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October 2012 Newsletter. v13. Honaunau, Hawaii
Featuring:  Sustainability Innovation Contest, Green Living Fair, Mushroom Workshop,
Fruit Lovers Fest, and 'Greening Your Business' for small and rural businesses
One Island News
Upcoming Events
Garden Volunteering
Innovation Contest
Green Living Fair
Green Business Workshop
No Fruit Left Behind
Grow Your Own Mushrooms
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Oct 1-5 - Vote: Innovation Contest

Oct 6 - Green Living Fair

Oct 4, 11, 18, 25  - Gleaning Days

Oct 3, 17 - Garden Volunteering

Oct 24 - Food Day Volunteering

Oct 27 -Fruit Lovers Fair


 Get on the Sustainability Bus!

Fruit bus   

2012 Fall

Local Food Workshops and Cultural Events  

Mark Your Calendar 
No Fruit Left Behind:
Gleaning Teams 
Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 
Community Garden Volunteer Days
One Island: Oct 7th and 21st 
 National Food Day : Oct. 24th  
3rd Annual Free
Green Living Fair
Sat. October 6th, 9-1
with free soil-building, solar energy, and green classes -
plus featuring the
 followed by a lovely
Farm-to-Fork Dinner
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
Lynn VanLeeuwen
Thursdays Oct. 18th, Nov 8th 
Fruit Lovers Fair
 Special Guests Jim West of Ecuador and Ken Love, HTFG
Sat. October 27th


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 potluck
Chocolate Chocolate!
and Art Fair
December 8th
Green Living Review:
Soy Sauce, Tempeh, and Mushrooms
Saturday, December 29th
Celebrate Sustainability!
Support Local
Farmer's Markets
Farmer's Market  
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 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 at Choicemart
Put your money where your heart is - Buy Local!
100% of sales benefit local farms and One Island programs


for One Island's

Great Programs

nflb tote 
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.


nflb t shirt

Visit our Buying Club Page to learn more  

100% of proceeds supports our educational and resource conservation programs. 


OI Volunteers at SKEA

Good Medicine

Garden Volunteering

Oct. 3rd, 17th and 31st at One Island, with National  FOOD DAY special community event on Oct. 24th, 9am-noon 
We host fun team weekly Volunteer Days  at One Island plus one out at community garden location on selected Wednesdays.
Local islanders and visiting guests from around the world come lend a hand for educational work projects, take the farm tour, and 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.
RSVP to reserve a spot.



is October 24th

Learn more about the nationwide FOOD DAY and find a way to celebrate it locally. Eat local, eat healthy, support local gardens and farmers! 

  Fall is Full of Fruity Fun!   

 Glean Team  


October is the beginning of Fall and here at One Island it is full of some really fun learning activities. You can see the Innovation Challenge contest entries online and vote for your favorite, then view contest exhibits at the 3rd annual Green Living Fair and see sustainability in action. We'll wrap up the month with a special Fruit Lovers Fest.


Our popular new project No Fruit Left Behind has harvested over 2,200 pounds of fruit so far - food that would otherwise have gone to waste. Whoa!!

The fruit enters our local food supply at farmers markets, food bank pantries, natural foods stores, and is even handed out on the streets as a guerilla gleaning awareness campaign! Got Fruit? We'll come harvest!


NFLB at Food Pantry
Delivering to a Food Pantry every week


Growing and Giving in many ways - changing lives every day 


Also coming up: Come learn how to grow your own mushrooms, join a volunteer garden day, and explore the flavors of Hawaii at the special Fruit Lovers Fest on October 27th with a guest speaker from Ecuador.



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

Sustainability Innovation

Challenge Award:

Who's Got a Great Green Idea?


Arc House


The Hawaii Island Sustainability Innovation Challenge entries are ready for viewing on our web site, with a link to the voting page where we invite YOU to be a judge and pick your favorite for the People's Choice Award.


Green buildings, alternative transportation, agriculture inventions, sustainable communities and renewable energy - lots of great ideas to explore!


    Green Business Sponsors are providing $2,600 in prizes:


Mauna Lani Resort, Kohala - a leading solar powered

hotel complex- two nights for two and two breakfasts.

