May 2016  Vol 48   
Same Canoe Newsletter    Hawaii, California & Washington

 Healthy Foods for Healthy Living . Fun & Fermentation . Superfoods - Make it Youreslf
Avoiding Pesticides in our Food . Building Community Food Orchards . Celebrating 8 Years! 

One Island News
Build a Community Food Orchard
One Island and Same Canoe have launched a Community Food Orchard project. Our goal is to help foster the planting of 500 fruit and nut trees that provide food to local families. Sites can be in South Kona, Ka'u, North Kona and North Kohala.

75 Trees Pledged and 48 Trees Planted to Date!

One Island will purchase and donate 250 trees and invites community members to donate $35 per tree as a match to help us reach the 500 tree goal. Planting sites are local schools, libraries, non-profits, senior residences, food banks and teaching farms. Planting dates will be announced and the community is welcome to donate trees, come plant trees, and provide amendments to help the food producing trees flourish.

Help reach 500 trees! 

towards the Community Food Orchard matching fund. 
You will receive a confirmation about the type of tree and location where it will be planted, and an invitation to attend the planting day.

If you would like to donate a potted tree of your own, or organic soil amendments, please email    [email protected]

100% of donations are invested in trees! 

Upcoming Recommended Events
The Good Medicine series is inviting food and health practitioners to share time honored recipes and practices that promote health and longevity. And we are announcing film showings with food, health and environment themes.

Kohala Events

In May we have Donna Maltz and Fermentation May 1st, plus Todd Dacey, chef and author sharing super foods for longevity on May 16th. May 23rd, a new film with island leaders, In Search of Balance, is showing at the Library.

 In July we have the duo of Hana Roberts and Jan Roberts sharing yoga and sourdough bread making on the 18th at the Kohala Public Library, 6:30pm.

In August we have Dr. Richard Liebmann, ND and Karin Cooke, RN sharing their super food and tonic picks for health and wellness.  August 15th, 6:30pm. 

Island Wide Events 

Help create Community Food Orchards and learn Korean Natural Farming to increase tree health and fruit production

Film Showings
Click image to learn about
Korean Natural Farming

In Search of Balance, Film Showing
May 23rd, North Kohala Library
hosted by Mariah Barnett, highlights several Big Island natural farmers and Korean Natural Farming

"At a genetic level, humans are literally connected to the rest of the natural world through our DNA. But today's highly processed foods, pesticide based monoculture farming methods, increasing urbanization, obsession with technology and destruction of the natural environment distance us further and further from the world we coevolved with. We are out of balance with nature and the reductionist philosophy of modern western medicine, once immensely powerful, seems inadequate to answer today's challenges."

From In Search of Balance


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Avoiding Pesticides
in our Foods

Agribusiness companies that use pesticides and herbicides to grow food are motivated by quantity and profit over quality and food safety. The results can be high levels of dangerous chemicals in and on our food.

When you are shopping or dining out, keep in mind that these foods are rated* as having the highest pesticide residues if grown using conventional, large scale agriculture.

1.  Strawberries 
2.  Apples 
3.  Nectarines 
4.  Peaches 
5.  Celery 
6.  Grapes 
7.  Cherries 
8.  Spinach 
9.  Tomatoes 
10. Sweet bell peppers 
11. Cherry tomatoes 
12. Cucumbers

* Ratings and report from the EWG (Environmental Working Group) organization, See the full list of 48 foods with highest tested pesticides.


Know Your Farmer and Know How They Grow Your Food 

Online Event: 
Food Revolution Summit 
Curious about the why and how of improving your diet and health? This free online summit offers a wide array of respected guest speakers on valuable topics.

April 30-May 8

       CSA News
One Island Farm Stewards
Genaro, Oaxaca, Mexico &
Nayara, Brazil

Our Same Canoe project is building support for Community Supported Agriculture, linking new subscribers to these great sources of fresh, local foods.

$3,345 in sales funded by Same Canoe and   the USDA

Same Canoe has linked over 50 new subscribers to two South Kona CSAs and two North Kohala CSAs. Each have EBT options.

South Kona 
Adaptations Fresh Feast
from Kealakekua and Kona to Waimea  
Hawaii Food Basket Da Box
Kona, Honalo, Honaunau, Ocean View

North Kohala 
Blue Dragon Farm, Hawi  
Hawaii Food Basket Da Box
Hawi, Kapa'au and Waimea

What a CSA share might contain: Delicious beet, Non GMO Corn, Hamakua Mushrooms, Green 
Beans, Sprouts and Cucumber  

Green is a Verb  
Vote local with your
Food Dollars
New CSA site in South Kona

Tuesdays at St. Benedict's Painted Church, Honaunau, call 933-6030 to enroll with Da Box. Pick up 9:30-10:30. 

Year of the Pulse
2016 is the United Year of the Pulse. Curious what a pulse is? It is the dried seed of a legume, what we more often call a bean. Full of protein, minerals and nutrients. EAT YOUR BEANS!
Living Longer : Living Better 
The Food and Health Revolution is spreading rapidly with ever increasing scientific proof that many aspects of our health are completely within our own control. We are making choices every day that impact our health. 'How' we think about food and fitness - the choices we make - directly impact our well-being. To make good choices, we first need to become better informed.

A growing number of highly respected physicians are continuously and irrefutably proving - with real results - that
more than 80% of all chronic illnesses are preventable through a healthier, plant rich diet. 
Join us in learning about local food and wellness options that can be a valuable lifestyle choice.

Fun & Fermentation
May 1st, North Kohala

Come enjoy an effervescent afternoon with Donna Maltz,
Chef and Fermentation Expert, and learn about the art of fermentation including the health benefits of beneficial microbes and how to make a variety of flavor-packed probiotics that taste delicious.

