It was a great honor to be included in a small group of people welcoming Hawai‘i Governor Neil Abercrombie to the Kihei Elementary School Garden today. The Governor toured the grounds with the school garden volunteers, then chatted with everyone over a scrumptious lunch sponsored by Chefs Brian Etheredge and Chris Kulis of Capische featuring vegetables grown in the garden.
The Lipoa Street Farmer’s Market is celebrating it’s One Year Anniversary on Saturday, July 30th at 95 Lipoa Street in Kihei.
Schedule of Events:
The Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and Lahaina Restoration Foundation is sponsoring Ho‘oulu I Ka ‘Ulu, Let the Breadfruit Florish on Saturday, August 6, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Lahaina Jodo Mission, 12 Ala Moana Street, Lahaina, HI 96761.
Revitalizing ‘Ulu (Breadfruit) from Root to Fruit is a program of Ho‘oulu ka ‘Ulu-a project of the Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and Hawai‘i Homegrown Food Network to revitalize ‘ulu as an attractive, delicious, nutritious, abundant, affordable, and culturally appropriate food that addresses Hawai‘i’s food security issues.
Workshop Registration Fee: $15.00 (does not include lunch)
Space is limited.
Registration fee must be paid in advance.
The program includes:
Respected cultural connoisseur and kumu hula, Cliff Pali Ahue will share his knowledge through a Hawaiian Cultural Presentation with a performance by his hālau, Nā Maile Kū Honua.
Ahue’s love for the culture is evident and has granted him many accomplishments as a choreographer, composer, musician and dancer. He credits much of his success to the time spent studying under Winona Beamer. In 1986, he founded halau hula Na Maile Ku Honua with a goal to contribute to the multi-disciplinary art form of hula through education, participation, and respect for the knowledge of Na Kupuna.
Presenter Ian Cole is the Collection Manager and Curator for the Breadfruit Institute. He manages the breadfruit collections at Kahanu Garden in Hana, Maui and McBryde Garden in Lawai, Kauai. He has worked with the Breadfruit Institute (BFI) since 2005. Prior to coming to the BFI, he worked primarily in commercial horticulture beginning at the University of Florida and later doing research on medicinal plants at the University of British Columbia and The New York Botanical Garden.
Chef James McDonald, a Philadelphia native, came to Hawaii in 1980 and has called Hawaii his home ever since. He is a graduate of MCC’s Food Service program and is now Executive Chef at some of the best restaurants in Lahaina including I‘o Restaurant, Pacific‘O and Feast at Lele.
We had a great turnout at the Maui Brewing Co. Taste Education Event last night. The tour was exceptionally informative, the food was fabulous and the handcrafted beers were amazing. Mahalo nui loa to Owner Garrett Marrero and General Manager Lyndon Honda for being such gracious hosts. One of our best events yet.
Mahalo to Chris Speere for making the beautiful plaque in honor of Ali’i Chang. I never felt the time was right to present it on stage since the schedule ran like clock work, but I spoke privately to Pomai and a handful of her managers. That was perfect and heartfelt. Emotions were running high.
We raised almost $500.00 to donate to the Ali‘i Chang Foundation, so every moment baking paid off.
Roxanne’s daughter Lauren was also a big help and we send our special thanks to her as well.
We met several twitters IRL. Some came from Honolulu, Big Island and all over Maui. See our tweets ->
Thank you all!
Slow Food Maui’s next Taste Education session is a field trip to Maui Brewing Co. for a grand tour and tasting by Owner Garrett Marrero and General Manager Lyndon Honda. Here is an opportunity to learn about creating handcrafted beers using local ingredients and environmentally sound practices while enjoying a behind-the-scenes-tour of one of Hawaiʻi’s fastest growing companies.
Usually held on the last Wednesday of each month, the July session will be held on a special date.
Date: Wednesday, July 13th
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m. HST
Place: Brewery located in Lahainatown, 910 Honoapiilani Highway #55 Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
This event is now sold out. Please click here to get on our waiting list ->
Advanced reservations and payment are required. Participation for this session is limited to those who are 21 years and older.
Whole Foods Market Kahului will provide a selection of cheeses to complement the beer tastings.
See our entire Taste Education schedule ->
Dania N. Katz, Oahu & Maui
Director of Sales
Edible Hawaiian Islands
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