October 2015  Vol 41  
Same Canoe Newsletter    Hawaii, California & Washington
The Magic of Bees and Beauty of Butterflies . New Food Coupon Book
is Happening!
Join the Great Pollinator Hunt . Food & Garden Classes, Fun Films & Farm Tours

  

~ The Magic of Bees and Beauty of Butterflies ~
One Island News
Make the Local Food Pledge
to help increase Island food security
Click to Make the Pledge
"I will set my intention on doubling my local food purchases, cooking and consumption by supporting Farmers' Markets, Grocers, CSA, Food Basket, or Cafe/Restaurants that make LOCAL food available."

Food Security Matters

Click the Double It! seal
to make the Pledge
and be entered in drawings for rewards coupons at local merchants and special event passes.
 
Local Food Pledge
Drawing Winners
Everyone who fills out a Local Food Pledge is entered in monthly drawings. You can fill it out online above, or at our Farmers' Market booths.

The Same Canoe Kohala Launch Party drawing for organic gardening supplies was won by John and Deborah Winters who declared "We've never won a drawing before!".

Congratulations!
 
And thanks to Lowe's for their donation of these supplies
Do you or anyone you know use SNAP / EBT for food purchases?

Inviting SNAP / EBT users to buy more local by enrolling for free local food coupons good at Farmers' Market and CSA partners through the Same Canoe Local Food Challenge. Plus use coupons for food classes and farm tours!

See us at Hawi, South Kona, and Kona Sunset markets to learn more. Or visit the web site.
Join the Great
Pollinator Hunt
Help us map community sightings of our pollinators. Easy to use online resource center
provides tools and data form to make reporting fun.

Great parent/child, senior, and outdoor active experiences. 
 
  Bees are returning to Kohala Organic Produce Farm, nectaring on buckwheat.  
 
Local Food Producers Rock! 
We love local food entrepreneurs

 

Big Island Booch SKGM Team getting their first Same Canoe check
  
Big Island Booch is a great local hero story. Founders Kela Cosgrave and Brendan Roberts started out with a mobile cart serving kombucha at the South Kona Green Market and special events. They now operate two facilities - the delicious Conscious Cafe in Hilo and soon a new 3,000 square foot brewery in Hilo.  Innovation ho!



The Cafe's food is incredibly nourishing and the innovative kombucha flavors are served island wide (bottled and on tap). These visionary young entrepreneurs are inspiring role models promoting healthy local foods.



See Big Island Booch online
and catch their coupon in the Same Canoe Local Food Coupon Book!

PLUS check out their honey based effervescent healthy Jun drinks at the Bee Hunt on October 11th, South Kona Green Market.

It's a Party!
  
Food Security - a real challenge Hawaii faces

One Island's Food Security initiative, Same Canoe, is bringing over $52,000 directly to local farms through consumer purchases, farm tours, and food workshops. 

36 Farmers, Growers and Value Added Producers now on board. 
$1,590 distributed to farmers to date!  146 households enrolled. 
 
 Asia and Adonis of Sam's Organics 
receiving their Same Canoe check 
 
Join the Movement!    

Farmers and Gardeners who would like to sell through our Farmers' Market booths are welcome to arrange a drop off for their produce and we will help sell it in to the community. Growers will earn new revenue with out taking time to man the booth.


Contact: hawaii@oneisland.org 
 
"We are All in the Same Canoe. Let's paddle together."


 

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Same Canoe
Local Food Challenge

Kona Sunset Market vendors receive first Same Canoe check!
Featured Market:
Kona Sunset
 
Greening Kona
A breath of fresh air and green foods brings healthy eating to Kona each Wednesday in the parking lot adjacent to Kona. Live music, common area dining tables, and all-foods vendors bring healthy living options to Kona.

Visit Kona Sunset online 
 
 
National Ag Conference guests tour the Kona Sunset Market in September 

  Fresh . Local . Food 
 
Recommended Film
Ingredients: Hawaii
 
The September showing of Ingredients: Hawaii at the North Kohala Public Library stimulated an excellent conversation about the barriers to growing the local food market. Thanks to Janet Lam for the library's continued support of One Island's educational programs.

