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SAME CANOE Sustainable Living News

November 2012 Newsletter. v14. Honaunau, Hawaii
Featuring:  Same Canoe Award, Green Market News, No Fruit Left Behind,
Chocolate Chocolate! event, Membership Drive, Great grant news from AmeriCorps
One Island News
Upcoming Events
Award Winners
Green Market
No Fruit Left Behind
AmeriCorps VISTA Grant News
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Nov 7 - Community Time Bank planning meeting, 11am, C&E

Nov 14 and 28 - Volunteer Days

on the OI Farm

Thursdays  - No Fruit Left Behind

Nov 25 - SKGM Grand Opening

Dec 16th - Chocolate Chocolate!

Jan 20th  - The Art of Tea

Feb 2nd - Same Canoe Commnity Garden Tours and Luncheon







 Birds of a Feather

love Local Foods

By Raw for Beauuty
Look closely at my plumage and name my fruit and veggies (view me at 200%)


Fall and Winter


Local Food Workshops and Cultural Events  

Mark Your Calendar 
No Fruit Left Behind:
Gleaning & Processing Teams 
Thursdays as announced on 
Community Garden Volunteer Days
November 14 & 28  


Official Grand Opening of the South Kona Green Market
at Amy B Greenwell Garden
in Captain Cook
Sunday, November 25th
Chocolate Chocolate!
Sunday, December 16th
Our 4th celebration of this heavenly food of the gods.
Tour and workshop 3-6
Cacao-themed dinner 6-7
Presentation and tasting 7-8
The Art of Tea
Sunday, January 13th
herbal and traditional teas
Community Garden Celebration
Tours to Same Canoe local gardens and luncheon
Saturday, February 2nd

Celebrating Sustainability!


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 Web  

New Web Site

Coming Soon

We've been working behind the scenes to launch a new web site at our new domain. You'll soon find it at
Learning Online
Watch for news of the full launch and come explore the new features - including a fun Hawaii culture, science and history web site sponsored by the  Full Circle Learning Network with great learning resources for all ages.


 November is about Giving Thanks  



As Thanksgiving approaches, here at One Island there is a lot to be thankful for looking over the past year. We've been able to host more than 30 classes, a Mauka-to-Makai watershed field trip progam, and four community festivals. We've also been a host for 18 visiting interns and over 50 local volunteers, ages 12-72, who have been a tremendous help in developing and maintaining our living learning laboratory. Thanks to the participation of 32 inspiring teachers, One Island has become an award-winning classroom-with-out-walls serving over 500 students ages 10-85 in the past year. We greatly appreciate the community's active support for our innovative sustainability programs. If you've been to our events - or plan to come in the future - we welcome your particiption. Mahalo!



A Big thanks to One Island's




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


Click here to Learn about our new

Hawaii Island Award Winners:

One Island Sustainable Living Center

Same Canoe Award


Same Canoe Award Ken Love    

Ken Love was presented with a

Same Canoe


Achievement  Award

at the Fruit Lover's Fest on October 27th in recognition for his passionate support of small farm sustainability, Hawaii fruit production, and value-added product development. Ken has touched so many of our lives with his tireless efforts to promote Grown in Hawaii products. Currently serving as the President of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers, our hats go off to Ken for his remarkable contributions in Hawaii, around the Pacific, and abroad. He was presented with a Hawaii-made "We're all in the Same Canoe" koa wood paddle at the Fruit Lover's Fest.


 Sustainability Innovation

Challenge Awards


One Island presented 13 awards to Hawaii Island inventors at the 3rd Annual Green Living Fair on October 6th. This was the first contest we have hosted and it included a People's Choice award with online voting, and 12 awards representing $2,600 in prizes thanks to support from local green business leaders.   We look forwards to seeing more great inventions come forth in the 2013 contest so tell your inventor friends.


 Click here to see the Innovation Award Winners


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

We're back at Amy Greenwell Garden!
South Kona Green Market
Sundays, 9-2
Grand Opening Sun., Nov. 25th
Great local fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts, live music, hot food, and One Island's green living showcase. Find us near the front entrance, every Sunday. In Captain Cook, at the Amy B. Greenwell Ethnobotanic Garden.

Support our local farmers and producers! 

Fruit Fair  No Fruit
 Left Behind
2,744 pounds and counting!
See our new NFLB Blog
and like us on Facebook
See NFLB in the News
Farms, Gardens, Orchards, Gleaners, and Sorters Wanted  
Meet-ups: Pre-announced 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 - October saw a whopping 2,744 pounds of food brought into our local food system. Donations went to the Painted Church Food Pantry and local Senior Centers  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!


Reclaiming our Local Food System,

one tree at a time.

Great News from AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps Volunteers serving at One Island in 2009
One Island's Food System Project has been awarded two full time AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer positions to assist us with capacity building. Much like the Peace Corps, each VISTA position works full time for a non-profit organization for a year in a high-poverty community and receives a modest living stipend, health benefits, and a year-end bonus.
The Hawaii AmeriCorps office has approved One Island to receive a Partnership Development VISTA volunteer, and a Volunteer Development VISTA volunteer. If you know someone interested in a year of full time volunteer work in Hawaii, please refer them to the AmeriCorps website where we will soon have postings about the required experience and assignment details. Position decisions will be made by December 1st and the assignment is January-December 2013.
A Big Mahalo to AmeriCorps VISTA for bringing these great resources to our rural community!


Fruit Lovers Fest  
Fruit Lovers
Fest was
Great Fun !
Supporting local farmer-to-consumer connections is part of One Island's mission and the Fruit Lover's Fest was an excellent example. On October 27th, over Fruit Fest 45 people participated in a farm tour with a pruning and tree care  demonstration, sampled locally grown delicious fruit and chocolate, enjoyed a potluck dinner that included organic non-GMO corn tamales with local pineapple, coconut and peppers, and then learned about - and tasted - exotic tropical fruits from around the world with Jim West of Ecuador. Naka Pierce taught us about low chill stone fruit (peaches, plums, pluots, apples) being grown on special root stock at his nursery that can thrive in Hawaii from sea level to 7,400 feet elevations. Ken Love wrapped up the lovely evening with news about a new grape trial planned for Hawaii.      In Hawaii, peaches, apples and grapes ARE exotics!
A special thanks to our fruit donors: Drew of Cook's Bounty, Coconut Pete Rabin, Suzie Weaver's Dragonfruit Farm and Brian Nichols' farm.
Next Up: we invite you to join us for the 4th Chocolate Chocolate! celebration on Sunday, December 16th. Madre Chocolate's Nat Bletter is our invited guest and we'll tour a local cacao grower's farm, enjoy a how-it-is-made demonstration, savor a locally made macnut-cacao nib pasta dinner, and learn about the history of cacao and its trade around the world.  Madre is producing Hawaii-grown chocolate bars with local fruit and spices that are a great Holiday gift item and you can purchase bars for gifts (and stocking stuffers) at the event. Arrive at 2:30 and event is 3-8pm. Tickets will be for sale in advance for the full event. A limited number of dinner and presentation-only, 6-8pm, tickets will also be available.
Mahalo to the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program for supporting this One Island farmer/producer-to-consumer event.