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Revitalizing Breadfruit

Revitalizing Breadfruit

"The Ho'oulu ka 'Ulu Project.“

Ho'oulu ka 'Ulu is a project to revitalize 'ulu (breadfruit) as an attractive, delicious, nutritious, abundant, affordable, and culturally appropriate food which addresses Hawai'i's food security issues. It is well known that Hawai'i imports about 90% of its food, making it one of the most food insecure states in the nation. Additionally, since the economic downturn of 2008, many families lack access to affordable and nutritious food. We believe that breadfruit is a key to solving Hawaii's food security problems.

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Supporting Organizations

Hawai'i Organic Farmers Association

Our mission is to protect the life of the land and the health of our communities through education about organic land care practices. Developing and strengthening certified organic farms enhances Hawaii’s many fragile ecosystems and provides a base for a sustainable local economy.

Hawai'i SEED

Hawai'i SEED is a statewide non-profit coalition of grassroots groups composed of farmers, doctors, scientists, lawyers, concerned citizens, and Native Hawaiians working on five islands to educate the public about the risks posed by genetically engineered organisms. Hawai'i SEED is dedicated to promoting diverse, local, healthy and ecological food and farming that supports real food security for the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawai'i Tea Society

Hawaii Tea Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization composed of tea-enthusiasts and tea-growers in the State of Hawai'i.

Hawai'i Tropical Fruit Growers

Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG) is a nonprofit organization was incorporated in 1989 with the primary purpose of promoting the interests of any and all aspects of tropical fruit in the State of Hawaii. HTFG is dedicated to tropical fruit research, education, marketing and promotion.

Know Your Farmer Alliance

Know Your Farmer Alliance (KYFA) is a grassroots educational and activist group of farmers, gardeners and others interested in ecological food production and local self-sufficiency on Hawai'i Island. Please check the items under the "news" column to view the new direction this organization is looking to move towards.

Kona Coffee Farmers Association

Our mission is to promote and protect Kona coffee farmers economic interests in 100% Kona coffee, to protect the Kona coffee heritage, and to seek greater legal protection of the Kona coffee name.

Kona County Farm Bureau

A non-profit organization representing the agricultural community of North and South Kona districts, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Its membership is dedicated to improving the quality of life on farms, ranches, and their rural communities.

Kona Outdoor Circle

A community based volunteer organization whose mission is to keep Kona clean, green and beautiful by protecting, preserving and enhancing the environment for future generations.

North Kohala Food Forum

An event sponsored by the North Kohala Community Resource Center to support local food production and consumption.

Slow Food Hawai'i

Slow Food U.S.A. is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to supporting and celebrating the food traditions of North America. Animal breeds, heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables to handcrafted wine and beer, farmhouse cheeses, other artisanal products part of our cultural identity. By reviving the pleasures of the table, and using our tastebuds as our guides, Slow Food U.S.A. believes that our food heritage can be saved.

Sustainable Kohala

Working to assure a secure & sustainable future for North Kohala in five areas: water, food, energy, jobs & health care.

Ho'oulu ka 'Ulu project


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