Nearly 600 K-5 students have been busy digging, planting, watering and discovering new creatures in their beautiful new garden. The garden has sprung to life with vibrant green and blooming plants, some ready to harvest – like radishes, zucchini and basil!
Big mahalos to South Maui Sustainability volunteers who designed and installed this growing community-based learning center.
Fruits and vegetables planted in this year’s school garden include squash, kalo (taro), ‘olena (turmeric), sweet potato (‘uala), banana, papaya, tomatoes, cucumbers, greens, eggplant, beans, herbs and beneficial flowers. This year’s garden additions also feature a Pizza Garden with herbs and veggies for pizza toppings, a Salsa Garden, a Three Sisters Native American-inspired garden, and a Canoe Garden featuring plants imported by Hawaii’s early settlers to Hawaii.
Best of all, the kids are EXCITED about plants, gardening, fruits and vegetables! Check out our most recent planting days in a new video produced by volunteer Elizabeth Crow.
Mahalo to all for helping us build this amazing living classroom!