Mahalo Taste of School Gardens 2017 Sponsors

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Grow Some Good’s Taste of School Gardens is an amazing event thanks to our wonderful sponsors! Thank you to the many individuals and businesses that are donating their time, talent and resources to our event this year!

Welcoming our New Chefs

New Chefs participating this year include Chef Peleg Miron of Spago, Chef Zach Sato of The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, Chefs Jaron Blosser, Cody Christopher and Travis Morrin of Three’s Bar & Grill and Fork & Salad, Owner Nicol Bradley of Ono Gelato Creamery and Shack Café, and Chef John Cadman, maker of Pono Pies.

 

 

Mahalo to our Longtime Supporters

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Many longtime supporters from some of Maui’s finest establishments join the event again, including Chef Craig Dryhurst of DUO at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Chef Roger Stettler with Cow Pig Bun, and Chef Kevin Laut of Outrigger Pizza Company.

Thank you for sharing your talent and resources to make this the best school-garden-to-table event on Maui!

Cheers!

Wine selections are provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine & SpiritsChambers & Chambers Wine MerchantsJohnson Brothers, and Paradise Beverages. Local beers made by Maui Brewing Company. Thank you for adding some special cheer to the event!

Location, Location, Location

This wonderful venue with a beautiful view gets rave reviews every time. Thank you to the Hotel Wailea for hosting us again this year. We also rely on another Wailea neighbor, the Four Seasons Resort, for providing planning and logistical support. Thank you for helping with the details!

Media Messengers

We are grateful for our media sponsors, Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, and MauiTime, who are helping us spread the word about Taste of School Gardens. With their help, we anticipate another sold-out event this year!

Lighting the Place Up

A very special mahalo to Epic Lighting for helping us create a gorgeous ambiance after the sun sets. This is our fourth year working with this top-notch company  – Hawaii’s first and only green business certified, 100% eco-friendly lighting company.

Keeping it Local

Local Harvest  has volunteered their services in a big way – they are  coordinating all of the produce  donated from local Maui farmers and bringing it together in time for the chefs to prepare for Saturday night. Mahalo for sharing your time and expertise in sourcing local produce for this event.

Mahalo!

Taste of School Gardens is Grow Some Good’s premier fundraising event. Our programs are hands-on, outdoor learning experiences that cultivate curiosity about natural life cycles, connect students to their food sources, and inspire better nutrition choices. In addition to helping establish food gardens and living science labs in local schools, we provide resources and curriculum support through community partnerships in agriculture, science, food education and nutrition. Your support helps make this happen. Mahalo!

Mahalo Nui Loa to Our Sponsors!

 

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… And every wonderful teacher, parent, volunteer and local business that digs in to help school gardens on Maui thrive!

Taste of School Gardens Gala Grows Some Good!

Sunset views are a given on the Sunset Lawn at Hotel Wailea.Wow! What a night! More than 400 people attended the 4th Annual Taste of School Gardens gala on Saturday March 12th, 2016, on the Hotel Wailea Sunset Lawn. Thanks to all the support from our ‘ohana, we raised $60,000 for more than 3,000 students in school garden programs across Maui.

The evening featured fabulous food prepared by local chefs, fine wines, local brews, and music performed by Maui’s own Soul Kitchen, and a special outdoor garden classroom area for guests to learn more about the school garden program’s lessons and activities.

Soul Kitchen Entertains the Crowd.
Soul Kitchen Entertains the Crowd.

 

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Chicken Cacciatore Over Pasta Courtesy of Fabiabi’s.

Fabulous Food, Wine, Local Brews & Produce!

Featured chefs included: Chef Gary Johnson of Hana Ranch Provisions, Chef Craig Dryhurst of DUO at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Chef Cameron Lewark of Spago, Chef Brian Etheredge of Capische?, Chef Christopher Kulis of The Market, Chef Brian Murphy of Cow Pig Bun, Chef Kevin Laut of The Outrigger Pizza Company and Chef Don Marceaux  of Fabiani’s.

Wine Selections by Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants, Southern Wine & Spirits, and Young’s Market. Specialty local beer and beer cocktails by Maui Brewing Company.

