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USDA to Focus on Farm Labor

Photo courtesy of USDA Throughout October, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will conduct its biannual Farm Labor Survey. NASS will reach out to more than 440 Hawai‘i producers to accurately measure hired labor on Hawai‘i farms, according to USDA. “Farm labor is a key component of the entire agricultural [...]

By |October 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Pacific Canoe Plants in Solomon Islands

Te Puke rigging, Photo by Matthias In an age of increasing competition for dwindling resources and in a place where we rely heavily on imported goods, what lessons do our Pacific Island neighbors hold for us in Hawai‘i? The National Tropical Botanical Garden and Kaua‘i Community College’s Balance of Nature lecture series continues [...]

By |October 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Energizer Mas Sajady Coming to Kaua‘i

Renowned Oracle and Success Energizer Mas Sajady, who has transformed the lives of tens of thousands all over the world through powerful meditation and healing events, is coming to Kaua‘i to help people during six days, in the last week of October. Interestingly enough, he says that his unique path of service wasn’t something he [...]

By |October 7th, 2015|0 Comments

19th Annual Coconut Festival at Kapa‘a Beach Park this Weekend

Are you ready to immerse yourself in all things coconut? There is something for everyone this weekend at the 19th Annual Coconut Festival: entertainment, cultural displays and experiences, shopping, history, games, cooking demonstrations, contests and food. Oh, did we mention the food? The festival is at Kapa‘a Beach Park Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; [...]

By |October 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Queen Emma’s Journey

By Léo Azambuja Nalani Kaauwai Brun, who will be portraying Queen Emma at the Eo e Emalani i Alaka‘i, is seen here by a painting of the queen's husband, King Kamehameha IV, in the Ali‘i Room of Aston Aloha Beach Hotel in Wailua. In January 1871, Queen Emma, still grieving the loss of [...]

By |October 1st, 2015|0 Comments

GoFarm Hawai‘i @ KCC Cultivates Next Farmers’ Generation

Farmers proudly display their harvest. Interested in Agriculture? An exciting opportunity to cultivate food is at Kauaʻi Community College. GoFarm Hawai‘i @ KCC, a non-credit program, offers those with an interest in agriculture a combination of knowledge, experience, and support designed to assist them in becoming viable food production growers — and accomplishes [...]

By |September 30th, 2015|0 Comments

UH Relocates 2 Dolphins, 1 False Killer Whale to Sea Life Park

BJ, a 29-year-old female bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) The University of Hawai‘i announced last week three marine mammals that have been involved in hearing and underwater noise studies at UH Mānoa for more than 20 years have been relocated to Sea Life Park, an O‘ahu amusement park with five habitats and exhibits housing penguins, [...]

By |September 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Electric Island — Kepa Kruse Releases New Album

Kaua‘i musician Kepa Kruse has just released his new album “Electric Island” last Friday. Capitalizing on the success of his award-winning first album “Coconut Wireless,” Kruse revisits catchy, island-inspired tunes with this follow up album. In 2011, Kruse self-released an album that took the island by storm. Five radio singles and a 2011 Na Hoku [...]

By |September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Island Activities — September 2015

Stories and photos by Caroline Farley Java Kai Java Kai, in the heart of Kapa‘a Town, is a phenomenal café to unwind while enjoying great food in an unbeatable atmosphere. Pictured are the Shark Bite espresso, granola bowl and surfer sandwich. With extra espresso, a hint of raspberry and topped with whipped cream, [...]

By |September 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Sam Choy to Give Breadfruit Cooking Demo at Kukui Grove Saturday

Celebrity chef Sam Choy, Hawai‘i's ‘Ulu Ambassador. Photo courtesy of National Tropical Botanical Garden Where you ever curious about what an ‘ulu, or breadfruit, tastes like? If so, this is your chance to feed your curiosity. If you already know about breadfruit, you probably won’t want to miss this. Celebrity chef and Hawai‘i’s [...]

By |September 16th, 2015|0 Comments