Value-added is at the heart of most financially sustainable small farm enterprises in Hawai'i. This illustrated guide presents the primary concepts for innovative farmers to use for further research, product development, and building or improving a successful value added farm enterprise in Hawai'i. "If you cherish the farming lifestyle and want to keep farming, you have to make your farm profitable. This guide goes a long way towards showing how to escape from the fatal trap of commoditization by adding value for the consumer." -Dr. Kent Fleming "Small-farm enterprises are a crucial component of Hawaii's agriculture as we meet the diversity of our food needs. Value-added practices are an essential component that increase profit potential of small farm enterprises." -Dr. Robert Paull Rather than a how-to about operational practices, this guide is about adding value to certain farm enterprise practices to increase profits and economic viability.
When Curious George's new bath toys go down the drain, it's time to call the plumber. With some amazing tools (and George's help), the toys are found and the pipes are cleared. When a second drain disaster occurs, George tries fixing it on his own, "without "the same success. Ultimately, George learns that the best way to keep the plumbing system working is to prevent clogs in the first place . . . "and "to invest in extra large (and extra fun) bath toys. George's latest adventure includes fun facts about how water gets to your house along with a coloring and tool-labeling activity.