Happy Valentine’s Day to all chocolate and soft music lovers. Speaking of music, Hawaiâ€›i Forest Tracks sends regards to KamakaÂ Hawaii Inc–because 2016 marks one hundred years since SamuelÂ Kaialiilii Kamaka founded his Kamaka Ukulele and Guitar Works business on Oâ€™ahu in 1916.
Since then, he and his family have followed paths that have led to maintaining the reputation for craftsmanship for which Kamaka Hawaii IncÂ is known.Â Made from Hawaii’s koa wood and known for their enduring quality and design, Kamaka ukuleles are sold in the islands, nationally and internationally. Check here for Kamaka Hawaii Inc.’s expansive one-hundred-year history of fine artistry or see more photos on Facebook.
It’s a great time of year to regroup and find out what colleagues and experts have to say about new research and trends. If you happen to be heading to the Pacific Northwest in November, here’s information on the Northwest Bioenergy Research Symposium on November 13. Symposium organizers will host Frank Botler, USDA NIFA Director,Institute of Bioenergy, Climate and Environment as the keynote speaker.
And, a reminder, the 2012 International Sandalwood SymposiumÂ is slated for October 21-24 at the East-West Center, University of Hawaii, Manoa in Honolulu. The symposium is being organized by the International Sandalwood Foundation and United Plant Savers.
July 6, 2012–The award winningÂ Honolulu Civil Beat reports on Pacific Biodiesel unveiling its Big Island biodiesel plant–the first plant in Hawai’i capable of processing a range of plant products. Click here for Land Reporter Sophie Cocke’s articleÂ .
Hawai’i Island Early Commercial Industry 1908-1917 and 1950-on
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Image copyright Forestry Management Consultants Hawai’i 1999