Two CTAHR-associated women are featured in Forbes Magazine’s article “Five Women Rocking the Food Scene in Hawai‘i.”
Lyndsey Haraguchi-Nakayama, a Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences alumna, is the fifth generation to work at her family’s taro farm, W. T. Haraguchi Farm, and co-creator of the Hanalei Taro food truck. She explains the importance of history: “It is important for people to learn the history, culture, preservation and efforts that farming families do on a daily basis to bring sustainability to fruition.”
Lani Weigert, an alumna of the Ag Leadership program and a founder of the successful agritourism venture Ali‘i Kula Lavender, is also mentioned in the article, though it focuses more on her daughter and partner, Pomai.
As the article explains, the two created a concept, “sustainable aloha,” which guides their work in their community through educational stewardship and nurturing the planet for future generations.