SAME CANOE Sustainable Living News
September 2012 Newsletter. v12. Honaunau, Hawaii
Featuring: Innovation Award Contest, Food & Garden Classes,
'No Fruit Left Behind' Gleaning, Green Living Fair, Fall YES Youth Camp,
and 'Greening Your Business' for small and rural businesses
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QUICK Sept-Oct CALENDAR
Sept. 1 - Tomato Basil Jelly
Sept 5 and 19 - Volunteer Wed.
Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 - Gleaning Days
Sept 12 - Soy Sauce and Tempeh
Sept 26 - SKEA Volunteering
Sept 30 - Got Eggs? tour
Oct 1-6 - Fall Youth Camp
Oct 6th - Green Living Fair and Sustainability Innovation Challenge Showcase
Get on the Local Food Bus!
Local Food Workshops and Cultural Events
Mark Your Calendar
No Fruit Left Behind:
Sept. 6, 13 20, 27
Green Living Series:
Jams and Jelly Making
'Tomato Basil Jelly'
Sat. Sept. 1st, 9-12
Community Garden Volunteer Days
One Island: Sept. 5 & 19
SKEA: Sept. 26th
Green Living Series: Fermenting Soy Sauce
Wed. September 12th
YES!! Fall Youth Camp
Mon-Fri Oct 1-5
'The Art of Sustainability'
3rd Annual Free
Green Living Fair
Sat. October 6th, 9-1
with free soil-building, solar energy, and healthy foods classes - plus featuring the
SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION CHALLENGE AWARD SHOWCASE
followed by a lovely
at Kealakekua Bay Bed and Breakfast, 5-9pm
Green Living Series: Grow your own Mushrooms!
Shitake, Pearl and Kombucha
Wed. October 10th, 9-12
Greening Your Business
with 'The Green CEO' author
Thursdays Oct. 18th, Nov 8th
Fruit Lovers Fair
Special Guests Jim West of Ecuador and Ken Love
Sat. October 27th
Local Green Economy
Building a Rural Co-op, Time Bank, and Local Currency Potluck and Discussion
Tuesday, October 30th
Green Living Series:
Coffee roasting and brewing homestyle methods
Wed. November 7th, 9-12
Harvest Music Festival
Sat. November 17th
4-9pm with local foods dinner
and Art Fair
Green Living Review:
Soy Sauce, Tempeh, and Muschrooms
Saturday, December 29th
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 email@example.com to learn more.
Buy Local Support local farms at the One Island booth Sundays at the South Kona Green Market. Buy locally grown fruits and vegetables plus we feature Buying Club sustainability products.
South Kona Green Market
Sundays 9-2 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
for One Island's
Show your support for the NO FRUIT LEFT BEHIND local food gleaning project by purchasing a fun shopping tote or cotton T-shirt through our Buying Club, Farmer's Markets, or at One Island events.
Visit our Buying Club Page to learn more
100% of proceeds supports our educational and resource conservation programs.
Sept. 5th and 19th at One Island, Sept. 26th at SKEA,
9am-noon plus lunch
We host two Volunteer Days a month at One Island and another 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.
The Art of Tea
Sun. January 13, 10-4
Ginger and Jazz Festival
Sat. Feb 9th
Green Living Healthy Food Series :
Health and Cleansing with Juicing, Jan 19,
Raw Food Recipes Feb 23rd,
Living Foods March 30th
Same Canoe Community Garden Tours
Sunday, January 27th
launching the 2013
New: Sustainable Sundays Series
Origin of Plants
Feb. 17, March 3, Apr 7,
May 5, and June 2
Ancient Hawaiian Agriculture
Sun., Feb 17 2-4
We ARE What We Eat
Sun., March 3, 10-noon
potluck lunch noon-2
Sun., March 3, 2-5
Starting an Organic Garden
Sun., 24th 2-5
Soil Building Series:
Got Soil? 10-noon
Composting and Worms
Sun. April 7, 2-4
Sun. April 21, 2-5
Soil Building Series:
Bochashi and Biochar
Sun., May 5th, 2-5
Soil Building Series:
May 11-12, 10-4
Sun. May 19th, 2-4
Sun. June 2nd
YES!! Summer Camp
SOLFEST Music and Arts Fair
September is about Seeds
that Change Lives
You never know when you plant a seed if it will grow ...
This month marks the 12th issue of our Same Canoe Newsletter - thanks for following the growth of our Sustainable Living programs over the past year. We've planted a lot of seeds to help our community find solutions to the sustainability challenges we face and many of those seeds have taken root and are growing some pretty amazing crops!
We started with the WHSEP solar energy grant program serving 150 grantees, added the Same Canoe Community Garden program with great workshops and grants to local demonstration gardens, began the YES!! Youth Camps, and most recently we've launched a local zero-waste foods Gleaning project called No Fruit Left Behind.
Good Things are Sprouting Up!
All of these community services are only possible thanks to the passion and dedication of our participants. A BIG MAHALO to our leaders: Marcy Montgomery, Stephen Shrader, Raven Bolas, Theo Bacon and Quinn Yeamans, to our amazing Interns for their resilient contributions, to our respected local advisors, to the USDA for funding the start-up of these innovative programs, and to the participants and volunteers who really do MAKE THINGS HAPPEN at One Island and out in our wider community.
Green IS a Verb - Let's Do It, Together!
truely green artwork - size it up to 200% - how many veggie types can you count?
Food & Garden Workshops
now with Saturday and Wednesday options to help increase your food independence - and maybe even fashion sense!
1. Sweet and Savory Jellies
Tomato Basil Jelly!
Saturday, Sept 1st, 9am-noon
with Raven Bolas and Sandra Scar
Workshop fee of $35 includes 2 canning jars to take home your sweet and savory creations.
