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The Board of Directors (BOD) and advisors of North Kohala’s Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture (HIP Ag) met for two days in March to welcome new leadership, assess its

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“Eh, we should go Kuʻi at the Capitol,” said founder and director of HIP Agriculture, Dash Kuhr.

He was referring to Hui Aloha ‘Āina Momona’s “Kuʻi at the Capitol”

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Did you know that chocolate grows on trees?! 
Okay... maybe you did but these students had an awesome time learning through taste, touch, and visuals of cacao. Together

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Jumping into the first day of our very first YEAR LONG Farmer Apprenticeship Program!! ???????? ✨We are SO excited to have these activated, intelligent haumana with us to

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HIP Kitchen

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Some easy tips on processing jackfruit (ripe and unripe):

For a gourd time, check out this delicious pumpkin recipe from Chef Bellec!

The scientific name for banana is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men.” Bananas float in water, as do apples and watermelons. Hawaii is the only place in the

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Sugar Cane, Sugarcane, Kō, Saccharum officinarum: A canoe plant, Sugarcane was brought to Hawaii by Polynesian settlers as a food, medicine and tool source. In its raw form,

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Also called pumpkin cherry or pitanga. An evergreen shrub 10' in height. In spring and again in fall the Surinam cherry bears small, round fruits with eight prominent ribs.

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Life On The Farm

The moʻo is an ancient mythological being which appears in legends throughout Polynesia. For the Polynesians, geckos were perfect mirror images of this dragon-like monster. It

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How beautiful it is to connect with nature! ????????Our farm attracts a diverse collection of species.. insects of all kinds, mammals, amphibians, and even reptiles! These

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Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta): The unique multi-hued bark is the most distinctive feature of the tree. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times,

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Our goal this week is to harvest 190 lbs of eggplant for the Hawaii Food Basket! ???? ????????????This awesome nonprofit helps tackle healthy food distribution through a mix

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Rain, as we know, stimulates mushroom growth, eventually leading to fully-fruited mushrooms that release spores. But did you know that once airborne, these spores, much like

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The HIP Agriculture interns had lots to be proud of during their time here! And to put some of what they've learned on display, they did some presentations on ways they’d like

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Student Thoughts

It seems all the United States is buzzing about the recent presidential elections. The results have left us with a lot of questions - “I don’t know anyone who voted for Trump,

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As I awake to a sky filled with whispy clouds kissed pink by peaches and coconut trees bowing a dance in the background, I begin to remember all those things that have awaken

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It is perhaps one of the most rare occasions when one can go to bed blissfully content and rise the next morning in the same state. We live in a society that is so rich

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