Also a big mahalo for the amazing generosity of our local farmers and artisans! Produce and local products provided by school gardens in South, Central and West Maui and the following local farms: Local Harvest (Island-wide), Evonuk Farms, Herb Co (Oahu), Hāna Ranch, Kahanu ‘Aina (Wailuku), Kumu Farms (Wailuku), Kupa’a Farms (K

Pizza Courtesy of Outrigger Pizza Company
Pizza Courtesy of Outrigger Pizza Company

ula), Mālama Farms (Haiku), Maui Breadfruit Company, Maui Nui Farm (Kula), Otani Farms (Kula), Simpli-fresh Farms (Lahaina), and SEE Farms (Kula).

 

 

 Wonderful Program

Guests got to enjoy the outdoor classroom experience and participate in one of the most fun activities in the garden – making edible art! Garden equipment and tools were displayed along with special art made by student gardeners.

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We Brought the Garden Classroom to the Event.

 Mahalo!

Taste of School Gardens is Grow Some Good’s premier fundraising event to support our community programs.

Grow Some Good’s mission is to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening local agriculture and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. Currently, we provide school garden program support to more than 3,000 students in 12 schools in South, Central, and West Maui.

Your support helps make this happen. Thank you to the many individuals and businesses that are donating their time, talent and resources to our event this year.

Check out our Facebook album for more awesome shots by Mieko Photography!

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Mahalo to our Taste of School Gardens Sponsors

Grow Some Good’s Taste of School Gardens event wouldn’t be a success without our sponsors. Thank you to the many individuals and businesses that are donating their time, talent and resources to our event this year.

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Putting the “Taste” in Taste of School Gardens

We want to recognize those who make Taste of School Gardens an outstanding culinary event – our participating chefs and restaurants. This year, we welcome Chef Gary Johnson of the new Hana Ranch Provisions and welcome back our wonderful team of returning chefs, including:

– Chef Craig Dryhurst of DUO at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

– Chef Cameron Lewark of Spago

– Chef Brian Etheredge of Capische?

– Chef Christopher Kulis of The Market Maui

– Chef Brian Murphy of Cow Pig Bun

– Chef Kevin Laut of The Outrigger Pizza Company

– Chef Don Marceaux of Fabiani’s

Thank you for sharing your talent and resources to make our event the best school-garden-to-table event on Maui!

New Sponsors in 2016

A very special thank you to Par Hawaii, SunEdison, and Maui School Garden Network for joining us as new sponsors this year. We appreciate your support!

Location, Location, Location

This wonderful venue with a beautiful view gets rave reviews every time. Thank you to the Hotel Wailea for hosting us again this year. We also rely on another Wailea neighbor, the Four Seasons Resort, for providing help in planning and logistical support. Thank you for helping us with the details!

Media Sponsors

We are grateful for our media sponsors, Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, and MauiTime who are helping us spread the word about Taste of School Gardens. With their help, we anticipate another sold-out event this year! Hawaii On TV will provide coverage during the event. Mahalo!

Lights, Please!

A very special mahalo to Epic Lighting for helping us create a gorgeous ambiance after the sun sets. This is our third year working with this top-notch company  – Hawaii’s first and only green business certified, 100% eco-friendly lighting company.

Keeping it Local

Local Harvest  has volunteered their services in a big way – they are  coordinating all of the produce donated from local Maui farmers and bringing it together in time for the chefs to prepare for Saturday night. Mahalo for sharing your time and expertise in sourcing local produce for this event.

Mahalo!

Taste of School Gardens is Grow Some Good’s premier fundraising event to support our community programs. Our programs are hands-on, outdoor learning experiences that cultivate curiosity about natural life cycles, connect students to their food sources, and inspire better nutrition choices. In addition to helping establish food gardens and living science labs in local schools, we provide resources and curriculum support through community partnerships in agriculture, science, food education and nutrition. Your support helps make this happen. Mahalo!

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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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Preview March 8 Live & Silent Auction Items!

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We are so excited about this Saturday’s hoedown in Wailea, we couldn’t wait to share more! Check out this preview of live and silent auction items to be featured at the 2nd Annual Taste of School Gardens event at Hotel Wailea, Saturday, March 8, 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. For more details on the event, menus and tickets, CLICK HERE.

