Hawaii News Now Blog on Kihei Garden and Wiki’s

04/15/2010

Wiki Garden Success Story: Kihei Elementary

Six months ago, the Aloha Victory Gardens concept was born.

It’s an idea my husband and I came up with after dabbling in our own organic garden. (Back story: He has a background in landscaping and contracting and I challenged him to come up with an easier way to garden. The result is The Wiki Garden.) “The WIki Garden” launched the Aloha Victory Gardens community service project with two donations. The first went to the Institute for Human Services Women & Children’s Shelter.

The second went to Kihei Elementary School on Maui. We installed the Wiki Garden on campus in November, as part of the South Maui Sustainability’s edible garden. The students planted it around Thanksgiving. By January, they already started enjoying the fruits of their labor. Their Wiki Garden has been so successful, students have held many harvest parties to pick their vegetables and herbs. Their parties culminate with a taste test of the fresh produce grown on the grounds.

Read the whole article at Hawaii News Now anchor Tannya Joaquin’s blog Tannya’s Ad-Lib

 

 

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