Urban gardens created to address food insecurity in vulnerable communities

Urban gardens created to address food insecurity in vulnerable communities

This City & County of Honolulu press release summarizes a recent project. http://www.honolulu.gov/cms-csd-menu/site-csd-sitearticles/1305-site-csd-news-2020-cat/40422-12-17-20-urban-gardens-created-to-address-food-insecurity-in-vulnerable-communities.html O‘AHU — Working together with residents across O‘ahu, the Honolulu Department of Community Services (DCS) organized the creation of urban gardens at seven City-owned, special needs housing…

On Technology & Policing in Hawaii

On Technology & Policing in Hawaii

CARES funds spent by the Honolulu Police Department on new technologies impact how police work with our citizenry. These purchases come with new questions, and stir up old ones, about technology, law enforcement, oversight of and by the public, and…

Hawaii Public Radio Interview on the History of Food Crisis in Hawaii

Hawaii Public Radio Interview on the History of Food Crisis in Hawaii

I had the pleasure of speaking with Hawaii Public Radio‘s Art’s & Culture reporter Noe Tanigawa about food systems response and data efforts. Hunter Heaivilin has been acting as food resilience coordinator for the Hawaii Public Health Institute since the…

Testing? Testing? 1, 2. Testing, Testing, Where Are You?

Testing? Testing? 1, 2. Testing, Testing, Where Are You?

Tl;dr: Hawaii COVID-19 testing location data is hard to find, here is a far from complete map to make it a little easier. View full screen or check out the data But it is August! Why isn’t this information regularly…

Co-Developing Strategies & Programs to Meet Increased Demand – Webinar

Co-Developing Strategies & Programs to Meet Increased Demand – Webinar

A recent webinar with O’ahu RC&D. A great watch overall, and I jump in around 16:19. My section covers a bit on the history of food system disruptions, the roots of the current crisis, efforts to address food disruptions, and…

PPP Loans in Hawaii

PPP Loans in Hawaii

Exploring Paycheck Protection Program Loans to Hawaii In early July the Small Business Administration released data on Paycheck Protection Program loans across the country.  Data for Paycheck Protection Program Loans under and over $150,000 were separated and provided different levels…

Column: Coronavirus pandemic reveals food-supply fragility

Column: Coronavirus pandemic reveals food-supply fragility

My recent column on Hawaii’s food system & COVID-19, published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Local Food & COVID-19 (Interview)

Local Food & COVID-19 (Interview)