Growing a New Crop of Young Farmers

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This week, Hawaii Public Radio is taking a closer look at food in the islands. We call it “Feeding Ourselves, Hawaii’s Food Future.” All week, we’ll report on a number of issues relating to food. Today, we start with people. The future of locally-grown food not only depends on land, water and crops—it also depends on farmers. The average age of a farmer in Hawaii is now sixty. But there’s one farm in Waianae that’s leading a youth movement—growing not only food, but also growing farmers. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports…

                                                              

(MA'O Organic Farms / Photo credit: Molly Solomon)

You can find more information about MA'O Organic Farms on their website. If you'd like to learn more about their youth programs, send them an email!

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