Written By Evan Ryan & Lehua Vander Velde
Size: 10 x 8 in
Maui farmer and educator Evan Ryan has teamed up with Lehua Vander Velde, an avid home gardener of 20 years, to launch a new resource book, Hawaii Home Gardens. This book is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to a successful home vegetable gar-dening experience.
This book is something really valuable for the Ha-waiian community that includes detailed informa-tion alongside 70 color photographs and another 30 hand drawings.
The book provides insight into design, implementa-tion, and care, focusing on the challenges of grow-ing food in the unique microclimates of Hawai‘i.
Implementing the strategies shared in Hawai‘i Home Gardens will save you time and money. This valuable resource will also inspire you to get out and grow! It will build confidence in home garden-ers, both new and experienced, as well as landscape professionals, and beginning farmers.
Written By Ellen Zachos
Size: 6.5 x 8.5 inch
Meet the natural lovechild of the popular lo-cal-foods movement and craft cocktail scene. It’s here to show you just how easy it is to make de-licious, one-of-a-kind mixed drinks with common flowers, berries, roots, and leaves that you can find along roadsides or in your backyard. Foraging ex-pert Ellen Zachos gets the party started with reci-pes for more than 50 garnishes, syrups, infusions, juices, and bitters, including Quick Pickled Daylily Buds, Rose Hip Syrup, and Chanterelle-infused Rum. You’ll then incorporate your handcrafted components into 45 surprising and delightful cocktails, such as Stinger in the Rye, Don’t Sass Me, and Tree-tini.
As you read this issue, I hope you are sitting down, relaxing and taking a pause from your busy day to reflect on the first day of fall. The summer heat has been turned down just a touch and, with the season of gratitude and celebration upon us, we start yearning to spend time with ‘Ohana.
The view from my home has changed and it has taken me a while to get settled. Long gone are the ocean views from a house worn down by years of damaging salt and wind. Now, the view has been transformed to a vibrant taro patch, sky-high banana trees and absolutely breathtaking mountain views. Cool and quiet nights round off the feeling of a new home.
Thinking about this new issue – a feeling of curiosity and admiration for all things libation come to mind; several unique drink recipes await your exploration within these pages. But apart from beverages, we also include a loving study of one of Hawaii’s most favored year-round crops: avocados. Then we decided to share our Statewide Farm Guide, because we know there are many readers out there looking for new, local-centric adventures with family and friends.
Whatever your love, may we please ask you – if you love edible Hawaiian Islands please become a subscriber. If you subscribe you’re guaranteed to get your copy first before the issue hits the stands, delivered right to your computer or mailbox. And if you get a subscription for a friend as a gift you will be twice loved, and thanked.
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