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SAME CANOE Sustainable Living News

July 2012 Newsletter. v10. Honaunau, Hawaii
Featuring :  Mango Madness, Innovation Challenge Award Contest, Rural School Alliance, One Island & School Garden Volunteering, New Gleaning Project
One Island News
Upcoming Events
Farmer's Market
June in Review
Mango Madness
Rural Schools
Innovation Contest
Green Gleaning
Good Medicine
Buying Club
Quick Links
Local Programs


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July 12 - Mango Madness

July 15 - Rural Schooling

July 17 - Gleaning Meet-up

July 18,19,26- Garden Volunteering

July 28th - Raising Chickens and

Ducks for Eggs 




Summer-Fall 2012
Local Food Workshops and Cultural Events  
Mark Your Calendar 
Homestead Foods:
Mango Madness
 Wed. July 11, 9-12
Green Glean Machine
Tues. July 24th
Potluck 5-6, Gleaning Project Meeting 6-7, Film: The Future of Food 7pm
Raising Chicken &
Duck Eggs
Saturday July 28th, 9-12
Homestead Foods: Jams and Jelly Making
Wed. August 8, 9-12
Homestead Foods: Fermenting Soy Sauce
and Tempeh
Wed. September 12th
Ginger and Jazz
Equinox, Fri. Sept 21st 
The Art of Tea
Sun.October 6th 1-5pm
Homestead Foods: Grow your own Mushrooms!
Wed. October 10th, 9-12
Fruit Lovers Fair
Sat. October 27th
Homestead Foods: Coffee roasting and brewing, homestyle methods
Wed. November 7th, 9-12
Harvest Fest
Sat. November 17th
Chocolate Chocolate!
and Art Fair
December 8th


Celebrate Sustainability!
Now at Two
Farmer's Markets
Farmers Market
Got Food? Local Farm and Garden Produce Wanted. Farmers and gardeners who enroll in One Island's Farmer's Market co-op can drop it off at our SKEA booth on Saturday morning and our crew will offer it for sale at both of the weekend markets as part of our new community co-op. Friday produce pick-up at your farm or garden can be arranged. Call Theo at 328-2452 to learn more.
Buy Local  Support local farms at the One Island booth, every Saturday at the new SKEA Farmer's Market and Sundays at the South Kona Green Market. Buy locally grown fruits and vegetables plus we feature Buying Club sustainability products.
SKEA Market Saturdays
on Mamalahoa in Honaunau
South Kona Green Market
Sundays 9-2 behind
Choice Mart in Captain Cook
Put your money where your heart is - Buy Local!
100% of sales benefit local farms and One Island programs

June was Jumping!

Bio Char


Biochar workshop with Josiah Hunt, June 9th

 Solar Cooking Class

Solar Cooking at our Homestead Foods Launch,

June 13th



Growing live food sprouts at YES!! Summer Youth Camp, June 18-22



Biofuel field trip to Camp Aloha, YES Camp 2012



Same Canoe

Same Canoe Community Gardens Grantees Announcend, June 23rd


SolFest Table  

SOLFEST, June 23rd


Canoe Grant Circle

Same Canoe Community Garden Grant Circle

Awards, June 23rd



 June sure was Jumping!


Yes Campers

Last month, the YES! Youth Camp was a great success and SolFest brought families and friends together to enjoy the students showcasing their accomplishments.


PLUS - we awarded the first round of Garden Grants to local non-profits and schools who are partners in the Same Canoe Community Garden Project. A BIG Congratulations to Honaunau School, Na Wahi Ola, Kona Elderly Recreation Services, South Kona Education for the Arts (SKEA) and Konawaena Middle School.


July is Juicy - Juicy foods and juicy ideas.


mangoThis month, we will be sharing some of the fun projects we enjoyed at Camp with the wider community - preserving mangos, helping in a community garden, enjoying healthy foods, and opening our minds to new ideas. Summer 'Camp' workshops for grown-ups - why not?


New this month: Launching a new Rural Charter

and Home School Alliance and Launching the Green Glean Machine harvesting project.


 Green IS a Verb - Let's Do It, Together! 

Mango prep
Homestead Foods
Mango Madness
July 11th
Summer is  Happening !! 

 Our July Homestead Foods Class is featuring a fun MANGO MADNESS  Food Preservation  workshop on Wednesday July 11th and we'll be showcasing how to make mango chutney and pickled mango. Instructors are: Nova White and Raven Bolas.


Workshop fee is $25 and includes a nifty mango pitter, instructions, and two glass canning jars to take home your creations. Bring 4 mangos, cutting board, and knife.

RSVP to hold a space to [email protected].

Rural School Alliance Forming
Water lilySunday, July 15th
Pre and Homeschool, 1-2:30pm
K-12 Online Hybrid, 3-5pm 


One Island is pleased to announce the launch of a Rural School Alliance. Our cornerstone sustainability programs and learning resources are actively serving local youth and we are now building an alliance that will create a hybrid online and place-based K-12 innovative education program in partnership with established charter and home schools.  Parents and children are welcome to attend: RSVP to [email protected] with which session  and number attending. Please share this news with school age families.


Learn more at a Rural Alliance information meetings on

Sunday, July 15th, at One Island

Learning together

Families looking for home-based schooling options with a fun community commons for group learning

welcome ! 

