Speaker Series #33 | Preventing Invasive Species in Hawai’i with John Frostad of HDOA & Scott Crawford

Speaker Series #33 | Hosted by Hana Chapter | Preventing Invasive Species in Hawai’i with John Frostad of Hawaii Department of Agriculture and Scott Crawford John Frostad is a plant Quarantine Inspector for the Hawaii State Dept. of Agriculture. He routinely inspects incoming agricultural goods for plant disease, insect infestation and other pests. John has…

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Speaker Series #32 with Kohala Chapter | All About Hemp: A Nationwide Update on Legislation, Best Practices, & More! | Featuring Gail & Cab Baber of Hawaii Royal Hemp Music by Micah Nelson aka Particle Kid

Gail Bryne Baber is co-founder of Hawaii Royal Hemp boutique hemp farm with her husband Cab Baber, growing and manufacturing high quality, top shelf CBD products. Gail has been instrumental in passing hemp legislation in Hawaii for the last 8 years and secured the first license to grow hemp with her farmer husband. She is…

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Speaker Series #30: Integrated Aquaculture & Aquaponics | Hosted by Kona Chapter, Chantal Chung & Dr. Maria Haws

HFUU Kona Chapter President Chantal Chung is one of the founders of Ma`ona Community Garden, which works to support and create community food systems, integrating food production, processing, distribution, and consumption to improve the environmental, social, and economic health of South Kona on Hawai`i Island. Ms. Chung has been working on this project since 2007,…

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Music & Speaker #29: All About Ulu | The Importance of Canoe Plants & Ulu Flour with Brynn Foster, Tamara Butterbaugh, & Maile Kamisugi

Brynn Foster is the Founder of Voyaging Foods, a bakehouse & miller of canoe-plant flour based food products. Raised in California,  Brynn moved to the islands to be closer to her heritage. After the birth of her son, Brynn created an allergy-free teething biscuit using home-made taro powder from Hawaiian taro root as a healthier alternative to the…

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Pre-Convention Webinar #7: Ben Lillibridge -Fungi: The Final Frontier & the Mushrooms of Hawai’i

Benjamin Lillibridge is found (& funguy) of Hawaii-based fung-tional superfood company, Malama Mushrooms, and a co-founder of the Hawaii Fungi Project, a non-profit citizen-science driven initiative dedicated to learning & preserving information on the rare mushrooms of Hawai’i. With humble origins starting back in 2015 on a small farm in Kona, Malama is now a…

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Pre-Convention Webinar #6: How Korean Natural Farming Will Save You From Inflation, Inflammation, & Climate Change with Dr. Drake Weinert

Dr. Drake Weinert loves giving folks practical solutions and pointing out tiny secrets that make life easier. He can’t help it that the microbes he stores in his beard shed on everyone he comes into contact with, often infecting them to become more aware of how easy it is to live in balance with nature.…

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