Dec. 5 Vintage Wine Weekend Ocean Front Gala with Makana to Benefit Grow Some Good

vwwmasthead-imagesonlyDecember 5th-7th, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea presents an exclusive three-day tour of the vine with the nation’s top winemakers, including concerts performed by internationally acclaimed musicians and opportunities to savour the imaginative cuisine of the Resort’s award-winning culinary team. Perched above the stunning Wailea coast, this intimate weekend affair is the best little wine event in the Pacific.

A portion of proceeds from the weekend’s opening night — Ocean Front Gala Featuring Makana Dec. 5 — will benefit Grow Some Good school garden programs!

Purchase your ticket for opening night or click here to view all events and purchase tickets for the entire weekend, including violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn, who performs on the legendary 1720 “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius. Guests may also contact the Four Seasons concierge for more information and ticket purchases over the phone: 808.874.8000.

This 3rd annual event is sure to sell out, so RSVP today!

#FSWineGala

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[RESCHEDULED] Wailuku Elementary Work & Learn Day —> Saturday, Sept. 13

Wailuku Elementary School work & learn day with grow some good.UPDATE: DUE TO WATER SHUT OFF ISSUES ON CAMPUS, WORK & LEARN DAY RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, SEPT. 13

Calling all Wailuku Elementary School parents, teachers and ohana! Grow Some Good in your neighborhood Saturday, September 13, as we prepare the school garden for a new year of outdoor learning adventures.  Join us as we weed, till cover crops, recondition soil, compost and give the garden some extra TLC to prepare for our first year of integrating the school garden into daily curriculum with K-5th graders.

The Wailuku Elementary School garden is growing from an after-school program to a daily curriculum-focused outdoor learning space to support hands-on learning in science, math, history, Hawaiian culture, literacy and health.

No experience necessary. Work & Learn stations provide tasks for volunteers of all ages and skill levels.

You’re invited to dig in for all or part of the day this Saturday morning… and stay for our garden ohana picnic to celebrate all the good things growing at Wailuku Elementary School + Register for our School Garden Club for free garden plants, discounts with Kihei Ace Hardware and other local businesses in Central and South Maui.

WHAT TO BRING
Hat, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, drinking container and a fresh snack or dish to share.

WHERE
Wailuku Elementary School IMG_8022
355 S. High Street
Wailuku, HI  96793
Note: Garden is located in back of campus behind buildings K and L, adjacent to Koeli Street.

WHEN

Saturday, September 13
8:30 am – Noon (Work & Learn Day in the garden)
Noon (Potluck picnic)

See you there!

 

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Apply Now: Part-Time School Garden Coordinator

School Garden Coordinator / Class Facilitator

Kihei Elementary School Garden

kids-in-classmattbitesHOURS:
Contract position starting at 30-35 hours per week
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 5 days per week + prep time (TBD)

WAGE:
$18 – $22 per hour depending on experience

Job Description

Grow Some Good is contracting part-time Garden Coordinator at Kihei Elementary School to provide support for the growing school garden. Position offers support to teachers and students to maximize the educational potential of the garden. The Garden Coordinator leads curriculum focused outdoor explorations and garden-based nutrition workshops, while providing professional development training for teachers in the process. The Garden Coordinator acts as a resource for teachers as they plan their own cross-curricular lessons in the outdoor classroom, and models skills that teachers need to feel comfortable using the garden to teach science, history, social studies, cultural studies, math, literacy and other standards in practical real-life applications.

The Coordinator

• Facilitates garden science classes, incorporating both environmental science and nutrition education as they relate to the garden;

• Works closely with classroom teachers to develop lessons that support classroom teaching in a range of curriculum areas (science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, etc.)

• Oversees and coordinates students’ hands-on experiences in the garden

(planting, tending, harvesting and cooking);

• Builds involvement in and commitment to the school garden within the school

community, including teachers, administrators, students, parents and community

volunteers;

• Builds relevant participation within the school by co-teaching with classroom teachers, and developing teacher skills in outdoor classroom management techniques;

• Maintains the garden, coordinating volunteers and working with PTA and Grow Some Good to secure all needed supplies;

• Leads a group of students in garden-related projects through after-school programming.

Job Responsibilities

  • 4-6 garden-based education classes per day, 5 days per week;
  • Collaborate with Grow Some Good on garden scheduling / maintenance, plan and prepare for garden work activities, co-manage planting schedule, ensure availability of tools and other necessary materials;
  • Establish garden time schedule for teachers;
  • Attend school wide staff meetings;
  • Co-teach after-school garden club;
  • Participate in community garden events that bring students, families, teachers and community members together;
  • Participate in school-wide garden events;
  • Attend grade level meetings on a monthly basis for collaborations and core curriculum alignment;
  • Monitor, document and report on all activities and extent of student and teacher participation;

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 2-3 years of facilitation or teaching experience with youth aged 5 – 12 (outdoor group management experience preferred);
  • Knowledge and skills in small scale organic food production or home gardening;
  • Knowledge of or interest in topics including urban gardening, botany, biodynamics, indigenous farming techniques; environmental science, health and nutrition, food systems, food access;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations including youth and adults;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including public speaking skills;
  • Ability to work independently and be flexible;
  • Computer skills and project management skills;
  • Experience and/or training in positive behavior

To Apply, Send cover letter and resume to Apply@GrowSomeGood.org. No phone calls please.

