This year our annual meeting will be held at Big Island Bee’s new museum and tasting room in Kealakekua. We learned so much at the Bee the Change event and we want to keep the buzz on bees going! This is a beautiful place right near Kealakekua Bay and an opportunity to learn more about the history and modern day methods of bee keeping and honey production.
The meeting will be short and is open to all Slow Food members. It will be followed by a glorious Slow Food Potluck Brunch, so bring a dish to share with a crowd. We encourage you to use honey or something that bees pollinate in your dish, and maybe even something you grew! You don’t need to be a member to attend this fun event. Not sure if you are still a member or not? We will have a current membership list to check it out.
As always, please bring your own plates, utensils, napkins and serving spoons.
When: Sunday February 24th, 10am-1pm
Where: Big Island Bees Museum and Tasting room in Kealakekua Follow this link for directions:
Do you know that their are farmers right here on the Big Island whose crops were severely limited due to a lack of bees to pollinate them? Please join us in Waimea this Friday to hear from farmers and beekeepers about the plight of our honey bees. We will be showing the film “Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?” and there will be a panel discussion with experts on beekeeping and honey production. The movie is kid friendly so bring the keikis!
There will be honey tastings as well, so come and learn why that little bear in your cupboard isn’t really honey anymore. You will have the opportunity to purchase honey and wax products and Slow Food Hawaii will be selling pupus, all with honey as an ingredient, at the event as well.
So come get the buzz on bees at this FREE event
Friday January 25th from 6-9:30pm
Gates performing Arts Center on HPA upper campus
RSVP to Ming Wei Koh at 443-9231 or email@example.com
Bee the Change: What is Happening to Our Honeybees – An Evening At the Gates Performing Arts Center, HPA Upper Campus, Waimea, Friday, January 23, 2013, 6-9:30 p.m.
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Slow Food Hawaii sponsors these classes as a fundraiser and to bring attention to the fact that the only two cow’s milk dairies in the State are here on the Big Island, and it is now easy to buy incredibly fresh, local milk at your supermarket.
This is a hands on class. You will learn how and when to add citric acid and rennet to milk, how to recognize that your milk has separated into curds and whey, how to cut and cook the curds, and then to drain and cook them further so that they can stretch into great mozzarella! You will also learn about “Plan B”: what to do if the process doesn’t work as planned (it happens). At the end, you will have about a pound of fresh mozzarella to take home or share.
For more info, please email Kim at kimhoffman(at)hotmail.com
Experience the Art & Pleasure of Tea
~Tour a Premiere Hawaiʻi Tea Estate & Production Area~Experience a Traditional Gongfu Cha Tea Ceremony~Sample 100% Organic, Hand-crafted Artisan Tea Varietals along with Delicious Home Baked Delicacies
~Relax & Enjoy a Fun, Educational Day above Onomea Bay
~Take Home Complementary Tea from the Farm!
Proceeds Benefit Slow Food Hawaiʻi
When: September 16, 2012
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Where: Above Onomea Bay, Papaikou (Directions will be sent upon registration)
Cost: $25 per person
Please RSVP, as space is limited
To register go to the PayPal button on the right.
For additional information call Kaleo at 756-0334
Slow Food Hawai’i is teaming up with Alohi Polynesian Dance Academy! Kumu Lani Isaacs will be teaching a class on how to make lau lau from start to finish. We will clean all the leaves, ti and lu’au, cut the fillings into bite size pieces, and then wrap it all into perfect packets for steaming. While the lau lau are cooking (it takes about 3 hours) we will enjoy lunch and maybe even a little hula! Participants are welcome to head to the beach or run errands in town, then return to enjoy our delicious creations. (Bring wine!) Everyone will get to take some lau lau home, but most of it will be packaged and frozen for the Waipio Campout feast on August 18th.
This is a great opportunity to gather together, create and share a terrific meal and support Slow Food Hawaii and the students of this halau. Please join us by signing up at www.SlowFoodHawaii.org or call Clare at 936-6511.
When: Sunday August 5th from 9AM until pau
Where: Kumu Lani Isaacs Home, Lakeland in Waimea
Cost: $40 Slow Food Members, $45 nonmembers. Use PayPal buttons below.
This baseline study was prepared for the County Department of Research and Development by the University of Hawaii at Hilo Geography and Environmental Studies Department and Island Planning. The principal authors were Jeffrey Melrose and Dr. Donna Delparte.