Eat Local Challenge 2011 Tuesday

(HawaiiNewsNow) - Kanu Hawai'i continues Eat Local Challenge 2011 with the forum "Big, Hairy, Audacious Ideas for a Hawai'i Food Revolution." The event is a collaboration of the Hawai'i Food Policy Council, Kanu Hawai'i, Kôkua Hawai'i Foundation, The Kaiser Permanente Foundation and The Culinary Arts Department of Kapi'olani Community College.

The forum will bring food system representatives and members of the community together to work towards a more sustainable, affordable and accessible food system in Hawai'i.

Speakers include:

Mark Noguchi, chef & partner, He'eia Pier General Store & Deli Lisa Asagi, co-founder of She Grows Food and co-manager of O'ahu farmers markets for Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation Ed Kenny, chef/owner, Town/Downtown Restaurants Kamuela Enos, director of Social Enterprise, Kauhale Dexter Kishida, Kôkua Hawai'i Foundation, Âina In Schools Program Ashley Lukens, Department of Political Science, U.H. Manoa.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, 5:30-8 p.m.

Where: Kapi'olani Community College Cafeteria, 4303 Diamond Head Rd., Honolulu,

Kanu invites people to make a commitment online to take action in support of a healthy, sustainable, secure local food system. Recipes, guides and deals from Eat Local Challenge 2011 restaurants and market partners are available on Kanu's website to support commitments. To take part in the Eat Local Challenge, Kanu Hawai'i suggests making a commitment at

A schedule of Eat Local Challenge 2011 events are detailed online:

Founded in 2007, Kanu Hawaii is a nonprofit organization with a mission to encourage and support environmental and social change. Its 14,000+ members make individual commitments as simple as I will take shorter showers or I will buy local.  To make a commitment and help grow the movement, go to