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Celebrating CTAHR’s First Century
Celebrating CTAHR’s First Century In September 1908, the opening of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts made it possible for Hawai‘i students to pursue a college degree without traveling to the mainland or abroad.
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Student Research Takes Center Stage
Student Research Takes Center Stage Hawai‘i’s geographic isolation has created an unsurpassed natural laboratory for many CTAHR students.
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Ka‘u Brew Wins Rave Reviews
Ka‘u Brew Wins Rave Reviews For many java drinkers, coffee from Hawai‘i means coffee from Kona, a premier source of exceptional specialty coffees for more than a century.
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Coastal Wetlands: Where Land and Sea Unite
Coastal Wetlands: Where Land and Sea Unite Hawai‘i has only 35 square miles of coastal lowland wetlands, but these narrow interfaces between land and ocean are vital.
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CTAHR and Kalo: Conserving a Legacy
CTAHR and Kalo: Conserving a Legacy Of all the plants that Polynesian settlers brought to Hawai‘i, kalo (taro) may be the most important.
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A 12-Week Course in Domestic Tranquility
A 12-Week Course in Domestic Tranquility On a Friday evening, families come together for dinner. Parents and their children share a meal. Afterward, toddlers, youths, teens, and adults spend time with their peers, playing games and talking story.
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A GEM of a Summer Project
A GEM of a Summer Project In November 2008, a contest took place that once would have been possible only in the realm of science fiction.
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Organic Agriculture: Green and Growing
Organic Agriculture: Green and Growing Sustainable agriculture means feeding today’s people and supporting today’s farmers while managing resources wisely to ensure we can also provide for future generations.
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A Monthly Invitation to an Urban Jewel
A Monthly Invitation to an Urban Jewel How many O‘ahu commuters traveling west on the H1 have looked out the passenger window at CTAHR’s Pearl City Urban Garden Center and wished they were strolling through its orchards?
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Bridging Generations Through Community Service
Bridging Generations Through Community Service When youths and adults pursue shared goals together, each group brings important assets to the team and takes home valuable lessons.
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Sustaining Traditions by Restoring Forests
Sustaining Traditions by Restoring Forests Invasive plants in the understory of Hawai‘i’s forests jeopardize native biodiversity and limit the abundance of culturally significant native plants.
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Keeping Food and Farmworkers Safe
Keeping Food and Farmworkers Safe Hear the name "E. coli," and your next thought might be "spinach." In 2006, California-grown spinach contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 sickened nearly 200 individuals, causing over $77 million in industry losses and three deaths.
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Help for Kilauea’s Neighbors
Help for Kilauea’s Neighbors Kilauea is often called the world’s most active volcano. While its spectacular lava flows help draw 1.5 million visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park each year, Kilauea also releases sulfur dioxide and other acid-forming gases that can create "vog" (volcanic smog).
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