Tour members visit Hamakua Springs Farms and are treated to a table filled with Big Island produce.
The Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center (PBARC) recently hosted two visitors from the Potomac League as part of their "Zero Waste" initiative. In brief, the goal is to identify an algae in Hawaii that will be able to consume agricultural waste. This will allow what would otherwise be a burden on farmers to be turned into an additional profit stream that would supplement farm income. A secondary benefit from this process will be harvesting the algae and using it to develop bio-fuels and possibly a feed.