I usually don’t do a post like this, but I didn’t get to writing one this week, and this information is a good follow-on to the previous one.
We are excited to announce the launch of the ‘Ulu Education Toolkit, a PK-20 interdisciplinary, standards-aligned, searchable online database to increase appreciation for and utilization of ʻulu (breadfruit)!
This project is the result of a multi-year collaboration among the Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Cooperative (HUC), Hawaiʻi Farm to School Hui/Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute, the STEMS² Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education, and other community partners – including dozens of individual resource contributors drawing on the manaʻo, experience, and hard work of many organizations, individuals and generations.
The resources share not only valuable knowledge about ʻulu and other indigenous crops, but also the values of mālama ʻāina, ʻike from both traditional and contemporary sources, and ola for Hawaiʻi, especially for our keiki.
E ulu kākou, let’s ʻulu together!
Dana Shapiro, Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Co-op General Manager
Lydi Bernal, Hawaiʻi Farm to School Hui Coordinator, Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute
Tara O’Neil, STEMS² Program Director, UH College of Education
Anna Ezzy, FoodCorps Hawaiʻi Service Member