Inn at Kulaniapia, Hilo - hydro-powered  -  2 nights for

two at their waterfall-side BnB

Ke'ei Cafe, Kealakekua -  lunch certificate

 Kalani Oceanside Resort, Kalapana - eco/wellness destination for 40 years - gift certificate

Kealakekua Bay Bed and Breakfast - showcase for contest winner at Farm-to-fork and 3 cash prizes for inventors

Merrimans Cafe, Waimea  - local foods leader certificate

Fairwinds, Kona - snorkeling tour for two

Hawaii Forest and Trail, Kona - store certificate


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.


Mahalo to our Sponsors - pioneers in the Greening of Hawaii !


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 
The 3rd Annual Green Living Fair includes home, garden, and farm sustainable tools and practices in action: electric bikes, solar golf cart, plus mobile solar, solar hot water, water catchment, rain harvesting, edible land-scaping, aquaponics, zero-mile gardens, raised and container gardens, bio-char, Natural Farming, pollinator plants, medicinal plants, greenhouse, health and wellness practices. Face painting for the youth and solar art projects. Music, fun and food too!
Held 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 by reservation (macnut mushroom burgers and local greens/fruit salad) $16 adults, $12 under 15. Email for directions and a parking pass, or lunch.


Sustainability Innovation Challenge Award Winners will have products on exhibit too. Come celebrate the amazing ingenuity of our Island neighbors!


Treat Yourself. 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 and three cash prizes are being donated to the contestants. Tickets are $85 for a lavish multi- course locavore dinner prepared by award-winning chef Daniel Thiebaut.  Call 328-8150 for reservations.


Saturday, October 6th - Save the Date!


New Workshop Series
New workshop series:
Greening Your Business
How-to Peer Workshop
Thurs., Oct. 18th
8:30-4:30 and follow-up  
Thurs. Nov. 8th
led by Green CEO author,
Lynn Vandeeluwen
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.
Learn more by clicking here  to get details on this workshop
People, Practices, and Profitability
that are GOOD for the Planet
Gleaned fruit No Fruit
Left Behind
2,200 pounds and counting!
See our new NFLB Blog
and like us on Facebook
Farms, Gardens, Orchards, Gleaners, and Sorters Wanted  
Meet-ups: Thursdays - Gleaning 9-12
Cleaning/Processing 1-4 

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 and September saw a whopping 2,000 pounds of food diverted from waste our first two months!


Donations went to the Painted Church Food Pantry  and are shared at farmer's markets.   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!


Contact: Quinn Yeamans (volunteers)

or Raven Bolas (farms),  328-2452


Reclaiming our Local Food System,

one tree at a time.

Grow your Own
mushroomsWed. October 10th
We've arranged for a special Ag Dept. permit to import mushroom growing supplies for this class and for our Buying Club. Come learn how to grow mushrooms in your kitchen and in your yard. Each participant will go home with a kitchen counter mushroom kit and supplies to also start a mushroom log out in their yard. Special feature: a demo of kombucha making - the great fermented drink full of incredible health benefits.
Class fee including take home materials is $55.00.
Includes a Hawaii-grown mushroom tasting.


fruit basket Coming up:
Fruit Lovers
Saturday, October 27th, 4-8pm


Come learn about exotic tropical fruits from around the world with guest speaker Jim West, master international seed purveyor visiting from Ecuador. Hear about Hawaii Tropical Fruit Grower's progress in bringing more great local fruits to our tables with Ken Love, HTFG President. And celebrate the accomplishments of No Fruit Left Behind.
There will be fruit tastings, a fruit tree pruning demonstration, farmer's fruit for sale,  and live music to make this a fun-filled fest. All ages welcome. This is a free event, just RSVP for parking pass and directions to
Come enjoy the sunset, bring a potluck dish that uses local foods, and share your passion for Hawaii's great gift - incredible local fruit!
A big thanks to our sponsor, the USDA Farmer's Market Promotion Program,
for helping us bring local farmers and their supporters together in
new and inventive ways.