UH Hilo showcases programs at the Taste of the Hawaiian Range event

The university exhibited displays on preserving food, beekeeping, recycling and more.

Wainani manning booth at event, people in background at other booths.
Wainani Texeira, alumna of the Master Food Preserver program, stands in front of the program’s display at the Taste of Hawaiian Range event. Photos courtesy of Luisa Castro.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo had a strong presence at the Taste of the Hawaiian Range event. The event was held earlier this month at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikoloa.

Local food producers had their products on display and offered samples to attendees. The statewide agricultural festival showcased Hawai‘i farmers, ranchers and food producers and local chefs. The event also included agricultural and sustainability-themed organizations and programs presenting informational displays.

UH Hilo displays

Wainani and Luisa Castro in booth, poster board in background, red tablecloth..
(l-r) Wainani Texeira and Luisa Castro.

UH Hilo’s Master Food Preserver program had a booth headed by Luisa Castro, program coordinator at the College of Continuing Education and Community Service.

“Volunteering is a big part of the MFP program and program alumna Wainani Texeira flew over from O‘ahu to work with me at the event,” says Castro.

Lorna Tsutsumi, professor of entomology, and her students were there sharing information about the UH Hilo beekeeping program.

Norman Arancon, associate professor of horticulture, had a crew of students doing zero waste recycling for the event.

Bruce Mathews, interim dean of the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management, and students from the college also manned a display.


-UH Hilo Stories