The free movie and light dinner produced and sponsored by the Hawai’i Rural Development Council begins at 5:30 p.m. Besides the free dinner and refreshments, there will also be a lucky name drawing for potted ‘ulu plants, T-shirts and other items.
After once producing enough food to feed one million people, Hawaii now imports about 85 percent of its food. Given the rising costs of shipping, how can Hawaii once again feed itself? “Na Kupu Mana`olana — Seeds of Hope” looks at the history and challenges of agriculture in Hawaii and hopes to answer this crucial question.
After the movie there will be opportunities to join in a discussion on the state’s food security and food sovereignty, its agricultural resources and practices, and the future of our farming industry and rural communities. Discussion panel will include guest speakers Glenn Teves, Jack Spruance, Alan Murakami and Walter Ritte.
There will also be informational booths to browse and a free light dinner, organic popcorn, locally made Kiawe treats and refreshments will be served.
This event has been made possible by the HRDC, Molokai Community Service Council, the MOM Hui, OLA Molokai and Hawaii SEED.
For more information, contact Mercy Ritte at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-1021.