Raw Food Potluck and Film Night at One Island 

Feb. 11th - Butterfly Breakfast Buzz  Fundraiser at One Island

Feb. 24th - Secret Life of Plants at One Island


Local Food Workshops, Festivals and Field Days
Mark Your Calendar 
The Same Canoe Community Garden Project presents an ala carte menu of great garden classes, special events and field trips with the island's BEST teachers:
Starting an Organic Garden
w/ Una Greenaway
Fri. Feb. 3rd
Mauka to Makai
Field Trip
w/ Rick Bennett
Sat. Feb. 4th
Celebrate Pollinators
at the Butterfly 
Breakfast Buzzz
Pancake Breakfast
Sat. Feb. 11th
The Life of Plants
w/ Raven Bolas
Fri. Feb. 24th
School Gardens
w/ Nancy Redfeather
Fri. March 2nd
w/ Kat Harrison
Fri. March 9th
Coconut Festival
Sat. March 17th
Natural Farming
w/ Drake Weingart
March 23-25th
Growing Greens
Fri. March 30th
Greenhouse and Nursery Starts
Fri. Apr. 6th
Kava/Kalo Festival
Sat. Apr. 14
Growing Soil
w/ Gerry Hebert and  Nancy Redfeather
Fri Apr 20th
Beyond Organic
w/ Jana Bogs
Fri. Apr. 27
Aquaponics and
Water Harvesting
May 4th and 6th
Raised Beds and Container Gardens
w/ Raven Bolas and Kally Goschke
Fri. May 11th
w/ Steve Sakala
Fri. May 18th
Fruit Lovers Festival
Sat. May 26th
Bio Char
June 8-9
Reforestation with Native Trees
Sat. June 16th
Solfest 2012!
Sat. June 23rd 

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Celebrate Sustainability!

South Kona

Dog Park Day


Bring your favorite friend for a fun romp on the farm. Next Doggie Play Day is Saturday, February 25th, 10am-noon. Bring a picnic and stay for lunch!  Email [email protected] for directions


Farmer's Market
Support local farms at the One Island booth, every Sunday at the South Kona Green Market under the Same Canoe banner. Locally grown fruits and vegetables PLUS locally made chocolate, jams and bread. And we feature free samples of solar baked goodies. Yum!
Put your money where your heart is - Buy Local!

Featured Artist: Rob Schouten Gallery, Whidbey Island

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Summer Youth Camps
One Island's facility is a year-round, hands-on, living  laboratory for learners of all ages. This summer we are organizing two Youth Sustainability Camps:
June 18-23 (ages 10-18) and July 16-20 (ages 13-18).

Traditional Hawaiian and multi-faceted sustainability tools and practices will provide hands-on experiences. 



February Feature: Butterfly Habitat and Pancake Breakfast Fun 



 Butterfly Breakfast BUZZZ! 

February 11th, 8am-noon


Join us in learning about the six butterflies that have naturalized in West Hawaii and the rare Kamehameha native butterfly. Learn to identify the butterflies and what plants you can add to your gardens or farm to help attract these lovely pollinators. All over delicious Pancakes and Kona Coffee!


This Pancake Breakfast is a fundraiser for our Summer Youth programs and includes organic whole grain or gluten free pancakes, local egg or tofu scramble, fresh fruit, and Kona Coffee by cold brew or french press. Tickets are a $15 donation. Help us develop tomorrow's leaders through innovative Youth Sustainability Camp programs today.


To register for our events, use the Same Canoe web page by CLICKING HERE.


                         Green is a Verb - Do it! 

February is FULL of fun local food, garden, watershed, and wildlife habitat explorations

with One Island. Join us!



Raw Food Potluck, Recipe Exchange
and Film Night
Tuesday, February 7th, 5:30-8:30

Raw FoodBring a raw food dish, share your favorite recipes, and watch an intruiging short film on the
healthy features of adding Raw Food meals to your diet. Raw Food chefs welcome, and also those curious how to begin adding new raw food recipes to your diet in ways that will surprise and amaze you.


Farm tour 5:30-6
Potluck 6-7
Film and Discussion 7-8:30 
Starting an Organic Food Garden
(Yes, You Can !) 
Friday February 3rd


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We are very lucky on the Big Island to have experienced master gardeners and farmers who have been here for over three decades and who are eager to share their knowledge to help us increase our locally-grown food supply.
 of Kuaiwi Farm and Feed Hawaii will be leading this great get-started class. You'll learn the whole garden process from selecting a site, composting and building soil, choosing seasonal food crops, planting, maintaining, and harvesting your accomplishments. Space is very limited for this class; bring your own lunch.  $35 fee will benefit One Island's Youth Sustainability Camp in June and July. 
CLICK HERE to REGISTER. Only a few spaces remain

