Cow Pig Bun

cowpigbunCow Pig Bun is a Fundraising Partner, participating in our annual Taste of School Gardens fundraiser and other events to benefit Grow Some Good programs. The restaurants co-owners have kids who have participated in our school garden programs since kindergarten and have seen first hand how garden education inspires better nutrition choices and greater learning experiences. Visit Cow Pig Bun’s facebook page for more information.

Fabiani’s

Fabiani's Wailea Logo CMYK-1Fabiani’s is a Fundraising Partner since 2014. A participant in our annual Taste of School Gardens fundraising event. Fabiani’s is a sponsor with kids participating in Kihei school gardens. Our garden ohana restaurant offers fine Italian dining and baked goods with locations in Kihei and Wailea. Visit their website to make reservations.

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Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

FSMAUlgFour Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is a Garden Visionary Partner with Grow Some Good as a sponsor of our annual Taste of School Gardens event since 2012 and host property of several food and wine events throughout the year, benefitting Grow Some Good. As the employer of hundreds of parents whose keiki benefit from school garden programs, this model partnership is a great example of corporations taking a direct and personal interest in the health and sustainability of their ohana. Mahalo nui loa.

Taste of School Gardens Raises $54,000

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What an amazing celebration! Big MAHALO to 450 new and old friends who gathered for the 3rd Annual Taste of School Gardens event Saturday night at Hotel Wailea.

Guests enjoyed delicious gourmet cuisine made with local and school garden- grown ingredients, sipped fine wines and local brews, took in the beautiful ocean views and kicked up their heels to bluegrass music by Aloha Chicken.

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Together, we raised more than $54,000 in ticket sales and donations!

Thanks to you, Grow Some Good is continuing to grow and support school garden programs on Maui – currently serving more than 3,000 students in 12 school gardens in South, Central and West Maui. That’s double where we were last year at this time.

Looking forward to digging into another year of supporting community food and healthy keiki programs on Maui.  We still have more funds to raise for our 2015-16 school year, so stay tuned for more opportunities to help us grow our programs.

Check out our Facebook album to see more beautiful moments from the event captured by Mieko Photography.

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We have a long list of personal thank-yous on the way, but here’s a start: All the incredible sponsors you see listed below:

Hotel Wailea, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Makana Aloha Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine, Maui Time Weekly, Capische?, Private Maui Chef, Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman, Spago, DUO and Ferraro’s at Four Seasons Maui, Cow Pig Bun, Fabiani’s, Sangrita, The Outrigger Pizza Company, Hawaiian Moons Natural Foods, Whole Foods Market Maui, Surf Rents Trucks, Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development Council Inc., Ali’i Linens, Maui Culinary Academy, Young’s Market Maui, Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants, Kupa’a Farms, See Farms, Simpli-fresh Farms, Ainalani Farms / Fresh Island Herbs, Oko’a Farms, Oprah’s Farm, Epic Lighting LLC, All Pure Media

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…and all the restaurants, chefs, teachers, parents, volunteers, long time supporters and new friends who truly made this a memorable evening for everyone.

More great events to support school gardens to come!

MAHALO NUI LOA!

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Princess Nahi’ena’ena Joins Grow Some Good Ohana

10636092_783752615014145_7515040288284561589_nAloha Maui! We’re excited about new school garden programs launching on the West Side in collaboration with Maui School Garden Network and generous support from Chef Nabavi, Makana Aloha Foundation and Ulupono Initiative. School garden programs are sprouting up this month at Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary School and Maui Preparatory Academy. Students are composting, preparing soil for new beds and planting seeds for their new edible classrooms.

We’ll keep posting to this album with more photos from all the good things growing in these schools.  Next stop — Lahaina Intermediate School… Stay tuned 🙂

For more information on getting involved with these programs, visit http://growsomegood.org/volunteer/

Good Things Growing at Kamali’i Elementary School

kamaliiKamali’i Elementary School garden program provides nutrition education and curriculum support for all grade levels. Theme gardens, such as the Pizza Garden, Green Smoothie, Pioneer Garden and Native Hawaiian Gardens match learning objectives for each grade and connect the relationship between fresh garden fruits and vegetables to students’ favorite foods. Year-end harvest parties feature local chefs working with students to prepare kid-friendly recipes with garden-grown ingredients.

To learn more about getting involved in this program, visit http://growsomegood.org/volunteer/

Baldwin High School – Workforce Readiness Grows Here

Students in the Work Force Readiness Program (WFRP) at Baldwin High School plant, tend, manage and harvest from the garden on a daily basis and harvest produce to create added value products as part of an entrepreneuriBaldwin High School - workforce readiness programal venture that helps to sustain the program. Added value items for sale, include weekly teacher box lunches, jellies and salsas, pot pies, banana breads various pickled produce items, teas and dried herbs. By partnering with the Agriculture program WFRP will be able to have a ready supply of additional produce items to create value added products and to meet their goal of using 100% school grown produce in their weekly plate lunches.

For volunteer information, visit http://growsomegood.org/volunteer/

 

Lokelani Waverider Pride Blooms

DSCN2243(1)This week, students at Lokelani Intermediate School continued their campus wide beautification and sustainable agriculture program with more than 100 students, teachers and volunteers gathering to Mālama ‘Āina as ohana. Garden terraces, classrooms and entries were weeded, mulched and planted with incredible enthusiasm from students.

Mahalo nui loa to the Cooke Foundation for funding and inspiring the continuation of this incredible transformation. The entire campus is filled with new life, tremendous pride, honor and laulima – many hands working together – to create a kinder, more prosperous future.

It’s happening in a school garden near you. Dig in.  http://growsomegood.org/volunteer/

To see more photos by ‘Āina Angels Laura Van Wagner and Nio Kindla, VISIT OUR FACEBOOK ALBUM

Dec. 5 Vintage Wine Weekend Ocean Front Gala with Makana to Benefit Grow Some Good

vwwmasthead-imagesonlyDecember 5th-7th, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea presents an exclusive three-day tour of the vine with the nation’s top winemakers, including concerts performed by internationally acclaimed musicians and opportunities to savour the imaginative cuisine of the Resort’s award-winning culinary team. Perched above the stunning Wailea coast, this intimate weekend affair is the best little wine event in the Pacific.

A portion of proceeds from the weekend’s opening night — Ocean Front Gala Featuring Makana Dec. 5 — will benefit Grow Some Good school garden programs!

Purchase your ticket for opening night or click here to view all events and purchase tickets for the entire weekend, including violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn, who performs on the legendary 1720 “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius. Guests may also contact the Four Seasons concierge for more information and ticket purchases over the phone: 808.874.8000.

This 3rd annual event is sure to sell out, so RSVP today!

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