Throw To Grow X Volcom Sustainable Surf Contest Film Premiere


Today, E1t1 Farms / Throw to Grow is very proud to bring you the official release of our latest creative film project with leading action sports brands Volcom and green event solutions company, Tr3ees.

“Volcom Pipe Pro 2013: Sustainable by Design”, filmed and directed by Nathan Peracciny looks at all that goes into launching a sustainable surf contest on the iconic North Shore of O’ahu. In the film, we look at everything from sourcing locally-grown foods, the bio-diesel powering the webcast to the Bokashi System composting food scraps. The film contains insightful interviews uncovering the passion that’s behind creating an event that does more than just get the adrenaline pumping.

A big thank you to Volcom / Volcom New Future and Tr3ees for giving us the opportunity to tell this story. Volcom have proven to be industry leaders in reducing their environmental impacts and benefiting the local communities that they come into contact with.

Also, a big mahalo to all the folks that helped make this film happen!
http://www.volcompipepro.com
http://www.Peracciny.com
http://www.ThrowToGrow.com
http://www.TR3EES.com
http://www.biodiesel.com
http://www.Styrophobia.com
http://www.BGCH.com
http://www.NorthShoreLand.org
http://sustainablesurf.org/contests/

Film Premiere: Volcom Pipe Pro Sustainability Film

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Throw To Grow is very excited to invite you to the premiere of our latest collaborative film project with action sports brand, Volcom.

Please join us this Sunday, March 10th on the North Shore to view the screening of our film, “Volcom Pipe Pro 2013: Designing a Sustainable Surf Contest” A Film By: Nathan Peracciny.

“Volcom Pipe Pro 2013: Designing a Sustainable Surf Contest” is a short documentary film looking at the people and planning that go into making a sustainable surf contest happen on the North Shore of Oahu.

Date: Sunday, March 10
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: Waihuena Farm CSA (formerly Meleanna’s Farm): 59-414 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa (across street from Off The Wall)
Admission: FREE

**FREE GIVEAWAYS FROM VOLCOM**

Check our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE for more details and RSVP

Vandana Shiva in Hawaiʻi

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Local food and sustainable agriculture enthusiasts are preparing for a highly anticipated visit from Dr. Vandana Shiva. From January 15-17, Dr. Shiva will speak to legislators, students, agricultural specialists and community members on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i about food justice and sustainable agriculture—issues that are gathering momentum as Hawai‘i attempts to address the question of its growing food insecurity.

There’s plenty of events planned. Please see the flyers above and below for all that’s going on. Also, visit Hawaii Seed for more detailed information on all events planned for Vandana Shiva’s visit.

It looks like all tickets to see Vandana Shiva speak at UH Manoa and the Salvation Army Ray Kroc Center in Kapolei are sold out. BUT, you can still catch her speak at the event at the HI State Capitol on Weds Jan. 16 9:30am-2pm.

You can also LISTEN LIVE to her speak at UH. Click HERE to get more info.

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Refinery Project Launch Event RECAP

If you would not be forgotten, As soon as you are dead and rotten, Either write things worth reading, Or do things worth writing.

– Benjamin Franklin

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This quote above from Ben Franklin speaks directly to that little engine burning hot at the core of my being that motivates me to do what I do every morning I wake up. This life is so temporary, and we need to live it to the fullest. We will all perish in the end. I believe life is about taking ACTION and DOING something. Anything is possible and there are no limitations, except those we place on ourselves. Dare to dream, and be even more daring by acting on those dreams.

One person doing just that is my friend Lan Thai. Lan is a chef, artist, creator and all around bad ass chick living up here on the North Shore of Oahu. She owns Happy’s Hawaii catering and is also co-founder, with Nick Wells (Two Crows Surfboards), of the Refinery Project (R/P). The R/P is an off-grid, creative collaborative space located inside the historic Waialua Sugar Mill on the North Shore. It’s build out of shipping containers and mostly re-used materials. Art and creativity run rampant throughout the space. As Lan describes it:

The Refinery Project takes the community to make it an awesome place and i hoped i have proven with the groundwork i’ve laid that i can really make this happen. This will be the best art space collaborative in the world. I will bridge art events from town to country. i will draw artists and creatives from all over the world. I will make it happen. This will be a prime Hawaii destination. The community will benefit from the awesome workshops and classes for all ages. Workshops including painting, music, cooking, gardening, homesteading, computers… just about everything but all in a collaborative and unique creative way to make learning fun.

Each One Teach One Farms is proud to be a partner in the R/P. We are helping out with the garden, implementing a Bokashi food waste recycling system and will be conducting classes and workshops there in the future.

This past weekend, the R/P held a launch party / fundraiser gala to raise funds for a solar system, shipping containers and other expansion supplies. There were over 100 people in attendance enjoying live art, music and amazing food. Thank you to everyone who came out to support and make this event a success.

If the Refinery Project is something you believe in, please make a donation. You can go visit the R/P Indiegogo Fundraiser Site to make a donation. We thank you.

Here are some pics from the event. All photos taken by Benjamin Pettus. You can view all photos from the event HERE.

The Honolulu Weekly also mentioned the R/P event in their latest issue. Go HERE to check it out.

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL IMAGES BY BENJAMIN PETTUS

Eddie Huang’s “Fresh Off The Boat” Ep. 1

“Be conscious of what you eat.”

First and foremost, Eddie Huang is a real deal Chinese New Yorker. He’s also a chef, writer and owner of a little hot spot in the Lower East Side of NYC called Baohaus. They serve up these really tasty puffy Chinese taco things. That’s the best I can do to explain it, but they’re scrumpilicious!

Eddie just launched his Fresh Off The Boat video series. In this first ep. he takes a trip to East Oakland and learns a valuable lesson about how meat gets to our plates.

First he goes huntin’ wabbit with the president of The East Bay Rats Motorcyle Club–shot gun in hand. When that doesn’t work they take a bunny the bikers are raising, slit it’s throat then batter and fry it.

Also, check him out in this episode of Vice TV where they tour the tastiest Chinese restaurants in NYC.

New Video: Burying Your Bokashi Bucket Indoors?!

I made this quick video in response to a question I received via email from Sean in Hong Kong. He doesn’t have a yard to bury his Bokashi Bucket or an outdoor space to place a bin. Sean wanted to know about out burying the fermented food waste from his Bokashi Bucket inside his apartment using an enclosed bin. Check out the video to learn more!

HI State Gov’t Shuts Down Haleiwa Farmers Market. Puts Up ‘No Trespassing’ Signs

On Friday at 1:30 PM, the office of Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie issued a press release saying the current site of Haleiwa Farmers Market would be shut down immediately and ‘No Trespassing’ signs were put up. This was just 36 hours before market day…well after farmers had picked and prepared their crops to be sold and vendors had prepared their goods for the weekend.

I got the news yesterday. I am in NJ right now taking a break from HI for the summer to check out different  urban and sustainable ag projects happening out here on the mainland. I was upset and disappointed to hear this news. We’ve been working with the state and bending over backwards for the past several months, trying to find a fair resolution. After literally jumping through hoops to meet their requirements for staying on the property, they ordered HFM to cease and desist. This order was met with tremendous criticism from the community and the state was forced to give us time to find a solution or find a new location.The governor had promised HFM that we would not miss a weekend, and the state has been gracious in offering extensions as we take the time to find a suitable new home. But on Friday, without any warning, they just pulled the plug. Continue reading

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