Grow Some Good school garden fundraiser Four seasons resort maui

Friday, Nov. 1 – Ferraroʻs Hosts Grow Some Good Dinner

Grow Some Good school garden fundraiser Four seasons resort mauiMark your calendars! Friday, November 1 – Ferraroʻs Bar e Ristorante at Four Seasons Resort Maui will host a school garden-inspired dinner with gorgeous sunset views and wine pairings to raise funds for more than 2,000 students participating in Grow Some Good programs. Make your reservations today! Only 38 guests will be seated for this intimate four course menu engagement, created by Chef Nicholas Porreca.

In addition to helping Grow Some Good raise funds to support school gardens, Chef Porreca (pictured below) also participates in annual school garden harvests fests, teaching students how to create delicious dishes from school garden-grown produce. Mahalo to Chef Porreca and all our chef mentors who inspire our keiki to grow some good … and eat it too!

Hereʻs a sneak peak at the Nov 1 dinner menu:

6:00 p.m. Cocktails & Pupus
Lemongrass Basil Margarita

Pesto Flatbread, Tomato Confit, Taro Chips

6:30 p.m. Dinner with Wine Pairings

Note: Chef Porreca is offering vegetarian options in each course for guests who make their requests at time of reservation.
1st Course

Anthill Farms Chardonnay 2010
Green Papaya with Grilled Flank Steak
Garnished with Haiku Cherry Tomatoes, Mint

2nd Course

Evening Land Pinot Noir 2009
Grilled Line-Caught Ono
Purple Hawaiian Eggplant
Pine Nuts, Yogurt-Lemon Drizzle

3rd Course

Brewer Clifton Clos Pepe Pinot Noir 2009
Ko Sugar Cane Lemongrass Pork Ribs
Braised Kale
Plantain, Chili Pepper Mango Compote

Dessert

Chocolate Budino

Carmelized Apple Banana Compote with Candied Walnuts

MENU PRICE:
$89 per person

WHEN:
Friday, November 1
6 p.m. Cocktails and Pupus
6:30 p.m. Sunset Four-Course Dinner with Wine Pairings

WHERE:
Ferraroʻs Bar e Ristorante
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
3900 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, Maui

RESERVATIONS:
Call (808) 874-8000.  Ask for Ferraroʻs and mention Grow Some Good dinner when reserving.

spago four seasons resort maui

Friday, Sept. 27 – Spago Hosts Grow Some Good Dinner

Our school garden inspired dinner series continues with breathtaking sunset ocean views and extraordinary cuisine and wine with Chef Cameron Lewark and his awesome team at Spago. Guests will enjoy drinks at sunset, a four course meal with wine pairings and one amazing evening highly regarded by last yearʻs attendees as the “Babbetteʻs Feast” of the year!

Menu:

Scallop Thai Sashimi with Spicy Green Curry and Lemongrass Vinaigrette

Basil Ravioli with “Surfing Goat” Cheese and Heirloom Tomatoes

Duo of:
– Local Fish with Parsnip Puree, Confit Bacon, Roasted Kula Onions and Mushroom Nage
– Grilled Prime Beef with Horseradish Puree and Béarnaise

Upcountry Banana Cream Pie
Puff Pastry, Bananas, Crème Brûlée, Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream & Chocolate Sauce

When:
Friday, September 27
6:30 p.m.

Where:
Spago at Four Seasons Resort Maui
3900 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, Maui

Menu Price:
$122 per person

Reservations:
Call (808) 874-8000

Proceeds benefit more than 2,000 elementary and middle school students who participate in Grow Some Good garden programs in South and Central Maui. Bon appetit!

Aug. 18 Back to School Event at Whole Foods Market

Join us at Whole Food Market Kahului Sunday, August 18, for a special back to school event. Grow Some Good will participate in a community event to provide information, local trade and support services for families going back to school.

As part of the event, Grow Some Good volunteers will show visitors how to reuse old newspapers to make planter pots and plant organic, heirloom seeds to take home. Experienced gardeners will also be on hand to answer home gardening questions and share information on school garden programs.


When:

Sunday, August 18
10 am to 2 pm

Where:
Whole Foods Market Kahului

70 Kaahumanu Ave #B
Kahului  Hawaii  96732

Work & Learn Day This Sat. | Bokashi Compost Workshop

Join us this Saturday morning for “Second Saturday” at Kihei Elementary School Garden as we prepare for summertime cover cropping and soil building.

jenna leilani tallman maui bokashiGrow Some Good is pleased to host a special workshop with Jenna Leilani Tallman of Maui Bokashi. Jenna will teach attendees how to easily turn kitchen scraps into nutrient rich garden compost with a centuries-old Japanese farming method using Bokashi.

During this hands-on session, Jenna will demonstrate how to combine EM1 (stands for effective micro-organisms) with a carbon base (e.g. sawdust or bran) and a sugar for food (e.g. molasses). The mixture, called Bokashi, is layered with food waste in a sealed container and after a few weeks, removed and buried in compost to accelerate odor-free decomposition and boost nutrient availability for plants.

Bokashi Workshop is free for garden care volunteers. $10 suggested donation for guests attending workshop only (to cover material costs). 50% donated to Kihei Elementary School Garden. Garden care and workshop participants will also receive a free 5 lb. bag of Sustane organic all-purpose fertilizer, complements of Grow Some Good.

“Second Saturday”

Saturday, May 11

8:30 a.m. Garden Care
11:30 a.m. Bokashi Compost Workshop
Where:
Kihei Elementary School
250 E Lipoa St  Kihei, HI 96753

“Third Thursday”
Thursday, May 16
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where:
Kihei Elementary School
250 E Lipoa St  Kihei, HI 96753

Join us for all or part of the day. Water and light refreshments will be provided. If you have questions in advance, please email info@GrowSomeGood.org, call 808.269.6300 or visit our Volunteer Page. See you there!

Grow Some Good w/ Kihei Community Association

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The school garden movement is thriving throughout Hawaii and creating hands-on educational programs for students of all ages. On Tuesday, March 20, Grow Some Good  gave a special presentation about programs that teach local students and their families to grow nutritious, organic fruits and vegetables – on any budget, in any community or living space.

Nio Kindla, Kathy Becklin, Kerry Wilkins and Kirk Surry – co-founders of Grow Some Good – Educational School Gardens on Maui (www.GrowSomeGood.org), were guest speakers at the Kihei Community Association meeting, sharing gardening tips and recipes, discussing the outlook for regional school and community gardens, how to start a nonprofit to fund your projects, guerilla gardening and more.

Project: Plant It! students and volunteers shared ready-to-transplant organic and heirloom garden starts and gave advice on caring for them. Attendees learned about South Maui-specific gardening tips and sampled healthy snacks made fresh from Kihei El and Lokelani school garden produce, during this student-driven outreach project to inspire more back yard and hui gardens!
Read more about the event at the Kihei Community Association blog.