LIVE AUCTIONS

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20 guests max.
(Valid March 8, 2014 – March 8, 2015 – Scheduled on availability)
Delight your guests with a private dinner on a private oceanfront Makena estate with cuisine designed and prepared by Maui’s premiere chefs from Four Seasons Resort Maui, Spago, Capische, and Private Maui Chef. Participating chefs: Chef Cameron Lewark (Spago), Chef Brian Etheredge (Capische & Il Teatro), Private Maui Chef Dan Fiske and Four Seasons Resort Maui Chef Craig Dryhurst. Includes: Custom menu, 5 courses (including passed apps).  Host provides wine, table settings and linens.

A portion of proceeds from this auction will establish the Grow Some Good School Garden-to-Table Scholarship fund for Maui Culinary Academy students that demonstrate a passion for locally grown ingredients and pass their inspirations on to our future farmers and chefs.

Value: $6,000
Minimum Bid: $3,000

Guided Kaupo Hunting & Foraging Camping Trip + Private Dinner
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Connecting to your food sources extends beyond the garden in this 2-day/ 1-night package featuring a guided hunt on Kaupo Ranch’s 8,000+ acres of pristine land on Haleakala’s leeward slope. As part of the ranch’s game management program and conservation efforts, each hunter is allowed to hunt a male or female Axis deer, Polynesian feral goat, and pig. The two-day hunt—either bow or rifle—is guided by Kaupo hunter and Maui native Robin Kean.

Guests will returnbrianetheredge to the historic Kaupo Ranch house for a dinner prepared by award-winning Chef Brian Etheredge of Capische? and Il Teatro restaurants in Wailea. An avid hunter, Chef Etheredge shares his tips on preparing a gourmet dinner using wild exotic game caught on the ranch. Hunters must have a valid State of Hawaii hunting license.

Value: $10,000
Minimum Bid: $3,500

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SEED SAVERS PRIZE

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1 Year – Kula Fields Deliveries
Kula Fields Delivery is a farmer’s market on wheels. A fresh new way to have local produce and gourmet grocery items delivered to your home or office. Offer includes one large box of produce delivered per month for 12 months.

Value: $900

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SILENT AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS

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Your Own Private Chef – Daniel Fiske, Private Maui Chef
Take one of Maui’s premiere chefs home to create a custom menu and wine pairings for up to 8 guests.
Chef Dan Fiske, Private Maui Chef
Includes: Custom menu, 4 courses, table settings and linens. Host provides beverages/wine.
Value: $2,000
Minimum Bid: $1,000

Chef de Cuisine Cameron Lewark and Beverage Manager Michael Lefk

 

Your Own Private Chef – Cameron Lewark, Spago
Take one of Maui’s premiere chefs home to create a custom menu and wine pairings for up to 8 guests.
Chef Cameron Lewark, Spago
Includes: Custom menu, 4 courses.  Host provides beverages/wine, table settings and linens.
Value: $2,000
Minimum Bid: $1,000

Sauce Recipes Private Class with Chef Jana McMahonJanaportrait-300x188
Invite up to 5 guests for an in-home gourmet sauce fest with Private Chef Jana McMahon. Learn how to make whole grain mustard and sauces that will turn any meal into an exquisite gourmet feast. Practice and taste 3 different sauces, which can be used in a variety of recipes. Lots of fun and a great way to take your entertaining to the next level!
Value: $400
Minimum Bid: $150

Travel + Stay-cations

Two Round Trips on Alaska Airlines / Horizon Air
Two unrestricted coach round trips to anywhere Alaska Airlines and Horzon Air flies.
Value: $2,500
Minimum Bid: $950

Stay-cation Package: The Andaz Maui at Wailea + Ka’ana Kitchen
3 night stay at Andaz Maui at Wailea + $100 food credit at the resort’s Ka’ana Kitchen. The 15-acre resort designed by world-renowned architecture firm, Rockwell Group, features four cascading outdoor infinity pools; a 15,000 square foot full-service spa; a state-of-the-art fitness facility; and world-class restaurants. Ka’ana Kitchen brings the best of the island from local farmers, foragers and locavores. Chefs procure many ingredients exclusively from Ka’ana Farm and its neighbors. Let loose your taste buds and explore the adventures that await you at Ka’ana Kitchen.
Package Value: $2,437
Minimum Bid: $750

