Maui’s Indigenous Crop Biodiversity Festival

On Saturday August 27th, all three Maui Chapters of HFUU shared a produce and information booth at the Indigenous Crop Bio-Diversity Festival at the Maui Tropical Plantation. This festival tirelessly organized by Haleakala Chapter member Penny Levin was Maui’s parallel event to the IUCN World Conservation Congress that took place this week and last in Honolulu with President Barak Obama opening the Congress on September 1.  

Stopping by the ICBF booth at the Tropical Plantation were HFUU supporters, Director of the Maui County Office of Economic Development, Teena Rasmussen and West Side Council Person, Elle Cochran.

From left to right, Haleakala Chapter Vice President Phyllis Robinson, OED Director Teena Rasmussen and Haleakala Chapter Treasurer, Melissa Jenks-Olivit

From left to right, Haleakala Chapter Vice President Phyllis Robinson, candidate for Haleakala Chapter board member and organic farmer, Jacob Lansky, Council Person Elle Cochran, Mauna Kahalawai Chapter member and Lahaina organic farmer, Andrew Baltonado Haleakala Chapter Treasurer, Melissa Jenks-Olivit

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