Planting season is in full swing at Kihei Elementary School Garden. This week, more than 200 students replanted kalo (taro), ‘olena (turmeric), learned pa’i’ai (pounding poi) and Native American “Three Sisters” companion planting traditions.
What else is growing on?
> Gardens of the World (East Asia, Latin America, Mediterranean & more!)
> Green Bean Teepee Tunnels
> Sweet Potato Mounds
> Carrots & Beets Patch
> Salad Bowl Garden
> Pizza Garden
… and we’re just getting started.
Planting is happening every day for the next few weeks until Winter Recess begins (Dec. 19 – Jan. 2). We need volunteers to help us make this a fun, learning experience for everyone. No gardening experience necessary. Learn as you volunteer!
Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
NOTE: All volunteers must register at the school office upon arrival
Kihei Elementery School
250 E Lipoa St Kihei, HI 96753
If you’d like to get involved, please email info@KiheiSchoolGardens.org or call 808.269.6300. Please indicate day(s) / time(s) available during weekdays. We’ll match you with a class that fits your schedule and fills your heart!
Mahalo for your kokua!
I’ve been working on the quarterly reports for our grants and reviewed teacher comments. Teachers really need to have lots of volunteers in the garden – especially for the younger grades! It is so much fun helping and you don’t need to know much about gardening. Here are a few comments
Keep the volunteers coming!! Keep offering the help! Kindergarten needs “extra” adult supervision.
You make us feel very good about our community! Loved!
My students loved the hand-on experience. As my students completed their end of the year reflections, many mentioned the garden as one of their favorite lessons.
Wonderful, enthusiastic. I have students who want to be gardeners too! They wanted to visit the garden daily.