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About

Faith Chase, a 49-year resident of Maui, is a mother and grandmother who has testified at many Maui County and Hawaii State hearings. Her interest in island agriculture inspired her turn from graphic design to writing.

Maui County East Maui Council member Shane Sinenci and fellow Ku‘i Kanaka (poi making participant) at the Ku‘i at the capitol. The annual opening of the legislature has brought productive expansion to the importance of growing kalo (taro) and it’s importance to culture of the people of Hawai‘i.

UPDATE:

The Environmental, Agricultural and Cultural Preservation Committee introduced a Maui Department of Agriculture. The item passed first reading at a full Council of Maui Count on July 10, 2020. The vote was 6-2, Yuki Sugimura and Tasha Kama voting no and one excused, Riki Hokama. The item will have a second reading at the next full Council meeting. Those wanting to show support for this department can email testimony to: EACP.committee@mauicounty.us


Maui Considering a County Department of Ag

Maui County East Maui Council member Shane Sinenci is introducing a resolution to create a Maui Department of Agriculture. A presentation was given at the June 16, 2020 Environmental, Agriculture and Cultural Preservation Committee meeting.  The resolution is here: MauiDeptOfAgReso

Business of the State of Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture is based on O‘ahu and it can be considered an obstacle when trying to relay messages of neighbor iland needs. There are obvious regional advantages of having a County operate it’s own department to support agriculture.

Farmers, agriculturists and food producers have been talking amongst themselves and desiring a deeper conversation. With the current status of social distancing that the corona virus alarm has created, Farmers Voice Hawai‘i is hosting a remote meeting that hopes to provide a platform for conversation and questions prior to the Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Governance, Ethics and Transparency Committee meeting wherein the resolution will be heard.

 

Farmers Voice Hawai‘i is invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Topic: Maui Dept. of Ag Considerations
Time: Monday, Jun 22, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM • Hawai‘i Time

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/97884237959?pwd=Q0w0ZkFPUEplVSsxS0JLRUFkbzZOZz09

Meeting ID: 978 8423 7959
Password: 5HAjjz

Petition to support Maui Department of Agriculture

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