Stay-cation at Grand Wailea
Enjoy a complimentary 3-night stay at the Grand Wailea in their Deluxe Garden Accommodations. Walk barefoot through 40 acres, steps from Wailea Beach. During your stay, you may choose to Indulge at the award-winning Spa Grande and some of Maui’s best restaurants (not included in package). Your ultimate Hawaii getaway begins at the Grand Wailea Resort, winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award 14 consecutive years.
Value: $1,165
Minimum Bid: $550

Stay-cation Package: Hotel Wailea + Dinner at Capische?
At Hotel Wailea, escape the ordinary and relax into a haven for rejuvenation and spiritual transformation. Discover a unique Hawaii paradise at this luxury Maui hotel nestled on the hillsides of Wailea, where stunning views of white sand beaches, crystal blue Pacific waters and lush mountains captivate your soul. During your stay, enjoy dinner at Capische? where award-winning cuisine and ambiance bring Northern Italy and Southern France to the Top of Wailea.
$499  1 night at Hotel Wailea + $250 dinner at Capische?
Package Value: $749
Minimum Bid: $350

Dining & Entertainment

Dinner for Two at Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante
Oceanside dinner under the Maui stars at Four Seasons Resort Maui. An Italian cucina rustica menu showcases its kiawe wood-burning oven to dramatic effect, while magnificent sunset views and an extensive collection of Italian wines bring romance to the table.
Value: $200
Minimum Bid: $100

Dinner for Two at DUO Steak and Seafood
Dinner for two set against a luxurious poolside backdrop and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Find your attention absorbed by the open kitchen of DUO Steak and Seafood at Four Seasons Resort Maui.
Value: $200
Minimum Bid: $100

Dinner at Spago
$150 gift certificate to enjoy Chef Cameron Lewark’s brilliant menu, using Hawaii’s premier produce, fish and meats and the styling that has made Spago famous.
Value: $150
Minimum Bid: $75

Fabiani’s  Dinner for Two
Enjoy a taste of Italy during breakfast, lunch or dinner at Fabiani’s in Kihei and Wailea. Fresh baked goods and pastries, sandwiches, salads, home-made pasta and pizza are among the delicious rustic Italian selections.
Value: $100
Minimum Bid: $50

Old Lahaina Luau for Two
An evening of traditional Hawaiian cuisine, music, cultural dances and island crafts. Guests will appreciate a genuine reflection of Hawaii’s rich history while enjoying an ocean view and sunset.
Value: $218.74
Minimum Bid: $100

Willie K Dinner & Show for 2 at Mulligan’s on the Blue in Wailea
Mulligans is the home of “The Best Dinner Show on Maui” with Uncle Willie K! His incredible performances include an astounding array of music styles, ranging from Hawaiian to Latin to famous Italian arias! His stories and wit have audience in stitches between songs, so put this at the top of your “must do” list whether you’re visiting or live in the islands.
Value: $130
Minimum Bid: $60

Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman Gift Certificate
$100 gift certificate to Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman – dedicated to mastering the craft of food, drink, and merrymaking…with Aloha. Menu features fresh island fish, hand tossed pizzas from a kiawe wood-burning oven, and homemade cream pies made from scratch.
Value: $100
Minimum Bid: $50

Longhi’s at The Shops at Wailea
$120 gift certificates to Longhi’s at The Shops at Wailea with an ala carte menu, featuring Mediterranean cuisine, speciality products including organic meats, fresh Hawaiian seafood and produce.
Value: $120
Minimum Bid: $60

Services

Custom Home Garden Installation + Consultation
By Island Home Gardens
2 custom-built raised cedar beds with irrigation, soil, amendments and plantings.
2 follow up visits post-installation
Value:  $1,800
Minimum bid:  $800

Home Garden Consultation
By Island Home Gardens
Three hour home garden evaluation and consultation. Determining suitable space, type of garden, plants, irrigation needs and soil requirements.
Value:  $180
Minimum bid:  $80

Two Relax Therapeutic Massages

Relax Therapeutic Massage practices a blend of bodywork techniques, fusing Swedish, Lomi Lomi and Deep Tissue Massage. Available in your home, condo, hotel room or at the office. Experience healing therapeutic massage on a lanai with breathtaking  ocean views from Kaho’olawe and Moloka’i to the West Maui Mountians. Two individual appointments by Mary Guerriero, licensed therapeutic massage therapist.
Value: $190 for two individual massages
Minimum bid: $100

doTerra Aromatherapy Facial (60 min)
60 minute doTerra aromatherapy facial by Gyan Bohannon, Aesthetician, Lumeria Maui Crystal Spa
Value: $125
Minimum Bid: $50

