Well, it’s Hemp History Week. That means it’s the time of year to list some facts that bear repeating, without sounding like a freshman who just discovered weed isn’t everything they told us in health class. Here are the basics: -The earliest known woven fabric was made from hemp, which began to be cultivated around 8,000-7,000 B.C. -The first cannabis law in America was … [Read more...] about What’s hempening? Hemp History Week, Maui style
Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Akaku Upstairs will present Maui School Garden Network and Grow Some Good at Akaku Community Media on Thursday, Oct. 26. Speakers include Lehn Huff of Maui School Garden Network, Kathy Becklin of Grow Some Good and Robyn Pfahl, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Coordinator. Discussions will include more information about the programs and how they’re linking … [Read more...] about Maui School Garden Network and Grow Some Good at Akaku Community Media
1. On Aug. 4, the Honolulu-based law firm Earthjustice sent out a news release saying that they had asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revoke the state Department of Agriculture’s authority to investigate and enforce violations of federal pesticide law. According to the release, how many of the department’s inspection files were still in need of review? A. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Earthjustice’s criticism of the Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture?
The Farm to School Initiative, spearheaded by Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, is looking for qualified local farmers and vendors to submit bids to bring local fresh fruit and vegetables to schools statewide. The program is an effort to best utilize the supply and demand surrounding the purchasing of local food for school cafeterias. In addition, the initiative aims to systematically … [Read more...] about Local produce growers sought for Farm to School Initiative