April 2013  Same Canoe Newsletter Honaunau, Hawaii   

Ginger and Jazz, Cacao Journey, Sustainability Survey, How to Make Kombucha, Film Series,  

Solar Cook Off, Earthday Gardening Parties, and New Garden Grants.   Vol 19 
One Island News
Sustainability Survey
Upcoming Events
Your Voices
Sister Groups
Six Cornerstones
April Events
Food Workshops
Film Nights
Support One Island
No Fruit Left Behind
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2013 Local Food Workshops and  Cultural Events  

Mark Your Calendar 
No Fruit Left Behind
Gleaning & Processing Teams 
Thursdays as announced on 
Community Garden Volunteer Days
April 3rd and 10th
April Special Events:
Food and Music
Cacao Journey
April 6th
Ginger & Jazz
April 27th 
Solar Cook Off
April 17th

How to Make Kombucha
April 24th
Sunday April 21st and Monday April 22nd - volunteer gardening parties and lunch at One Island
Film Nights
 7pm at One Island
please rsvp to
Food Matters
Thurs. April 4th
Peter Gabriel
Secret World Live
Thurs. April 18th
Celebrating Sustainability!
Your Voices on the One Island Web Site
Workshops, field trips and events hosted by One Island now offer participants a fun way to post comments on their learning experiences.
We want to hear from you!
If you've been a participant and would like to post a comment to help your instructor - or future participants - learn about the valuable content you walked away with, please click on
See the Mauka to Makai March field reports from the Kealakekua Bay Watershed Field Trip
 Sister Programs
Slow Food Hawaii
Have you heard about Slow Food International ? With
over 100,000 members joined in 1,500 convivia (their local chapters), the worldwide appeal of the Slow Food movement is evidence of a global need to reconnect with our local food systems - and our neighbors.
Slow Food USA has chapters all over the country and here on the Island of Hawaii we have an active chapter called
We encourge you to learn about their educational events and services to local schools.
  Picture: Sonia Martinez

One Island's Same Canoe Community Garden project shares a lot in common with Slow Food - as do our farm tour and food tasting events, and Farmers Market projects.
We are pleased to join hands with Slow Food Hawaii to host the Ginger and Jazz fundraiser on April 27th.  

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The Root Change
trough garden 
The Six Cornerstones of Sustainability include:
reclaiming our local food system, 
switching to renewable energy, natural resource conservation, promoting green economic efforts and creating green jobs,
practicing health and wellness,
celebrating arts and culture.
The foundation for these Cornerstones
 - that makes acheiving sustainable living in the 21st century possible - is a process of human transformation, wisdom sharing, and daily personal practice. 
Yes Campers 
The Change begins with each one of us, and with-in our local communities.
May is About Art and Gardens
Art by Gerald Strine 
 More fun coming up!


Food and Music

Two Great Sustainability Cornerstones!  



April's theme at One Island is Food and Music and we've got some very special activities coming up that we hope you can join us for. Chocolate, Ginger, Jazz and Kombucha!


Plus, April holds Earthday - a great time to put your hands where your heart is.


Ginger and Jazz    


Click on the image above to reach the event page for this food and music fundraiser co-hosted by One Island and Slow Food Hawaii.


JOIN US for an evening of live jazz under a full moon overlooking Kealakekua Bay on April 27th. Local farm fresh foods and exotic beverages with a four course ginger-themed dinner prepared by Slow Food Chefs.


Fundraiser tickets, $100, benefit local school and community garden education projects supported by One Island and Slow Food Hawaii including the Hawaii Island School Garden Network. 



April Events 

A month full of tasty local food workshops, gardens,

and special events 


School Garden Celebration

Honaunau School, Mamalahoa Hwy

Saturday, April 6th



Come visit one of the star community gardens participating in One Island's SAME CANOE Community Garden Project. Garden Teacher Melissa Chivers is accomplishing great things with her students - come see their pride and joy - and abundant learning garden and new rain catchment system!


