Sunday, May 20, 2012

Risk Management School: Special Field Tour

A special invitation to RMH & LIFE’S
Crop Diversification
Field Tour Blueberry & Tea Field Day and Tour
Special event for Risk Management School’s Coffee Participants
Friday, June 8, 2012
12:00 noon to 4:30 pm

Location: UHM CTAHR Volcano Research Station & Volcano Winery
Hosts: Andrew Kawabata, Randy T. Hamasaki, Andrea Kawabata, and Dr. Stuart T. Nakamoto

Come and join us for a half day tour to learn about alternative crops - blueberry and tea. You will be able to see the different blueberry trials we have including effect of pot size on yield, different blueberry varieties, and pruning methods. We will also visit the tea plantings and be introduced to tea research being conducted at CTAHR.
The visit at the Volcano Winery will allow you to see how they feature local ingredients such as tea as part of their product, a chance for tasting, and a walk through their tea fields.

Both sites are very close to the active vents at the Volcano National Park, so vog can be extremely concentrated depending on the wind conditions. Please take necessary precautions and bring water. Please come prepared for rain and chilly weather too.

Please call Perci at 887-6183 or email to reserve your spot and to receive last minute updates. Maximum enrollment: 30 participants. Enrollment on a first come first serve basis. We will start a waitlist after we have reached our maximum enrollment.

Open to everyone without regard to race, age, sex, color or disability. Educational activities are accessible for individuals with disabilities. For information or to request an auxiliary aid or service (e.g., sign language interpreter, designated parking, or materials in alternate format), contact Didi @ (808) 887-6183 seven days before the activity/event.

Driving Directions
Directions to the Volcano Research Station: 19-4700 Amaumau Road, Volcano, HI
Coming from Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel: Head northeast/mauka on Palani Rd toward Kuakini Hwy. Take the 1st right onto Kuakini Hwy for 8.4 miles. Kuakini Hwy turns slightly right and becomes Hwy-11/Hawaii Belt Rd for 87.3 miles.
Exit Volcano National Park, go past the 27 mile marker and Haunani Road. Turn left onto Wright Rd for 3.1 miles. Turn right/mauka onto Amaumau Rd.   The Volcano Research Station will be on the right.

Coming from Hilo: Take Hwy-11/Hawaii Belt Rd/ Kanoelehua Ave. to Volcano. Go past the 26-mile marker then turn right onto Wright Rd. for 3.1 miles. Turn right/mauka onto Amaumau Rd. The Volcano Research Station will be on the right.

Directions to Volcano Winery:
Coming from the Volcano Research Station: Head southeast/makai on Amaumau Rd. Turn left at Mahia Rd/Wright Road and continue for 3.1 miles. Go straight through Old Volcano Road and turn right onto Hwy-11/Hawaii Belt Rd toward Kona. Drive for about a mile. Turn right/mauka onto Pii Mauna Dr. Volcano Winery, 35 Pii Mauna Rd will be on the left.

Field day event sponsored by the Risk Management Hawaii and Local & Immigrant Farmer Education Programs in partnership with the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (UH-CTAHR) and the USDA, Risk Management Agency.

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