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Sustainable Agriculture Committee December 2017 Newsletter

  December 2017 Newsletter Letter From the Chair Aloha Sustainable Agriculture Committee (SAC) members! 2018 will be a good year for sustainable agriculture throughout Hawai‘i Nei. I feel a sense of urgency to produce more food for our island community. Integrated agroforestry systems add resiliency and stability to our food and fiber production systems. Watershed […]

Maui Sand Burials & the Grand Heist of 30Mil a Year

Eight Meetings, Three Deliberations, Sand Moratorium on Friday Agenda Again excerpted from Sustainable Action Fund for the Environment (SAFE) In April last year (2017) Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa asked Mike White and the county council to study central Maui sand mining and consider imposing a moratorium. Councilmember Elle Cochran wrote a bill that proposed a […]

Dirty Dozen Done Hawai‘i Good

Amazing HFUU Presidents These twelve chapter farmer leaders are directing Hawai‘i towards food production and self sustenance. Hawai‘i Farmers Union United has twelve chapters across four islands. Each chapter meets regularly and addresses concerns of local farmers with important place-specific attention. This past October these dirty dozen left the overalls and wheelbarrows on the farm […]

Farmers Voice Hawaii √ 2018 Election Choice

Hawai‘i Lawmakers who support Farming Thank you to this growing list of political leaders who continue to advocate for the family farmer, the small farmer, the producer farmer and the new farmer. We appreciate you! You do #Hawaii proud! We look forward to supporting you in your 2018 campaign and are eager to have you […]

Raising Maui Girl Power Gets Good

Personal Reflections of Raising Maui Women Its a quiet feat to bottle your nervousness about raising a young woman in times like this. Itʻs there, the nervousness exists. As a mother of girls you are constantly saying things of reassurance that you donʻt terribly believe as you say them. You encourage and reiterate statements of […]

Venison vs. Vegans

While Hawai‘i has its fair share of agriculture problems, this one has an awkward ring, vegan bullies. When Maui’s The Farmacy Health Bar began selling venison burgers a non-customer authoritatively spoke to dining customers telling them they shouldn’t be eating venison burgers. The young waitresses interpreted him suggesting it wasn’t healthy for them. Comments on […]

Finding the Empowered Farmer

Na Moku Aupuni o Ko‘olau Hui – The long road to water The first water meeting I went to was 32 years ago. My high school boyfriend asked me to go with his grandfather, the legendary, James Keolaokalani Hueu Jr. Back then the little Ke‘anae School cafeteria meetings were standing room only, spilling out on […]

East Maui Contested Case Hearing Final Arguments Monday

East Maui Contested Case Hearing Final Arguments Public Meeting: Monday October 9th at 5pm Ha‘iku Community Center, Maui Commission on Water Resource Management will hear oral arguments Monday. It has been learned that each lawyer will have 30 minutes to present their reaction to findings. Updates can be see at East Maui Water facebook event […]

East Maui Water Study

Our story begins in the heart of Maui, where Hawaiian traditions and values are practiced daily by the kuaʻāina of Nā Koʻolau. Nā Koʻolau region currently holds the second wettest place on Earth. For the past 120 years the farmers of East Maui have been in battle with one of Hawaiʻi’s largest commercial land owners, […]

Where’s The Beef? A&B Jeopardizes a Natural Industry

When I heard it I could hardly believe it. I got in my car and drove straight to the young woman who went on a recent tour with A&B to hear about recent agriculture activities. Baffling news regarding Bt corn, Genetically Modified Maize. CRITICAL TESTIMONY TO TRUTH FROM AUTUMN NESS HERE: My mind swims with […]