 

 

 

 

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Rally for Grow Some Good

5530188366_73a030b5b0_oIn 6 wonderful years, Grow Some Good has grown its programs from 1 class and 24 students to 2,500+ students in 7 schools. We are amazed and thankful for an awesome community of educators, parents and garden lovers digging into this movement! Grow Some Good is rallying to raise $10,000 to benefit current programs and sprout new outdoor learning experiences and hereʻs how you can help:

Growing Goodness in 2014: Volunteer. Donate. Be a Fan Fundraiser. Share.
Visit our Rally.org page and make a tax-deductible donation or become a Grow Some Good Fan Fundraiser.

Our TOP FAN FUNDRAISER will win 2 tickets to the March 8 Taste of School Gardens event at Hotel Wailea, where Mauiʻs top chefs will prepare gourmet cuisine using school-garden and local grown ingredients. Link to register as a Fan Fundraiser: https://rally.org/growsomegood/start

rallyOr you may prefer to share the good news on our school garden rally through Facebook and Twitter using this link: https://rally.org/growsomegood

Thank you for your support to inspire better nutrition and a thriving future for local farmers, chefs, scientists, teachers and eco-minded entrepreneurs on Maui.

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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.

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Grow Some Good Dinner at Capische? Raises $2,000

capische1An inspired mix of 50 local school garden fans returned for an encore Grow Some Good fundraising dinner at Capische? restaurant in Hotel Wailea, July 20. World-class chefs Brian Etheredge and Christopher Kulis showcased school garden-grown ingredients in a six-course dinner with wine pairings, during an exclusive sunset event on the restaurant’s beautiful garden terrace, widely considered to be one of Maui’s most romantic places to dine.

Guests enjoy extraordinary food, wine and breathtaking views in an intimate setting to benefit more than 2,000 South and Central Maui students participating in Grow Some Good garden and sustainability programs.

Current programs that benefit from these funds include Kihei Elementary School, Kamali’i Elementary School, Lokelani Intermediate School, Kihei Charter Intermediate School, Wailuku Elementary School and all the ohana that fill these schools with our future local grown leaders

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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!

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Math Matters in the Garden

Measuring Perimeter, Area & Volume / Inspiring Entrepreneurial Minds 

This week, third and fourth graders at Kihei Elementary School and Wailuku Elementary School practiced measuring perimeter, area and volume in the garden to determine quantities of soil and lumber required to build a new raised garden bed and design garden layouts.

The measurements were also used to determine how many plants could be planted in the surface area of the new bed and how a farmer would use these math skills to determine what price to charge for produce.

Lots of fun and a great way to inspire entrepreneurial skills at an early age!

Here’s a link to Kids Gardening resources on a variety of math lessons to incorporate into your school garden programs.

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School Garden Care & Learning Days Nov. 12 & 17

Good things growing at Kihei Elementary School! Students are replanting taro (kalo), planting starts from seeds saved from last year, experimenting with heirloom varieties, and bringing the school garden into full swing again this year.  Parents are invited to share this experience with students during our garden care and learning days. Special guests include Slow Food Maui and Jane Sperr, author of A Kitchen Garden in Kihei Maui Blog. Help support this wonderful outdoor learning environment.
Upcoming events:
Garden with Slow Food Maui & S. Maui Heirloom Expert Jane Sperr Saturday, Nov. 12!
Saturday, Nov. 12
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by members of Slow Food Maui
(11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) Special guest Jane Sperr, a self-taught back yard gardener & culinary blogger will share her experience with growing heirloom varieties that grow well in South Maui. Don’t miss this special event to contribute toward the garden and learn about organic gardening from your neighbors.
Introducing “Third Thursdays” After School Garden Care Days!
Thursday, Nov. 17
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Join teachers and volunteers during a new series “Third Thursdays” after-school garden care days. Students are invited to participate with parents during these afternoon sessions.

For more information or to subscribe to our school garden newsletter, please email info@KiheiSchoolGardens.org or call 808.269.6300.

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Garden Care & Fruit Fly Trap Workshop This Saturday

kihei elementary school garden south maui school gardens projectWHEN:
Saturday, October 8
Garden Care: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Workshop: 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Kihei Elementary School Garden
250 E. Lipoa Street, Kihei
Center campus adjacent to cafeteria and main office.

Caring for the Garden

Help us create the best garden ever this year at Kihei Elementary School. In the plans: peace pie (pizza) garden, gardens of the world field, expanded Native Hawaiian canoe garden, pollinator gardens, herb spirals, bamboo teepee tunnel of vine plants (beans, cucumber, lilikoi, etc), three sisters garden and more!

No experience necessary in this learning garden. Plenty of garden care projects for the entire family. We’ll be expanding planting areas, building bamboo tee pee tunnels, amending the soil, clearing weeds and old plants, spreading mulch, painting garden signs…

Learn about gardening from your neighbors while working together to inspire keiki to learn from nature. As always, fresh fruit and beverages will be served.
Please bring a hat, sunscreen, gloves, closed toe shoes and a drinking cup.

fruit fly workshop kihei elementary school gardenLearning in the Garden:
Fruit Fly Traps

Urban gardening expert & South Maui School Gardens Project Co-Founder Kathy Becklin will explain why your melons, citrus, tomatoes and zucchini are getting stung and what to do about it. A fruit fly talk followed by a fruit fly trap workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Collect your own empty 2 liter soda bottles and bring them to the event.

We’ll supply the lures specific to fruit flies most common in South Maui. Suggested donation: $5 (DIY with your bottle), $10 (to have one made for you). Proceeds benefit Kihei Elementary School Garden. Email info@KiheiSchoolGardens.org for more information.

See you in the garden!

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