Sunday Funday in DC!

Arriving early Sunday morning at Dulles International Airport, the Hawaii ALP class XIV was ready for some coffee, breakfast, and nap time, although not necessarily in that order!  Luggage retrieval proved a bit challenging, with one person’s luggage almost heading off with a group of middle schoolers on a sightseeing tour, and another’s coming in on … Read more

Nuts, Coffee and Alumni Potluck

Seminar 5 Day 3 – Hawai‘i Our day began by saying goodbye to the beautiful Pahala Plantation house. We were introduced to our first speaker of the day, Randy Mochizuki of Royal Hawaiian Orchards. He covered topics from macadamia plant anatomy to operations on the farm. Next stop- Ka’u Coffee! We visited Lorie Obra of Rusty’s … Read more

From Haleakala to Mauna Kahalawai

Seminar 4 Day 3 – Maui Class XIV started our third day on Maui with a visit and hike into Haleakala Ranch’s Waikamoi Preserve, with Pat Biley of The Nature Conservancy. Pat explaining the trial process of using the Secusio moth to mitigate fireweed growth. The Waikamoi Preserve is a home to many native and … Read more

Winery & Ranch, Lavender and Hydroponic Lettuce

Seminar 4 Day 2 (cot.) – Maui The group headed Upcountry to visit Tedeschi Winery and Ulupalakua Ranch. We were lucky it was a bottling day at the winery. Hearing about the diversification of agriculture at Ulupalakua was really interesting for the group….always thinking forward while preserving the past. After a great lunch with local … Read more

Leeward & Kunia Farms & Farmers, the Irradiator, Alumni Potluck

Seminar 2 Day 3 – Oah‘u After meeting at the university laboratory school in Manoa, our classmate Miki was graciously waiting for us to transport us in a short bus (school bus).  Not every class comes with such a cutie as a driver. Yeah!  it was nice to remember those old student days. Derrick was … Read more

Fish Auction, Armstrong Produce, Young Brothers & MORE!

Seminar 2 Day 2 – Oah‘u Our day began nice and early at the United Fishing Agency Fish Auction… Brooks Takenaka spoke about how values of honesty and work, science, marketing, partnerships with local culinary programs and visiting university students, are all used to maintain success of the auction and quality of their product. The … Read more

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