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Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 9, because the Urban Garden Center is once again holding educational workshops for the public, this time on orchids and composting. Can’t wait? Guests are welcome to arrive early for a guided tour of the Honolulu Rose Society gardens beginning at 9 am, visit the Master Gardeners’ “Got a Plant Question?” booth, and check out the interesting “Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle” display.
Native Hawaiian and Filipino breast cancer survivors are being sought to share their strategies that support a healthy lifestyle. The study, TANICA (Traditional and New Lifestyle Interventions for Breast Cancer Prevention), is being conducted by CTAHR and University of Guam, as a U54 Pacific Island Partnership for Cancer Health Equity (PIPCHE) pre-pilot project.
A $1 million gift from American AgCredit and CoBank will go directly to helping GoFarm Hawaiʻi graduates grow their agricultural businesses. The highly successful CTAHR program has graduated 480 participants in less than a decade. It provides business technical assistance, educational opportunities, and resources to remove barriers to farming and agribusinesses.
Adolescent eating is an important area of study, as adolescence is a time of transition to greater independence that is often accompanied with more convenience foods. But in the study, Relationship between Family Racial/Ethnic Backgrounds, Parenting Practices and Styles, and Adolescent Eating Behaviors, a multi-state team of researchers have collaborated to do just that by investigating the relationships among racial/ethnic backgrounds, parenting practices and styles, and eating behaviors in adolescents.
Dr. Samir Ali El Swaify was a retired Emeritus Professor of Soil Science in the Dept. of Tropical Plant and Soils in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He devoted his life to research and teaching both graduate and undergraduate students.