January 2015
  Same Canoe Newsletter  Hawaii Island vol. 33

Straw Bale Gardens, Green Think Tours,  Bamboo Building Workshops, Tumeric & Ginger Kombucha

One Island News
FoodShed: Kombucha Workshop
Bamboo Building Workshop
Good Works
Green Think Tours


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 Hot Topics
Plant Medicine
Well known world wide as an anti-inflammatory, there many complementary uses for tumeric as a food and medicine.
Our new FoodShed culinary workshop series begins 2015 by making Kombucha with local tumeric and ginger. We invite you to join us to make your own delicious elixir and gain the resources to make any flavor of this healthful, tasty, probiotic fermented drink for years to come.
February 22nd,
at the One Island Green School in Honaunau
Register online



Building Workshops

starting Jan 17th


Pelton, bamboo shelter


Ready to build a Gazebo? Gateway? Garden Trellis?Storage Shed? House? or Graceful Lanai?

Bamboo is a multipurpose renewable agricultural resource that has been grown and used on our island for many years. Various species of bamboos can be used for construction of buildings, furniture, crafts, and tools.  

One Island recommends attending
Jan-April workshops hosted by the

Institute for Sustainable Futures


There will be three one day workshops held in Kona on January 17, February 28, April 4, and a two day workshop
April 18 & 19, 2015


Where Your Heart Is 

One Island concludes 2014 by voting with our donation dollars in support of outstanding programs we invite you to learn about and support:
funding for ag innovation

working to protect the Amazon region and indigenous peoples' rights
Mythology Learning Circles that spark the mind and touch the soul by exploring our deeper nature
And if you'd like to support One Island's social and environmental change work in 2015, please become a member or make a donation

Local Food System

Green Building

Art and Culture

Natural Resources


It's all connected

  New Year - New Discoveries
Local Food. Green Building. Art and Culture



We are 'Growing UP'! 


Straw Bale Gardens -  Discover this great way to create a
raised bed food garden and build soil for the long term health of your garden. Easy access protects your back too!


"Growing UP!" is a fun hands-on workshop series hosted by One Island. Get your New Year off to a great start with the


Straw Bale Garden class on

Sunday afternoon, 

January 25th, 2-4pm in Honaunau


Register Online


Green Think Tours with

Cultural and Culinary Experiences


Green Living Innovation Discoveries, second Sunday afternoons starting in January. Join us at fascinating tour locations with a fun cultural or culinary experience option. Come for the green building tours and stay for the music, hands-on art workshop, or learn to make organic corn tamales with banana leaves!


Register online for the Green Think Tours and/or Art and Food Workshops



Bamboo Structure Light




January 11th



Winner of The Sustainability Innovation Challenge Award for Green Building


First Stop: We'll be touring the breathtaking Lightwave bamboo structure in Holualoa on January 11th, and also invite you to sign up for a new, in-depth, bamboo building workshop series with a variety of top instructors (see details to left).  Tour is 2-3pm and music by Bolo will be 3-4pm. Light pupus and refreshments provided. Let's whet the appetite for the full Bamboo Building workshop series runing January - April.


Tour and Music:

Second Sunday of January, 

the 11th at 2-4pm.


Suggested tour donation $25


Register here


For information, or to register by check,

email [email protected]




Green Building and Book Art Workshop

Hawi, February 8th






Green Rural Life with a spectacular ocean view: Multiple green built materials and structures grace 32 acres at The Algood Farm. The designer/ owners describe their farmstead as "a sustainable oasis on the northern tip of the island. Our buildings are made of environmentally friendly materials and we create all our own electric energy. We raise organic chickens, bananas, herbs and vegetables and have planted over 500 coconut and other trees on our land."

The ocean and Maui-view farm uses interior and exterior natural and green materials in some very exciting ways. February 8th Tour is 2-3pm.


ART Fun in the Bamboo Barn!  We are adding an optional hands-on bookmaking art experience in a mini workshop with Susan O'Malley, 3-5 pm, following the tour. Individual workshop fee is $20, family rate is $35. Each participant will make 4 handmade paper covered sketch books or writing journals to take home or give a gifts. Susan is just back from an artist-I-residence in Assisi, Italy and leads fun and rewarding workshops.




Second Sunday of February, Tour 2-3, Art 3-5pm

Suggested tour donation $25

Bookmaking Workshop is $20 / $35 for families

 Register here 




Hi'ilani EcoHouse

Honoka'a, March 8th

Tour 2-4pm

Culinary workshop      12-2pm






The fascinating Hi'ilani EcoHouse is our tour site on March 8th in Honoka'a. Built by two sustainability-minded couples who joined forces with an inventive designer, the house employs special green building materials to conceive and build a dramatic perch overlooking the Pacific. This 4,000 square foot carbon-neutral home is worth a journey from around the island to see its innovative materials, structural design, interior finishing, energy efficiency, and green living concepts.


Tamale Magic    We have a culinary experience to share! We'll be hosting a tamale making workshop using organic grains and foods from noon-2pm preceding the workshop. Yum! Workshop fee is $25 and includes all ingredients to take home four tamales. And if you can't join us for the workshop, we'll be selling tamales as a Greenshool fundraiser during the tour.


See the Hi'ilani web site for more details about the house.


Second Sunday of March, Tour 2-4pm

Culinary Workshop 12-2pm $25

Suggested Tour donation $25

Register here