lokelani intermediate school grow some good school gardens

Lokelani Rocks! (and Plants!)

lokelani intermediate school grow some good school gardensThe terrace project in the heart of Lokelani Intermediate School is nearly complete, thanks to significant contributions from Goodfellow Brother
s Inc.Hawaiian Cement and numerous other local businesses and community members. Students are planting food garden starts from seeds and preparing native Hawaiian cultural plants for terraces and additional garden spaces throughout the campus.
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If you’d like to contribute to the positive growth happening at Lokelani, emailinfo@GrowSomeGood.org for more information. Student and volunteer hours at Lokelani Intermediate School are typically  7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. weekdays. Some additional afternoon weekday hours and weekends will also be scheduled over the next few months. Email us your availability, and we’ll be in touch soon with upcoming dates! Mahalo!

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April 28 “Helping Hands Day” at Lokelani School

On Saturday, April 28, Community Work Day Program is teaming with Mormon Church, Department of Health, Americorps volunteers and other community organizations for an island-wide school garden “Helping Hands Day.” Organizers expect to gather 50-100 volunteers at 13 sites for a total of 1,000 volunteers working in gardens across Molokai, Lanai, and Maui.

Projects at Lokelani Intermediate School include: cleaning up the front entrance to the campus, spreading compost and mulch, planting around portables and other campus locations, and preparing garden spaces for curriculum-based student projects.

Lokelani “Helping Hands Day”
Saturday, April 28
8 a.m. – 12 noonLokelani Intermediate School
1401 Liloa Drive, Kihei, HI 96753For more information, contact Lauren at Community Work Day Program: 808.877.2524
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Buy A Rock!

Welcome to the HUGE fundraiser for Lokelani campus!

There’s something special happening at Lokelani Intermediate School. We are working with teachers, staff, students, parents and other volunteers from the Lokelani ‘ohana to create food and educational gardens throughout the campus. Project plans for the first phase include aquaponics, a nursery, Native Hawaiian plantings and food gardens in raised beds and terraces.

The terrace work is the foundation of the central garden space, requiring nearly 100 tons of meticulous rockwork led by local artisans.  With some material donations and discounted labor, South Maui School Gardens Project is looking to raise $20,000 to complete funding for installation of this part of the project.   We are reaching out to our Maui Community and asking that each person consider giving $5 (or more) to build the rock terraces and gardens.   Every little bit counts!

Donate By Check or Cash:  Please make checks payable to TriIsle RC&D. You can give cash contributions to Kathy Becklin, Nio Kindla or Kirk Surry.  If your organization would like to raise funds for Rocks!, call Kathy at 808-344-0469.

Mail checks to:

South Maui School Gardens Project
c/o Kathy Becklin
545 Halalai Place
Kihei HI 96753

Donate Online:  Please note that due to Paypal charges, we are unable to offer a $5 option.  Ask friends, collect their cash and donate it all via Paypal.  Just put all names and email addresses in the note so we can properly thank everyone!

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Mahalo

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Saturday, June 25 — Next Work Day at Lokelani School Garden

WHEN:
Saturday, June 25

8 a.m. to 12 Noon

WHERE:
Lokelani Intermediate School
1401 Liloa Drive, Kihei, HI 96753

Our first work day at Lokelani was a great success with more than 50 parents, teachers, students and volunteers involved throughout the day.

Join us for the next work day on Saturday, June 25, as we continue creating the gardens to prepare for students’ return from summer break.  Planned activities include:

  • composting workshops
  • soil conditioning and irrigation for raised beds
  • cover cropping with inoculated seeds
  • soil sifting
  • weed control borders
  • refurbish greenhouse

Water and lite snacks will be provided. Hat, sunscreen, gloves and close-toed shoes are recommended – and bring an extra friend or two or three… See you there!

And if you don’t have time or the physical strength to help us in the garden, we appreciate friends willing to provide snacks and drinks for us.

Contact Us for more information!

