Sept 15: Spago Hosts Grow Some Good Fundraiser

Limited Seating, So Make Your Reservation Today!

Please join us Saturday, Sept. 15, at Spago for a very special dinner to benefit Grow Some Good – Educational School Gardens on Maui. Chefs Cameron Lewark (Spago), Christopher Kulis (Capische?) and Nicholas Porreca (Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante) will co-host a limited seating engagement with 60 guests in the beautiful Spago restaurant, located at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. The four-course dinner will feature school garden-grown ingredients and wine pairings.

For $98 per plate, attendees will have the opportunity to taste cuisine from three of Wailea’s top chefs in one evening. On the menu:

Haiku Tomato, Hana Pohole Ferns, Surfing Goat Cheese 

Garden Radishes, Lemon Grass & Grilled Kula Onion Vinaigrette 

Lobster Consommé, Kona Lobster Tail, Lemongrass

Hamakua Mushroom Lobster Knuckle Ravioli

Kula Corn Puree, Hawaiian chilies 

Mahi Mahi Two Ways

  • Steamed In Ti Leaves

Kula Vegetables, Fragrant Thai Herbs, Green Chili and Cilantro Nam Pla

  • Braised “SZECHUAN” Style

 Shiitake Mushrooms, Gingered-Baby Bok Choy and Jasmine Rice

Warm Chocolate Purse

Decadent Chocolate, Strawberry Sorbet & Caramel Ice Cream

All net proceeds from the fundraiser benefit Grow Some Good projects including school garden installations and maintenance, coordinator/educator positions, school garden mini-grants, curriculum and materials for garden-based learning and nutrition classes. The organization also has received funding support from the County of MauiPrivate Maui Chef Owner/Chef Dan Fiske, Capische? Owner/Chef Brian Etheredge, and Monkeypod Kitchen by MerrimanUlupono InitiativeJohnson Ohana Charitable Foundation and Whole Kids Foundation.

More details about the fundraiser series.

COST: $98 per person

Spago (@Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea)
3900 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, Maui 96753
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012
Cocktails – 6:30 pm
Dinner – 7 pm
Call Spago reservations at 808.879.2999 (mention Grow Some Good dinner with RSVP)  or make your reservation below.
Mark your calendars for our grand finale Grow Some Good: Wailea Chefs event:
  • Grow Some Good: Wailea Chefs – March 2, 2013 – Outdoor event at Hotel Wailea with students and chefs showcasing the best of school garden recipes.
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.
lokelani intermediate school grow some good school gardens maui hawaii
If you’d like to contribute to the positive growth happening at Lokelani, 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!

Sept. 22 Workshops: Youth Gardens as Classrooms

Home Gardening Support Network, Maui School Garden Network, Community Work Day and Grow Some Good are pleased to announce a Youth Gardening Workshop to make school garden information and experiences more accessible to teachers, volunteers and others who work with youth-oriented garden programs. Click on the link below for a workshop agenda:
These workshops will feature hands-on activities to help integrate school garden work within all disciplines and give advice on how to maintain and fund school gardens. The workshop day will run from 8:00 am – 1:30 pm with optional post workshop sessions from 2:00-3:00 pm and will include lunch and a food demonstration.
Register by emailing Anne Gachuhi at or calling (808) 446-2361.  The fee is $35.00.
Scholarships:  Kihei Elementary School and Lokelani Intermediate School teachers, staff and counselors can receive scholarships from Grow Some Good by sending an email with interest to Please include your name, school, grade level and phone number for follow up in your email.
We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to gain knowledge that will help advance your programs and create more real-life learning opportunities for your students.

Work & Learn Days – 2nd Saturdays & 3rd Thursdays + Lokelani May 4

Mark your calendars for April/May Work & Learn Days!

  • “Second Saturday”

Saturday, April 13

8:30 a.m. – Noon


Kihei Elementary School

250 E Lipoa St  Kihei, HI 96753

  • “Third Thursday”

Thursday, April 18

2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Garden care


Kihei Elementary School

250 E Lipoa St  Kihei, HI 96753

  • Lokelani Ohana All Campus Work & Learn Day – May 4

Saturday, May 4

8 a.m. – Noon

Join Lokelani teachers, students and volunteers for an all campus Work & Learn Day. We’ll be refurbishing garden beds and planting in new garden areas, including the new Hawaiian terrace project in the heart of campus.


Lokelani Intermediate School

1401 Liloa Drive

Kihei, HI 96753

  • “Second Saturday” – May

Saturday, May 11

8:30 a.m. – Noon

Noon – 1 p.m.  Bokashi Workshop with Maui Bokashi‘s Jenna Leilani Tallman.

Learn to easily transform food scraps into rich compost with effective microorganisms & Bokashi.


Kihei Elementary School

250 E Lipoa St  Kihei, HI 96753


Join us every “Second Saturday” morning and “Third Thursday” afternoon at Kihei Elementary School Garden as we plant new garden starts from seed, build bamboo trellises and vertical gardens, harvest heirloom produce, prep soil for replanting, turn compost, weed & mulch pathways, paint garden signs and more.

Share the Harvest
& Starts
Come for gardening care, inspirations and share in the bounty.  Organic and heirloom garden plant starts available to help get your own back yard gardens started.

Ask the Gardeners
Grow Some Good volunteers and certified Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about bugs, plant disease issues and tips on growing an organic garden in Kihei.

Our garden care days are always a lot of fun and a great way to learn about organic gardening from people in the neighborhood. Join us for all or part of the day. Water and light refreshments will be provided.

If you have questions in advance, please email, call 808.269.6300 or visit our Volunteer PageSee you there!