Learn about the local food system at the University of Hawaiʻi Seminars on Food Security 12@12 speaker series presentation “The Restoration of Ancestral Abundance: Integrating Agroecology with Indigenous Knowledge and Practice in Creating Sustainable Community Food Systems for Hawaiʻi.” Featuring panelists Albie Miles, UH West Oʻahu assistant professor of sustainable community food systems, and Kamuela Enos, MAʻO Organic Farms director of social enterprise.
The purpose of the 12@12 speaker series is to promote new multi-disciplinary collaborations and support an interconnected community of research at the University of Hawaiʻi.
Happening Tuesday, April 12 at noon at UH Mānoa’s Saunders Hall 7th floor SSRI conference room. Lunch is provided. “Restoration of Ancestral Abundance” is hosted by the UH Mānoa Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
Albie Miles is assistant professor of sustainable community food systems at the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu. Miles received his Ph.D. in environmental science, policy, and management from the University of California at Berkeley in 2013. His natural science research explores the synergies between farming system biodiversity and the provisioning of globally important ecosystem services from agriculture. His social science research explores the socio-economic and political obstacles to a more ecologically sustainable and socially equitable food system. Miles teaches a wide range of courses on the topics of agroecology and sustainable food systems, and developed the undergraduate concentration in sustainable community food systems at UH West Oʻahu. He has an extensive background in curriculum development and post-secondary education emphasizing experiential and hands-on learning, and held posts at the Organic Agriculture Program at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Kamuela Enos is the director of social enterprise at MAʻO Organic Farms. Born and raised in Waiʻanae, he comes from a family of cultural practitioners and farmers committed to sustainable agriculture. A vocal advocate for innovative educational approaches that serve all learners, Enos has turned his challenged secondary education experiences into a successful post-secondary academic career. He has an undergraduate degree in Hawaiian Studies and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.