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After a big weekend on Maui, the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival is wrapping up in Honolulu this week. The annual event raises money for agriculture and culinary projects across the state, and organizers say they’ve raised nearly two and a half million dollars since they started eight years ago. It’s a lot of work, and much of it is volunteer, but workers include students who see their future in the field.

Plenty of Poi at the 3rd Annual Kalo Fest

Nov 1, 2012
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If you're a fan of all thing poi ... head on down to the 3rd Annual Kalo Festival this weekend! Organizers invite the community to learn more about the cultural and historical significance of this staple crop.

Daniel Anthony is a local kalo farmer who believe it's important to continue farming traditional crops such as taro. He'll be at the festival this weekend leading a community taro-ponding workshop.