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by Anne E. O’Malley Hundreds of persons drove into a field adjacent to the Regenerations Botanical Garden seed garden in Kalihiwai, near which hundreds of seeds, starts and cuttings lay on tables awaiting new homes and gardens in which to sprout. Baskets of used #10 envelopes on each table gave collectors a place to stash their loot. Those with seeds to share came early, followed by a blessing by and gift of cash from Palaniswami of the Kaua‘i Hindu Monastery. Music by the Malama Pono Allstars filtered through the garden, and cool water, juice and fruit samples pleased palates. This event was a production of Regenerations, GMO-Free Kaua‘i, and Mālama Kaua‘i and included other partners, as well.

Jeri di Pietro, a found ing member of GMOFree Kaua‘i and president of Hawai‘i Se ed, a state organizatio n that umbrellas all of the statewide GM O-Free groups.

Palaniswami offers a gift from the Kaua‘i Hi ndu Monastery to Rege Garden. Vice presiden nerations Botanical t and cofounder Jill Ric hards accepts

ore, Paul Crowe, Allstars band (l-r): Joe Lam Music by the Malama Pono , Bill Dick and ish , not visible, Fielding Mil Pickin’ Pat, Jimmy Trujillo and King Zor

Paul Massey, president and cofounder of Regenerations Botanical Garden and Jill Richards, vice president and cofounder

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Valerie Kaneshiro: Dances with pigs by Anne E. O’Malley In her 33 years at H&M Kaneshiro Farms, Inc., the last 27 of them as herd manager, Valerie Kaneshiro has become an expert in moving among approximately 1,200 pigs ranging from 30-pound piglets to 800-pound hogs. It is a dance she does gracefully, willingly— in fact, lovingly. And from this dance by this slip of a woman muscling among a herd of pigs set on 11 acres in Omao, she learns, keeping her observations in a little

black book she calls her book of wisdom. “The pigs teach me about people,” says Kaneshiro. “I see the parallels between the pigs and people and from them I gain a better understanding, and I can see how we sometimes behave like pigs—I see it happen a lot! “This farm is a microcosm of our society. You have all the different personality types present. You have the male, female, the alpha type males or females, different color skins—

I see how they behave, how they treat each other.” Seeing all manner of behavior from her charges—“pigs can be vicious,” she adds— never keeps her away from a day’s work on the farm that knows no clock but 24/7. In spite of the demand on her time, Kaneshiro says, “I don’t dream about getting away and doing something else. I dream about how can I make life better for my pigs. “I’ve spent my life

dedicated to the pigs and to the people who work with the pigs. I’ve dedicated my life to helping other farmers, selling the breeding stock at prices that give them a good deal and helps them out.” Kaneshiro takes pride in the fact that the farm is a leading seed stock provider in the state, an arena that is her specialty. “I don’t sell just the stock I want to get rid of. I sell quality, not quantity, and then I’ll teach the new owners how to take good care

Valerie Kaneshiro, Range Co-Chair of GIR&FF with Red Baron, an 800-lb. Duroc Boar. Photo by Anne E. O’Malley

of the pigs. “I want them to know that I’ve given them my very best and know that those animals will do well for them. They can call us any time they have questions.” The farm sprang

from humble beginn i ngs —K a ne sh i ro s have been farming pigs since 1920 in Koloa, later moved to Omao and built a farm, modernized it and later, in 1983, incorporated it. see Pigs page 4

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Today, M&H Kane­shiro Farms, Inc. is a multi-faceted business that sells all sizes of animals, live from the farm, including show pigs GIR&FF Volunteers include (l-r) Tray to 4-H, and breeding Pimental and Betty Nakamoto, 4-H leaders; and Valerie Kaneshiro, stock. The farm also GIR&FF Range Co-Chair. Photo by runs its own abattoir Anne E. O'Malley and delivers fresh meat from 30-lbs. to of the Garden Island 250-lbs., twice a week. Range & Food Festival It’s a family-owned coming November 13. outfit in which Valerie “I believe in the is a minority share- cause,” says Kaneshiholder, giving her all ro, pointing to the to contribute to the ap- festival’s locavore emproximately $.75 mil- phasis. “We’re promotlion annual revenue. ing local food sources, And it is miles from food sustainability, where she was raised and using the whole in Northern Wiscon- animal.” sin by her Kaua‘i-born “I believe that we father and Ojibwe need to have food semother. curity and we need to back to encourage local busi Moving Kaua‘i with Valerie nesses. This festival and her two sisters in will help us transition the early ‘70s, her fa- into the businesses we ther turned her life farmers and ranchers upside down, but, says need to become—and Kaneshiro, “I grew up the locavores we must not being afraid. I al- become, also, includways had a drive to ing being willing to succeed.” pay a little more for Part of that drive something that’s proincludes her willing- duced here.” ness to help when Why does she keep people ask. She’s the doing what she does? retired president of the “I think about it evHawai‘I Pork Indus- eryday. The answer is try Association and a multifaceted. member of the Kaua‘I “Farming is hard, and County Farm Bureau, it’s risky. The locavore volunteering at the event is an extension of the farm. Why I do fair. Her willingness to anything boils down to help is how she came this: I do it for the pigs, to be co-chair with for the family, and for Duane Shimogawa Sr. the community.”

