May 2013  Same Canoe Newsletter Honaunau, Hawaii   

Art in the Garden Weekend, Nature Print and Photography Workshops, Sustainability Survey,

Garden Goddess & Green Man Sculpture Projects,  New Garden Grants, Summer Camp News.   Vol 20 

One Island News
Sustainability Survey
Upcoming Events
Sister Groups
Six Cornerstones
Summer Camp for Grown Ups!
May Events
Garden Grants
Summer Youth Camps
No Fruit Left Behind
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2013  Workshops and  Cultural Events  

Mark Your Calendar 
No Fruit Left Behind
Gleaning & Processing Teams 
as announced on 
Community Garden Volunteer Days
Wednesdays, 9am-noon
May 1, 8, 15, 22
Art by Andy Goldsworthy 
May Special Events:
Art in the Garden
Artist Enries Due
May 12th
Artist Reception
Fri., May 24th 5-7pm
Art Stroll in the Gardens
Sat-Sun. May 25th-26th
Nature Prints
with Andrea Pro
Sat., May 18th

with Kathleen Carr
Sat., May 25th
Garden Goddess and Green Man Garden Scuptures
Wed. May 15th, Sun. 19th, Wed. 22nd
Garden Grants
Introductory Meeting
with grant proposal support
Sunday May 25th, 2pm
Due Date for Applications:
May 28th
Celebrating Sustainability!
Happy May Day
Art by Gerald Strine   
Come learn about One Island's new mini garden grants for low income hosueholds at the MAY DAY fair at Honaunau School on Saturday, May 4th. See you in their garden!
 Sister Programs
Regenerative Design Institute
The Regenerative Design Institute (RDI) is an innovative permaculture education center that hosts programs focused on whole system ecosystem planning. Their biological community workshops and living landscapes  demonstrate ways to improve and sustain healthy ecosystems at all scales. The role of people in the ecosystem is also addressed with human communication skill building as a core practice.
Founded by Penny Livingston and James Stark, these folks are pioneering a new way of thinking and living that not only promotes sustainability, but contributes to the formation of a new, wiser, human culture.

Visit the New

Web Site 

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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.

Coming Up:


Summer Camp for Grown Ups !

One Island is planning a new weekend camp-over education series during the summer that is full of fun learning activities. No need to get on a plane for a 'get-a-way' - plan to join us for fun Saturday-Sunday
workshops with meals, campfire storytelling, and fun community building experiences.
Join us for a weekend
'on the farm' immersion in sustainable living.
Sample of the Camp Programs:
Music Camp
June 8-9
Art Camp:  Papermaking 
with Susan O'Malley
July 13-14
Marine Science Camp
with Susan Lehner
July 27-28
Gardening Camp
August 3-4
All ages welcome; Adults encouraged to come play!
A little 2nd Childhood fun?
Why Not!


Art in the Garden

Two More Great Sustainability Cornerstones!  


May is full of fun Art events on the grounds of One Island. We invite you to come view, make, and celebrate the Arts - and Gardens-as-Art. All part of raising community awareness of the inter-related cornerstones of sustainable community life. Plus,  it's our 3rd year Anniversary of community services this month so come join in the celebration!





Be sure to take the Sustainability Survey and let us know what interests you have in the Arts.

Link is to the left.


Art courtesy


It's been three amazing years of interwoven educational programming - all learning in this canoe together.

Thanks for your support!




May Events 

Juried art show, workshops, art stroll, and

mini-garden grant project launch



Kathleen Carr 'Hawaiian Ti' Art Stroll at 

Art in the Garden

weekend event

May 24th-26th


Friday May 24th is our artists reception in the gardens at One Island. This is a community potluck of yummy pupus and refreshing beverages with a chance to meet the artists and learn about their work.


We will have at least 12 works on display in multiple mediums out on the grounds and in the education center.


Reception is 5-7 pm and is followed by a fire circle and full moon drumming. Bring a drum and join in.


Art Stroll is open over the weekend for a quiet walk among the plants and art. Self guided tours 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Sunday afternoon Same Canoe Garden Grant meeting includes a tour.


Call for Artists - Entry deadline is May 12th.

