How can Hawaii feed itself?

The time has come to make a strong positive statement for the future of our Island’s agriculture, with an emphasis on the keiki, their education and their future participation in our communities as leaders.  We can assist our island to eat in a healthier way, creating a thriving and resilient economy while preserving our precious natural and cultural resources.

This two-day Summit will explore the visions, possibilities, ideas, and practical solutions to answering the question "How can Hawai‘i Feed Itself?" This conference is intended to be a catalyst not only for changes in policy and practice at the island level, but a convening of the agricultural community to create a compelling vision for the future of food and farming across the state.

The Kohala Center has compiled a collection of photos and videos
from the 2007 Hawai‘i Island Food Summit.

To view these webcasts, please CLICK HERE

In this effort we build on the work of Hawaiian leaders who have organized
Ho‘ea ‘Ea: Hands Turned to the Soil Conference (6/2007, Hilo).  After the October 5 - 6 Summit, Slow Food Hawai‘i will sponsor a month-long series of events that showcase local foods and food producers.  The month will end with a Hamakua Alive! agricultural festival.