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NTBG’s Breadfruit Director Nationally Recognized Dr. Diane Ragone to receive The Garden Club of America’s Medal of Honor

The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is pleased to announce that The Garden Club of America (GCA) has named Dr. Diane Ragone, Director of NTBG’s Breadfruit Institute, as the recipient of its 2016 Medal of Honor. The medal, which is given for outstanding service to horticulture, will be presented in a ceremony at GCA’s annual meeting in Minneapolis on [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:35+00:00 May 11th, 2016|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 | 2016-11-10T05:41:01+00:00 September 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Plant a Tree of Life — Grow ‘Ulu

Diane Ragone, director at the Breadfruit Institute, is seen here standing by a breadfruit tree planted at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Lawa‘i in 2008. The site for your breadfruit should be sunny and have space for a tree, that with careful pruning, you can keep to about 15-20 feet tall and [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:02+00:00 September 14th, 2015|0 Comments

On ‘Ulu and Sustainability

By Léo Azambuja Sustainability is grounded upon a simple principle. All we need for survival depends on our natural environment, directly or indirectly. Here in Hawai‘i, sustainability is something we should take seriously. In the worst case scenario, a conflict of global scale, we could easily get cut off from our food and energy supply. [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:04+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Ho‘oulu ka ‘Ulu o Hawai‘i Nei

By Léo Azambuja Diane Ragone, director of the Breadfruit Institute. A food crop that once played a major role in providing food security for hundreds of thousands of native Hawaiians could be the key to unlock sustainability for millions of people living in some of the most hunger-ridden areas in the world. “People [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:04+00:00 September 1st, 2015|1 Comment