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Kohala ‘Farm-to-Fork’ tour showcases eco-ag (Feb. 2)

Palili O Kohala is a 10-family taro growing project in North Kohala that uses Korean Natural Farming to reduce inputs and increase yields. The farm will be one of the farms featured in the Kohala Farm to Fork Tour. (Photo courtesy of Bruce Omori)

Palili O Kohala is a 10-family taro growing project in North Kohala that uses Korean Natural Farming to reduce inputs and increase yields. The farm will be one of the farms featured in the Kohala Farm to Fork Tour. (Photo courtesy of Bruce Omori)

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On Saturday, Feb. 2, the North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign will host the Kohala Farm-to-Fork Tour of three farms on Hoea Road in North Kohala.

As a part of an ongoing Sustainable Saturday calendar of events, Lokahi Farms, Palili O Kohala and Sage Farms invite the community to experience the agricultural diversity of this former sugar town, and to discover what it means to “eat local” in Hawi.

Lokahi Farms is a working organic farm and tropical botanical garden where owners and healing practitioners Richard Liebmann and Natalie Young incorporate farming with healing arts.

Palili O Kohala is a 10-family taro growing project that is growing healthy, chemical free food using Korean Natural Farming to reduce inputs and increase yields. They are also developing a Natural Farming Demonstration Farm.

Sage Farms is a 5-acre certified organic family farm that grows a variety of vegetables, fruits and makes value-added products. Learn how long time farmers Fara Boisvert and Ben Nicholson make organic farming in Kohala profitable and efficient.

The tour will meet at Lokahi Farms at 8:30 am. Space is limited and advance registration is required, directions will be sent after registration.

Cost is $10, which will be collected on the day of the event. Participants can register at foodhubkohala.org or call Karla at (808) 224-1404 to register.

The North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign aims to connect the community with knowledge and sources of locally grown food. It is a project of the North Kohala Community Resource Center and is funded by Kaiser Permanente, the County of Hawaii Department of Research and Development, and the Local Initiatives Fund of RSF Social Finance.

— Find out more:
www.foodhubkohala.org

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