Plant Aloha (FREE Class) The Ulu Cooperative! with Dana Shapiro

Thursday, November 14th 2019 – 9:00am-12:30pm
The Ulu Cooperative is one of Hawaii’s most exciting local food success stories. Come hear from the co-founder, Dana Shapiro about Hawaii's (re)emerging ulu (breadfruit) industry. She will bring some ulu snacks for you to taste while she teaches about this amazing productive local food crop, the formation and growth of the cooperative, the co-ops harvest and post harvest standards, and how you can become a member-supplier. She will also help in ID'ing and grading for potential suppliers and enthusiasts who bring in their ulu leaves and fruit.

Bio: Dana Shapiro is the co-founder and manager of Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative (HUC), a leading breadfruit processor in Hawai‘i and collectively the islands' largest producer. Established in August 2016, HUC has grown over the past three years from nine to nearly 100 members. It is also one of the primary suppliers to the Department of Education's 'Āina Pono Farm to School Program, supplying minimally processed ‘ulu as well as co-crops (bananas, papayas, sweet potatoes and orange squash) to all 256 public school cafeterias statewide - with a strong educational outreach component. Prior to managing HUC, Dana assisted in the development of cooperatives across Hawai‘i. She has a a B.Sc. in Natural Resource Management from Cornell University and an M.Sc. in Cooperative Business Strategy from Ben Gurion University in Israel.

Event Properties

Event Date 11-14-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 11-14-2019 12:30 pm
Location Hawaiian Sanctuary

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