I had a look at a University of Hawai‘i College of Tropical Agriculture blog the other day. It's called Sustainable Agriculture, and the post Locavore Nation, Slow Food and the Importance of Agriculture in the Aloha State really caught my eye.
First some background: Remember Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of the American Public Radio program The Splendid Table? She came to Hawai‘i last spring and gave a three-hour master class, Tomato 101, at Kapi‘olani Community College. And then she, along with the 100 professional chefs and culinary students in attendance, had a tomato tasting and Hamakua Springs won! It was very exciting.
From the Sustainable Agriculture blog:
American Public Media's PBS radio program, The Splendid Table, which by the way, is the recipient of the 2008 James Beard Award for best radio food program, is sponsoring Locavore Nation, which features 15 bloggers from across the mainland writing about their experiences for one year as they they try to get 80 percent of their food from local, organic, seasonal sources and then to incorporate it into tasty, healthy meals. It's a good time to be starting such a project, in fact one of the recent posts says it a "Great time to be a locavore!" Check back from time to time to see how they are doing, especially after the first frost sets in.
It's blogging gone wild. Fun. It also sounds kind of tricky, but I still wish they'd asked me.
— posted by Leslie Lang