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GIR&FF Range Co-Chair. Duane Shimogawa, Sr. in the tack room at his A‘akukui Ranch. Photo by Anne E. O’Malley

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Garden Island Range & Food Festival The 3rd Annual Garden Island Range and Food Festival is modeled after the annual Taste of the Hawaiian Range on the Big Island, an event that’s grown in popularity over the last 15 years. This Kaua‘i version is one of a series of initiatives born out of the larger nonprofit organization, Kaua‘i Agricultural Initiative, founded in 2009 by For Kaua‘i Publisher Barbara Bennett, who also is this event’s chair. Her intent is to encourage an increase in locally grown food, raise awareness of sustainability The Imu pit at Kilohana Luau roasting local and green issues, benefit the growth of beef for the festival by one of 22 North's the food industry here and more. Chefs. Photo by Barbara Bennett In preparation, participating chefs receive a cut of meat and/or produce prior to the event and create their recipes for the event. At the event, attendees graze their way through Kilohana Lua‘u Pavilion, mixing and mingling with the farmers and ranchers who provide the Kaua‘i-grown products for the feast. Contributors include: Duane Shimogawa Sr. of A‘akukui Ranch, William Sanchez and Andrade Ranch for beef; M&H Kaneshiro Farms, Inc. for pork; and Daryl Kaneshiro of Omao Farms for lamb. Dozens of farmers contribute the fresh produce. Contributing chefs come from 16 or more of the best hotel restaurants and local restaurants and from the Kaua‘i Community College Culinary Arts Program.

GIR&FF in brief What: The 3rd annual Garden Island Range & Food Locavore Festival with the theme “A Family Affair.” When and Where: Sunday, November 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 pm. at Kilohana Lu‘au Pavilion, Lihu‘e Why: For the community of Kaua‘i to experience and enjoy a sustainable model of collaboration among local farmers, ranchers and chefs in preparing and promoting the concept of nutritious and delicious locavore dining. Highlights: Over 16 food stations ranging from sweet to savory offerings created by top-notch, top-name chefs; makahiki games for keiki; live music and entertainment; awarding of two $1,000 scholarships to Culinary Arts Students at Kaua‘i Community College How much: $35/adults; $17.50/children; Free/children under 5 years of age. Tickets: Available for purchase starting in October at the following locations: Hanalei Music’s Strings & Things, 826-9633; Vicky’s Fabrics, 8221746; Larry’s Music Center, 822-4181; 22º North Restaurant, 245-9593; M. Kawamura Farm Enterprises, Inc., 245-3524; Deli & Bread Connection, 2457115; Scotty’s Music, 332-0090; Wrangler’s Steakhouse, 338-1218; or online at Contact: GIR&FF Chair 338-0111

Duane Shimogawa Sr. Sustainable A‘akukui Ranch by Anne E. O’Malley Years ago, A‘akukui Ranch owner Duane Shimogawa Sr. saw a TV commercial that stuck with him. In it, a mainland visitor gives a $10 tip to a local waitress, who spends it at a local supermarket, the owner of which brings it home to his family, who uses it to buy locally, and on and on the $10 bill travels around the island. “By buying local, we keep all monies in the local economy, thus keeping our local economy healthy, rather than buying imported goods and having the dollars go to the mainland,” says Shimogawa. Shimogawa is walking—er, riding—the sustainability talk via horseback on Pekele, his American Quarter Horse and via his truck, on approximately 1,600 acres of former sugar land in Lawa‘i that he’s leased from Grove Farm Company, Inc. since 1996. He calls it A‘akukui Ranch, after a former sugar plantation camp in the area. The name means, literally, candlenut root. On this stunning acreage, a large portion of which nestles against the storied Ha‘upu Mountain Page 6

Range, he raises grassfed cattle from birth to slaughter. The current herd numbers approximately 1,600. Shimogawa started his herd with a plan, purchasing purebred Hereford cattle from Kipu Ranch, which he managed for 30 years. He added several Red Angus bulls from Kehena Ranch on the Big Island. “I crossed Hereford heifers with Red Angus, starting our basic herd,” says Shimogawa. “Striving for herd vigor improves growth and genetics, and promotes more muscle growth. “What we tried to achieve in our end product was a smaller animal at a younger

age that will fatten on grass alone. They get supplements with a mineral mixture that supplies them with whatever minerals are deficient in the soil.” When A‘akukui calves reach the age of six months, Shimogawa weans them from their mothers, pastures them for a year and markets them see A‘akukui page 7

Duane Shimogawa Sr. riding Peleke, an American Quarter Horse. Photo by Anne E. O’Malley


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as they’re finished. The bulls he keeps for six to eight years, then slaughters and sells them for hamburger meat. “By keeping all the calves here, we keep all the money raised from those calves here,” says Shimogawa. “It’s about sustainability. “If there’s a shipping strike or a natural disaster, we’ll have more beef in the pipeline to feed the people of Kaua‘i.” He says that six other cattle operations on Kaua‘i run similarly to his, i.e., animals are

grass-fed and slaughtered here. But there are many, smaller operations here that must ship their cattle for finishing. “Slaughter houses here can’t handle the volume,” says Shimogawa, member of the Hawai‘i Cattle Producers Cooperative that owns shipping containers that ship cattle out of state so that what can’t get sold locally goes to a feed yard on the mainland to be finished as a natural beef product. Shimogawa, with a natural marketing instinct, makes opportunities to share beef

from A‘akukui Ranch. For example, he did a promotion at Ishihara Market in Waimea, where he prepared a customer appreciation cook-out, offering free samples of beef tri-tip cooked over an open grill onsite. And though he works seven days a week for at least 10 hours a day, Shimogawa accepts every opportunity to make time to promote a sustainable Kaua‘i. “I’ve done ranch tours for 22º North Restaurant, Roy’s, Merriman’s, Sheraton Kaua‘i. We bring them by, give a little talk and

