Feb 2014  Same Canoe Newsletter  Hawaii Island 

Winter and Spring Programs in North Kohala and South Kona : Watershed Awareness, Grey Water Workshops,

Watershed Field Trips, Art Classes & Thought-Provoking Film Nights  Vol 23 

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2014 Calendar
Grey Water Workshop
Water Stories
Field Trips
Watershed Festival




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January-June 2014
One Island
Program and Community Events Calendar
Water ... the source of life
Film Night: Blue Gold - world water wars. Eye opening film hosted by Lani Bowman at Walker Hall, 54-3801 Akone Pule Hwy. Free event cosponsored by Green Faith, St. Augustine's Sat. Jan 25th  6:30pm.
Papermaking Workshop
wit Susan O'Malley in Kapa'au
         Jan. 25th and/or 26th, 10-4,       $75 incl materials per day; $140 2 days
Introduction to Home-scale Greywater Systems with Anna Birkas of Mendocino, Calif. 
Sat. February 1st, 10am-noon at
One Island in Honaunau
Ocean Wisdom
Speakers from the Makali'i voyaging canoe and All One Ocean
Mon Feb 3rd, 6:30pm
North Kohala Library
How To Build Your Own Greywater System Hands-on Workshop with Anna Birkas
Sat. February 8th, 'Iole, Kapa'au, 1-5pm. Co-sponsored by Sustainable Kohala and 'Iole. Sliding scale donation for workshop $55-$75 (no cost for Sustainable Kohala, One Island and
'Iole volunteers and members)

Papermaking Workshop
with Susan O'Malley at One Island in Honaunau, Feb 8th and/or 9th, 10-4.
$75 incl materials per day; $140 2 days

Film Night: The Island President
Climate change impacts on front line islands, hosted by Gail Byrne Baber at Walker Hall, 54-3801 Akone Pule Hwy. Free event cosponsored by Green Faith, 
 St. Augustine's Church
Sat. February 22nd, 6:30 pm

FIELD TRIP - Water Systems:

Kumau Ranch and Star Seed  

    Ranch water system innovations with a stop  at    the Kohala Ditch and County Water System.  

 Sat. March 8th, 9am-2pm.

free event, donations welcome




FILM NIGHTS - 'Into the Gyre', hosted by Susan Lehner

Walker Hall,

54-3801 Akone Pule Hwy. Free event cosponsored by Green Faith, St. Augustine's

Sat. March 22nd, 6:30 pm




Kohala Watershed Stories

Local to Global - a bird's eye view of North Kohala Water and Impacts Happening in Hawaii Today with Hawaii Island Department of Water and State hydrology engineers. 

Mon. April 7th at the North Kohala Library, 6:30pm


kuaiwi taro


 Malama pono i Ka Wai


Tour Nani's Place with talk story

     Sat. April 26th, 1:30-4:30pm.

 Followed by potluck at Keokea Beach.


Mauka to Makai

Watershed Celebration

Sat. Apr. 26th 2-9pm

at Keokea Beach, North Kohala


See May and June events below


Sister Organizations

featured presenters this month

Na Kalai Waa
Makali'i Voyaging Ohana
click image to learn more

All One Ocean
Ocean clean up leader
click image to learn more



Water, Soil
& Sun
January-June Programs


How to Build Your Own
Grey Water System
Landscape with Grey Water

Diverting your grey water to landscape plants is a great way to conserve water, cut down on the hidden fuel costs to bring water to your home, and create a lush, beautiful garden even in the driest conditions.

Anna Birkas is a grey water designer who teaches at the Solar Living Institute in California and we are fortunate to have her joining us for two sessions in early February. She is One Island's Winter 2014 Designer in Residence and is hosting two classes. Come learn!

Introduction to Grey Water Systems
with Anna Birkas
Saturday, February 1st, 10am-noon
at One Island in Honaunau, South Kona

This two hour class includes a slide show presentation and discussion that will share design options for managing your grey water and diverting it in to your garden to grow healthy plants. Class is free to One Island Volunteers and Members and open to the public with a $15 donation requested. Reserve space online. If a Volunteer or Member, reserve space by emailing h[email protected]

Hands-on How to Build Your Own
Grey Water Workshop
with Anna Birkas
Saturday February 8th, 1-5pm
at ''Iole in Kapa'au, North Kohala

A full afternoon of how-to information and hands-on projects will demonstrate how you can easily build a grey water system in your own yard. Capture washing machine, bath room sink and shower water to create a lush green garden. Also provides a system design to use catchment rain water for irrigation. Submersed capture and dispersal system can work in all types of soils, even loose lava rock. Anna offers this as a two-day workshop at Solar Living and has streamlined it to create an affordable module for Big Island residents. Free to Sustainable Kohala, 'Iole and One Island Volunteers and Members; sliding scale donation $55-$75 for the public. Reserve space online.
If a Volunteer or Member, reserve space by emailing h[email protected]