Lumeria Maui Detox/Cleanse Retreat (90 min)
90 minute Colon Hydrotherapy & Dietary Consultation by Gyan Bohannon, certified colon hydrotherapist.
Value: $135
Minimum Bid: $50

Two-Hour Portrait Session – Photographer Jason Kelly
Families, couples, kids, beach moments in a beautiful portrait.
Includes shooting and disc with all hi-res images. Prints are an additional fee.
Value: $300
Minimum Bid: $150

Yoga for Everybody – Private Yoga Lesson for Two
Gylian Solay leads a 1-hour private yoga class that emphasizes how the gentle flow of breath can ease you in and out of poses, at any age and any level of yoga experience.
Value: $100
Minimum Bid: $40

Organize Your Life with “Organizational Guru” Gylian Solay
One-hour consultation to help you move from a sense of overwhelming chaos to user-friendly order. Create systems, and organization based on who you are, your priorities, and your lifestyle. Working together, organizing becomes a spirited “Mission Possible.”
Value: $40
Minimum Bid: $20

Individual Pilates Session
A 1-hour session with Arlene Salomon at the Bodywork & Pilates Studio at Charley Young Beach. The session will be customized to your body with the opportunity to work out using all of the various apparatus.
Value: $75
Minimum Bid: $40

Property Valuation Consultation
By Kathy Becklin R(B) Aloha Realty Group
Get a complete Property Valuation Report including a Property Profile with estimated value and recent comparables, chances of selling graph, typical financing, $/sq ft. analysis and more for any residential property in Maui. Includes a 1-hour consultation (with you and/or your client) as well as a multi-paged detailed report. Offer available to licensed REALTORs or homeowners.
Value: $250   
Minimum Bid: $125   

Excursions

No Ka ʻOi Hiking Half-Day Hiking Adventure for Two
This hiking adventure for two offers some of the best Maui has to offer as we travel “Mauka to Makai,” from Mountain to Ocean or embark on a hidden waterfall adventure. Your choice! Both adventures end with lunch at a local favorite restaurant spot. Following this adventure, you’ll agree: Maui No Ka ‘Oi!
Value: $400
Minimum bid: $175

Dinner Cruise for Two — Pacific Whale Foundation Eco-Adventures
Four course dinner, live entertainment and cocktails while enjoying spell-binding views of the Pacific and the islands of Maui, Moloka’i, Lana’i, and Kaho’olawe during the golden sunset hours.
Value: $170
Minimum Bid: $90

Two Rounds of Golf at Wailea Golf – Gold or Emerald Course
Experience the Wailea Golf Club, whose championship Gold, Emerald and Blue courses boast breathtaking ocean views from every hole and dozens of prestigious awards. Truly the best golf in Hawaii! Note: Subject to blackout dates.
Value: $470
Minimum Bid: $250

Star Gazing with Harriet Witt
Enjoy the view from planet Earth with international award-winning science writer Harriet Witt and her telescope. Harriet was the celestial navigation teacher for the crew of the Hokule’a Voyaging Canoe in preparation for its Rapanui voyage and is the astronomer to the Maui Film Festival.
Value: $150
Minimum Bid: $75

Foodie Goodies

Maui Preserved Assorted Basket
Featuring handcrafted produce of the Hawaiian Islands preserved in flavors both traditional and extraordinary.
Value: $50
Minimum Bid: $20

Choice Health Bar, Lahaina
$50 gift certificate for the best raw, vegan super foods on Maui!
Value: $50
Minimum Bid: $20

Solar Oven – HighestVibration.com

Ready to Cook – Complete Kit.  You add the food and the sunshine. Just like a solar crock pot and your kitchen stays cool while you bake.  Take it with you on your camping trip, fishing, boating etc. Temperatures range from 200 – 300 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the sun angle, food content, and length of time exposed to the sun.
Value: $250
Minimum Bid: $100

