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Olin Lagon

Joined Kanu Hawaii Jul 31, 2007
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Kanu Staff

About me

Spent half my adult life starting up technology companies and the other half volunteering or working for nonprofits. Grew up in public housing on Oahu (Palolo Housing & KPT). Now live near the back of Kalihi Valley with my wife, two young and totally amazing boys, and our 10 year old poi dog who didn't get the memo that she isn't a puppy anymore.

Why I love Hawaii

When I was a kid, I played baseball for the Palolo Hawaiians. One year we lost every game, and usually by lots of runs. But that was an incredible season and I had tons of fun (except for when my forehead caught the pop fly I missed)! Even the anticipation of what was in our brown sack lunch packed by one of our parents rocked. Sometimes we even had a quarter in the bag which was enough for a soda from the Palolo fire station vending machine. Growing up here has and continues to string up a mile long lei of priceless memories like these.

My interests

I love playing Ki Hoalu and long boarding (though I don't spend enough time doing either). I also like to hike, garden, hang out, listen to the same cd for one week straight (my wife claims it's a month), and read lots of different stuff.



Latest Stories shared by Olin Lagon


Can you make bread from breadfruit? Of course! And here’s how.

Posted on Feb 10, 2014 | Comments 0
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For some time I’ve been thinking about baking a loaf of bread with ulu flour (breadfruit flour). I finally got around to doing that this past weekend. The first loaf came out great! I’m going to tweak the recipe to see if I can make it with more ulu and less wheat. Here is what I did to create...



Annual Report to Members for 2013

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 | Comments 0
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Based on member feedback, we shifted our work quite a bit in 2013. Instead of running our Eat Local and Energy Challenges, we focused on Leadership Development by launching our Kanu Fellows program. We also took all of the lessons learned from our past energy work to create new energy programs to...



Welcoming Kaleo Ten as Kanu's Grow Local Organizer

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 | Comments 0
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We're lucky Kaleo Ten agreed to lead Kanu's Grow Local work! Kaleo grew up on the windward side of Oahu along the beautiful Koolau mountain range where his passion for aloha aina was instilled. Before coming to Kanu he spent years following his dreams of being an artist and professional dancer, as...


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