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SAME CANOE Sustainable Living News

August 2012 Newsletter. v11. Honaunau, Hawaii
Featuring: Sustainability Innovation Challenge Contest, Jam and Jelly Making,
'No Fruit Left Behind' Gleaning, Same Canoe Community Gardens are growing!
One Island News
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Farmer's Market
Buying Club
Jams & Jellies
Innovation Contest
No Fruit Left Behind
Garden Volunteering
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Aug 8 & 22 - Garden Volunteering 

Aug 2 - Gleaning Intro

Aug 9,16,23,30 Glean Team

August 15 - Jams and Jellies

Aug 29 - Honaunau School Garden Volunteer Meet-up

Aug 31st- Applications for

 Innovation Challenge Due 


 Get on the Local Food Bus!

market 3  

Summer-Fall 2012

Local Food Workshops and Cultural Events  
Mark Your Calendar 
No Fruit Left Behind:
Gleaning Coffee Talk,
Aug 2, 8am at Kaya's
Gleaning Teams Aug 9,16 23,30 meet at One Island
 Homestead Foods:
Jams and Jelly Making
'Tomato Basil Jelly'
Wed. August 15, 9-12
Community Garden Days
One Island: Aug. 8 & 22 
Honaunau School: Aug. 29
National Farmers Market Week August 5th-11th
Support Local Farmers!
Homestead Foods: Fermenting Soy Sauce
and Tempeh
Wed. September 12th
Community Garden Days
One Island: Sept. 5 & 19
SKEA: Sept. 26


Ginger and Jazz
Equinox, Fri. Sept 21st 


3rd Annual Free
Green Living Fair
Sat. October 6th, 9-1
 with a lively
Farm-to-Fork Dinner
at Kealakekua Bay Bed and Breakfast, 5-9pm 

Homestead Foods: Grow
your own Mushrooms!
Shitake, Pearl and Kombucha
Wed. October 10th, 9-12


Greening Your Business
with 'The Green CEO' author
Lyn VanLeeuwen
Thursdays Oct. 18th, Nov 29th 
Fruit Lovers Fair
 Special Guests Jim West of Ecuador and Ken Love
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
The Art of Tea
Sun. January 20th 10-4
Celebrate Sustainability!
Now at Two
Farmer's Markets
Farmer's Market  
August 5th-11th is National Farmers Market Week
Got Food? Local Farm and Garden Produce Wanted. Farmers and gardeners are invited to enroll in One Island's Farmer's Market co-op. Call Raven at 328-2452 or email 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
9:30-2 on Mamalahoa in Honaunau
South Kona Green Market
Sundays 9-2 behind
Choice Mart in Captain Cook - and soon moving back to 
Amy Greenwell Garden
Put your money where your heart is - Buy Local!
100% of sales benefit local farms and One Island programs
Buying Club News
VOG Buster Tea
 Vog Buster Tea
New at the Buying Club: Got the VOG Blues? We'll be showcasing Vog-busting remedies at our October 6th Green Living Fair and this month we are adding VOG BUSTER TEA to our Buying Club options. 

Click here to learn more about the

Buying Club features 


  August is about Abundance

and Appreciation 

 fruit basket  


This month, we invite you to celebrate the growing abundance of local foods on our island - and to give  appreciation to our local creative problem solvers and sustainability leaders.


There is a movement afoot, around the world, to re-form the local and regional community inter-connections that are the foundation of sustainable living. Here at One Island, we are seeing this start to happen more and more often as we form alliances with other efforts and organizations. There IS hope here, in learning to work together to solve our pressing issues.


CONGRATULATIONS to Ben at the West Hawaii Explorations Academy and Krista at Kona Innovations Charter School

for joining the Same Canoe Community Garden Alliance

with successful new grant proposals!


It really is up to us to Be the Change

we want to see in the world.



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

Summer Tomatoes 
Homestead Foods
Jams and Jellies
Tomato Basil Jelly!


August 15th



August is About Abundance. One Island recently completed a Master Food Preservers certification and we are ready to share more of the great Grow Your Own / Make Your Own skills that ensure food security. For August, we are jumping into Jams and Jellies to help our community learn to preserve the abundance all around us. We'll do both a sweet and a littl' bit savory Tomato Basil jelly to make it fun.


Master Food Preservers Graduation


Master Food Preserver's Graduation! Thanks Ken,

our Appreciation for your Fruit-full Works.