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tour, come back and put some burgers on the grill. It’s the cost of business,” says a solid supporter for a sustainable Kaua‘i. The Kaua‘i community can get a hit of A‘akukui Ranch beef on Sunday, November 13 at the Garden Island Range & Food Festival that Shimogawa co-chairs with Valerie Kaneshiro. His biggest reward for working with the festival, he says, is “Seeing beef we produce being prepared by a trained chef, and people being amazed it was locally grown beef.”

Photo by Anne E. O'Malley


Puamohala Kaholokula will portray Queen Emma at the annual festival in Kokee that celebrates the Queen's journey from Lawa‘i to Koke‘e. Photo courtesy of Kaholokula family The festival takes place on Saturday, October 8 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Kanaloahuluhulu meadow in Koke‘e State Park. Free and open to the public. Kaholokula, a kumu hula, told FOR KAUA‘I, "I am deeply honored and delighted to have been selected as this year's representative to portray Keali'i Emalani. Emalani was a woman of great influence and represented the strength and independence of the modern Hawaiian women of her time. I look forward to this year's festival with great anticipation."

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Church of Pacific food pantry by Joan Conrow

For John Burkhouse and Gabrielle Pla, it all started with an idea and a concern. The idea was to increase food security through community gardens, at a time when such things were not yet in vogue.

The concern was that people coming to the Church of the Pacific’s food pantry weren’t getting high quality, healthful groceries. Now the garden they created three years ago on church grounds in Princeville is providing some 250 patrons

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try’s director. “All the energy put into these gardens helps people.” Theirs was the first community garden started by a church to feed the hungry and homeless, and the concept was recently endorsed by First Lady see Pantry page 12

Desiree Smith, Gray Hayton, Franko and John Burkhouse, left to right, display some of the fresh produce that is given to patrons of the Church of the Pacific food pantry. Photo by Joan Conrow

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Michelle Obama, who urged other religious institutions to follow the lead of the United Church of Christ. “We never, ever saw how far-reaching this would be,” Pla says. “It’s such a unique concept to just grow food for people who are hungry.” “To get land, fertilizer and free labor to feed hungry people is almost impossible,” Burkhouse adds. “This is all about doing the impossible and giving it away.” They’ve had some help along the way,

starting with church Pastor Glenn Frazier, who joined them in taking gardening classes from Joseph Dunsmoor. Initially, they did all the soil preparation, planting, tending and harvesting, but have since gotten additional assistance from courtordered community service workers, as well as other volunteers. Most recently their efforts got a big boost from the North Shore Lion’s Club, which took the initiative to secure a $10,000 grant and some 50 helpers to build a second, much larger garden adjacent to the original.

They also have regulars who show up to help unload the trucks and distribute the food. “It’s not that hard when you think about it,” Burkhouse says. “Everybody’s helped.” Besides donating one day each week to the food pantry set up and distribution, Burkhouse spends considerable time buying food at the island’s two food banks and Costco to ensure that all patrons get a similar allotment, as well as bread and more protein. They also glean fruit, so any orchard owners who have extra, or can’t pick their

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own, can share with volunteer pickers from the pantry. When Burkhouse first got involved with the pantry, which opened 15 years ago, it was distributing about 8 pounds of food per person, at a cost of $3.46 each. Now it’s giving out about 20 pounds, and through the garden and careful shopping, the cost is down to $2.65. “It’s a lot better food, too,” Pla notes. “It was pretty much just stale crackers and canned goods when we started.” “It’s not cheap to run the whole thing,” Burkhouse says, but in ad-

dition to support from the church, the pantry and garden project has gotten some grants. “The only reason we got money is because we’re going the right thing.” But good food isn’t the only thing given away freely at the Church of Pacific pantry. Burkhouse works hard to create a loving, hospitable, nonjudgmental atmosphere, with no separation between those giving and getting the groceries. “It’s really trained some sheltered people on how to deal with the bigger community,” he says. The supportive en-

vironment, which fits the church’s mission “to give out the hope and the inspiration to try to help people get back on their feet,” has made a difference, he says, with some food pantry patrons going on to get jobs and homes. “People should be helping people and that’s the bottom line,” Burkhouse says. “We do this from the heart and soul for love. You’ve gotta give it back sometimes.” For more information, or gleaning requests, call 639-2146.

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Range & Food festival ‘ ‘ ’ Annual Locavore Paina Kauais 2011

The Garden Island Range & Food Festival proudly brings together the Kaua‘i Community and the cattlemen, farmers and chefs to taste healthy, local and nutritious foods and meals. The locally produced agricultural products are presented through social, cultural and scientific exchanges. Bringing local talent together supports the development of compatibility, tranquility and reliance on the local quality of of life on Kaua‘i and its communities.

