About Town 11-5-12


‘Kalua Your Turkey’ at Greenwell garden

Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden will host a “Kalua Your Turkey” workshop Nov. 21. Participants will prepare their turkeys and the imu beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Workshop participants will return to the garden to open the imu and remove the turkeys no later than 5 p.m. The exact time will be determined the day of the workshop.

Participants should bring a thawed turkey and a foil roasting pan. Turkeys will be seasoned, wrapped in ti leaves and made ready for cooking during the workshop. Other items, including sweet potatoes, breadfruit and taro may be added, provided everything fits into a single roasting pan.

The cost is $25; $20 for Bishop Museum or Greenwell garden members. Advance registration is required; call 323-3318 or email agg@bishopmuseum.org.

Greening, sustainability classes offered

The Hawaii Community College, Office of Continuing Education and Training announces three courses to support island sustainability and local food security efforts.

Edible and Medicinal Mushroom Cultivation will provide an introduction to the role mushrooms play in the environment and their medicinal uses. Participants will take home oyster and shiitake growing kits.

Fermenting Vegetables for Preservation and Health will explore the health benefits of lacto-fermentation, the ancient technique for preserving vegetables, enhancing nutrients and creating flavors. Attendees will learn to make dishes such as kim chi and sauerkraut.

Edible Landscaping for Backyards and Beyond will teach participants how to transform a lanai, lawn, field or fence into an oasis of edible and multifunctional plants.

To register, or for more information, contact Graceson Ghen at 934-2780.

Documentary on tobacco addiction to be shown

The state Department of Health and the Coalition For A Tobacco Free Hawaii will screen the documentary “Addiction Incorporated” on Wednesday. The documentary recounts how Victor De Noble, a former Philip Morris research scientist, became one of the most influential whistleblowers in history testifying before Congress on his findings on the addictive nature of nicotine. Members of the tobacco industry attempted to suppress his findings, which came to light during congressional hearings in 1994 and ultimately resulted in the passage of the Family Smoking and Prevention Act of 2009.

The film showing will be Wednesday at the Kealakehe High School cafeteria and there is no charge for admission. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the film will be shown from 4:30 to 6:10 p.m. There will be representatives from the production crew on hand to answer questions after the viewing.

For more information, contact Brenda Larson, West Hawaii community coordinator for the Coalition For A Tobacco Free Hawaii, at 939-9696.