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UHMC SLIM Community Garden Blessing Invitation

The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) at UH Maui College invites you to join us this Thursday for the blessing of our groundbreaking UHMC community garden, supported by Community Work Day (CWD) and the Ulupono Initiative.

The garden blessing will be at 11:00 followed by a community work day of native planting. Participants will have the opportunity to take home vegetable or herb plant starts from Community Work Day’s nursery sponsored by Bioponic Phytoceuticals, the makers of Kona Red beverage.

Date: Thursday, May 10
Time: 11:00 (arrive at least 15 minutes early to secure a parking spot)
Location: Upper, North-West side of the main parking lot and the UHMC educational fields, directly across from the Maui Arts and Cultural Center

The community garden will be available to all students, faculty and staff members along with members of our community who enjoy growing their own food while socializing and interacting with others who share the same interests. Participants will be able to sign up for their own garden plot this coming fall semester through SLIM and EdVenture.

For more information about the garden or the May 10 work day and blessing, please contact Tracy Tarlow via email at

May 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm Leave a comment

Seattle Building Massive Edible Forest Filled with Free Food

 Taking the urban garden to the next level, Seattle, Washington has officially broken ground on a dedicated seven acre area of city land set to be converted into an “edible forest” that will produce free food for the city’s residents and visitors, human or otherwise.

See article.

March 31, 2012 at 11:35 pm Leave a comment

PERMABLITZ- Restoring Hawaii’s Food Security

7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
January 9, 2012
Pukalani Community Center’s Poolroom.

Matthew Lynch will introduce PERMABLITZ– a grassroots movement restoring Hawaii’s food security, one backyard at a time – to Maui residents.

Matt is a local boy who has spent the last two years wandering the planet in search of people, places, and projects making a positive contribution to our world. His work in Sustainability, Regenerative Agriculture, and Regenerative Enterprise has taken him (so far) to Australia, New Zealand, Mongolia, Germany, and now to Maui.

Permablitz was recently featured on Hawaii News Now, and Matt recently shared the stage at TEDxHonolulu with some of Hawaii’s leading innovators.

Come and learn more about how the simple act of helping each other grow our own food can help build resilience, enrich lives, and move us beyond sustainability towards building communities which restore and enhance the world around us.

The event will be held at the Pukalani Community Center’s Poolroom (across from Foodland, connected to the swimming pool complex). It is free and open to the public. Questions, call Melanie at 573-9260

January 5, 2012 at 11:50 pm Leave a comment

A Deliciously Resourceful Town Aims For Total Food Self-Sufficiency in 7 Years

 An amazing plan: to make Todmorden the first town in the country that is self-sufficient in food.

‘And we want to do it by 2018,’ says Mary Clear, 56, a grandmother of ten and co-founder of Incredible Edible, as the scheme is called.

Everyone plants vegetables everywhere in town – like on the police station grounds and by the train station. Surplus vegetables grown at the high school go on sale, with all proceeds going directly back to the school.

Read full Wake Up World article..

December 16, 2011 at 2:03 am Leave a comment

New University of Hawai’i Maui Campus Garden



SLIM (The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at UHMC) is partnering with a number of local community organizations to design a educational, culinary and community garden on the Maui campus.

The garden will feature:

  • Movies in the Garden
  • A learning center showcasing innovative gardening techniques
  • Culinary, educational and community plots
  • On-site composting
  • Student-run farm stand
  • Green building structures

You can get involved by contacting SLIM or donating gardening or building materials or monetary donations.

April 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm Leave a comment

Maui Community Garden Initiative

Want to start a community or neighborhood garden?
Need experienced advice?

Maui Community Garden Initiative (MCGI) is a nonprofit organization formed to proactively engage Maui communities in growing food. Through strategic collaborations and public advocacy, they provide educational and technical support for cultivating and sustaining community based gardens. Two of the principles, Nio Kindla and Kirk Surrey, are very active with the Kihei Elementary School garden.

Visit their website..

March 22, 2011 at 4:31 am Leave a comment

Organic Farms Provide School Lunches

Marin’s Organic School Lunch program delivers farm fresh organic
food directly to schools throughout Marin County, CA

12,000 students a week — that’s about half the schools in the
county — benefit from the efforts of Marin Organic, who connects
the farmers produce to the school’s kitchens.

“There are a lot of farmers in Marin County, and a lot of schools–
why not foster a relationship between the two?”

February 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm Leave a comment

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