About Grow Some Good

Our History

Our program was created in 2008 under South Maui Sustainability’s School Garden Committee to support gardens created at Kihei Elementary, Lokelani Intermediate School and Kamali’i Elementary. Members of South Maui Sustainability felt that working in schools was reaching our future generations to instill much needed knowledge about sustainability, our environment and nutrition. Since its inception, the program has expanded its outreach  from one teacher at Kihei Elementary and three small raised beds to 11 schools and more than 4,000 students participating in outdoor learning programs every month. Read more of our organizational history.

Board of Directors

Rosa McAllister –Board of Directors President

Co-founder and Organizational Advisor of Networks for Training and Development, Inc.



Lehn Huff – Board of Directors Vice President

Director, Maui School Garden Network


Rae Takemoto – Board of Directors

Experienced arts integration coach and whole school consultant; Former Turnaround Arts HI Program Director



Andrea Snow – Board of Directors Secretary

Hawai’i Public Health Institute, Maui Coalition for Drug Free Youth Community Coordinator



Grow Some Good Organization Documents and Financials

Income Distribution

The chart shows distribution of the income to Grow Some Good from August 2018-July 2019. Program services income is from schools with a vendor agreement and for services performed in concert with Maui School Garden Network. We have a good mix of income sources.

Expense Distribution

The expenses and distribution reflect the small and newer organization. For FY 2018, we had 8 part time employees who were all covered by health benefits which is a large piece of our overall expenses.  Three of the five garden coordinators also have a position as a PTT (17 hrs/wk) with a school and the board elected to cover medical benefits as long as they are working as a school garden coordinator in excess of 30 hours/week. Although we look at the PTT hours as our “program work” they are not included in our income/expenses and make our distribution to program appear lower than it actually is.

Grow Some Good Programs

We currently only have a single program to support 10 school gardens. The chart shows how hours and expenses are allocated to the program management, curriculum development and training, maintenance and improvements of the gardens and garden education. This year we also did more outreach and supported after school programs at Lokelani and Kihei.
IRS Determination Letter Our fiscal year starts in August. Fiscal Year 2018-19 IRS Form 990 Fiscal Year 2017-18 IRS Form 990 Fiscal Year 2016-17 IRS Form 990 Fiscal Year 2015-16 IRS Form 990 (partial year) 2008-2015 we were under Fiscal Sponsor Tri-Isle RC&D


Grow Some Good is lucky to have an excellent staff of highly qualified, knowledgeable individuals who bring a wealth of experience in agriculture and working with young people. They have degrees in Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Education, Sociology, Psychology, Computer Science and Communications. Employees include  an Executive Director, Development Coordinator, Program Manager and about 10 Garden Coordinators. Most positions are part-time. 

Read more about our staff.