Quantcast
  

Friday, November 28, 2014         

NAME IN THE NEWS


TO ACCESS SUBSCRIBER CONTENT:
Current Print Subscribers
ACTIVATE account
- OR -
LOGIN or SUBSCRIBE
for full digital access

Diane Ragone

The horticulturist from Kauai has made it her life's mission to promote the benefits of breadfruit

By Mark Coleman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 06, 2013

~~<p>Diane Ragone laughed at the suggestion that the legendary Johnny Appleseed might be her role model, but the parallel is hard to ignore: Nurseryman Johnny Appleseed, aka John Chapman, traveled the North America continent in the late 1700s to encourage the propagation of apple trees; Ragone was honored Tuesday by the Pacific Business Center of the University of Hawaii as one of eight 2013 &quot;Stars of Oceania&quot; for her work in promoting breadfruit.</p>
<p>Originally from Virginia, Ragone is director of the Breadfruit Institute, part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kauai, and her extensive research into breadfruit &mdash; in Hawaii also known as &quot;ulu&quot; &mdash; has blossomed into a movement with promising commercial potential that could change modern diets and help feed the world's poor as well.</p>
~~

Diane Ragone laughed at the suggestion that the legendary Johnny Appleseed might be her role model, but the parallel is hard to ignore: Nurseryman Johnny Appleseed, aka John Chapman, traveled the North America continent in the late 1700s to encourage the propagation of apple trees; Ragone was honored Tuesday by the Pacific Business Center of the University of Hawaii as one of eight 2013 "Stars of Oceania" for her work in promoting breadfruit.

Originally from Virginia, Ragone is director of the Breadfruit Institute, part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kauai, and her extensive research into breadfruit — in Hawaii also known as "ulu" — has blossomed into a movement with promising commercial potential that could change modern diets and help feed the world's poor as well. Login for more...



Login or sign up below for the complete story

Print Subscribers
ACTIVATION
Current print subscribers, activate your premium content account for unlimited online access & commenting
New Subscribers
Find subscription offers in your area and choose the package that suits your reading preferences.

14-DAY PASS
14 day premium online access and commenting ability on StarAdvertiser.com