Tag: butterfly ginger

Citizen Science for All Ages

What is citizen science? According to National Geographic, “Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge. […] New networks and communities of interested citizen scientists are created each day to learn more about the world and how we can contribute to understanding it.” It’s fun to be …

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Solutions to Invasive Species

It’s both National Invasive Species Awareness Week and the final week of Hawai’i Invasive Species Awareness Month. The Hawaiian Legislature determined invasive species are the #1 threat to the health, economy, environment, and lifeways of people n Hawai’i. So let’s talk solutions! Foraging has become trendy, it’s tapping into the collective unconscious desire for people …

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Love your Wild

Some people put a feather in their cap, but me a Java Plum leaf. Why? Because these invasive habitat-modifying trees are here, especially in our riparian environments. I pick and eat as many of the fruits as I possibly can, preventing further seed dispersal, and use the leaves to flavor my water and control blood …

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HolyDay Cheer

Have you tried the ginger snap cookie recipe in the Savage Kitchen app? Made with powdered butterfly ginger rhizome, this recipe is absolute perfection and great for the Holydays (or any time!). Also in the photo are snickerdoodles made with 3 adaptogenic herbs, cause get ’em how you can! Also in the photo are homemade …

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Day 22 – Eat Local Maui Challenge

100% local for Day 22 of the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore. Brunch & Dinner :: Achiote oil made with annatto seeds*** and Olinda Orchards olive oil, kalo from Ho’omakua Farms, carrots from Pono Grown Farm Center, chicken from Toohey’s, onion from Okoa Farms, garlic from Kupa’a Farms, tomatoes from Maria at UpCountry …

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Savage Kitchen App Press Kit

Press Release MAUI FORAGER SUNNY SAVAGE LAUNCHES SMARTPHONE APP THAT EMPOWERS COMMUNITIES TO IDENTIFY, HARVEST, AND PREPARE WILD FOOD PLANTS The Savage Kitchen app uses GPS and crowd-sourced citizen science to link people worldwide with the edible wild foods available in their own backyards. Wailuku, HI, March 26–Internationally recognized wild food forager and author Sunny …

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Is Kahili Ginger Edible?

Dehydrated kāhili ginger flowers. Although the Ginger (Zingiberaceae) Family is generally safe, info is sparse on kāhili  (Hedychium gardnerianum) as an edible. Although not expressed directly in any literature, I determined through inference and experimental practice, that yes kāhili ginger flowers, flower buds, rhizomes, and new shoots are edible in small amounts.  We know that H. gardnerianum is considered to …

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