Welcome to a Day of Celebration Bringing Together Community, Farmers, Cattlemen and Chefs November 13th Sunday 11 am—2 pm Kilohana Pavilion 11:00 am

Opening: Pule & Blessing. MC’s David Nawai, and Leina`ala Pavao-Jardin

11 am—2 pm Food Served 18 Food Stations: Hotel & Restaurant Creations by Kaua‘i Chefs. Range and Farmer Display Stations. All local grown products. Beverages and Desserts: Kaua‘i Spring Water, Kaua‘i Coffee, Lappert’s Hawaii 12 pm—2 pm

11 am—2 pm Entertainment Local style music by Russell Wellington & Charlie Iona and “The Goats” 12 pm

Acknowledgements Honoring the Chairs and Committee of the Garden Island Range & Food Festival Mahalo to Vendors, Sponsors & Contributors

1:00 pm

Scholarship Awards Two $1,000.00 Culinary Arts Scholarship Awards to students at Kauai Community College Recognition of Festival Chair and Committee Volunteer Mahalo to Vendors, Sponsors and Contributors

Makahiki Games Keikis are invited to participate in these cultural & historical games — tickets available online and at store locations Questionaire Boxes available around the Pavilion—ask questions about local foods and your questions will be answered. Mahalo to the Kaua‘i youth volunteer organizations: Kaua‘i 4H Livestock Clubs, Kaua‘i Youth Network and Key Club. Makahiki Games advised by Mercy Labrador and Charlene Navarro from Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center and Key Club, Kaua‘i High School. November marks the beginning of the 2011 Makahiki season. The Makahiki season is celebrated at this event to honor the Ancient Hawaiian New Year festival.

An Annual Event Filled With Food, Fun And Joy!

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Great Appreciation to the Farmers The hard working men and women that keep our local foods available and who know the vision of tomorrow is what the farmers do today! We salute and support the Farmers of Kaua‘i • Campus Garden at Kaua‘i Community College • Hanalei Poi • M. Fitzgerald Farm • Hanalei Taro & Juice Co. • Rodney & Karol Haraguchi, Taro • W.T. Haraguchi Farm Inc. • Hua Nui Farms • Kolo Kai Organic Farm • Kaua‘i Kunana Dairy • Rainbow Garden Sprouts • Roy Oyama, Oyama Farms • Yoshii Farms • Taro Ko Farm, Kaua‘i Farmers Coop

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Contributions and Products from the Range

The Paniolo history dates back to the 1800’s. Deeply embedded in our island culture, the cattlemen and ranchers have long been a part of Kaua‘i history. Honoring hard work and labor throughtout many generations has kept the cattle industry alive and well. It has been a difficult task during these changing times. We are honoring and supporting Kaua‘i’s agricultural industry when we buy local meats.

All Natural Free Range Grass Fed Beef, Pork & Lamb Local Lamb

Daryl Kaneshiro, Omao Farms

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Local Beef

Duane Shimogawa of A‘akukui Ranch William Sanchez

Where to Purchase Kaua‘i Beef 2010 North East

Princeville Chevron Mini Mart Kojima Store, Kapaa Wailua Country Store South Sueoka Market, Koloa Kukuiula Market Place, Poipu West Medeiros Farms, Kalaheo Ishihara Market, Waimea Restaurants that serve local meat products 22 North Hukilau Lani Sheraton Poipu Merrimans Kauai Marriott Ono Family Restaurant Oasis on the Beach

Mahalo to the All Volunteer Hard Working Team that has Made this Event Possible Event Chair

Barbara Bennett 338-0111 KAI, Island Coordinator

Event Co-Chair

Todd Oldham 22 North Restaurant

Range Chair

Duane Shimogawa A‘akukui Ranch

Range Co-Chair

Valerie Kaneshiro M&H Kaneshiro Farms

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Kim Barkow GM Living Foods Market

Chefs Chair

Ben Takahashi Kukuiula Resort

Chefs Co-Chair

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Entertainment Chair Edee Bandmann

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TICKETS tickets available online and at store locations: Hanalei Music Strings & Things Larry’s Music Center 22 North, (formerly Gaylords) Kawamura Farm Deli & Bread Connection The Ukulele Shop Scotty’s Music Wranglers Steak House

2012 Garden Island Range & Food Festival November 18th Sunday

Island Activities Get into the culture

So many of the activities on Kaua‘i portray the varied cultures of the island to residents and visitors alike. For example, each Saturday, something’s going on at the Kaua‘i Museum, 245-6931, and you can be a part of it. And independent hula schools do their annual “show your stuff,” hoike, always a joy. Opportunities to witness a Japanese tea ceremony, to see a re-enactment of a Hawaiian Queen’s trip to the Alaka‘i Swamp in Koke‘e, or to get to the root of Hawaiian culture, arts, crafts and health practices are happening in October. Be sure to check our For Kaua‘i calendar section for the rich variety of events. One large festival, the annual Na Lima Hana Festival, will take place from Wednesday, October 26 through Saturday, October 29 at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort and Spa. You’ll witness cultural and health practitioners explaining how they learned their particular craft or skill. Get hands-on and learn about lei-making, weaving with endemic plants, uses of medicinal plants, salt-making, drum-making, lomilomi—traditional massage—making kapa, carving artifacts, learning ancient chants, ancient hula and the uses of the Hawaiian staple crop, taro, or kalo. As a festival finale, don’tmiss the performance of ancient hula on Saturday, October 29 at 8 p.m. in the lobby of

Members of Na Kane O Keoneloa Pa Hula perform an ancient hula in the style of ki‘i. The ki‘i originated on Kaua‘i and until three years ago when the Hyatt revived it, it had not been seen in over 100 years. Photo by Anne E. O’Malley

the Grand Hyatt. That’s when Pa Hula Na Kane O Keoneloa—a halau hula of men of the Hyatt—will perform. It’s pure chicken skin.

