Kihei School Garden after 1 Month Fall 2010[slickr-flickr id=”42776317@N03″ use-key=”y” api_key=”46a1d535cb518cb00f193a761f409d7a” search=”sets” set=”72157625511694694″ type=”slideshow”]
This year, Chef Brian Etheredge, owner of Capische Restaurant, and Chef Dan Fiske, owner of PrivateMauiChef.com, have signed on as major sponsors of the Kihei Elementary School Garden. Their combined sponsorships will supplement other funds to purchase garden materials and support a part-time school garden coordinator position. Chefs Etheredge and Fiske also plan on contributing their culinary talents to food education classes and harvests later in the season.
Stay tuned for some awesome harvest parties and other special events to benefit the garden!
My name is Kirk Surry and I’ve been volunteering for the past two years in the garden, watching it sprout from three plots to a 10,000 square foot living classroom. It’s truly been the most heart warming and fulfilling experience. I’m now serving the garden and school as a part-time coordinator, working with Nio, Kathy, Susan and other volunteers to manage the garden and get the most out of what it has to offer our students, teachers, parents and volunteers.
This newsletter is our new hub to share garden updates and class activity ideas we hope will inspire you to learn and teach in this living classroom. As we try new things, we’re hoping to hear from you – your opinions, ideas, experiences in the garden, favorite stories, and anything else you’d like offer. Please email me with your thoughts. I’m excited to see true seeds of change being planted for the futures of our keiki and so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of that change! Mahalo – Kirk
Capische? and Chef’s Brian Etheredge and Christopher Kulis are avid supporters of the Grow Some Good program. We are honored to have them as Sustaining Partners, event sponsors and participants in our fundraisers. Chefs Brian and Chris also join us in the gardens several times a year, inspiring students in recipe workshops.
Hōkūao Pellegrino works with other volunteers to educate kids about our “Canoe Garden” that features plants that were brought by the Polynesians when they settled in Hawai’i. He educated kids in the historical importance of the plants and how they were used hundreds of years ago as well as today.[slickr-flickr id=”42776317@N03″ api_key=”46a1d535cb518cb00f193a761f409d7a” search=”sets” set=”72157625386028177″ thumbnail_size=”small”]
Best of Planting Photos 2010 at Kihei Elementary. Over 600 students and 20+ classes participated.[slickr-flickr id=”42776317@N03″ api_key=”46a1d535cb518cb00f193a761f409d7a” search=”sets” set=”72157625508494726″ thumbnail_size=”small”]
Here’s a link to the entire slideshow!