Seeds of Hope Movie
For over 1,000 years the Hawaiian people produced enough food to support an estimated population of one million. Today, most of our food is imported and sold at prices much higher than on the mainland due to the high shipping cost.
This 87-minute film will expose the world to the individual heroes that are working to solve the biggest issue facing this beloved remote island paradise: “How can Hawaii feed itself?” These “seeds of hope,” innovative farmers – both large and small, educators and everyday citizens are scattered throughout the island chain and are growing new ideas that can solve Hawaii’s food dilemma and inspire a world to become more sustainable and to nurture the land that feeds us.
Hawaii’s unique physical isolation and the rising cost of shipping food across vast oceans have created powerful incentives for the people of Hawaii to return to the land. In addition, our mild climate and healthy soil allow for ideal food growing conditions and multiple harvests throughout the year. Local farmer’s markets have become popular, alternative venues to purchase fresh and locally produced foods in the last few years and are hosted daily island-wide. They offer a variety of vegetables including lettuce, kale, bok choi, broccoli, carrots, taro, fennel, beets, tomatoes, etc. in addition to many different, tropical fruit such as apple bananas, papayas, mangoes, pineapple, coconut, rambutan, lychee, passionfruit, starfruit and many more.
The movie featured this Wednesday October 24, 2012 at Hanalei Elementary School Cafeteria from 7-9pm should not be missed! See you there.