Juicing Kō for Lilikoi Lemonade!

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Today we harvested two varieties of heirloom Kō sugar cane, talked story about canoe plants brought by the earliest Hawaiian settlers, and used a hand crank cane juicer to make lilikoi lemonade with K-5 grade students during Maui Family YMCA A+ after school program – part of a monthly healthy garden-based recipe series. Did you [...]

SOS: Saving Our Seeds for a Sustainable Future

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In the final months of school, garden lessons turn to a continuation of the life cycle with ‘Saving Our Seeds’ workshops at all grade levels. This exercise connects students to sustainable practices that preserve their favorite plants, ensure food security and support benchmarks in science (life cycle), social studies (food economics) and more. During hands-on lessons, [...]

World Class Chefs + 1,000 Students Celebrate School Garden Harvest Fest

For three full days, April 24-26, world-class chefs led garden recipe workshops with more than 950 students in nearly a quarter-acre of garden space in the heart of the Kihei Elementary School campus. Kindergarten through 5th grade students and chefs prepared Asian stir-fry and gourmet veggie pizzas using ingredients grown and harvested from the school’s [...]

Math Matters in the Garden

Math Matters in the Garden

Measuring Perimeter, Area & Volume / Inspiring Entrepreneurial Minds  This week, third and fourth graders at Kihei Elementary School and Wailuku Elementary School practiced measuring perimeter, area and volume in the garden to determine quantities of soil and lumber required to build a new raised garden bed and design garden layouts. The measurements were also [...]

Sept. 22 Workshops: Youth Gardens as Classrooms

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Home Gardening Support Network, Maui School Garden Network, Community Work Day and Grow Some Good are pleased to announce a Youth Gardening Workshop to make school garden information and experiences more accessible to teachers, volunteers and others who work with youth-oriented garden programs. Click on the link below for a workshop agenda: September 22 – Carden Academy – [...]

Work & Learn Days – 2nd Saturdays & 3rd Thursdays + Lokelani May 4

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Mark your calendars for April/May Work & Learn Days! “Second Saturday” Saturday, April 13 8:30 a.m. – Noon Where: Kihei Elementary School 250 E Lipoa St  Kihei, HI 96753 “Third Thursday” Thursday, April 18 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Garden care Where: Kihei Elementary School 250 E Lipoa St  Kihei, HI 96753 Lokelani Ohana All Campus Work [...]

Soil Building with Cover Crops

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The hottest summer months in Kihei are tough on most garden plants, but it’s a great time to introduce cover crops for improving soil health and preparing for the next planting season. These crops also serve as great tools to teach students about nitrogen and its role in the life cycle. All plants need nitrogen [...]

Outrigger Pizza Teaches Kids Art and Science of Pizza Dough

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The Outrigger Pizza Company is a favorite lunch spot in Kihei, Maui (Azeka Shopping Center Mauka parking lot), so we were thrilled when co-founder and president Eric Mitchell agreed to spend three full days working with Wailea chefs preparing pizzas in his mobile wood burning oven. More than 800 K-5 grade students at Kihei Elementary [...]

Wailea Chefs Grow Some Good

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  We are so fortunate to have our chefs on Maui! And we have some great news to share:  Four of Wailea’s premiere chefs are combining their talents, time and resources to support the school garden movement on Maui. Chefs Brian Etheredge and Christopher Kulis of Capische? and Il Teatro are teaming up with Four [...]

Chef Jana’s Localicious Recipes!

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What a great day of connecting with a group of educators and volunteers sharing outdoor learning ideas and touring South / Central Maui school gardens – organized by Anne Gachuhi of Home Gardening Support Network and Lehn Huff, Maui School Garden Network. The Feb. 4 tour featured four schools  – Kihei Elementary School, Lokelani Intermediate [...]