Posts filed under ‘School Gardens’

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

Work & Learn, Free Plant Starts this Saturday @ Kihei School Garden

Work & Learn This Saturday

When: Saturday, Dec. 10
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Where:
Kihei Elementery School
250 E Lipoa St  Kihei, HI 96753

See details….

December 8, 2011 at 12:46 am Leave a comment

Vegetable Garden Design and Care Workshop

A Day in the Garden

Dear Teachers, Principals, and Community Members Supporting our School Gardens:
Here is a remarkable opportunity. I met Evan at the last Maui Farmer’s United meeting and he has a vast amount of knowledge in the area of sustainable agriculture. He is willing to hold a few slots for our Maui School Garden Network teachers for FREE!!!!!! Please contact him immediately if you can be there at Haili’imaile on April 23rd

See details at the Maui School Garden Network website.

April 10, 2011 at 12:11 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

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

New Video Update on the Kihei Elementary School Garden

Check out our most recent planting days in this new 4 minute video produced by volunteer Elizabeth Crow. Mahalo Elizabeth for capturing these moments…and mahalo to all for helping us plant true seeds of change on Maui’s South Side. We’ve shared the video with Maui Tomorrow and they’ve incorporated into their TV show on AKAKU and asked us to provide them an update for their upcoming show.

December 1, 2010 at 10:26 am Leave a comment

Green School – Bali (A TED Talk)

November 21, 2010 at 6:50 pm Leave a comment

Sign up to help with planting at the KES Garden!

No gardening experience is needed. Our garden volunteers are always a big help to teachers and students, and it’s a lot of FUN for the volunteers too! New volunteers from the community are always encouraged to join us, so even if you can’t make this event, let us know you are interested and we’ll add you to our school garden mailing list!

Sign up by selecting form below or call Kathy at 344-0469 or email kathy at southmauisustainability dot org to sign-up or get more information. You have your choice of several days and times.

Click to sign up. Please make sure to submit the form. You will receive confirmation within 48 hours.

October 22, 2010 at 2:14 pm Leave a comment

October 2010 School Garden Work and Learn Day

Saturday, October 16
8:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Kihei Elementary School
This will be a big event as we prepare for the planting days to start the end of October. More people make it faster AND more FUN. We’ll have all types of tasks from applying amendments to labeling beds for planting.

Bring your gardening questions and we’ll try to help. Please dress in comfortable gardening clothes and closed-toed shoes, a hat and apply plenty of sunscreen! We’ll provide some snacks and water. Please bring your own cup or bottle.

We are also looking for
Garden Teaching Assistants who can help out during school hours. Typically hours are just 11 A.M – 2 P.M. but may be longer on planting days. No gardening experience is needed. We’ll orient you and it really helps the teachers when there are extra adults in the garden. This is always one of the most rewarding volunteer things you can do! Call Kathy at 344-0469 or email kathy at southmauisustainability dot org to sign-up or get more information.

New volunteers from the community are always encouraged to come join us so even if you can’t make this event, let us know you are interested and we’ll add you to our school garden mailing list!

September 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm Leave a comment

Youth Gardening Workshop

Today we are representing Kihei Elementary at the Youth Gardening Workshop presented by CTAHR.  In preparing, I consolidated a few of resources that may come in handy for others starting a school garden.

  • SMS_School_Garden_Final_Report (required for grant).  It is a great summary of the year with costs, volunteer hours, teacher evaluations, etc.
  • Wiki Gardens We found these to be the easiest to use and best “producers”.  They are tube with irrigation, great organic potting mix.  Students can get very close to both sides of the row.
  • Grower’s Secret – When we thought our tomatoes would never start growing, this natural plant stimulant (produced on Maui) was amazing.
  • Our Flickr Page with slideshow presented at the workshop.  Flickr is wonderful for collecting and organizing tons of photos!
  • Some tricks, tips and recipes in an organic garden (tried and tested at the school)

September 18, 2010 at 6:16 am Leave a comment

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