Work interests: Crop Wild Relatives (CWR), plant domestication, crop history, biodiversity, ethnobotany
Affiliation/website: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan
Preferred contact method: Any
Preferred contact language(s): English, German
Contact: Dr Peter J. Matthews, Project Leader: pjm [at] minpaku [dot] ac [dot] jp
East Maui Taro Festival, Hawai'i
The taro festivals of Hawaii have been happening for many years.
They are events where local farmers, members of the public, artists, agricultural experts, and many others come together to enjoy the iconic plant of Hawaii, and more than just good food. Taro ("kalo" in the Hawaiian language) has a special status in Hawaii.
The next occasion will be the East Maui Taro Festival on 24th April, 2021. See the details here: https://www.tarofestival.org