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HPA presents ‘Seeds of Hope’ (June 7)


Na Kupu Manaolana: Seeds of Hope, a new film by Danny Miller, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Gates Performing Arts Center.

The film, which is free and open to the public, is being presented as part of the Statewide School Learning Garden Symposium, “Learning Gardens and Sustainability Education: Bring Life to Schools and Schools to Life.”

For more than 1,000 years, the Hawaiian people produced enough food to support an estimated population of one million. Today, 85 percent of the state’s food is imported. If current trends continue, Hawaii’s last agricultural lands will be gone by 2040.

Hawaii can change its course. Seeds of Hope, narrated by Puanani Burgess, is the story of Hawaii’s return to local and traditional methods of growing food.

The film highlights the individual heroes who are working to solve the biggest issue facing this remote island paradise: How can Hawaii feed itself?

These “seeds of hope,” innovative farmers — both large and small — educators, and everyday citizens, are scattered across the island chain and are growing new ideas that can solve Hawaii’s food crisis and inspire a world to become more sustainable and to nurture the land that feeds us.

The film will be followed by a talk story session with the audience and film participants.

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