Learn more about the variety of activities and see a schedule of this festival’s events by visiting online at

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Jan TenBruggencate: Solar Water Heating Back in the Day It’s common today to heat water with a solar water heater on the roof, but for much of Kaua‘i’s past century or more, many families used a more indirect form of solar water heating. How is a wood-fired water heater an indirect solar heater? It is, in the sense that wood is a way of storing the sun’s radiation, with the help of water and nutrients. Paper, much of it made from wood pulp, is similarly a form of indirectly stored sunlight. Wood-fired water heaters were once common

around many island homes, and a few are still in use today— mainly in old plantation communities. Many of these heaters were manufactured

on the plantations by plantation welders and plumbers. There was no standard design, and although they were similar, the heaters differed in interesting ways.

One common, simple design was an old gas water heater with a flue up through the middle of the storage tank. A fire built in a base under the tank

sent heat up the chimney, warming the water that surrounded the chimney. Cold water entered low on the tank, and hot water came off the top.

In essence, in this design the woodburning firebox simply replaced the old gas burner. Some heaters were see Solar page 19

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built from old pipes. A water jacket was created between a thinner pipe and a thicker one. The thin pipe served as the chimney, and it worked much like the gas water heater version. A fancier model, like the old one shown here, had a water jacket around the horizontal firebox, as well as around the chimney. It took surprisingly little fuel to heat up a family’s water for bathing, clothes washing and doing dishes. One old-timer told me that the day’s junk mail

and a few scraps of kindling were enough. One supposes that people began giving up on wood-fired heaters as they moved to urban and suburban homes, where wood fuel was less available, and as they grew to like the convenience of automated water heating that didn’t require scrambling for kindling and a match a half-hour before you needed the hot water. And one supposes the fire insurance folks were pleased to see the move away from open flames inside fireboxes that weren’t Underwriters Laboratories inspected. Today, on the web

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you can search for and find lots of information on homemade wood-fired water heaters, as well as a few new, purpose-built systems that you can buy. But many plantation homes, 50 or more years ago, had already gone to the more elegant direct solar water heating. In older communities, you can still see the solar panels, covered with window glass, and using galvanized water pipe in-

stead of the more efficient copper coils used in modern systems. Directly or indirectly, the sun’s still a great way to heat water. Jan TenBruggencate is an author and the former science writer for The Honolulu Advertiser. He operates a communications company, Island Strategy LLC. He serves on the board of the Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative and on the County Charter Review Commission.

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PROFILE: Aspiring Chef WHO: Ross Sadao Martin Konishi, 21, recent graduate of Kaua‘i Community College Culinary Arts program, working at The Club at Kukuiula. WHAT: I love to cook. I love to make people happy by feeding them. I like to satisfy people. I’ll go up to people and say how was your meal, did you enjoy it, and are you satisfied with the meal? WHY I DO IT: I have to give all my credit to my maternal grandfather, Alfred James Ferreira. He made so many great dishes—Ganduli rice, pastelas, soups. He inspired me. Every chance I had I

would spend time with him. He would tell me his life story. He was my first best friend, a mentor, I learned from him how to be humble and how to always treat people. My father is interested in cooking also, and went through the Kapiolani Culinary Arts program and cooked for a while. He taught me how to make chicken hekka and takuan — pickled daikon.

preparing, grilling and more. Every day is a learning experience.

WHERE I DO IT: I’m a prep cook and a steward at The Club at Kukuiula. I love this job. I love the people down there, the kind of work I’m doing, prepping,

HOME: I live in Lawai with my family. I was born at Wilcox Hospital.

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Koloa Mill Diner by Anne E. O’Malley Chris Murray decided to take an idea he and his parents had and run with it. He runs the Koloa Mill Diner with family backing and blessings. Harkening back to small kid time, he says, “When I was young, I told my mom we should have a small shave ice cart down at the beach, so it was always an idea in our heads to do something easy, bring it into the community and Koloa will accept it. “Koloa accepted me. Sueoka guys order from me.” And just what do they order? Murray’s handmade artisan sandwiches of the yum variety, that he builds

and passes on to waiting customers through the window of his 1970 Chevy Van, aka Koloa Mill Diner. Parking next to the Koloa Sugar Monument, Murray dis-

make you into a Guido or Guidette, but the Italian sausage, pastrami, ham and provolone on sourdough could very well be crafted from a deli on the Eastern seaboard Chris Murray, artisan sandwich maker, in his Koloa Mill Diner. Photo by Anne E. O’Malley

penses a turkey pesto on wheat; a turkey bacon avocado on sourdough; a roast beef and cheddar and… wait for it…his proud concoction, the Jersey Shore. Not that eating the Jersey Shore guarantees you a role on MTV’s show of the same name, nor does it

of the mainland. Murray keeps the menu simple and finds it works for him. He’s even got a veggie sandwich with cheese—his Pesto Capprizi—mozzarella, basil, tomato and pesto on wheat. His penchant for melting the cheese led him to call his sandwiches

