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 experience in Biological Control for noxious weeds, food safety, plant breeding, commercial crop harvest and animal husbandry. He currently runs a small farm upcountry.

Scott Crawford has worked as the Executive Director since 2002 for the Kipahulu Ohana, a Hawaiian nonprofit which operates Kapahu Living Farm, a traditional wetland taro farm managed through a partnership agreement with Haleakala National Park; and also operates Kipahulu Kitchen, the only shared-use (and off-grid) certified commercial kitchen in East Maui. Scott also serves on several other boards including the Hana Cultural Center and Museum, Na Mamo O Mu’olea and Ke Ao Hali’i. Scott is originally from Colorado, and plays bass guitar.

April 27th, 2022: 6:30pm (Hawaii) / 9:30pm (PST) / 12:30 am(EST)