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Breadfruit workshops on Maui, O`ahu, and Kauai

Hawai`i Homegrown Food Network is hosting `ulu workshops on Maui, O`ahu, and Kauai. The Maui workshop is now sold out.

Māui: Thursday, January 9, 2014 {Maui workshop is sold out as of January 2, 2014}
Community Services Building—UH Māui College
Kahului, Māui

O‘ahu: Friday, January 10, 2014
Atherton Hālau at the Bishop Museum
Honolulu, O‘ahu

Kauai: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Harrison Chandler Education Center at the National Tropical Botanical Garden Headquarters
Kalāheo, Kaua‘i

All workshops are 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
$12 per person. Space is limited, registration is required.

A limited number of breadfruit trees (variety Ma'afala) will be available at the O`ahu and Kauai workshops for a suggested donation of $10 at the O'ahu and Kaua'i workshops. Early registrants will have priority to take home a tree. Trees will only be available for pick up at the workshop.

Workshop attendees will rotate between five different presentation stations. Presentations are as follows:

  • Working with Variety: Introduction to three breadfruit varieties in Hawai‘i: How to identify, when to pick, and distinguishing between green, mature and ripe breadfruit. Presented by Dr. Diane Ragone, Director, Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden.
  • Tree to Table: Harvesting techniques, tricks and tools, and postharvest handling. Presented by Ian Cole, Collection Manager, Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden.
  • Beyond Sticky and Some Like it Sweet—How to prepare breadfruit for use in a variety of dishes or for storage. Presented by John Cadman, Pono Pies.
  • Going To Market: Where to sell breadfruit? How much to charge? What kinds of value added products are viable? Presented by Craig Elevitch, Hawai‘i Homegrown Food Network and Ho‘oulu ka ‘Ulu project.
  • Maui only: ‘Ulu and its Relationship to Hawaiian Culture. Presented by Kalapana Kollars, Musician and Cultural Practitioner
  • Kaua'i only: ‘Ulu: Connections to my Ancestors. Presented by Wayne 'Palala' Harada
  • O'ahu only: Kū Mai Ka ‘Ulu: Revealing the cultural significance of ‘Ulu in Hawai‘i through mo‘olelo and Cultural Collection items. Presented by Bishop Museum Culture Education staff.

To volunteer at the workshops, to donate breadfruit or for general inquiries, please email them.

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