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Hazel’s Harvest — a short film about the IHS urban agriculture program

Just over half a mile Ewa of Kamaliʻi Park is the Institute for Human Services (IHS). In the short film “Hazel’s Harvest,” produced for IHS by Urban Fork Productions in 2011, we learn about the agency’s urban agriculture program and follow several homeless clients as they seek potential sites for edible landscapes. The film screened […]
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What was at Kamaliʻi Park in the early 1900s?

In re-imagining a future for Kamaliʻi Park, it’s helpful to look into its past. Here is an excerpt from an insurance map from 1914, updated in 1922. Besides the Central Fire Station, the most prominent building is the Fort Street Chinese Church (see church history). click for full-size version Source: Insurance maps of Honolulu, Oahu […]
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Food Forest petition closes without project approval, but working group remains encouraged

The following is a message from the Food Forest Citizens Working Group to the signers of a petition seeking approval for the project. The petition was directed to Mayor Caldwell and Parks & Recreation director Toni Robinson. Aloha all, Fiscal year 2013 has come to an end with neither approval nor release of budgeted funds […]
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Kamalii Park food forest featured on Hawaii Public Radio’s “The Conversation”

David Atcheson, a board member of project partner Transition Oahu, was interviewed this morning on Hawaii Public Radio’s “The Conversation” about the food forest proposed for Kamalii Park. It’s another way more people are learning about the opportunity the City has to join with community partners to revitalize a little park and build community, advancing […]
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Honolulu Weekly features food forest project

The new edition of the Honolulu Weekly includes a feature on the food forest project. Here are a few excerpts. … In addition to planting food in public spaces, Food Forest is “also about rethinking the way we allocate our resources towards stewardship of the ‘aina, in a way that is respectful to all and […]
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Petition launched for a food forest at Kamaliʻi Park

Transition Oahu, one of our partner groups, has launched a petition seeking approval for the food forest pilot project from the mayor and the director of Parks & Recreation. The petition seeks permission to proceed on the project even if it turns out it’s too late to use the funds the City Council budgeted for […]
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Food forest demo set up at Cyclovia event in Kakaako

The food forest working group installed a demonstration “food forest” at the Cyclovia event in Kakaako on May 12, 2013. Event attendees came by to check out the concept, relax in a community setting, and learn about plans at Kamaliʻi Park.
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Pacxa holds inaugural quarterly cleanup at Kamaliʻi Park

Pacxa teamed up with the students of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and the City & County of Honolulu for the first quarterly cleanup at Kamaliʻi Park. More than 60 employees and student volunteers from the school participated. The Honolulu Food Forest working group hosted an information table at the event. Leaders of the […]
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Downtown Neighborhood Board expresses unanimous support for Kamaliʻi Park project

On February 7, 2013, the Honolulu Food Forest working group introduced its plans for Kamaliʻi Park to the Downtown/Chinatown Neighborhood Board. The group had been advised that local support as expressed through the neighborhood board was important to advance the project. ‘Ōlelo films the meetings for television broadcast and also puts the shows on their […]
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