Taro Festival & Educational Workshops

2 October 2006 - 8:00am HST

"Hanalei Taro & Light" photo by Hanapepe artist Arius Hopman

Taro Festival October 25-28th

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Sustainable Workshop for Taro including Cover Cropping,
Composting, Vermicomposting, Apple Snail State Wide Control Plan,
Hawaiian Kalo Varieties and Identification, New Taro Hybrids

Thursday, October 26, 2006 – Limahuli Garden Tours
(mention the Kaua`i Taro Festival for a Free self-guided tour)

Friday, October, 27, 2006 – Set up at the park 8:30am

Saturday, October 28, 2006 – Ho`olaule`a 10:00am – 5:00pm

KTGA Kauai Taro Festival Brief Info

Come to Wai'oli Park in Hanalei, Kauai for a day of food, activities, and fun. Saturday, October 28, 2006 10:00am-5:00pm. Admission is a dollar. All admission proceeds go to the Kauai Taro Festival Educational Scholarship Fund. Activities include: Kauai Made Arts & Crafts, Poi Pounding, Education Exhibits, Taro Cooking Contests, Silent Auction, Children's Art Show, Hawaiian Games, Poi-eating Contest, Country Store and Ono Food Booths. The Kauai Taro Festival is a biennial event sponsored by the Kauai Taro Growers Assocation. This Festival will also feature a special cooking demonstration by the winners of the Taste of Taro Events, sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. For more information please visit,

email: or
Phone: (808) 828-1109

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your interest and time.

Mahalo nui loa,Lyndsey Haraguchi-Nakayama
Director of Purchasing, Marketing, & Finance
Hanalei Taro & Juice Co.

Educational Coordinator
Ho'opulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill

Kauai Taro Growers Association sponsors biennial event:
*October 28, 2006 10am-5pm Kauai Taro Festival at Wai'oli Park in Hanalei*

Kauai Taro Festival Educational Workshop 2006

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

CTAHR Research Station,
7370 Kuamo`o Rd, Wailua Homesteads

7:30 am Registration $20 (includes lunch)
Limited number of worm composting kits available for a fee.

8:00-9:30am Dr. Hector Valenzuela - Alternatives for Sustainable Taro Production
using Cover Crops and other Techniques.

9:30am BREAK

9:40 -11:15am
Bob Shaffer - Preventing Loss from Soil Borne Diseases in Taro
11:15am-12:15pm Dr. Jeri Ooka - Easy, hands on Composting.
12:15 -1:00pm LUNCH (Hawaiian Plate)
1:00-2:30pm Kawika Winter - Hawaiian Kalo Varieties & how to Identify them
2:30– 3:30pm Robert Bell - Vermicomposting & Worm kits

3:30pm BREAK

3:40-4:45pm Dr. John Cho – Taro New Hybrids and Distribution
4:45pm Penny Levin – Apple Snail Statewide Control Plan
5:00pm Farmer Talk Story
6:00pm Breakdown/Clean Up

contact Chris at (808) 826-7836

see also:
Island Breath: Sustainable Agriculture?
Island Breath: Sustainable Growth Impossible
Island Breath: Sustainable Self-Sufficiency
Island Breath: Kauai Population Capacity
Island Breath: Backyard Taro Garden


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