UH Studies How People’s Connections With Land Affect Their Health

      Posted On: April 6, 2018

Via: Civil Beat

University of Hawaii researchers are teaming up with a farm on Oahu’s west side to study how people’s connection with the land affects their health.

A key partner in the project is the local non-profit Ma’o Organic Farms, which the researchers say has a big impact on Waianae by producing organic foods for businesses while offering employment and educational opportunities for youths.

“We are starting with Ma’o right now but we are hoping to extend this” to study health disparities statewide, said Ruben Juarez, an economics professor. [Keep reading]