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Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman Dinner Raises More than $2,400 for Lokelani Garden

Monkeypod Kitchen by MerrimanOn Wednesday, June 14, Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman in Wailea hosted a special fundraising dinner to support the launch of new school gardens and outdoor learning programs for more than 600 students at Lokelani Intermediate School in Kihei.  The Lokelani program launch is a collaborative effort between South Maui School Gardens Project, Community Work Day Program and the Maui County Department of Water Supply.

The percentage of net dinner receipts collected during Monkeypod Kitchen’s dinner service plus cash donations totaled more than $2,400 to support installation of educational gardens and program support for teachers, students and volunteers.

Guests from Slow Food Maui enjoying great eats for a great cause. Photo: Kaiscapes

“Helping kids connect to the land. It’s good for the kids and good for the ‘aina,” says Chef Peter Merriman about the restaurant’s support for the project.

In addition to hosting the fundraising dinner, Monkeypod Kitchen has signed on as an ongoing financial contributor to the program and provides an incentive program for employees who volunteer in the garden.

Plans for Lokelani Intermediate include Native Hawaiian gardens, food producing and educational gardens, fruit tree orchards, a chef’s garden for the cafeteria, multi-cultural heritage gardens, aquaponics, and pocket gardens throughout the campus. Students and teachers from all disciplines are taking ownership of this transformative project by creating new outdoor learning activities.  Nutritional education, natural science projects, video documenting, creative writing for the school garden blog, garden design drafts, research and planning are just a few curricula in development with Lokelani teachers for the coming school year.

Mahalo to everyone who dined out to support the Lokelani School garden and special thanks to Peter Merriman and his amazing staff for helping us get this program off to a great start!

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June 14 – Monkeypod Kitchen Hosts Fundraising Dinner for Lokelani School Garden

Monkeypod Kitchen by MerrimanMonkeypod Kitchen by Merriman is hosting a special fundraising dinner to support the launch of new school gardens and outdoor learning programs for more than 600 students at Lokelani Intermediate School in Kihei. The Lokelani program launch is a collaborative effort between South Maui School Gardens Project and Community Work Day Program.

Twenty percent of net dinner receipts collected during Monkeypod Kitchen’s dinner service hours on Tuesday, June 14, will support South Maui School Gardens Project in installing educational gardens and providing program support for teachers, students and volunteers. Guests are also invited to make donations to purchase specific wish list items for the project. Donation forms will be available for those who would like to receive a tax deductible donation letter in return.

In addition to hosting the fundraising dinner, Monkeypod Kitchen has signed on as an ongoing financial contributor to the program and provides an incentive program for employees who volunteer in the garden.

Lokelani School garden design by permaculture specialist Rebekah Kuby
Lokelani School garden design by permaculture specialist Rebekah Kuby

Plans for Lokelani include Native Hawaiian gardens, food producing and educational gardens, fruit tree orchards, a chef’s garden for the cafeteria, multi-cultural heritage gardens, and pocket gardens throughout the campus. Students and teachers from all disciplines are taking ownership of this transformative project by creating new outdoor learning activities. Nutritional education, natural science projects, video documenting, creative writing for the school garden blog, garden design drafts, research and planning are just a few curricula in development with Lokelani teachers for the coming school year.

Come join us for drinks and dinner to celebrate the good things growing in our schools!

WHEN:

Fundraiser – Tuesday, June 14, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

WHERE:

Monkeypod Kitchen, 10 Wailea Gateway Place, Unit B-201 Kihei, Hawaii 96753

RESERVATIONS:

Call (808) 891-2322

Monkeypod Kitchen is open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for lunch and dinner. Outdoor seating features views of Kaho’olawe and Lanai. This event previews Maui Film Festival weekend, so reservations encouraged, walk-ins warmly welcome.

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Our Sponsors Keep Our Gardens Thriving

Through structured pledges of support and commitments to school garden and nutrition programs, our Garden Sponsors share a vision of educational gardens in every school in Maui County.

Contact us if you’d like to find out more about becoming a partner.

 

Thank you to our Kihei School Garden sponsors:

Chef Brian Etheredge
Capiche? & Il Teatro

Chef Dan Fiske
A Private Maui Chef

Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman

 

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