2. Fermenting your own
Soy Sauce and Tempeh
Wednesday, September 12th, 9am-noon
with Matt Lovein and Raven Bolas
|Traditional soy sauce in vats|
Soy sauce is a staple food in many kitchens and we can learn to make our own to ensure the most pure and flavorful ingredients - and to control the salt and grain levels for optimum health.
Tempeh is a fermented soy cake that make
sdelicious protein options for stir frys and sandwiches. Come learn how to make both - you'll have a tempeh block to take home and enjoy in a few days, and the soy sauce will go home to ferment over several months.
Workshop fee of $35 includes a jar to take home your soy sauce to ferment, your own tempeh block, and a yummy Tempeh Reuben lunch using the Ca'Buni Cafe recipe.
3. Got Eggs?
Chicken Tractor Tour
Poultry Learning Circle
Sunday, Sept. 30th, 2:30-4:30
with tour to
Earthly Delights Farm
Meet up to carpool at One Island
Coming Up - Free Intro to Composting and Worm Bins
Saturday, October 6th, 10am
at Green Living Fair
with Steve Velonza
Plus free drawing for an Earth Machine!
RSVP for workshop spaces to
Who's Got a Great Green Idea?
|Lilikoi battery bank and laser, made on Maui|
The Hawaii Island Sustainability Innovation Award entries, due August 31st, will be reviewed by a panel of judges during September. On Sept. 28th, we will be inviting YOU to vote online for a People's Choice winner.
Sustainability Innovation Judges are:
Karen Kemp, Ph.D., USC GIS Professor
Hugh Baker, Energy Consultant
Dr. Rick Bennett, Environmental Consultant
Nancy Redfeather, Kohala Center and
Hawaii Island School Garden Network
Tane Datta, Sustainable Ag Leader,
Adaptations and Fresh Feast
Dr. Gregory Barbour, NELHA
You, through a People's Choice award
with online voting
Solar electric bike in Na'alehu
Categories of competition are:
1. Proven, Operating Inventions, Products or Practices
2. Prototypes of Inventions, Products or Practices
3. Designs and Concepts including all media
Sponsors and Prizes to-date are:
Mauna Lani Resort, Kohala - a leading solar powered hotel complex- Prize: Two Nights for Two and Two Breakfasts.
Inn at Kulaniapia, Hilo - hydro-powered, negative carbon footprint retreat - Prize: 2 nights at their waterfall-side BnB
Ke'ei Cafe, Kealakekua - green built restaurant - Lunch for 2
Kalani Oceanside Resort, Kalapana - eco/wellness destination for 40 years - 50% off up to a one week stay
Kealakekua Bay Bed and Breakfast - showcase for contest winner at Farm-to-fork and cash donation for youth projects
Winners and honorable mentions will be on display at the free Green Living Fair on Saturday, October 6th
at One Island's Sustainable Living Center.
see event info below
Get on the Local Food Bus! Over 500 pounds gleaned the first month.
Farms, Gardens, Orchards, Gleaners, and Sorters Wanted
Sept. 6, 13 20, 27
Team 1 - Gleaning 9am-1pm
Tteam 2 - Lunch Prep and Glean Cleaning/Processing 12-4pm
The Gleaning Crew has been having a great time helping pick, sort and share the abundance with people who are hungry for more local foods and better nutrition. August saw over 500 pounds of food diverted from waste our first month!
Donations went to the South Kona Seniors group and Honaunau School in August and a portion were sold at farmer's markets and to local retailers. We are raising funds to cover tool and transportation costs. Donations of produce, time, fuel, tools and support are welcome!
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!
See our new NFLB Blog
and visit us on Facebook
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, weekly from the Fresh Feast CSA, or farm direct at One Island events.
Contact: Quinn Yeamans (volunteers)
or Raven Bolas (farms),
Reclaiming our Local Food System,
one tree at a time.
|New Workshop Series|
Greening Your Business
How-to Peer Workshop
Thurs., Oct. 18th
8:30-4:30 and follow-up
led by Green CEO author,
Small Business Owners and Managers are invited to join a pro-active peer group for a dynamic workshop on increasing the sustainability of your business methods and practices. This is the first in a series of 2012-2013 workshops at One Island about moving to action and seeing results.
If you operate a local BnB, adventure tour, health service, art gallery, restaurant, consulting service, farm, retail store, or small business wanting to increase its sustainability, this is the best workshop of the year to help you identify Green Business opportunities that are good for the planet and for profitability. You'll learn techniques and practices that help small and rural businesses thrive and how you can begin implementing changes in your own business practices that save money, increase customer loyalty, attract top employees, and generate revenues.
People, Practices, and Profitability
that are GOOD for the Planet
YES!! Youth Camp
'The Art of Sustainability'
Fall Break Activities
YES!! is the Youth Empowerment for Sustainability Camp that is hosting great learning activities for youth ages 10-14 during school breaks. These full-day activities, Monday-Friday, feature a wide range of sustainability learning activities and for Fall Camp our theme is ART!!
We'll use natural materials and innovative technologies to help in the garden and greenhouse and we'll harvest green resources for art projects. Campers enjoy guest presenters and teachers and take walking tours to other green living sites in the neighborhood. Weekdays 9-4. Friday overnight campout and showcase on Saturday for family and community are highlights.
Meals and materials are included in $250 fee for the 6-day active learning program. Parents provide transportation to Honaunau and a public bus service from South Kona and Ka'u is available, with a group taxi service option from Kailua-Kona.
|Camper Showcase on Saturday|
|Super Food Gardenin' Heroes|
|Bamboo and Gourd Sculpture Project|
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
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!