This fun open house hosted by Honaunau School invites the community to celebrate the student's accomplishments AND is a great way to learn about the mini garden grants that West Hawaii residents can apply for through One Island.


cacao journey

Cacao Journey Saturday afternoon,

April 6th

3-7 pm


On April 6th we will have a special opportunity to taste and explore a Guatemalan cacao beverage grown in the jungle highlands.

Come discover what this magical plant offers as a meditative inspiration or inner work companion. Described as a food for "The Shift" it is becoming a plant connected to the human potential and millennial social change movements.

Click on the image to learn more


Journey donation $15    

RSVP for directions to [email protected]


This unique Cacao Journey will be led by Gerri McMahon and opens with an afternoon tasting and guided meditation that honors this ancient plant. The journey continues into the early evening with self-reflection, walking in the ethnobotanic gardens at One Island, and concludes with a potluck and fire circle at sunset, 7-9pm. 
Put Your Hands where your Heart Is
Celebrate Earthday
with One Island
Sunday, April 21st and Monday, April 22nd
Garden volunteers
 Earthday is April 22nd and people around the world who are concerned about the state of the earth and our climate are joining together for special events.
At One Island, we invite everyone who has been served by our organization - or who supports our environmental + social change mission - to come lend a hand in installing a new community garden and to help increase our pollinator habitat and medicinal plantings.
Join us in intentionally renewing your commitment to respecting and restoring the earth's natural environment.
Come to a gardening party!
Put your hands where you heart is and volunteer for a few hours - or a day - as a vote for improving the human connection to the planet we live on. We need your help and we'll be hosting free volunteer lunches so come join in a gardening party and make a real difference!
RSVP the times you can come volunteer to [email protected]

Do it Yourself Food Workshops 

Solar Cook Off

Wednesday, April 17th



Solar Cooking Class 

 There are now two types of solar ovens on the island and we are hosting a solar cook off to watch them do their magic. Come learn how to cook with zero propane, wood, or electricity. Just the power of the sun. It is absolutely liberating! Free event, just RSVP for an entry pass.


How to Make Kombucha

 with Raven Bolas

 Wednesday, April 24th





If you've been curious about this effervescent healthy drink, come learn how it is made, sample different local flavors, and start a jar of your own.




The special fermentation process creates a drink rich in pro-biotics and intriguing flavors. We'll use local fruits and plants to custom brew a special concoction you can take home. Yum!


Workshop donation $25 including supplies




Food and Music Film Nights
Illuminating films, Thursday Evenings, 7pm
Food Matters
April 4th
"Let thy food be thy medicine"
Hard hitting look at our food system and health issues.
Peter Gabriel's
Secret World Live
April 18th
Peter Gabriel's Grammy Award winning film Secret World Live has been newly restored and remastered from the original film to be seen and heard in the best possible quality on DVD. Ranging from upbeat to mystical to transcendent, this is a great concert with a group of excellent world musician features. Provocative multi-dimensional staging and props too. Peter is an active Humanitarian and one of the creative geniuses of our time.


Fun Ways to support One Island,
wherever you are
Youth Camp Participants get to plant and eat wonderful Superfoods!
Our 2013 Membership Drive invites a vote of support for our sustainability programming. If One Island's work at integrating sustainability into our everyday lifestyles inspires you, please join us as a Member,   or purchase one of our fundraising products.
Every dollar we raise goes right back into supporting our innovative programs, youth activities, and much needed community services.
New Farm Store Fundraisers
See us on Sundays at the South Kona Green Market or select from our online store
organic womens and mens t shirts
Soft organic cotton Tshirts
Grocery totes with a local foods message
Aprons for cooking and jammin'
lunch bag
Mini totes for lunch or shopping
  One Island will keep building sustainable community programs with your help!
No Fruit Left Behind 
 a zero waste food campaign
Food pantry donations 
One Island's crew and volunteers are gleaning fruit that would otherwise go to waste. We average 50% as a community give back, and the remaining 50% is turned into a fundraising project.
Let us know of fruit that can be gleaned and we'll arrange a crew to come help out. Improve the health of your trees, lessen fruit flies, and help our community's health, wellness, and food independence.  Email [email protected] for information.


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Join One Island
this month
and receive $25 off a solar oven or a free pass for the Kombucha Workshop.
Learn about Membership options here.