Presented by the Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and Hawai‘i Homegrown Food Network, Ho‘oulu Ka ‘Ulu – Revitalizing Breadfruit in Hawai‘i

Bishop Museum will host a celebration of all things ‘ulu (breadfruit) on Saturday, March 17 as part of the Traditions of the Pacific—Native Food, Native Stories series. Guests can explore cultural and botanical aspects of this essential food through a series of lectures, cultural demonstrations and an ‘ulu plate lunch.  This workshop, conducted by experts from the Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and the Hawai‘i Homegrown Food Network’s Ho‘oulu Ka ‘Ulu – Revitalizing Breadfruit in Hawai‘i project - will highlight the many uses of breadfruit throughout the Pacific.

What:              ‘Ulu Workshop (Native Food, Native Stories Series)

When:              Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 9 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

9 a.m. – Lecture: All about ‘Ulu and why it is good for you with Diane Ragone, Ph.D.
10 a.m. – Cultural Demos: Poi ‘ulu pounding, hula,            
storytelling, artifacts, tapa po‘ulu w/ Wes Sen
11 a.m. – ‘Ulu in Agroforestry with Craig Elevitch
12 p.m. – ‘Ulu plate lunch (limited quantity)
1 p.m. – Lecture:  ‘Ulu from Root to Fruit with Ian Cole

Where:             Bishop Museum, Atherton Hālau

To reserve a space, please call (808) 847-8296 or email General admission is $10, Bishop Museum members are free. Tickets for the noon ‘ulu plate lunch are $20, and must be reserved in advance and supply is limited.  For more information visit

Traditions of the Pacific—Native Food, Native Stories is presented by Bishop Museum and the Department of Native Hawaiian Health’s Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.


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