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“melt-ums.” He encourages people to come to his diner, saying his sandwiches are reasonably priced, from between $5 to $7. And here’s a plus, it’s not often you get to dine out at an historic spot. What he finds rewarding, he says, is “I know it sounds cliche, but when I ask somebody how the food is and they say good, I’m happy, knowing I’ve

satisfied another customer.” Murray credits as his mentors his parents, Dr. Michael and Mrs. Valerie Murray and also Joe Grace, who does a lunch wagon in Lihu‘e. What motivates him to rise each day and drive the bright blue van to the gateway into Koloa Town is, he says, “Knowing that no matter what job I’ve had, I’ve always been

self-motivated to get up and do what I needed to do.” His motto is something he says he heard often at home: “If you put your mind to it. you can accomplish anything.” Koloa Mill Diner is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 351-6565 or send an email to koloamilldiner@

If you find a downed bird.. 1. Pick up the bird as soon as possible. Use a towel to gently wrap the bird. Don’t be alarmed by the long pointed bill. Shearwaters are usually docile and easy to handle. 2. Do NOT try to release the bird into the air. Please bring the bird to the shearwater rescue center at Kaua‘i Humane Society or one of the several aid stations. SOS aid station locations are listed below. 3. If you must keep the bird overnight, keep it in a ventilated cardboard box lined with a clean towel and securely lidded.

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Laurel Petterson does bodywork at Kaua‘i Healing Garden Festival. See Oct 15 Calendar item.

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from your physician to start an exercise plan, get moving! There are many good trainers on this island. Call one to start an enjoyable fitness program that incorporates all the important components—cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility. Let’s get physically


active, Kaua‘i! We are blessed to live here— let’s share the blessing of health. Jeff Kennedy is the Senior

Health Educator for HealthPass Hawai‘i, an Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist through the American Council on Exercise, an RKC (Certified Russian Kettlebell Instructor), Hawai‘i State Licensed Massage Therapist MAT#7478 and Certified Lifestyle and Wellness Coach. Contact him at 634-5982 to discuss putting fitness into your lifestyle.

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two years to make one and it costs a lot. FAVORITE BOOK: Professional Cooking, Sixth Edition by Wayne Gisslen. FAVORITE DISH TO PREPARE: I’ve grown accustomed to grilling dishes. Before culinary school, I was nervous. I practiced a lot. My last teacher at KCC, Chef Mark Oyama, taught me this rule: Be confident, plan how to do it and execute it. LAST LISTENED TO: Give it all by Rise Against, but I’m not limited. I like whatever sounds good. I like my tastes of classic, hiphop, rock and country. LAST WATCHED: Bizarre Foods where one guy goes around every country. He says the best way to understand a country is eat the food. LAST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My final moments as a college student: I graduated with Page 22

an Associates in Applied Science in the field of culinary arts from KCC. FAVORITE QUOTE: I heard this a long time ago “Knowledge: it moves men, it moves countries, it moves history.” STILL TO COME: Moving up through the ranks in the world of culinary arts. DRIVES: 1997 Toyota Corolla. SEEKING: More knowledge, more skills. Life is a learning experience— you don’t stop learning HOW ARE YOU FOR KAUA‘I?: I love Kauai. I’ve lived on this island all of my life. I ask people , “How are you?” I hope to inspire people around me, future generations to greatness by being a positive role model like my grandfather was. ETHNIC BACKGROUND: Portuguese, Spanish and Japanese. CONTACT: 652-6926,

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YOUR VOICE COUNTS ON HO‘IKE Ho’ike: Kauai Community Television is a treat for the eyes broadcasting programs designed and developed by our residents. Regularly Scheduled Programs Individuals with a wide spectrum of interests present KGTV - Channel 53 their video programs each day on Community Access (Gov’t Access) Oceanic Cable Channel 52. The regular programming • Kauai County Council includes a wide variety of cultural issues, arts and enter• Kauai County Planning Commission tainment, sports, inspirational, and health and well-being. • Police Commission You might see shows with an obvious lean, right or • Mayor Bernard Carvalho left or in between. The one caveat is that the channel is non-commercial. Kauai’s community access allows you to • “Together We Can” express your ideas and explore topics that are important • and other government programming to you. Frequency of meeting replays depend on There are a number of ways to share your point of view the length of meetings. with your neighbors. Each month Ho’ike conducts Basic Check Video Production courses that provide you with easy to for additional program schedule details. follow primary training in camera operation, audio and lighting, field production techniques and editing in Final Cut Pro. Once certified, a producer has full access to the KUTV - Channel 55 (HTEC) equipment and facilities at Ho’ike. Another way to get on UNIVERSITY DISTANCE LEARNING: the cable channel is to appear on either the “Open Mic” or Schedule of programs is available at “Community Camera” programs. & Oceanic Channel 12 Each Tuesday afternoon Ho’ike records the free speech exercise in the media center studio. Open Mic offers fiveminutes in front of the camera on a first come first served KETV - Channel 56 (HTEAC) basis. Community Camera allows for a ten-minute presenUNIVERSITY DISTANCE LEARNING: tation on the third Tuesday of each month. Reservations Schedule of programs is available at are required for Community Camera. Reservations can be & Oceanic Channel 12 made by visiting Ho’ike on Rice Street or calling 246-1556. Access to Kauai’s cable channel is open to all residents of our island. Anyone can submit a program with the appropriate submission form. All residents are free to take advantage of the Open Mic and Community Camera opportunities. Certified producers have access to the equipment and facilities. Ho’ike is a private non-profit corporation providing residents of 3022 Peleke St., Suite 8, Lihue, HI 96766 Kauai training and education for public, (808) 643-2100 or 245-8951 government and education access to cable television. Check Ho’ike website for our monthly Program schedule may be For more details on additional programs Basic Video Production classes and call changed if tape(s) are not being cable cast on Ho’ike go to our 246-1556 for information and registration. submitted on time. web site at 4211 Rice Street #103, Lihue, Hawaii 96766 • ph: (808) 246-1556 • fax: (808) 246-3832 •




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CALENDAR For our complete listing of what’s happening on Kaua‘i, please visit

Free Calendar Listings on the web or in the monthly magazine. Send a brief description to editor@ or call 338-0111.

