Aloha HFUU Ohana, 

Last week we were honored to have soil culture consultant Bob Shaffer and award winning Hawaiian slack key guitarist Bobby Moderow Jr. on board for our 13th Music & Speaker Series! In case you missed it, check it out on Youtube below. Mahalo to everyone who came out to join the event and support! Mahalo to Bobby and Bob for their fantastic work and for helping us host another great event.

Bob Shaffer

Bob Shaffer is a soil culture consultant with decades of experience providing agronomy consulting for farmers producing food, medicinal, feed and fiber crops in temperate and tropical agro-ecosystems. Shaffer has a coffee plantation in Hawaii. He consults for a variety of crops around the country, and has become an expert in the Albrecht system of biology, but his specialty is in compost.

Bobby Moderow Jr.  

Founding member of the six-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano (Hawai’i’s GRAMMY® ) Award-winning  group Maunalua, Bobby Moderow, Jr. is a renowned slack key guitar and falsetto artist. Born and raised on the island of O’ahu, he was a member of the prestigious Honolulu Boy Choir from ages 9 to 12, and wanting to give back to the culture that was so good to him, he got his first guitar at age 17 with the aim of learning slack key guitar. 

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