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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Farmers adjust from growing for eateries to public

With recent restaurant and business closures and social distancing orders, harvesting and distributing fresh produce has become more challenging for farmers and for people looking to purchase locally grown food. The Hawaii Farmers Union United, local farmers and stores are working to maintain that pipeline from the fields to the dinner table. To address the…

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Ulupono Initiative: Multi-Island "Farmer Listening Sessions"

Ulupono Initiative is organizing small gatherings in agricultural production “hot spots” within each County over the next couple of weeks to listen, learn, and brainstorm solutions to Hawaii’s many challenging food issues. In an effort to improve our current local food production metrics and better understand the constraints in the system that make expansion challenging,…

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Press Release: Korean Natural Farming Workshop on Maui, Aug. 20-21, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lehia Apana Secretary, HFUU Mauna Kahalawai chapter (808) 269-2167 lehia.apana@gmail.com KOREAN NATURAL FARMING WORKSHOP TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND LOW-COST METHODS (WAIKAPŪ, HAWAIʻI) — The Hawaiʻi Farmers Union United, Hawaiʻi Farmers Union Foundation, and the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture will present a two-day Korean Natural Farming workshop from…

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Food Security & Papahanaumokuakea Marine Natl. Monument

TUNE IN Tomorrow where HFUU Policy Chair, Jessica Wooley, will talk about issues such as food security and the proposal to expand Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument on the Maui Breakfast Club broadcast: Friday 7/29 following the 7:00 a.m. CBS Morning News on KAOI 1110 AM, 96.7 FM, 96.5 FM on the Westside and on the Internet at kaoi1110.com. Here…

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