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS Thursday, Oct. 6 Fabric painter Lea Ingram will offer a course on “Fabric Collage as a Functional Art” from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 3 at Kaua‘i Community College. $50 registration fee and one-time $10 materials fee. Call 245-8319 to register. Saturday, Oct. 8 The annual Eo e Emmalani i Alaka‘i Festival, celebrating

Queen Emma’s historic journey to Koke‘e with hula, music, crafts, cultural displays, food booths and more, is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Koke‘e State Park. Free. Call 335-9975. Sunday, Oct. 9 The Aloha School annual Fall Fair, with live music, family-oriented games and activities, food booths, silent auction and more, is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hanalei Community Center. Call Jamie Listman at 652-4005.

Sunday, Oct. 9 The Kaua‘i Lifeguard Association’s First Wave Celebration, a fundraising event with musicians Taj Mahal, John Cruz and Donovan Frankenreiter, comedians Augie T, Frank DeLima and Andy Bumatai, master hypnotist Tina Marie, silent auction, prize drawings, food booths and beer garden, is set for 5 to 10:30 p.m. at the Kilohana Plantation Luau Pavilion in Puhi. Tickets are $65. Call Dave Rullo at 634-3556. Sunday, Oct. 9 The Sierra Club will lead a moderate, 3-mile public walk that starts at sunset at Shipwreck Beach and ends in the moonlight at Maha‘ulepu Beach. Car shuttle for one-way hike. Call 246-9067. Saturday, Oct. 15 A traffic skills class for bicycle riders ages 14 and older, with information on bike handling skills and basic bike maintenance, is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the state Department of Health Vector Control Building in Lihu‘e. $50 fee includes lunch. To register contact Dr. Randy Blake at 635-8823 or

Saturday, Oct. 15 The annual Hawai‘i Healing Garden Festival, with a health fair, healthy food, cultural demonstrations, children’s programs, presentations, workshops, cooking demonstrations, lei and local food contests, music and entertainment, all emphasizing green and multi-cultural living, is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kilohana Plantation in Puhi. Entry fee $5. Call 808-638-0888 or visit www.hawaiihealthguide. com for details. Saturday, Oct. 15 The Rubber Duckie Race, a fundraiser to benefit the job training and life skills programs offered at Ho‘omana Thrift Shop, is set for 9 a.m. to noon under the Wailua Bridge. Rubber ducks to race can be purchased for $5, $10 and $20. Call 821-2818. Saturday, Oct. 15 Storybook Theatre will present the Princess Ka‘iulani Keiki Festival, with entertainment, celebrity story readers, hula dancing, a keiki talent contest, coloring and essay contests, horseback rides, a main street parade, food

and vendor booths and a visit from the Princess, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Hanapepe Town. Free. Call 335-0712. Saturday, Oct. 22 The Sierra Club will lead an easy 3-mile public hike on Kuilau Ridge Trail in Wailua, with lovely mountain and valley views. Call 647-0727.  Saturday, Oct. 22 The Mokichi Okada Association will present a Japanese Tea Ceremony, Healing, and Flower Arrangements from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kaua‘i Museum. Call 245-6931. Saturday, Oct. 22 Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leina‘ala will celebrate the Hawaiian art of hula in a ho‘ike featuring dancing by keiki, kupuna, kane and wahine, as well as cultural displays, food and crafts booths and a silent auction, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall. Call 346-1737. Saturday, Oct. 22 The Hanapepe and Lihu‘e Chapters of the Kaua‘i Ballroom Dance

Club will celebrate seven years of ballroom dancing on Kaua‘i at their gala anniversary ball, with a dinner buffet, ballroom dance exhibition performances and dancing, from 5:30 to 11 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort in Po‘ipu. Tickets $50. Call Dan at 335-5823, Glenda at 335-3554 or Tomas at 212-9392. Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 26-29 Na Lima Hana, a cultural festival featuring activities, demonstrations and learning experiences, such as lei-making, weaving with endemic plants, salt-making, drum-making, lomi lomi massage, lauhala weaving, kapa (tapa) making, carving, ancient chants, hula kahiko and the uses of kalo (taro), as well as Hawaiian food and entertainment, is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the Grand Hyatt Regency Kaua‘i. Free. Call 240-6369 or 651-5394 or visit Friday, Oct. 28 The closing ceremony of the

