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Day 7: Hawaii Eat Local Challenge

Unbelievable fairytale ending to our Eat Local Challenge here on Maui. In solidarity with people around the planet who were participating in the March Against Monsanto, GMO Free Maui and Alika Atay organized #OutGrow Monsanto. Held at Simpli Fresh Farm, this event uplifted me in a really touching way. We’ve already protested, we’ve already won …

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DAY 6: Hawaii Eat Local Challenge

Traveling with a cooler of road food is a way of life for the locavore. I made a nice lunch, but in preparation for the #OutgrowMonsanto event I found myself far away from home and the challenge became more challenging. Video below highlights a couple fabulous little plants, Jamaican vervain and purslane, which can be …

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Day 5: HI Eat Local Challenge

I can’t believe we’re already nearing the end of our Eat Local Challenge. Mahalo ke Akua for all this beautiful food and the community of people gathering around it. Video highlights mallow (Malva parviflora), which I harvested and ground up into a powder. This powder makes it into many things in my kitchen, but for …

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Day 3: HI Eat Local Challenge

Day 3 of our Eat Local Challenge. I made this short little video, which shows harvesting some wild grass seeds, thimbleberry greens (Rubus rosifolius), false awa leaves (Piper auritum), and kukui nuts (Aleurites moluccana). I roasted the kukui nuts in the oven at 325 degrees for an hour and a half. Kukui can cause diarrhea …

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