California has 9 months of water left in reservoirs with scarce ground water reserves. Over 800,000 acres of irrigated farmland was fallowed due to the extreme drought in 2014 alone, according to Western Farm Press. Farmers are even resorting to using brackish water and oil drilling waste water for irrigation. Half of the food eaten in the US and Hawai’i comes from California. How could continued drought in California affect Hawai’i? Are we at risk? What can we do about it?
Come to the Natural Farming Hawai’i meeting in Hilo on Tues, July 14, 6pm at the UH Komohana Extension building located at 975 Komohana St, Hilo to learn more and join in conversation to spark local grassroots organizing to ensure Hawai’i Island’s food security and sovereignty needs are met. Optional potluck dinner.
Dave Sansone, owner of Agroforestry Design, LLC, a permaculture consultation and design company will offer a brief presentation with the latest info about the epic California drought and share top permaculture strategies and plants that lead to productive and sustainable gardens and farms that "let nature do the work". Uncommon food plants will be given away.
More info at www.agroforestrydesign.net or 987-6420