Sustainable Community Food Systems outreach event set for Tuesday, Feb. 20

The SCFS outreach event will begin at Hale Kuahuokalā in the Student Organic Garden.

The SCFS outreach event will begin at Hale Kuahuokalā in the Student Organic Garden.

UH West Oʻahu’s Sustainable Community Food Systems (SCFS) will provide an overview of its program, curriculum, and experiences during an outreach event Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

The presentation is designed for prospective students, teachers, administrators, and community members to learn about the program from faculty and students.

SCFS is considered one of UH West Oʻahu’s signature programs, providing students with an understanding of sustainable agriculture by developing their understanding of ecological and social issues in food and agricultural systems. Graduates with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree with a concentration in Sustainable Community Food Systems may work in a number of sectors, including agriculture and food policy, natural resource management, education, business, social enterprise, non-profit groups, and social work, or they pursue graduate education.

The SCFS outreach event will begin with protocol and a welcome at Hale Kuahuokalā at 2:30 and include presentations from Kamuela Enos, social enterprise director for MAʻO Organic Farms, a community partner that helped provide foundation input for the creation of the SCFS program. Other speakers include Dr. Daniel Lipe, a SCFS project specialist who will speak on indigenous natural resource management; Dr. Albie Miles, head of the SCFS program who will detail SCFS program goals and objectives; Tasia Yamamura of the UH West Oʻahu’s Student Organic Garden; and current SCFS students, who will speak about their experiences in the SCFS program.

At 3:30 p.m. the presentation will move to C208 for a question and answer session, followed by a break and pupus. There also will be presentations by Elise Dela Cruz-Talbert on applied research; discussion of SCFS curriculum, and information about registering at UH West Oʻahu.

Contact fpfalzgraf@hacbed.or or (808) 550-2661 for more information or to RSVP.

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