Second Saturday Work & Learn Day

You are invited to participate in our April Work & Learn Day Saturday, April 12, at the Kihei Elementary School garden. We’ve had a lot of rain and wind in South Maui and the gardens could use some extra TLC. Dig into a day of garden care conditioning soil, planting, making garden signs, composting, tending… [Continue Reading]

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New Garden Sprouts at Kahului Elementary

A new edible classroom at Kahului Elementary School has sprouted from the passion, enthusiasm and collaboration of an awe-inspiring group of educators and volunteers. First grade teachers attended a recent school garden tour and turned their inspiration into action. The whole grade level is applying outdoor learning as part of their new curriculum-based school garden… [Continue Reading]

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Rally for Grow Some Good

In 6 wonderful years, Grow Some Good has grown its programs from 1 class and 24 students to 2,500+ students in 7 schools. We are amazed and thankful for an awesome community of educators, parents and garden lovers digging into this movement! Grow Some Good is rallying to raise $10,000 to benefit current programs and… [Continue Reading]

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Juicing Kō for Lilikoi Lemonade!

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… [Continue Reading]

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Plant Parts & Edible Garden Art

What a art-full, educational recipe day in the garden! Garden Educator Sierra Knight led 21st Century Learning Center summer students in a study of plant parts and their delicious beauty! A rainbow of colors and smiling faces Try this with your Keiki. Itʻs sure to be a hit. Download the lesson plan and watch a… [Continue Reading]

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Chefs + Garden + Kids = Inspiring Maui School Garden Video!

This video by Emmy winning photographer Jess Craven tells the story of Grow Some Good and their work with a Maui school garden that has grown from 3 box beds to nearly a quarter acre edible schoolyard and learning lab in the heart of campus. This is an edited version of the original segment, which… [Continue Reading]

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Food Economics: Where in the World… and Why?

The harvest stage of a school garden provides an ideal setting to observe interdependence of producers and consumers: harvesting food in the garden vs. buying produce in a store or a restaurant.  This is when Social Studies benchmarks can be supported in the garden and students can gain an understanding of how consumer choices affect… [Continue Reading]

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