Agriculture

Hawaii Macadamia Nuts

Whether they are raw, salted, pepped up with Spam or one of 13 other flavors, macadamia nuts have been a great Hawaii snack since the first planting in 1881. Here’s an overview of Hawaii’s mac nut industry: 300 Pounds per…

Making Food Safer

Hawaii could grow some of the world’s best and safest produce, says James Hollyer of the University of Hawaii, one of the many people who are working to make that happen. Their tools include: • Good agricultural practices (GAPs); •…

Local Ranching By The Numbers

Even with the decline in sugar and pineapple, Hawaii remains astonishingly agrarian. Nearly half the state’s land is still zoned agricultural and more than a third of that is dedicated to ranching. Source: Hawaii Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative

Hunting Helps Ranch Survive

I’ve been hunting archery since I was a kid,” says Jeff Grundhauser, owner of the 5,500-acre Arrow One Ranch in Kula, Maui. And for more than a decade, his prowess with a bow has helped keep the ranch afloat. In…

Parting Shot: Fish for Fish

7:00 A.m., Friday Sea Life Park, Waimanalo >> Richard Coughlin, Danielle Holland, Amy Dickson, Stephanie Lawrence and Shanen Langowski break apart frozen capelin before feeding it to the animals living at Sea Life Park. Every day, the park processes about…

Many Hands Turned the Water Back On

About 30 Kohala farmers were devastated when their water was cut off three years ago by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake that badly damaged the 14.5-mile Kohala Ditch. When the ditch’s owner, Surety Kohala Corporation, said it couldn’t afford to rebuild,…

Living Art

Greg Lee, CEO of 1st Look Exteriors, combined his two greatest passions — plants and art — to create a niche business that’s so unique he’s the only licensed contractor of his kind in the state. 1st Look Exteriors designs…

Manoa Heritage Center

Pulling into the driveway of the Manoa Heritage Center, a visitor could be forgiven for thinking that Kualii, the stately home of Sam and Mary Cooke, was the centerpiece of the museum. This Tudor mansion, built of locally quarried lava…

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