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Seed & Serve Hawai‘i: Sharing Seeds to Inspire Hawaii’s Youth

Friendship and a desire to encourage children and families dealing with the challenges of stay-at-home orders due to the Coronavirus pandemic inspired colleagues from Ceeds of Peace, Mālama Maunalua, and Blue Zones Project to launch the “Seed…
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Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: Results of the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui 10-Year Retrospective Evaluation

After a decade of work cultivating Hawaiʻi’s farm to school movement, the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui’s impact on community food systems and ʻāina-based education is substantial. In recognition, the Hui has undertaken a 10-year retrospective…
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Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: October is Farm to School Month in Hawai‘i!

Nation and State Celebrate a Decade of Growing the Farm to School Movement October 2020 marks two important 10-year anniversaries on the national and local levels: designation of October as National Farm to School Month by the United States…
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Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: Aloha ‘Āina Academy Enhances Food Systems Education

Aloha ‘Āina Academy is an innovative teacher training project developed through a partnership between Mid-Pacific Institute, the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui and the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. The goal of this project…
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Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: Hawai‘i Department of Health Funds County-Level Food Access Coordinators

In 2017, the Hawaiʻi’s Food System: Food for All report was completed after an analysis of state-wide economic data, a review of literature, and dozens of interviews with food system practitioners and stakeholders from the main islands in…
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Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: Introducing the UH CTAHR Regional Farm to School Coordinators

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources’ (CTAHR) Farm to School Program seeks to promote health by addressing nutrition and food access at a community food system level, by addressing…
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Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: School Gardens to Kūpuna

How a school garden in one of Hawaiʻi’s most remote, isolated communities is supporting kūpuna (elders) with fresh fruits and vegetables Anyone familiar with Maui’s beautiful, long, and winding road to Hāna can appreciate many of the…
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Hawai‘i Youth Food Council Launches for 2020-2021 Term

August 15, 2020 marked the official launch of this year’s Hawai‘i Youth Food Council (HYFC). Six newly selected high school youth have joined four returning members from last year’s inaugural council (launched February 2020) to form the…
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Farm to School Newsletter 1: Procurement / School Food

Pandemic Jumpstarts Hawaiʻi Farm to School and Food Access Programs When schools closed across the nation in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui leaders sprang into action in service to communities across…
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Farm to School Newsletter 1: School Gardens & Farms

Pandemic Jumpstarts Hawaiʻi Farm to School and Food Access Programs When schools closed across the nation in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui leaders sprang into action in service to communities across…
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Farm to School Newsletter 1: Education

Pandemic Jumpstarts Hawaiʻi Farm to School and Food Access Programs When schools closed across the nation in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui leaders sprang into action in service to communities across…
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Food Systems Education for All! An Update on 2020 Legislative Efforts

NOTE: The state legislature has gone on hiatus as of March 16, 2020 in response to COVID-19. The recess will go on indefinitely until the state House and Senate leaders decide when the session should reconvene. The content in this article reflects…