There’s No Water Under The Bridge Commemorative Edition Maui Sand Burials & the Grand Heist of 30Mil a Year Hawai‘i – Where the Water Buffalo Roam Community Reach & Growing it Forward Raw Milk Movement Opportunity for Hawai‘i Kalama Intermediate is New Home for Upcountry Farmers Union Meetings Commodification of Culture: Notice of War Crimes Maui A&B Sugar Lands Sell for $262 Million Food Sovereignty and Food Security in Hawai‘i: Food For Thought Na Wahine Koa / Strong Women Kipahulu Farmers Honored by Aloha Festivals Farmers Voice Hawaii √ 2018 Election Choice SATURDAY Kanaka Maoli March to Vote The Struggle For Wai Has Taken Its Toll Reporting Pesticide Use Near Hawai‘i Schools Improved Communication needed amongst Kahikinui Leaseholders Sustainable Agriculture Committee December 2017 Newsletter Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā If You Canʻt Erase, Use White Out Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Pa‘ia Developer Fails in His Promise To Reach Community How to Host A Community Meeting Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Dirty Dozen Done Hawai‘i Good Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Island Air Aloha & Passwords Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Ka Mana‘o o ka Lā Ka Mana‘o o ka Lā Ka Mana‘o o ka Lā Raising Maui Girl Power Gets Good Venison vs. Vegans Finding the Empowered Farmer East Maui Contested Case Hearing Final Arguments Monday SenesTech Answers Regarding ContraPest East Maui Water Study Where’s The Beef? A&B Jeopardizes a Natural Industry STOP A&B from Stealing Water for Bt Corn Turn Green Waste Into Fuel Hawaii State Senate Hawaii Senator Phone List Straight Up Moloka‘i Good News Moʻomomi, Moloka‘i Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area Proposal Preparing For Water Sustainable Agriculture Sensibility Ka Mana‘o o ka Lā Maui Farmers Market A&B Position Statement 2016 Maui County Shenanigans Capture National Attention Maui Activists Set Stewardship Standard Illegal Tour Operators Create Crowds East Maui Demands Veto on Special Interest Legislation HB2501 The Great Heart of Waiokane Maui Backyard Farming Swap Taro Festival Best Ever Stage for Water Rights Holy Cow, Ho‘omau! Church Still Standing Early Attendance Suggested for BF70 March 10th Meeting Maui Garden Exchange HFUU Convention Largest Ever for Growing Organization Ka Mana‘o o ka Lā Makahiki Abundance Response to Little Fire Ants (LFA) in Nahiku Ka Mana‘o o ka Lā Welcome to Farmers Voice Hawai‘i

Community Reach & Growing it Forward

blog-style post for International Women’s Day With all the nervousness in the air with new Maui sugar lands purchase and the constant national lure of despair, its taken some will power to stay positive. After careful observation of intergenerational farmers and the involvement of county, state and non profit organization support, I have to admit, […]

Raw Milk Movement Opportunity for Hawai‘i

UPDATE:  Unfortunately, although HB536 was scheduled for a hearing on Wed 1/31, the Committees ran out of time from other agendas that day and were therefore unable to receive testimony on this bill. Due to our advance notice requirements, in order to still consider this bill we were therefore required to re-schedule this bill and […]

Food Sovereignty and Food Security in Hawai‘i: Food For Thought

In the preface of David Gumpert’s book, “The Raw Milk Revolution: behind America’s emerging battle over food rights”, Joel Salatin states: In the 1970’s I sold our homemade yogurt, butter, buttermilk and cottage cheese at the Curb Market (precursor to today’s Farmer’s Market) on Saturday mornings. In those days, the Virginia Dept. Of Agriculture had […]

Na Wahine Koa / Strong Women

Hawai‘i Public Radio provides continual community reach that enriches every corner of Hawai‘i. We are grateful for this story of Hawai‘i Women Warriors here and the many others since 1981 that have helped keep Hawai‘i residents and appreciators informed and thus empowered.       History of Hawaii Public Radio Hawaii Wahine Leadership   Featured […]

Commemorative Edition

Farmers Voice Hawai‘i (FVH) is dedicated to those who farm, ranch and fish in the islands Hawai‘i. It was inspired by the need for farm story-telling in mainstream news media. The name “Farmers Voice Hawai‘i” was selected after research uncovered an historic national farming newspaper, Farmers Voice, that published through 1913. Hawai‘i has critically important […]

SATURDAY Kanaka Maoli March to Vote

Maui County Surf Report No one in Maui County will be checking the morning surf report this Saturday. Hawaiians, kupuna, surfers, farmers and the young voters know where the biggest wave will be. Walk-in voters are marching from Kahului Beach Road to Wailuku Community Center in the first ever Kanaka Maoli March to Vote event. […]

Reporting Pesticide Use Near Hawai‘i Schools

Information Forward: A long time waiting and worked for legislative bill, SB3095 HD1, regarding Pesticide Use Disclosure mirrors important policy created by Hawai‘i’s leading farmer and farming supporters membership organization. Hawai‘i Farmers Union United (HFUU) adopted a Restricted Use Pesticide Policy at the 2016 Convention. This makes for an excellent go to for HFUU members […]

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 […]

If You Canʻt Erase, Use White Out

Unlawful Ad-Lib Legislation Takes The Stage What do you do when you can’t erase something? You use white out. Many formal legal documents will be declined if white out is used. Not in Maui County. If you are the self-proclaimed Chair of the County Council you can white out anything you want. Corporate counsel lawyers […]

How to Host A Community Meeting

How To Conduct A Community Meeting: Choose a meeting space that has ample room for community attendance. Choose a future date well and a one month notice is advisable with reminders as the date nears. Send USPS postcard notification to ALL district areas that would be impacted by project. Use a public social media forum […]

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