27-29 July 2018, on the island of Oʻahu, USA : Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) Conference - Hoʻōla ʻĀina O Māʻilikūkahi Youth Food Sovereignty Congress.


The University of Hawai‘i – West Oahu Sustainable Community Food Systems Program, the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association, the University of Hawai‘i System Office of Sustainability and key community partners will host the 2018 Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference and the Hoʻōla ʻĀina O Māʻilikūkahi (“Hands Turned to the Soil”) Youth Food Sovereignty Congress on the island of Oʻahu from July 27-29, 2018.

Themes: Indigenous knowledge, decolonization and socio-ecological resiliency in agroecology and sustainable food systems education.

Demonstrating the university’s commitment to becoming the world’s foremost indigenous serving school, the conference will offer many unique opportunities to explore how the University of Hawai‘i, and other indigenous serving institutions in North America, are working to integrate traditional ecological knowledge, practice and culture into post-secondary food systems education. Through presentations, workshops, field trips and hands-on activities, participants will share their theory, practices and vision for integrating these topics into university level and adult education programming about food, agriculture, sustainability and justice. For more information on past SAEA events and resources, please see the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association website.