The university exhibited displays on preserving food, beekeeping, recycling and more.
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
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.
- Learn more about the Master Food Preserver program: First Hilo cohort graduates from Master Food Preserver certificate program, UH Hilo Stories, Oct. 13, 2014.
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