Mauka to Makai Field Trip

Saturday, February 4th

Mauka to Makai is a new natural history field trip program
launched by
One Island and revolves around quarterly hikes to hard-to-see locations that reveal the inter-connections of our watersheds, flora and fauna on the Big Island. 
Next Expedition - February 4th   For 2012, we will be hosting the next Mauka to Makai, led by Richard Bennett, on February 4th and it will focus on the Kealakekua watershed with location stops at upper elevation down to sea level. Meet up at lower Choice Mart parking lot at 8:30am and we'll carpool with 4WD up-mountain and then have lunch down at the shoreline, followed by a marine ecosystem watershed presentation. Easy hiking; bring water, sun protection and a picnic lunch. Scholarships are available.
REGISTER ONLINE : $15 donation ($25 couple) goes to support the Summer Youth Camp. CLICK HERE to Register.
The Secret Life of Plants
Friday, February 24th, 9am-noon
Secret LifeThere is a fascinating story about plant life - from the most ancient plants to the flowering and fruiting plants we recognize today.
Come learn about their incredible journey through time and how their reproductive efforts are the basis of our own local food system today. Before there were the birds and the bees - there were fascinating and clever plants that can still enchant us with their mysteries today. Presented by Raven Bolas, Botanist. Scholarships available.
$10 donation at the door - free to our Garden Volunteers. Proceeds will fund scholarships for youth programs at the One Island Sustainable Living Center and its new Same Canoe Community Gardens Project.
Day on the Farm
Volunteer Wednesdays


Wednesdays are  Volunteer Days at One Island and both island residents and visiting guests from around the world lend a hand for educational work projects, take the farm tour, and then enjoy a community lunch.
Lead by Farm Project Manager, Raven Bolas, we've been revitalizing the edible landscape and butterfly exhibits - and making great progress getting the greenhouse irrigation installed. More local food and impoved wildlife habitats are the result of these valuable efforts.
Many thanks to our volunteers!


To participate, please email [email protected]                                          
Solar Oven Buying Club
Delicious foods with NO propane or electric costs?
You bet!


solar ovenOne Island has formed a Buying Club for the best sustainability products. Our group buying power helps us bring you great products at a reduced price. Save up to $50!
A. Solar Oven, shipped to your address - $325
B. Solar Oven with 3 rack food dehydration kit  and 4 cooking pans - $399 delivered to your door.
Each Farmer's Market we showcase new food products prepared in the Solar Oven - chocolate brownies, granola, fruit crisp, kabocha squash spice bread, banana chocolate brownies, dried mango, dried banana - we keep trying new things and LOVE this oven. Stop by the Sunday South Kona Green Market to see it in action. Sign up for the Buying Club by emailing [email protected] or at the Market Booth.
Community Councils
the heart of West Hawaii
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Every rural community has a need to provide services and programs that improve its local resident's quality of life.

In 2012, One Island has begun forming COMMUNITY COUNCILS to help West Hawaii address and meet its sustainability goals. If you are interested in contributing ideas or resources to a Council, please email [email protected]. Sustainability Councils being formed include:

Local Food System Council
Energy and Transportation Alternatives Council
Health and Wellness Council
Green Economy Council
Arts and Culture Council
Natural Resources Council
Youth & Families Council

The goal of the Councils is to listen to the local community, identify what the urgent needs are, develop programs and seek funding to address those needs, and host events and activities that promote sustainability. One Island's facility is available for Council meetings and events. Your leadership or support efforts will be welcome!
Time commitment: Each Council member will contribute an average of 1 hour a month to this listening and implementation project, in what ever way best matches your availability - by email and at Council gatherings. We also welcome collaboration with other organizations.
No need to reinvent the canoe - let's get the boat in the sea and start paddling together!






One Island is focused on expanding its South Kona Ag Park facility and Programs.  To help us better serve more local families, farms, small businesses and non-profits, we are seeking support for the following assistance: 
Gleaners  to help our community capture abundant foods that would otherwise go to waste
Volunteer Coordinator to help school students and local families be of service
Adminitrative Assistants with experience in community capacity building for Agriculture, Energy, Health and Wellness, Youth and Family, Art and Culture and Natural Resource programs
Videographer to help us capture and share talk story from our participant's perspective
Commercial kitchen facility to help local growers and  producers make better use of their produce
Mobile kitchen that can travel to reach remote farm locations to help struggling farmers to create value-added products for market
Solar  More funding  to help serve the 300 solar grant participants on our waiting list and hundreds more in our service areas
GIS Mapping assistance to document the accomplishments and findings of our projects
Driveway installer to improve access to the farm-based facility
Artists-in-Residence are invited to come for a personal retreat on the farm and bring their music, performace or visual art to our community on the One Island stage and lawn 
  Help us raise this Sustainability 'Barn' in 2012!