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Where possible — buy local

It is a great time to be a farmer or consumer on the Big Island. We have more farmers markets and local crafts markets now than I can remember in more than half a century of living in Hawaii.

Creating healthy soil for healthier plants

Successful gardening or farming begins with healthy soil. Healthy soil tends to grow healthy plants that can resist diseases or pests and produce healthy food or lovely flowers and foliage. Be a soil gardener or farmer first and your resulting healthy soil will grow healthy plants for you.

By Jeff Chung

Steak lovers are celebrating the opening of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Seoul, South Korea, last Monday. Located in the pricey neighborhood of Chungdam-dong, this is the second Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Asia following Japan. The restaurant will use the same dry aging of 28 days on site meat locker. I have always complained that Seoul needs a good steakhouse and now it may be the start of U.S. steak trend in Seoul pending Wolfgang’s success. It also give many visitors to Korea a comfort food break from all the spices. The restaurant has two floors with a capacity of 200 persons.

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Firehouse Gallery celebrating Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day, April 22, the Firehouse Gallery in Waimea will present “Our Aina and Recycle Art” show. Hawaiian landscapes, plants and animals are showing Wednesday through April 25. April 26 to May 30 will be seascapes and marine life such as whales and coral reefs. The arts council is also adding flowers to it garden in the form of artwork.