 

Local Food System

Green Building

Art and Culture

Natural Resources

 

It's all connected.

Teachers:

Ask us about our film lending library for licensed showings in the classroom and related field trips.  

October is Farm to School Month
The Hawaii Island School Garden Network
is a positive and effective local food system initiative growing new gardeners and eager new local food supporters, K-12 to adult.
Come see the gardens in action! 
Who's in the Canoe?
Wholesome Wave tour to Adaptations' Fresh Feast CSA

Same Canoe Local Food Challenge project
stakeholders and sites
 
Da Box CSA at the Food Basket
South Kona Green Market
Adaptation's Fresh Feast CSA
Honaunau School Garden 
Kohala School Garden
Ho'opomaika'i Community Health
Hawaii Farmers Union United,
Kona Chapter
Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers
Kona Sunset Market
Hawi Farmers Market
Amy B H Greenwell Garden
West Hawaii Community Health 
USDA Food & Nutrition


 One Island and Same Canoe's October Theme

 

Bee Wise:

 

Welcome Pollinators
to your 
backyard, 
garden or 
farm 

 

Over 33% of our foods require pollination and our food supply is directly tied to insects that are losing natural habitat and that are being being poisoned by pesticides and herbicides common in conventional agriculture. The recent losses of bee and butterfly populations is a clear call to change our farming methods. Here in Hawaii, we can invite pollinators to rebuild their populations by providing them with safe habitats in poison free zones as steps towards increasing food security and environmental balance. And join the Great Pollinator Hunt!

 

Share Your Findings. We invite you to submit pollinator field observations from your backyard, on hikes, and in your community by using this easy form. We'll map the data and show your findings in future newsletters. And please join us for the many interesting events this month. 

 
We're Going on a Bee Hunt
West Hawaii Bee Keeper & Product Showcase
Sunday, October 11th, 9am-2pm
South Kona Green Market, Captain Cook
Join the treasure hunt and discover local honeys, body care, medicinal how-tos, fermented Jun, savory meals, and sweet chocolate honey pie. Drawings for prizes and a fun keiki tent make this a family friendly day for all ages.

Bee Keepers of North Kohala Showcase
Saturday, October 24th, 8am-noon
Hawi Farmers' Market, under the banyan trees 
Local honey products straight from the farm, pollinator resources from the Center for Food Safety, plus a fun keiki tent with pollinator theme activities. All ages welcome. Followed by a hive tour and film, 3-5 at the Algood Farm. 
 

 

Beekeeping in North Kohala with a top bar hive
at the Algood Farm, Hawi 

October & November Workshops, Farm Tours and Film Calendars are below for North and West Hawaii 

 

Visit our booth on Saturdays at Hawi Farmers' Market, 8-noon, Sundays at the South Kona Green Market, 9-2, to sign up for events or reserve space online in the One Island tool shed.

 

NEW: Local Food Coupon Book
Great Savings on local food, dining, plants & wellness plus Donations to Good Works groups on the Island.



Premier Local Food Coupon Book raises
funds for local food, health &agriculture organizations. 

Proceeds from each book sold benefit non-profit groups working hard to increase access to local food and wellness resources. Buyers specify up to two non-profits that will receive a portion of the coupon book price. For each book purchased, $20 is donated to support the Good Works of island non-profit groups.


Over $500 in savings in each $25 book.
Purchase for gifts, 5 at $20 each. 

 


Available online at One Island, through local non-profit and school fundraisers, and at:
Ha Hawi Apothecary
Local Dish, Hawi
Saturday Hawi Farmers' Market
Healthways, Waimea
Under the Bodhi Tree, Mauna Lani
Daylight Mind, Kona
Gypsea Gelato, Kainaliu
Sunday South Kona Green Market


Order the coupon book online in the online Tool Shop



North Kohala
Local Food Events, Tours & Make-It-Yourself Workshops

   
Kristi Kranz demonstrating the viewing port that allows
beekeepers to monitor their hives with out upsetting the bees  
 
October - Pollinators Welcome 
 
Butterfly & Pollinator Challenge 
Saturdays, October  
We invite you to report butterfly and pollinator sightings and earn free seeds for creating your own butterfly garden. Pick up supplies at the farmers' markets or in the online resource center.

