Maui Farm to School Network

Since 2008, Grow Some Good has provided school garden programming and now supports over 7000 students each year. School Gardens are a key resource for learning, engaging with nature, and instilling healthy habits. 

Supported Schools

We provide materials, staffing support and workdays though service relationships, grants and our volunteer program.  Yearly agreements are established with each school to ensure consistent results and educational experience.
  • Kihei Elementary
  • Kihei Charter School
  • Pōmaikaʻi Elementary
  • Wailuku Elementary
  • Princess Nāhiʻenaʻena Elementary
  • Lahaina Intermediate
  • Kahului Elementary
  • Makawao Elementary
  • Waihe’e Elementary 

Self Sustaining Schools

Grow Some Good helps schools hire qualified and highly educated garden teachers, share our network resources, and provide education enhancement and professional development opportunities.
  • Lokelani Intermediate
  • Puʻu Kukui Elementary
  • Pukalani Elementary
  • Kamehameha Schools Maui
  • Hʻāiku Elementary
  • Hāna School
  • Montessori School of Maui
  • Lahainaluna High
  • Maui High
  • King Kamehameha III Elementary
  • King Kekaulike High
  • Pāʻia Elementary
  • Baldwin High
  • Carden Academy

Network / Starter Schools

We offer these schools our network resources and support to grow their program. Some schools have gardens run by just a teacher or two; others have had a program in the past but do not at this time.

  • Kula Elementary
  • Kamali’i Elementary
  • Iao Intermediate
  • Lanai School
  • Lihikai Elementary
  • Haleakala Waldorf
  • Kalama Intermediate
  • Maui Waena Intermediate
  • St. Anthony Grade School 
  • Seabury Hall Middle School
  • Maui Adventist School
  • Emmanuel Lutheran
  • Maui Preparatory Academy
  • Roots School

Articles About School Gardens

Lacey Abercrombie Garden Coordinator Lokelani Intermediate and Kamaliʻi Elementary Lacey joins Grow Some Good with a very eclectic background. Growing up in St. Louis, she loved spring, summer, and fall when she could run around outside and winter when she could...

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Laura Finkle Garden Coordinator Kihei Elementary Laura grew up in the Ridge and Valley region of rural northwest New Jersey. She spent her childhood hiking the Appalachian Trail, mountain biking the woodlands, and working with her siblings in their family's produce...

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Amber Shettler Garden Coordinator Kahului Elementary and Waiheʻe Elementary Amber grew up in the Redwood forests of Northern California where her love of the outdoors began. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Education which allowed her to...

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Rae Takemoto

Rae Takemoto - Board of Directors Experienced Arts Integration Coach and Whole School Consultant; Former Turnaround Arts HI Program Director

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Jadda Miller

Development Coordinator Jadda started working with Grow Some Good (GSG) in 2017 as a Garden Coordinator at Kihei Elementary. During this time she became aware of the impact that GSG's programming was creating in the lives of her students: Inspiring them to care for...

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Havilah Mills

School Garden Director & Volunteer Coordinator Haiku Elementary School Havilah remembers growing and harvesting food from a large backyard garden in Idaho. That experience had a huge impact on her connection to food and what it meant to care for the land that...

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Sophia Mershad Garden Coordinator King Kamehameha III Elementary and Makawao Elementary Sophia holds a degree in Sustainability Studies with an emphasis in Permaculture Design. She is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leader School in Patagonia, Chile and has an...

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Scott Lacasse Executive Director Executive Director Scott Lacasse joined Grow Some Good in 2019 as the Program Manager after seven years as a Garden Educator on Maui. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture and completed a Master of Science in...

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$1500 Garden Maintenance Materials

If you think after planting, your money spent on a garden is done, you will learn quickly that is not the case. Last year at Kihei Elementary we spent about $1500 on garden maintenance supplies. This is pest deterrents, organic amendments, fungi treatments, cover crop...

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