Maui Forager Book Tour: Eat ‘One Wild Food Every Day’

October 28, 2015, 1:43 PM HST · Updated October 29, 9:02 AM

Sunny Savage courtesy photo.

Sunny Savage courtesy photo.

Sunny Savage, forager and author of Wild Food Plants of Hawai‘i, is brining her “eat one wild food every day” message on her historic, wild-food book tour across the Hawaiian Islands this November.

Not since 1967, when Beachcomber’s Handbook by Euell Gibbons was published, has there been a comprehensive resource for wild foods of Hawai‘i. These long-anticipated pages conger a new vision of health and sustainability.

Tour events will offer people throughout the islands the opportunity to learn first-hand, practical tools for successfully foraging in Hawai‘i.

“Wild foods are free, nutritious, and widely available… what’s not to love?” said Savage.


In her 2014 TedxMaui talk, Savage highlighted how personal and planetary health are improved through eating just one wild food every day.


“Wild Food Plants of Hawai‘i” cover image courtesy of Sunny Savage.

Wild Food Plants of Hawai‘i is a life-changing book,” said Maui resident Renee Riley. “If you live in Hawai‘i or visit, get this book. You’ll look at roadside ‘weeds’ with new appreciation—and knowledge of how to turn them into healthy additions to your meals.”

The book can be found at locations around the Hawaiian Islands, and an electronic version was just released on iTunes. The book can also be found on Amazon.

Nov. 13: Ha‘ikū, Pauwela Cannery, 3 to 6 p.m., $30
Nov. 14: Kula, Protea Gardens of Maui
Nov. 15: Pā‘ia, Lower Pā‘ia Park, 1 to 4 p.m., $50
Dec. 6: Lahaina, wild-inspired Garden Sushi at Choice Maui

Nov. 4: Pāhoa, La‘akea Farm
Nov. 6: Honoka‘a, Taro Patch
Nov. 7: Hilo, Basically Books
Nov. 8: Kapa‘au, Secret Location
Nov. 9: Kailua-Kona, Island Naturals
Nov. 10: Hōlualoa, Boranian Farm

Nov. 20: Wailua, Lydgate State Park
Nov. 20: Hanapepe, Talk Story
Nov. 21: Kilauea, Anaina Hou Farmerʻs Market
Nov. 21: Kilauea, Wai Koa Loop Trail
Nov. 23: Waimea, Kokeʻe State Park

Nov. 28: Honolulu, Kaka‘ako FarmLovers Market
Nov. 28: Honolulu, Kapiolani Park
Nov. 29: Kailua, FarmLovers Market
Nov. 29: Honolulu, UH, Mānoa
Dec. 1: Honolulu, Kaimuki Superette

Savage creates a bridge to real life skills in Hawaii, with exciting solutions to the food security and global health issues faced by the world population.

Details of the tour can be found at and

Savage is a wild foodie, teacher and adventurer. Her work has been featured in Edible Hawaiian Islands, Hana Hou Magazine and ZLiving’s television series, Hot on the Trail. With a master’s degree in nutrition education, and a lifetime of living close to the ʻāina, she blends her experiences into an easily approachable wild food lifestyle.

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