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Lava activity persists upslope

Hawaii County Civil Defense reported Friday morning that breakouts persist within the flow pad and along both margins of the flow, extending from about 8 miles upslope of the flow’s stalled leading edges to Kilauea Volcano’s Puu Oo vent.

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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.