Join the Great Pollinator Hunt and report your findings online.
We will build a data map to show which pollinators are being spotted in different neighborhoods, and will share stories and photos our citizen scientists submit using this resource center.
 
Bee Wise: Pollinators Welcome! 
New Date: Sunday, October 18th 
DIY Workshop teaches us to build our own habitats to attract beneficial pollinators to our gardens. Kohala Elementary School Garden, 2-5pm, $20 donation for materials, seeds and seedlings.
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to attend and purchase seedlings.   Sign up online

Family Film Night: What's Happening to our Bees? 
Monday, October 19th 
North Kohala Library, 6:30 pm 
Half hour film and discussion with honey baked organic treat potluck and recipe contest. Winner receives a jar of local honey!
 
North Kohala Bee Keepers Honey Tasting
and Sale  
Saturday, October 24th 
Hawi Farmers' Market, 8am-noon  
Showcase and sale featuring local honey and bee products from Beekeepers of North Kohala (BONK). Keiki tent and family fun for all ages!
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to make honey purchases.


Film & Tour:
Vanishing of the Bees
Saturday, October 24th 3-5pm 
with hive tour, film and talk,
Algood Barn, Hawi. RSVP for directions

Halloween Costume Contest at the Farmers' Market 
Saturday, October 31st, 8am-noon
Island Chocolate prizes for best costumes with food or pollinator theme. Hats, masks, full costumes welcomed!
Hawi Farmers' Market

November - Wild about Fruit & Fungi
 
Plant a Fruit Tree 
Saturday, November 7th 
Did you know sandalwood is edible? Learn to select and plant a fruit or nut tree, food and medicinal plants with expert nurserymen and herbalists. 
Hawi Farmers' Market. Trees and plants for sale.
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to purchase a seedling fruit or nut tree.

Take a Walk on the
Wild Side
 
Sunday, November 8th, 9am-noon at a private farm in Niuli'i 
Join author Sunny Savage for a walk and talk on foraging wild foods in Hawaii. Her beautiful book 'Wild Food Plants of Hawaii' has recently been published and offers a health conscious look at wild foraging and feral fruit. RSVP to hawaii@oneisland.org for directions or to reserve a book.  
 
Flavor of Hawaii Farm Tour to Sage Farm 
Thursday, November 12th
North Kohala, 9am - noon, meet at Old County Courthouse to carpool. Prepay $20 produce share.  Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to attend and make purchases this day only.
 
Chocolate Chocolate!
at the Kohala Block Party
Saturday, November 14th 



Local community celebration, 5-8pm in downtown Hawi. See you there for the 7th Island wide Chocolate Chocolate! cacao growers and confection makers showcase. Local Yum!

Pre-order limited edition chocolates here. 
Discounts when ordered with a Local Food Coupon Book. 
 
Film Night: Fruit Hunters
Monday, November 16th 
North Kohala Library, 6pm, local fruit pupu potluck and film showing with island locales. 
 
Workshop: Grow Your Own Mushrooms 
with Mycologist, Zach Mermel 
Saturday, November  21st, 2-5pm  
at Kokolulu in North Kohala 
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to attend and receive the seedling kit 
  

Join us for fun, informative and empowering classes, farm tours and workshops that
celebrate local foods and food security

Let's reclaim our local food system
  
 
West Hawaii
Local Food Events, Tours & Make-It-Yourself Workshops
                                  Young gardeners lovin' their homegrown salad
 

October - Pollinator Challenge
 
Butterfly & Pollinator Challenge
Sundays, October  
We invite you to report butterfly and pollinator sightings & earn free seeds for creating your own butterfly garden. Pick up supplies at the farmers' market or use the online resource center.
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons for seedling and honey purchases.

