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By: Noris Ledesma
There were about 200 in attendance at this meeting and Dr. Diane Ragone, the Director of Breadfruit Institute started with an informative presentation about breadfruit. She is working with chefs to develop potential value-added products. Breadfruit has a good potential as flour for human and animal consumption and perhaps for baby food. They are working on different projects for to alleviate world hunger using breadfruit as a food crop. They started a project in Honduras using their first...
Saturday, September 25, 2010
By Noris Ledesma
Kaua'i is the oldest island in the Hawaiian chain and some of the areas in the Na Pali Coast remain accessible only by boat, helicopter or on foot. From the plane the scenery was magnificent, a vast sea of green. We rented a car and looked around Wailua, an old city with houses growing mango trees in their backyard. We arrived to the hotel to get ready for my presentation. Today is the Hawaiian Tropical Fruit Grower Conference and I am the keynote speaker. Farmers, horticulturists and...
Friday, September 24, 2010
When I travel, I use my expeditions to learn what is happening with tropical fruits all over the word. Cacao has long been an interest to me. Fairchild's International Chocolate Festival is gaining more popularity each year, and the Fruit Program is becoming more involved in this event. We visited The Hawaiian Chocolate Company in Kalilua Kona to learn more about cacao. They offer tours every day and they are part of the program for cruise ships when they make port in the island. Cacao,...
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Before going to Kona, we stopped by the fruit market in Hilo. Ginger flowers and all manner of greens dominated the market. They had some of the local mangos which I was happy to find, along with fresh rambutans and mangostens. It was a nice place for breads and local jellies. We purchased some breads, fruits, green papaya salad and coffee for our trip. We drove over the mountains along the south coast and up slopes of the island's volcano. This lovely formation is part of the Hawaii...
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Drawn To Nature Art Camp with Hillary Parker (for Ages 8-11)
Join naturalist and artist, Hillary Parker as we observe, explore, discover and create beautiful works of art that are inspired by the natural beauty of Fairchild. Using colored pencils, watercolors, collage, pen and ink and mixed media, students will learn while creating works of art. On the first day of camp a $10 fee will be collected for art supplies provided by the instructor.
Edible Art Camp with Artist Hillary Parker (for Ages 8-11)
Join naturalist and artist, Hillary Parker and have fun creating and illustrating some delicious edible art. Students will work in a studio and outdoors throughout Fairchild while gathering and sketching edible plants, fruits, and veggies and creating recipes to prepare and sample. On the first day of camp a $10 fee will be collected for art supplies provided by the instructor.
The 25th Annual International Mango Festival
Join as we celebrate mangos from wild to table, discovered in rare and endangered habitats of Indonesia, Malaysia and Borneo. Taste the new flavors, evaluate the differences between the wild mango and our South Florida favorites and discover how to incorporate the rich flavors into recipes and more!
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