HONOLULU (Hawaii News Now) - Hawaii imports 90 percent of its food from the mainland. There is less than a seven-day supply of perishable food items at any give time.
Robert Bates, the award-winning director of the documentary "Ingredients" is filming a sequel to highlight Hawaii's unique situation.
The film features an interesting concept at Sweet Home Waimanalo. The owner installed a FarmRoof system on the rooftop that supplies the restaurant with nutritious, gourmet greens for their salads and entrées.
The rooftop farm also supplies a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, which provides its shareholders with a tangible connection to the farmers who grow their food.
On Saturday, June 25, Bates and Sweet Home Waimanalo are teaming up to give people a first-hand look at a working rooftop organic farm. Between 5 and 7 p.m., the restaurant will hold free public tours, informational presentations and salad tastings. At 8 p.m. a forum will be held to discuss Hawaii's local food movement and food security issues.
Sweet Home Waimanalo is located at 41-1025 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo, HI 96795.
You can read more about FarmRoof at www.farmroof.com