8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Hawai‘i Island Food Summit Conference: How can Hawai‘i Feed Itself?
Register online, or contact The Kohala Center at: (808) 887-6411.
Payment for this event must be received by October 2, 2007.
UH Dean Bill Steiner will host a day long conference for the general public which will explore issues, raise awareness, and provide ideas and direction for future food security and self-reliance for Hawai‘i Island focusing on Education, Marketing and Distribution, Land and Policy Support, Role of the Home Producer, Traditional and Modern Sustainable Agricultural Systems, and Our Vanishing Food Producers, as well as knowledgeable and inspiring plenaries by agricultural leaders. Invited speakers include Environmental Lawyer and Food and Farming Writer Claire Hope Cummings, and Michael Dimock, Executive Director of the Roots of Change Fund.
The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort offers a special guest room rate October 5th & 6th for HIFS participants. Please contact Sheraton Keauhou for further details: (808) 930-4900 and mention the Hawai‘i Island Food Summit.
These special room rates are only available until September 25, 2007.