HONOLULU, Hawaii – A bill signing ceremony for the “Farm to School Month” bill was livestreamed over the internet on Wednesday.
Senate Bill 882 designates the month of October as Farm to School Month in Hawai‘i. The Office of Governor David Ige says the bill brings attention and “coordinated awareness to farm to school programs across the state. This includes school gardens, efforts to purchase Hawai‘i-grown products, nutrition and health education, agricultural education in and out of the classroom, and other activities that connect keiki to the ‘āina.”
SB 882 will further align agricultural communities and state activities with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “National Farm to School Month,” state officials say.