New Speakers for

Water Story 2
Ocean Wisdom
with Na Kalai Waa and
All One Ocean
Mon., February 3rd

This marine-themed evening launches with the story of All One Ocean, a non-profit ocean clean up organization founded by Hallie Iglehart that is working on the Island of Hawaii and the mainland on coastal clean-ups. Next we will be introduced to Na Kalai Waa, a non-profit organization that stewards the Makali'i, a traditional voyager canoe that will be circling the island of Hawaii this spring. One Island is donating a solar oven to the Makali'i crew to help with their preparation of non-canned canoe foods for their voyages. North Kohala Library, 6:30pm. Free event

Water Story 3
Local to Global - a bird's eye view on Hawaii and North Kohala water
Mon., April 7th

Come see the maps and learn about the conveyance routes and safeguards in place for delivery of County water to North Kohala residents. And then lets 'zoom out' and see water issues from a state and climate change perspective. Invited speakers are Jeremy Kimura with the State of Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management on Oahu, and Manager-Chief Engineer, Quirino Antonio, Jr., is with the County of Hawaii Water Department.   North Kohala Library, 6:30pm. Free event


  Watershed Field Trips in Kohala

Field Trip  1 - Saturday, March 8th 
Managing Our Water Wisely
Water is a sensitive issue. Everywhere. And so it should be as all life depends upon it. How can we manage our water more wisely?
This mauka field trip will start with a visit to a state-of-the-art water catchment and management system at Kumau Ranch. Next stop will be a look at the Kohala Ditch and County Water site The third stop is at Starseed Ranch to see a micro hydro power system that generates electricity from mountain waters.
Saturday, March 8th, 9am-2pm. Bring your own lunch, sturdy walking shoes, and protective clothing. RSVP to hawaii @oneisland.org and meet-up details will be sent out.  Free event, donations appreciated and can be made online
Field Trip 2 - Saturday April 26th, 1:30-4:30pm
Malama pono i Ka Wai

Visit the lower makai Keokea Watershed and learn about the impacts changes in our stream flows are having. Gathering is at Nani's Place in Keokea.
RSVP to [email protected] for directions. 1:30-4:30pm.
Followed by potluck at Keokea Beach Park.
 Green is a Verb - a lot of fun when we do it together!

Mauka to Makai

a Watershed Stewardship Celebration



Saturday April 26th

Music, Potluck, Films and Speakers

at Keokea Beach Park, 2-9pm


Raising Hawaii Island Watershed Awareness
All Ages Welcome
Join us for this free afternoon and evening celebration to learn about the challenges our Big Island watersheds face. What can we each do to lessen our impacts, prepare for climate change, and Malama pono i Ka Wai to be better water stewards? Come learn from local watershed heroes.
Booths - if you'd like to host an information booth at this event, please email   [email protected]   or call 808.328.2452. 
Mauka to Makai is an Earth Day Celebration open to all ages concerned about the health and wellbeing of our watersheds.
Co-sponsored by One Island and HIP Agiculture
This reduce/reuse/recycle event is non-smoking and drug/alchohol free 
Keokea View painting by Ed Cahill

Soil &






Symphony of the Soil - captivating new film about the challenges our soils are facing and the people who are champions for soil recovery and protection. Filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia (The Future of Food) has brought us another thought provoking film. May 10th, Honaunau at One Island 6pm ; June 14th, Kapa'au at 6:30pm.
Soil Talks  Monday May 12th, 6pm with Jana Bogs at the North Kohala Library, includes showing of the film 'Dirt'.  See 'Community-Scale Composting' below on June 15th.
Soil Celebration Weekend    Saturday June 14th with Dr. Hector Valenzuela through Sustainable Kohala.  Then One Island's  'Community-Scale Composting' soils workshop with agronomist Bob Shaffer is Sunday afternoon, 1-5pm, on June 15th. Bob is an amazing internationally-renowned soil expert with practical compost system experience. Plus Symphony of the Soil film Saturday night - a whole weekend of soil education and celebration!

Solar Cook Off - we now have three different types of solar cookers and are eager to test them out, side by side. Come see them cooking in action - all from the power of the sun. No propane, no electric - its amazing. Saturday, June 7th at the Hawi Farmer's Market. 9am-noon. Plus special solar electric bike and micro solar systems on exhibit.
Solar, Wind and Water Catchment Tour at the North Kohala Library. Come see a LEED cetified building in action. 6:30 pm, followed by a residential solar power presentation by Susan Cox. Monday, June 2nd, 6:30pm. Free event