Holding on to a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

By Scott Crawford The residents of Kīpahulu live off the grid. They generate their own power, obtain water through catchment systems and streams, and grow, gather, raise and catch their own food. The only public utility servicing the area is Hawaiian Telcom. It is a quiet, self-sufficient lifestyle. Located on the southeast side of Maui,…

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Regeneration Is What We All Need Now

The Hawaii Farmers Union United celebrates a decade of existence with a major conference and optimism for the future. By Vincent Mina This is a story about the power of regeneration, and it starts where most everything starts when you’re a farmer: in the soil. If we want vitality in our bodies, we need it in…

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2021 Policy and Legislative Updates

As many of you may know, HFUU is a division of the National Farmer Union (NFU). NFU has described that success and credibility of the organization has been the union’s grassroots structure in which policy positions are initiated locally- the policy process includes the presentation of resolutions by individuals, followed by possible adoption of the…

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HFUU Community Music & Speaker Series #18: Cacao Farmers Panel with Music by Alecia Haselton

Music & Speaker Series Event #18: Cacao Panel with Will Lydgate of Lydgate Farms, Robert Boudreaux of Haloa Farms & Steve Motherwell of Big Island Cacao Community. Music by Alecia Haselton. Presented by Hawai’i Farmers Union United. Will Lydgate co-owns Lydgate farms with Emily Lydgate, the great-great-grandchildren of William Ludgate who arrived in Hawaii in…

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In case you missed it: Speaker Series #15: KNF Expert Dr. Drake with Music by Drew Martin

Aloha HFUU Ohana,  We were excited to have expert on Natural Korean Farming Eric “Drake” Weinert and Hawaiian slack key guitarist/folk-blues musician Drew Martin in a Fireside chat at our 15th Music & Speaker evening on April 21st. Watch is on Youtube in case you missed it! Eric “Drake” Weinert Jr is somewhat of a micro-celebrity. He was on Netflix in…

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HFUU Community Music & Speaker Series #14: Compost Expert Bobby Grimes with Music by Marty Dread

Aloha HFUU Ohana,  We are excited to have expert on fabricating brewers, mixing and application fo compost tea Bobby Grimes and Hawai’i’s Ambassador of Reggae Marty Dread in a Fireside chat at next week’s Music & Speaker evening. Space is limited, this is a FREE online ZOOM event, open to the public, with priority given to HFUU members. Registration…

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