The May 1st, Sunday afternoon class includes
a farm tour, instruction on how to restore your Microbiome, and a hands on make-your-own fermentation workshop.You will learn to make fermented beverages and assorted vegetable ferments - plus natural cleaning products. Local, Kohala grown foods and canning jars will be provided to create great take home fermented foods.
Tuition $40 includes canning jars and island produce for over forty dollars in take-home fermented products. 

Enroll online and join the Fun!

Make Your Own Delicious Fermented Foods to Take Home

  Cacao balls with raw coconut

Food as Medicine
Superfood Recipes for Healthy Living

May 16th, 6:30pm

at Kohala Public Library

Superfood Chef Todd Dacey presents a plant-based health and sustainability class focusing on  whole foods and locally sourced superfoods. In this class he will share his master Longevity Tonic (based on David Wolfe's longevity program) along with a Super Tonic Chai, superfood fruit smoothie and heavenly superfood & cacao bliss balls. Also he will share food organization strategies to save time while creating ultra-delicious and nutritious meals plant based meals.

Superfood chef Todd Dacey is the author of two holistic health recipe books on the benefits of wholefoods plant-based diets. He is a regular contributor to the North Hawaii News "Cooking with Aloha" column where many of his favorite, mostly locally sourced recipes can be found online.

Superfoods for Health 
and Longevity
- all can be Island grown -
10 Recommended 
Foods for Living a 
Healthy, Longer Life

The foods that can make the biggest difference to the greatest number of people offer critical minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and  a host of other important phytonutrients (plant derived nutrients) that are good for your brain, your immune system, and your vitality.

Healthy foods are the key to Living Longer, Living Better.


Until recently, you wouldn't have expected to see coffee listed as a health food. For decades, we've been advised to drink less of it. But now, it turns out, that advice was wrong. In fact, coffee brings a stunning array of anti-aging health benefits.


Turmeric lowers inflammation and has been popular in India for more than
5,000 years. This is widely thought to be one of the primary reasons why both India's rural and
urban populations have among the lowest rates of
Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the world. In fact, India
has less than 2% as many AD related-deaths, per
100,000 people, compared with the United States.


The blueberry is one of the few fruits native to
North America and warm weather varieties can be grown in Hawaii. Native Americans traditionally used the berries and other parts of the plant for medicine - and for good reason. Blueberries are not only delicious - they're also anti-aging rock stars. 


Raw Food Many studies coming out showing the extraordinary power of green vegetables. These nutrient dynamos
include not only spinach, but also broccoli, chard, asparagus,
bok choy, Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard, cabbage,
collards, mustard greens, kale, beet greens, and even leaf lettuce.

Greens bring powerful antioxidant, antiinflammatory,
and cytoprotective properties.


Art of Tea There are 4 types of tea: green, white, black, and oolong. All of these can be derived from the
same plant, and all are being studied for their considerable health-giving properties.
Dried green tea leaves, which are about 40% polyphenols by weight, seem to be the most potent. White and green teas contain the
most EGCG, which is one of the most powerful

Whole Grains

Studies have found considerable value in whole grains (including
amaranth, millet, buckwheat, teff, wheat, corn, barley, oats, rye, spelt, and more) as part of a balanced diet. Rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, whole grains can lower the risk of

The fiber-rich bran, nutrient-packed germ, and starchy endosperm are all natural components of whole grains. Refined grains have had the bran and germ removed, and in the process they lose a great deal of nutrition, fiber, and health-promoting phytochemicals.


Foods from the legume family include beans, peas, lentils, peanuts, and soybeans. There are thousands of colorful legumes, and together they are a critical source of protein and fiber for billions of people worldwide. Legumes are packed with many critical nutrients. Fiber is critical to digestion. It supports weight loss, cardiovascular health, bowel movements, and helps to prevent type 2 diabetes.


Many of us enjoy walnuts, almonds, pecans, Brazil nuts, pistachios, cashews, macadamia
nuts, and hazelnuts, plus an honorary nut we call peanuts (even though peanuts are technically a legume) with enthusiasm.

Yet we are only beginning to appreciate the vast nutritional benefits that nuts give us. They are rich in high-quality protein, fiber, minerals, tocopherols, phytosterols, vitamin E, vitamin B6, folate, and phenolic compounds.  

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Your body can make most of the types of fats it needs from other fats or raw materials, but that isn't the case for omega-3 fatty acids. Your body needs to get these fats directly from food.
Omega-3 fats are an integral part of cell membranes throughout the body. They provide the starting point for making hormones that regulate blood clotting, contraction, and relaxation of artery walls, and inflammation. Omega-3 fats have been shown to help prevent heart disease and stroke, may help control lupus, eczema, and rheumatoid arthritis, and may help to protect against cancer and other conditions.


chocolate2012 Scientists are learning that chocolate is also a plentiful source of antioxidants, including
the very same polyphenols that are so renowned in red wine and green tea. These are substances
that reduce the ongoing cellular and arterial damage caused by oxidative reactions. In layman's
terms - they help fight cancer and heart disease.

Adapted from The Food Revolution publication
10 Anti-Aging Superfoods.
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Green is a Verb. Taste It!

North Kohala Food, Health and Wellness -
Happiness right here at home 
click image for easy community input form

Community input is invited to gather Kohala's top concerns and suggestions for food and health solutions that will be presented to community leaders and policy makers. Examples are: opening Pratt Road as a walking path, joining a local CSA to increase support for local farms, connecting families with diabetes to nutrition information and fresh foods. What are your ideas?

How do we increase the quality life in our own communities?
Celebrating 8 Years of Community Service
to inspire Social Change

Earth Goddess Mural Water lily


Glean Team

Art . Food . Farms . Health . Sustainability

Green is a Verb!