September 2016  Vol 52   
Same Canoe Newsletter    Hawaii, California & Washington

One Island Goes to Washington DC . New Award from the Jane Goodall Institute
Community Food Forest Plantings and Tree Sale . Drunken Botanist and Mushrooms Classes 
Superfoods Event . Hemp Film Showings Around the Island  

One Island News
Hemp Events
in Honoka'a and Hilo 

'Bringing it Home' Film showings, Hawaii Hemp Q&A, and potlucks

Join us for a film that reveals uses for Hemp that will surprise you and showcases company success stories that will impress you. Now that industrial hemp is approved for development in Hawaii, we have a stake in its future. 
The well-crafted film 'Bringing it Home'  shows how other countries - and US companies importing hemp seeds, oil and fiber from foreign sources - are using hemp right now, today.

In Honoka'a
Sept. 15th
In conjunction with
Third Thursday Thrive
Pupu potluck and music 6-7. 
Presentation 7-8:30.
All welcome.

Location: Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua
45-3490 Mamane Street, Honoka'a

In Hilo 
Sept. 20th
In conjunction with the Hilo Chapter meeting of the Hawaii Farmers Union United.
Community Potluck  6-7.
Hemp presentation 7-8:30.
All welcome.

Sweet Cane Cafe 
46 Kamana St., mauka of Island Naturals off Kilauea Ave., Hilo

Food, medicine, fiber, fuel and green building materials.

Community Food Forest
Initiative takes root 
 Planting Dates - Please join us!

South Kona,
Saturday morning
 Oct. 8, 10am -12 noon

North Kohala
Saturday afternoon
October 29, 3-5pm

RSVP for directions and details to [email protected]

Click here to donate a tree!


Cacao Tree Sale

We've ordered 50 local island cacao trees and will have them available for sale at the tree plantings. Propagated by experienced nurseries, the trees are priced at $20 each and all proceeds benefit the Community Food Forest Initiative.

Cacao are 'social trees' and it is recommended to plant 2-3.

South Kona pick-up October 8, noon-1 pm

North Kohala pick-up Oct 29,
2-3 pm

To pre-order cacao trees, email

Hawaii Storm Maps

save these links
World wind map - open and zoom in by clicking on Hawaii to see wind patterns around the islands.

Animated GOES map from NOAA


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  Real Food   
Real Farms

A food system change and resource development initiative 
Starting this Fall, One Island is hosting events and articles that promote Real Food . Real Farms. Learning from allies across the country, we are addressing specific resource barriers in order to stimulate Real Change.

See first article in Kohala Mountain News, August issue, pg 3-4

Watch for upcoming event news, planning meetings, loan programs, and on the ground projects.

Support your Foodshed!
For information, contact [email protected]

Jane Goodall Institute selects
Great Pollinator Hunt
for September Feature and inclusion in IUCN World Conservation Congress
Pollination is necessary for the reproduction of over 85% of the world's flowering plants, including more than 2/3s of the world's food crops and species.

Beekeepers of North Kohala 
All around our island, small groups of pollinator protectors are joining forces to establish bee hives in their backyards and farms, and are creating bee and butterfly gardens to provide a safe home to help regrow pollinator populations.

The Greenschool provides over 10 acres of butterfly and bee habitat on our organic farm in Hawaii. We are home to wild butterflies, moths, bees and other pollinators - and we foster breeding monarchs to help increase their population.

See the IUCN Pollinator Hunt presentation

Report your sightings!
Learn more about, or participate in,  
the Great Pollinator Hunt here 
Sponsored by the Green School

Pollinator mosaic art murals by Karen Rosen,
on view at the Kohala Coffee Mill in Hawi. 

Superfoods: Good Medicine  

Turmeric is a renowned anti-inflammatory

North Kohala Public Library
Monday, September 19th

Next in the Good Medicine series is Lokahi Garden Sanctuary founder and owner Dr. Richard Liebmann speaking on medicinal food and herbs growing in Kohala and Hawaii.

Mamaki makes a tea respected for lowering high blood pressure. 
Learn about super foods and tonics making a difference in the health and well being of residents in Kohala, including phytonutrients that may help reverse chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure and fatigue disorders.

Good Medicine is a health and wellness series sponsored by the Same Canoe Local Food Challenge in conjunction with the North Kohala Public Library. 

Amazing Mushrooms
Growing Food from Wood
November 9th and 16th

Mushroom Maestro Zach Mermel is back to expand our fungi repertoire. In this hands-on seminar, discover how to partner with our multi-functional fungi allies on logs and wood chips, and learn how to use an unwanted shrub or tree as a mushroom 'hotel', creating food AND ridding our yards of unwanted stumps. Enroll here.

Food + Myco-remediation? You bet!

Learn to grow Shiitake on logs with take home materials, plus receive a starter kit infused with a new strain from Zach: King Stropharia mushroom mycelium.

Workshop fee, including take home materials, $57.

Wednesday, November 9th at Kokolulu Farm, Hawi 
1:30-5 pm

Wednesday, November 16th, at SKEA, Honaunau, 


The Drunken Botanist
with Donna Maltz and Dawn Barnett
at Always in Season Farmstead, Hawi  
Put it on your calendar for Saturday December 3rd

Come learn the magic of Mead, Cordials and Herbal Infused Concoctions, just in time for Holiday merriment!

One Island and Same Canoe Goes to Washington

One Island advocated for Hawaii funding in Washington DC during August.

Same Canoe participated in the project directors meeting for NIFA Food Security programs and
attended a (really) warm and welcoming founders evening reception in Georgetown.

We visited the new Museum of the American Indian, the Hirshorn Sculpture Garden, and National Gallery of Art, then convened a productive meeting with the National Endowment for the Arts to discuss rural public art funding strategies.
And we met with the USDA to discuss plans for new
Native Hawaiian renewable energy support.
We were honored to represent Hawaii Island as advocates for food system projects, visual and performance arts, and as sustainable energy project awardees.

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