ʻĀina-to-ʻŌpū workshops now available via videos

spicy tomato jam

If the sound of spicy tomato jam is making your mouth water, then check out this month’s ʻĀina-to-‘Ōpū Workshop to learn how to make the delicious spread for yourself.

The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu’s popular monthly ʻĀina-to-ʻŌpū Workshop series feature produce grown in the UH West Oʻahu Student Organic Garden. This Fall 2020 semester, videos of the workshops will be available on a new “UHWO Garden” YouTube channel; be sure to subscribe! The workshop videos will be available on the following dates and cover these topics:

Sept. 11 : Spicy Tomato Jam. Join master preserver Aunty Ngahiraka Mason in using this summer’s tomato bounty to make a spicy, umami-packed jam. It goes great with scrambled eggs, pork chops, pizza, with cream cheese on a bagel, in grilled cheese sandwiches — basically everything!

Oct. 9: Lau Niu Backpack. Join Indrajit Gunesekara (Financial Aid Officer and “Niu-nate”) in weaving coconut leaves to make an earth-friendly backpack. He will also be sharing moʻolelo about niu and talking story about a new cultural landscaping and edible agroforestry project on campus called the ʻUlu Niu Project.

Nov. 13: Herbal Cough Drops. Join student-farmer-chef Jah Kaluhiokalani in making herbal cough drops, featuring lemongrass, ʻuhaloa, ginger, and more from the garden. Perfect timing to help get through flu and finals season.

For more information about the workshops, email tasiay@hawaii.edu.

Image courtesy of UHWO Staff