Ho'oulu ka 'Ulu - Revitalizing Breadfruit Update #2
- Save the date: Saturday, September 24, 2011, we will have a Breadfruit Festival at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook.
- If you have 'ulu fruit that is going to waste and you would like it to be harvested by skilled professionals and be given to people who want and need it, please click here to participate in a gleaning project to help those who are hungry.
Craig Elevitch and Andrea Dean
for the Hawai'i Homegrown Food Network
and Ho'oulu ka 'Ulu partner organizations
'Ulu survey highlights
- 323 people responded from around Hawai'i Island. There were about 20 people who responded from other islands and the U.S. mainland.
- Prize winners were: Gina Franchini of Hilo (first prize, Traditional Trees book), Sonya Stanchfield of Kurtistown (second prize, $50 Island Naturals), Robert York of Kealakekua (third prize, Pathways book), and Yuri Zhuraw of Paauilo (fourth prize, Hawaiian Mangos poster). Congratulations!
- 58% of respondents eat 'ulu 1-10 times per year. On the other end of the spectrum, 2% (7 people) eat 'ulu more than 100 times per year!
- About half of the 'ulu consumed by respondents comes from family or friends. The next two biggest sources are people's own trees and farmers markets.
- 46% of the 'ulu grown by respondents is unused and goes to waste.
- Cooking, Hawaiian cultural practices, and planting and management were the top three priorities for respondents in revitalizing 'ulu.
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