Raven Bolas and Sandra Scarr will be leading this class and you'll learn how easy it is to can-up fresh fruits and vegetables for enjoyment year round. We love them fresh when they are here, but how great to be able to savor them off-season, year round. Tomato Basil Jam is on the menu and on your next crostini!


Workshop fee is $35 and includes two glass canning jars to take home your creations. Bring fresh local organic fruit and tomatoes, cutting board, knife, and apron. All ages welcome (under 16, $25).


RSVP for a space to

Got a Great Green Idea?


bamboo shelter
Bamboo Shelter on the Big Island

One Island is

 hosting 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 and Practices

3. Designs and Concepts


Inventions can be physical objects, written works, designs, visual or healing arts, or behavioral change concept models.  All ages welcome.


August 31st is the deadline for Challenge Award applications and the awards will be announced at the Green Living Fair 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

Paniolo cottage
Mobile tiny home in Waimea
Fruit bus
Get on the Local Food Bus!
No Fruit
Left Behind
Farms, Gardens, Orchards, Gleaners, and Sorters Wanted
Intro Aug 2, Kaya's, 8am
Teams Aug 9,16,23,30
8am-Noon + Lunch


Last month we launched the new Gleaning project under the banner of "No Fruit Left Behind". We've already begun harvesting surplus avocados and will be following the crops as they ripen so we can bring more local foods to local tables.


The facts are: in 1960, 90% of Hawaii's food was grown locally; by 2000, 90% was being imported.

Let's turn it back around!


Four Easy Ways You Can Participate:


1. Help us identify orchards or crops with a surplus that would otherwise be going to waste. Call or email us with contact information to reach the owner.


2. Volunteer to join the picking or sorting and cleaning teams. 3 hours a month would be a significant contribution of your time and give you a good feel for what fun teamwork can be.


3. If you are a farmer who would like to trade a portion of your crop for pruning and tree care - let us know. If you have extra crop to sell, we can also get that out through local farmer's markets and distributors via our small farm coop.


4. Help us raise funds to support this great project by buying One Island products at the South Kona Green Market on Sundays, SKEA Market on Saturdays, weekly from the      Fresh Feast CSA, or farm direct at One Island events.


Contact: Quinn Yeamans or Raven Bolas,  328-2452


Reclaiming our Local Food System,

one tree at a time. 




Kava Girls
Goodwill youth team planting medicinal kava at One Island in July
Good Medicine
Volunteer Gardening Fun
This month:
August 8th and 22nd
at One Island and
August 29th at Honaunau School, 
We host two Volunteer Days a month at One Island and one out at community garden locations on selected Wednesdays. Here at One Island, local islanders and visiting guests from around the world come lend a hand for educational work projects, take the farm tour, and can then enjoy a free 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.
school garden 1
Helping out at Honaunau School
Many thanks to our great volunteers!
Giving back IS Good Medicine.



Coming up:
3rd Annual Green Living Celebration
Saturday, October 6th 
Fair with exhibits and presentations at One Island 9-1
Farm-to-Fork Dinner at Kealakekua Bay BnB 5-9pm


Green Living 2012  
2012 Special exhibits invited to the 3rd Annual Green Living Fair include home, garden, and farm sustainable tools and practices in action: electric bikes, solar golf cart, amphibious vehicle plus solar water pumping, mobile solar, solar hot water, water catchment, rain harvesting, edible landscaping, aquaponics, zero-mile gardens, raised and container gardens, bio-char, Natural Farming, pollinator plants nursery, medicinal plants, greenhouse, orchard care, health and wellness practices. Face painting for the youth and solar art projects. On the grounds of One Island's organic farm and learning center in Honaunau, 9am-1pm. With a fun local food picnic lunch 12-1pm.
Sustainability Innovation Challenge Award Winners will have their products, concepts, and practices on exhibit too. Come celebrate the amazing ingenuity of our Island neighbors!
For an elegant Green Living evening, host Emily Peacock is offering a seasonal local foods Farm-to-Fork Dinner at the Kealakekua Bay Bed and Breakfast on Napo'opo'o Road overlooking the Bay. A One Island Sustainability Innovation Challenge Award winner will showcase their product during the pupu hour. Tickets are $85 for a delicious multi- course locavore dinner prepared by award-winning chef Daniel Thiebaut.
Following the Farm-to-Fork tradition, a portion of each dinner's proceeds benefits a local non-profit and One Island is honored to have been chosen as the non-profit recipient for the October Dinner. Call 328-8150 for reservations.
Saturday, October 6th - Save the Date!