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.