All this week we have been looking at all things ulu. Today we feature the Ulu Cooperative on the Big Island which has joined forces to marshall the power of ulu. Dana Shapiro of the cooperative is one of the many ulu ambassadors out to spread the word about ulu power. A promising crop as we look to diversify the economy and support local farmers. The Ulu Cooperative along with the Hawaii Farmers Union Foundation and voyaging foods has launched an initiative to promote replacing 30 percent of flour use with local starches by 2030. Click hereto take the Ulu Flour Survey.
Inspired by traditional Hawaiian agriculture, Voyaging Foods uses canoe plants such as kalo (taro), ‘uala (sweet potato), and ‘ulu (breadfruit) to produce gluten-free baked goods and alternative flours.
Women's Earth Alliance launched the first annual U.S. Accelerator for Women Environmental Leaders in partnership with Sierra Club, and Voyaging Foods' Founder, Brynn was one of the grassroots women leaders from 15 U.S. states and territories taking their critical environmental solutions to the next level.
Join us for an evening of networking, pupus, and good conversation with a panel of successful Native Hawaiian female founders.
Six creative and dynamic Native Hawaiian wahine will share their stories about starting a business in Hawai'i and breaking into their respective industries in a conversation led by our panel moderator and Mana Up co-founder, Meli James. Afterwards, we'll open up the floor for a Q+A session with panelists and attendees. This event is open to all — anyone who supports to the growth of women in business.