KAKOU: Hawaii's Town Hall on The Future of Our Food

KAKOU: Hawaii’s Town Hall on The Future of Our Food

Enjoyed an evening in discussion with “representatives from Government, farming, fishing, ranching, food distribution, cultural experts and academic and legal experts” on the future of food in the islands.

Maui Nui Food Alliance Social Network Analysis

Maui Nui Food Alliance Social Network Analysis

Recently completed a network map to further Maui Nui Food Alliance work towards developing a Maui County Food System Needs Assessment and Maui County Food System Plan. Check out the presentation version: Or explore the map on your own:

2/11/21 Legislative Update

2/11/21 Legislative Update

Good food/agriculture bills that passed their first hearing: HB1528 Funds compost reimbursement program HB1526 Require county plan to divert all organic waste produced HB2431 Establishes the sustainable food systems working group within OPSD SB 416 Enhances farmer equity SB1277 Establishes…

2/4 Legislative Update

2/4 Legislative Update

Good thing are happening so far this legislative session! Good food/agriculture bills that passed their first hearing: SB2169 – Funds for Hawaii’s food banks SB2218 – Five-year food hub pilot program SB2509 – Repeals general excise tax exemption for genetically…

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…