Join the Great Pollinator Hunt and report your findings online. We will build a data map to show which pollinators are being spotted in different neighborhoods, and will share stories and photos our citizen scientists submit using this resource center. 
   
 

















We're Going on a Bee Hunt!
 
Saturday, October 11th 
South Kona Green Market, 9am-2pm 
Click here to view full announcement  
Showcase and sale featuring local honey and bee products from island bee keepers. Keiki tent, treasure hunt, face painting & prizes.
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to purchase honey.

Film: Vanishing of the Bees 
Sunday, October 11th, 1pm 
What is happening to the bees around the world and here in Hawaii? Half hour film and discussion at Greenwell Garden.

Honey Farm Tour to Big Island Bees 
Thursday, October 15th, 9am 
Where does our honey come from? What products use honey? 
Film, tour, with $10 credit for gift shop purchases. Meet up is at St. Benedicts Painted Church in Honaunau at 9am. All ages welcome 
Sign up online 
 
Workshop: Bee Wise: Pollinators Welcome!
New date: Sunday, October 25th 
DIY Workshop teaches us to build our own habitats to attract beneficial pollinators to our gardens. Amy B H Greenwell Garden, 2-5pm, $20 donation for materials, seeds and seedlings.
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to participate and receive seedlings.
Sign up online
 
November - Wild About Fruit and Fungi
 
Plant a Fruit Tree 
Sunday, November 8th 
Learn to select and plant a fruit tree with expert nurserymen.  
South Kona Green Market. Trees for sale.
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to purchase fruit and nut seedling trees.
 
 
Film Matinee: Fruit Hunters
Sunday, November 8th, 1pm, Amy B H Greenwell Garden

Wild Food Plants of Hawaii 
with author Sunny Savage
Monday, November 9th, Captain Cook
at Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers  
 
Workshop: Grow Your Own Mushrooms 
with Mycologist, Zach Mermel 
Sunday November 22nd, 2-5pm  
at Amy B H Greenwell Garden in Captain Cook.  
$20 workshop and material fee.
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to attend and receive seedling kit.
Sign up online

Fermented Foods Series
begins November 29th at the South Kona Green Market.
Ever considered Green Papaya Sauerkraut? Beet Kvaas?
Come learn about making your own probiotic foods.

Green is a Verb!  Do it! 

 
The September Local Food Celebrations launched a community-based food equity project and were a lively demonstration that
Food is at the core of a healthy
Community Commons

Plus we DOUBLED the foot traffic at two local farmers' markets!!

A BIG Mahalo
to the many volunteers who helped make it a splendid day and to the generous community activists and leaders who shared their passion for local foods at these empowering events that brought together all ages of local food supporters.

South Kona Green Market
- Council Member Maile David, Maureen of Adaptations Fresh Feast CSA, Natalie of Kona Seed Library, Patti for Pure Foods Nation, Dr. Corrine De Soto ND, Sonia Martinez, author, Kristin, Marshall and Mark for the Food Basket's Da Box CSA, Jodi of Ho'opomaika'i Community Health Initiative, Mauka Soul for music, and Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers.

Hawi Farmers' Market - Council Member Margaret Wille, Clare and Jileen of Slow Foods Hawaii, Melony for the HMSA Blue Zone Project, Dr. Hana Roberts ND, Donna Maltz of Soil to Soul, Chef Stephen Rouelle of Under the Bodhi Tree, Natalie and Brian of Lokahi Sanctuary, the crew of Sustainable Kohala, Mahina Lee for the great keiki booth, and David and Wendy for music along with Two for the Show.



 


 
 



 

Local Art Celebrating Island Pollinators
View the Bee and Butterfly Mosaic Panels in Hawi at the Kohala Coffee Mill and Kava Bar
by artists Karen Rosen and Carol Laramee, medium is reused ceramics, 4' diameter each

Join the Great Pollinator Hunt here