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Kauai Chapter of Hawaii Farmers Union United hosts AgriTourism Panel

The Kauai Chapter of the Hawaii Farmers Union United will be hosting an AgriTourism Panel on Wednesday, September 10th at 6pm, at the Anahola Clubhouse as a part of their monthly meeting and local food potluck. The public is encouraged to bring a dish and a friend, and join in the discussion on supporting local food producers.
The AgriTourism Panel will feature a discussion on best practices in agritourism on Kauai, as well as an upcoming County ordinance proposal to support agritourism. Panelists include Marta Lane, Kauai Chapter Director of the Hawaii AgriTourism Association (HATA) and Owner of Tasting Kauai; Koa Kahili of Garden Island Chocolate; Don Heacock of Kauai Organic AgroecoSystems and HFUU-Kauai’s Legislative Chair; and Bill Robertson of Princeville Botanical Gardens. Other topics covered will include Chapter business, agricultural education opportunities, legislative updates, and a politician Q&A with Mayor Bernard Carvalho and Councilman Gary Hooser.
The group’s first meeting in March had over 50 attendees and the group has since gained over 80 local members, including farmers, food producers, and other local food supporters. HFUU-Kauai advocates for the sovereign right of farmers to create and sustain vibrant and prosperous agricultural communities for the benefit of all through cooperation, education and legislation. The group strives to empower island farmers to earn a prosperous living through regenerative stewardship of our lands, waters and communities; and serve as a bridge between farmers and consumers.
The public is encouraged to attend the September 10th meeting and potluck for more information, visit www.kauaifarmersunion.org or contact Keone Kealoha at 634-8174 or [email protected]
Join us for the next meeting of the Hawaii Farmers Union United, Kauai Chapter! We host a wonderful local food potluck with great discussions, so grab a friend and a dish, and join us for a fun evening of networking, starting at 6pm at Anahola Clubhouse!
Agenda:
6:00-6:50 – Pule, Potluck Dinner, Networking, & Member Announcements
6:50-7:00 – HFUU & Committee Business: Educational Opportunities, New Membership Benefits & More…
7:00-7:15 – Legislative Updates w/Don Heacock
7:15-7:50 – Kauai Agritourism Panel Discussion; Panelists include:
• Marta Lane, Kauai Chapter Director of the Hawaii Agritourism Association (HATA) and Owner of Tasting Kauai
• Koa Kahili of Garden Island Chocolate
• Don Heacock of Kauai Organic AgroecoSystems and HFUU-Kauai’s Legislative Chair
• Bill Robertson of Princeville Botanical Gardens
7:50-til pau – Local Politician Q&A: Mayor Bernard Carvalho & Councilman Gary Hooser

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