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Ken Love

 

 Did you know Kona farmers made it into the Guinness Book of World Record for largest  Mango, Avocado, and Jackfruit?

That’s the “rock star” status of some of some of our crops--tropical fruit expert, Ken Love, talked to us following a conference and series of meetings across the state with local fruit growers.

  

In Kakaako, A Growing Urban Farm Reaches New Heights

Dec 27, 2016
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Between the high rise buildings and industrial warehouses, a farm is the last thing you’d expect to find in urban Kaka‘ako. But one business is creating a space for growing food in an unexpected way.

Study Examines Hawaii's Organic Food Industry

May 5, 2014
Kohala Center
Kohala Center

An organic certification is a way for customers to make sure the food they’re buying fits certain standards. But that can be challenging for many farmers here in Hawaii, especially since the state has no locally-based certifier. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on a recent study that takes a closer look at some of the issues and challenges faced by Hawaii’s organic food industry.

Read the full report here.

Winners Announced for Mahi'ai Match-Up Ag Contest

Jan 15, 2014
Flickr / KevC-6
Flickr / KevC-6

Winners from a local farming contest will receive a five year land lease … for free! Three agricultural business plans were selected from the nearly 150 applications submitted last year. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with one of the winners and has this report.

Grass-Fed Dairy Farm Coming to Kauai

Dec 4, 2013
Flickr / kevinzim
Flickr / kevinzim

Plans for a dairy farm on Kauai will soon become a reality, thanks to a $17.5 million investment from Ulupono Initiative. The move is expected to double the amount of locally produced milk on the islands. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.

Mahi'ai Match-Up: Making Ag Dreams A Reality

May 20, 2013
Mahi‘ai Matchup
Mahi‘ai Matchup

A local contest is making it easier to kickstart a career in agriculture. An open call for land proposals on some of the state’s prime ag lands could result in a five year land lease…for free! HPR’s Molly Solomon reports. 

A Growing Garden Behind Bars

May 13, 2013
CTAHR
CTAHR

New farming techniques are popping up all over Hawaii. And some of them are in places not even close to traditional farmlands. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on a program at a local penitentiary that’s growing food behind prison walls.

Hooked on 'Ponics

Mar 28, 2013
Leina'ala Bright, a Native Hawaiian health practitioner, uses her aquaponics system to grow fresh vegetables and medicine in her Waimanalo backyard.
Molly Solomon

In our latest installment of HPR’s series, “Feeding Ourselves: Hawai’i’s Food Future”, we take a look at an emerging technology…that could change the way we grow our food. It’s a method of growing crops and fish at the same time….and it uses less than 5% of the water that traditional farming does. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on this sustainable system that’s popping up in backyards across the islands.