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.

Thank You Maui School Garden Network

On behalf of the South Maui School Gardens Project we’d like to congratulate Lehn Huff and the Maui School Garden Network for connecting our school garden programs by way of the recently launched MauiSchoolGardenNetwork.org blog site.  Great things are growing  in Maui County!

Thank You Lehn, for providing the vision and direction to see the development of MSGN into an online resource for connecting, engaging and inspiring our youth, our educators and community volunteers and supporters.

And special thanks to South Maui School Gardens Project member Kathy Becklin who has dedicated herself to seeing the MSGN web presence meet the needs of a multitude of different users.    Great work Kathy!