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CALENDAR Kaua‘i Aloha Festivals 2011 will start at 10 a.m. with a presentation of ho‘okupu (gifts) to the Royal Family in the main lobby of the Grand Hyatt Regency Kaua‘i and continue with food, entertainment and crafters all afternoon in the Grand Ballroom. Free. Call 346-6924. Friday, Oct. 28 The Kaua‘i BOO Ball, a Halloween costume party and dance with music by String Theory, costume contests with prizes, photo booth, beer garden and complementary pupu, is set for 7 to 10 p.m. at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center. Tickets $25. Visit www.LiveMusicKauai. org for ticket locations or call 635-6477. Saturday, Oct. 29 The Sierra Club will lead a strenuous 7-mile roundtrip hike halfway along the Powerline Trail, starting on the Princeville side, with

panoramic mountain views. Call 826-6105. Sunday, Oct. 30 The 5 and 10K TriKaua‘i Costume Sprint Triathlon, a ¼-mile swim, 14-mile bike ride and 3.5-mile run is set for 7 a.m. to noon at Brenneke‘s Beach Park in Po‘ipu. Entry fee for the triathlon is $60; $30 for the run only. Call 6356311 or visit

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities Community Garden The Kekaha Community Garden meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays at St. Paul‘s Episcopal Church, 8610 Kiowea Rd., Kekaha. Garden open daily. Contact or 651-5197. Waipa Foundation ‘Ohana Day Help out in the taro patch at Waipa, one mile west of Hanalei

School, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for working in the ‘auwai (taro irrigation system); bring water bottles, hats, tabis. Lunch provided from Waipa-grown produce. Reservations recommended. Contact or 639-6905. Koke‘e Work Day Koke‘e Natural History Museum hosts a forest work at 8:30 a.m. one Saturday each month, meeting at the Koke‘e CCC Camp. To register contact 335-9975 or or visit

Recreation Ultimate Frisbee Ultimate Frisbee games are held at 4:30 p.m. Sundays on the Hanalei soccer fields, 5 p.m. Wednesdays at the north Lydgate sports fields and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Koloa baseball fields. All levels welcome. Call 808-345-9069 or visit

Bridge Games The North Shore and Poalua Bridge clubs play at 9 a.m. every Thursday at Sun Village, behind Wilcox Hospital. Visitors are welcome. Call Jane Nearing Go at 826-9753 or Betty Moore at 245-1994 to find a partner or for more details. Jane Nearing Go also hosts a two-table Chicago Bridge Game at 9 a.m. Mondays at the Princeville Community Center. Call 826-9753.

Service Clubs American Legion Meeting The American Legion, Westside Post 51 meets the third Thursday of each month, at 3880 Kilohana St., Kalaheo. Call Adj. Dan Cordes at 332-7189. Zonta Club Meeting The Zonta Club of Hanalei meets at 11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Westin Nanea restaurant in Princeville. Call President President Robin Savage-Thompson at 639-9640

or visit Kiwanis Club The Kiwanis Club meets at noon every Tuesday at the Hanama‘ulu Cafe. Call 822-1885. Everyone welcome. Toastmaster Meeting The Toastmasters Club of Kaua‘i offers a structured, yet fun, way to improve public speaking skills with prepared, timed speeches and extemporaneous speaking for people whose work requires them to speak in front of groups and anyone seeking to improve their speaking skills. Meetings are held from noon to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Liquor Control Conference Room 3 of the round building in Lihu‘e. Call Tom at 635-5404. North Shore Lions The Kaua‘i North Shore Lions Club meets for an hour at 7 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, at the

Prince Golf Course restaurant (downstairs) in Princeville. Call John Gordon at 826-9573 or visit East Kaua‘i Lions The East Kaua‘i Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month, at Lihu‘e Neighborhood Center. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. For dinner reservations, call President Wayne Shimizu at 822-3753. West Kaua‘i Lions The West Kaua‘i Lions Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Wong’s Chinese Restaurant, 1-3543 Kaumuali‘i Hwy., Hanapepe. Call President Tracy Hirano at 335-3568. Rotary Club of Kaua‘i The Rotary Club of Kaua‘i meets Fridays at noon at JJ’s Broiler at Anchor Cove in Nawiliwili.

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CALENDAR West Kaua‘i Rotary The West Kaua‘i Rotary meets Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Waimea Plantation Cottages Dining Room. Kapa‘a Rotary The Kapa‘a Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Kapa‘a Courtyard Marriott.

Po‘ipu Beach Rotary The Rotary Club of Po‘ipu Beach meets every Wednesday from 7:10 a.m. at Casablanca’s. Hanalei Rotary The Hanalei Rotary meets Thursdays at noon at the St. Regis Hotel in Princeville.

Kalepa Sunrise Rotary The Kalepa Sunrise Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at 22º North Restaurant in Puhi.

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humor, at 7 p.m. each Tuesday in the Ali‘i Room Theater of the Aston Aloha Beach Resort, next to the Wailua River. For reservations, contact 212-8444 or Info@ or visit

Classes Mondays Nutan Brownstein teaches an atama yoga class sharing

breath (prana) and exploring our being through dynamic asanas, meditative and intuitive movements at 5:30 p.m. at the Princeville Community Center. Call 808-826-4442. Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays Susan Dierker leads a yoga class suitable for all ages and stages of yoga, focusing on the breath and gentle stretching postures,

at 7:15 a.m. at the Princeville Community Center. $5 per class. Call 639-4366. Mondays & Thursdays Donna Lei Kirkpatrick teaches intermediate hula for women, teens and keiki at the Princeville Community Center. Call 639-0862 for times. More calendar listings online at

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