Got a Great Green Idea?


solar boat
Solar Powered Boat

One Island is

 launching the





We are dedicated to helping foster a resilient green economy in Hawaii and towards that goal, One Island is issuing a challenge to show us your great ideas! All ages on the Big Island are welcome to enter and the three categories for the competition are:


1. Proven, Operating Inventions

2. Prototypes

3. Designs and Concepts


Inventions can be physical objects or behavioral change concept models. August 31st is the deadline for Challenge Award applications and the awards will be announced at the Green Living Tour on October 6th. A panel of expert sustainability judges will select the top three winners, and a People's Choice vote will be conducted online in September.


To request an application, email [email protected]

Student Built Scarecrow
Student green-built bamboo, gourd and recycled CD scarecrow
Too much fruit or veggies?
Lettuce help you!
Tuesday, July 17th
fruit basket
Ever heard about gleaning? It is a great ZERO WASTE campaign.
Communities around the world form volunteer teams to go out and harvest fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste.
In fact, the roots of gleaning reach far back to the stories in the Old Testament and beyond to hunter-gathering communities.  Maybe a family doesn't have time to harvest or a disability has slowed down someone's ability to garden. Perhaps produce remains after the primary harvest.                
If not gleaned - this is food that would likely otherwise go to waste.
Community Sounding Meeting - come share your ideas for a gleaning project and learn about harvesting and re-distribution activities planned to start in August.
Tuesday, July 17th, 6-8pm
Local foods potluck, 5-6pm
Green Glean Machine Coordinator:
Quinn Yeamans

One Island is launching a Green Glean Machine project to coordinate available produce and volunteers to get these foods directly into our local food supply system. Project area is South Kona in 2012 and we encourage other districts to launch their own local projects.
Let us know if you have a tree that needs harvesting, a group that would be interested in volunteering to harvest - or if you yourself want to lend a hand either picking or processing the abundance. Email [email protected] to share your interests and abilities.
Good Medicine
Volunteer Gardening Fun
Giving back IS good medicine! 
We are hosting three Volunteer Days a month at One Island and out at a community garden location. Here at One Island, local 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. And each month we invite guests to join us for community service mornings at a local non-profit to help increase their sustainability practices. All ages and abilities welcome.
Garden day
Planting Ancient Grains
We know from experience just what
GOOD MEDICINE these community service days are, for all ages.


July Volunteer Projects at One Island
Wednesday, July 18th 
We'll be adding Rollinia and Lychee to the orchard, expanding  and building a new duck enclosure to start harvesting eggs. All ages welcome for a fun summer morning! Lunch included. To participate, please email [email protected]
July Community Garden Days
Thursdays, July 19th and 26th
This month you have two excellent opportunities to become a school garden volunteer thanks to the leadership of the Kohala Center and Nancy Redfeather. On Thursdays, July 19th and 26th, Nancy is hosting a Garden Volunteer Training Day at her lovely farm in Honalo, 9am-noon. Please email Nancy directly to register: nredf[email protected]
Many thanks to our great volunteers!
Giving back IS Good Medicine.


One Island Buying Club 
New at the Buying Club:Mango pitters that speed up the ease of accessing a  mango's tasty fruit. We bought a lot of these and have them available for $10 each for our Club members.


Click Here to learn more about the

Buying Club features 



YES! Summer Camp Highlights
Congratulations to our wonderful Campers! 
Superfood Heros
Superfood Garden Heroes!
The Youth Empowerment for Sustainability Summer Camp was a great experience -      for the campers, for the camp leaders, and for the five special guest teachers.
We all enjoyed the many varied projects the campers undertook that were hands-on sustainability skill practices. Parents and family came on Saturday to see their accomplishments and  we were all very impressed with what they'd learned. 
                     A Big Hand for Adario, Hali'a, Elijah, Lily, Maurice and Hayden!


Working Hard
Workin' Hard
Playin' Hard


Topics explored over the 5-1/2 day camp were: organic agriculture, natural farming, biochar, zero-mile gardening, energy conservation, farm-to-fork nutrition, healthy eating, preserving foods, solar energy, bio-diesel, solar hot water, aquaponics, ukulele and drumming, art and a solar stencil fabric painting, butterflies and local wildlife habitat protection - all fascinating facets of living sustainably in Hawaii. Plus - they had a camp-over with a yummy local food curry stew and coconut roasted on the campfire.
Makin' music with Maka
Eatin' superfoods - Acai bowls


Campers showcase
Campers showcase - solar fabric, gourds, science experiments, seeds, mango chutney and more.
Accomplishments: Our six campers, with the guidance of six camp leaders, created a new Superfoods garden, learned about solar energy, built a bamboo sculpture / scarecrow over the  Ancient Grains garden where they planted out new quinoa and corn, set in new taro keiki and planted native hibiscus, butterfly attractor plants, and trees in the Spice Island garden. They painted and decorated gourds for the scarecrow, dyed their own fabric using solar activated stencils, and made presentations to the community during the SolFest culminating tours on Saturday.


Medicine Wheel Tour on SolFest



A special thanks to our Camp partners -
Casey and Joan of Camp Aloha (solar and bio-diesel plus swimming), Zac of Gingerhill Farm (gourd art), Maka (ukulele and songwriting), Zac of Living Aquaponics Farm (farm tour), Coconut Pete (yummy roasted coconut and drumming) , and Betsy the Kayak Lady and Mary and Ron of Kona Lisa (sourdough pancakes and coffee donations for SolFest).
And a BIG THANKS to our Camp team - Raven, Theo, Nova, Marcy, Laura and Patrick.
We are growing Tomorrow's Leaders!