Hawaiian Moons Gift Certificate
Shop at one of Maui’s finest neighborhood natural foods stores with an excellent selection of local produce and prepared foods.
Value: $100
Minimum Bid: $50

Wailea Wine
$100 gift certificate to Wailea Wine offering an extensive selection of fine wines from around the world as well as the Maui’s best selection of spirits, craft beers, cigars, and gourmet foods including Kobe Beef, Maui steaks, and New Zealand rack of lamb.
Value: $100
Minimum Bid: $50

2011 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir
Donated by Homes & Land Magazine
2011 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Kosta Brown wines are considered some of the best Pinot Noir in the world. Here is your opportunity to experience a truly special wine.
Value: $150
Minimum Bid: $75

Art

Island Art Party Passes
A brush stroke here, a sip of something there and – VOILA! – you’ve transformed that blank canvas into your own work of art. We provide all the materials, set-up & clean-up…All you have to do is show up! A variety of wine, beer, & other “creative juices” & light snacks are available for purchase at our bar.
Value: $70
Minimum Bid: $35

Terese Petrone Glass Art Sculptures
Beautifully hand-crafted, ocean-inspired glass art by Swedish-born Maui resident artist Terese Petrone.
Sea Horse
Value: $275
Minimum Bid: $100

Sea Turtles
Value: $500
Minumum Bid: $175

Grow Some Good Benefit Raises More than $18,000!

Mahalo nui loa to more than 250 friends of Grow Some Good who attended our school gardens benefit last Saturday at Hotel Wailea. We are thrilled at the incredibly warm reception received from the community and excited to grow some more good in the neighborhood!

World-class chefs prepare amazing cuisine from school garden ingredients at "Maui Chefs Grow Some Good - A Sunset Taste of School Gardens" March 2, 2013. Left to right: Chefs Brian Etheredge (Capische? & Il Teatro), Dan Fiske (Private Maui Chef), Peleg Miron (Spago), Christopher Kulis (Capische? & Il Teatro), Kristen Etheredge (Private Maui Chef), Samuel Faggetti (Four Seasons Resort Maui), Nicholas Porreca (Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante), and Eric Mitchell (The Outrigger Pizza Company)
Left to right: Chefs Brian Etheredge (Capische? & Il Teatro), Dan Fiske (Private Maui Chef), Peleg Miron (Spago), Christopher Kulis (Capische? & Il Teatro), Kristen Etheredge (Private Maui Chef), Samuel Faggetti (Four Seasons Resort Maui), Nicholas Porreca (Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante), and Eric Mitchell (The Outrigger Pizza Company)

The benefit was our first annual event and raised more than $18,000 to assist school gardens serving nearly 2,000 students on Maui. Special thanks to Marty Dread and Maui’s world class chefs who harvested produce with our students, then kept the crowd entertained while they feasted on delicious cuisine prepared from school garden ingredients. Not only do these chefs raise funds for school gardens, they also mentor students during recipe workshops to improve nutrition choices with localicious recipes!

Premiere chefs participated from Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante, Capische? & Il Teatro, Spago, Private Maui Chef, and The Outrigger Pizza Company. Featured sponsors: First Wind, Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine, Four Seasons Resort and Hotel Wailea. Thanks to your support, Grow Some Good is expanding our programs to reach more keiki on Maui.

Check out photos by Peter Liu on Flickr.

Photography: Peter Liu  PeterLiu47.comFor those of you just getting to know us, Grow Some Good is a nonprofit community program dedicated to creating hands-on, outdoor learning experiences that cultivate curiosity about natural life cycles, connect students to their food sources, and inspire better nutrition choices. In addition to helping establish food gardens and living science labs in local schools, we provide resources and curriculum support through partnerships in agriculture, science, food education and nutrition.

Dig into all the good things growing in our schools!  Check out our volunteer page for more information or donate online. You can also join keep in touch via Facebook and Twitter.

Mahalo Nui Loa to Our Sponsors

    
        

 

Special thanks to:
Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development
Mulligan’s on the Blue
Chef Jana McMahon
Maui Culinary Academy
Wailea Golf Club
Four Winds Maui
Ali’i Kula Lavender
Kinaole Grill
Hawaiian Moons Natural Foods
Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine
Surf Rents Trucks

… And every wonderful teacher, parent, volunteer and local business that digs in to help school gardens on Maui thrive!