Click for more information


See the Art in the Garden Event Web site

to view entries and event updates


Art: Hawaii Ti, manipulated Polaroid photograph, by Kathleen Carr




Andrea Pro Sandalwood
Art in Nature 
with Andrea Pro

Sat. May 18th



Nature can be a mysterious and compelling realm that inspires artists and offers everyone a chance for reflection and renewal. The beauty we see in the natural world is a healing source of wellbeing. Art that is inspired by nature and uses natural maerials is a wonderful way to deepen our connection to the gifts nature offers us.

Andrea Pro Lau'e This workshop, for any level of art experience, is a chance to immerse yourself in nature and select found materials for a fun printaking project guided by Andrea Pro.

Andrea is a gifted Kona printmaker whose work evokes a deep respect for nature. She will be sharing her practice of listening ... seeing ... and receiving artistic insights in the natural world. Learn about her work at .

Workshop fee is $40 including a $5 materials fee. Please RSVP to [email protected] ; work trade scholarships are available.


Enrich your life with Art and Nature!

Photography Workshop
Photography Composition with Kathleen Carr
Saturday May 25th
Kathleen Carr

If you'd like to learn how to take better photographs, come to this workshop on composition. After a slide presentation reviewing the key elements of good composition and artful seeing, Kathleen will review 8-10 of everyone's images and lead a discussion on how to improve the composition for each photograph shown. Please bring a memory stick with 8-10 images you'd like critiqued.

Kathleen T. Carr, BFA Photography, is a fine art photographer, author, and teacher whose work has been exhibited widely and published in numerous books and periodicals. She has been teaching photography workshops and courses since 1991. Her books include
To Honor the Earth, Polaroid Transfers, and Polaroid Manipulations.
Learn more about her work at
Workshop fee is $45. Plese RSVP to [email protected]; work trade scholarships are available. Potluck lunch 12-1.

Garden Goddess

and Green Man

Garden Sculpture Workshops

Wed. May 15th, Sun. 19th

and Wed.22nd


No previous experience needed

All ages welcome

$15 per two hour session



Using natural and local materials, join us in creating sculpture for our gardens that evoke the archetypes of the Goddess and the Green Man, two ancient embodiments of the natural world in human form. Using papier mache, bamboo, seeds, pods, plant materials, and natural dyes, we will construct 3-dimensional works to take back to our gardens. Participant works will be showcased during the Art Stroll.


The art pieces are intentionally designed to slowly return the earth in our gardens, providing soil-enriching resources to increase our soil's fertility.


Garden goddess in England
Garden Goddess at George Harrison's Estate, England


  "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in

and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to

body and soul."


John Muir



Summer Mini Garden Grants
Feeding families and protecting habitat
One Island's SAME CANOE Project is inviting 120 households to join us in growing more local food or creating more native habitat for wildlife.
With the help of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture and the US Forestry Service, we are able to offer $50-$100 mini grants for household gardening projects in rural West Hawaii neighborhoods.
Project options include: container gardening using innovative above ground growing methods, expanding an existing raised bed or aquaponics garden, planting fruit trees, creating a butterfly garden, installing native landscaping, or planting native trees. Hard-to-grow locations are encouraged to apply.
Same Canoe sign-ups are taking place at the MAY DAY FAIR at Honaunau School on May 4th and at One Island Volunteer Wednesdays May 8, 15 and 22
(RSVP for Wednesdays to [email protected])
An introduction to the project and proposal writing support is being held on Sunday, May 25th at 2pm (by RSVP) and the easy-to-complete proposals are due on May 28th. 
Selected grantees will be announced on May 29thand will attend a start-up workshop June 1st or 8th to receive their materials and get growing! 
Green IS a Verb - more fun done together!
Great Ways to support One Island,
wherever you are

Superfood Heros YES! Youth Camp
Make a donation of $50 to provide a scholarship for a local youth to attend One Island's YES! Day Camps during July. YES! = Youth Empowerment for Sustainability. Camp dates are July 10, 17, 24, 31.
Farm Store Fundraisers
We have a new solar cooker available!
Solar Cooker - Hot Stuff !
Worm Bins
Mango Pitter - Amazing!
Green shopping totes
  One Island will keep building sustainable community programs with your help!
No Fruit Left Behind 
 a zero waste food campaign
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.

  Juicing 300 pounds of Tangerines? You bet!


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Join One Island
this month
and receive $25 off a solar oven or two free passes to the Garden Sculpture Workshops.
Learn about Membership options here.
It's our Third Anniversary !