Cow Pig Bun

cowpigbunCow Pig Bun is a Fundraising Partner, participating in our annual Taste of School Gardens fundraiser and other events to benefit Grow Some Good programs. The restaurants co-owners have kids who have participated in our school garden programs since kindergarten and have seen first hand how garden education inspires better nutrition choices and greater learning experiences. Visit Cow Pig Bun’s facebook page for more information.

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Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

FSMAUlgFour Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is a Garden Visionary Partner with Grow Some Good as a sponsor of our annual Taste of School Gardens event since 2012 and host property of several food and wine events throughout the year, benefitting Grow Some Good. As the employer of hundreds of parents whose keiki benefit from school garden programs, this model partnership is a great example of corporations taking a direct and personal interest in the health and sustainability of their ohana. Mahalo nui loa.

Taste of School Gardens Raises $54,000

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What an amazing celebration! Big MAHALO to 450 new and old friends who gathered for the 3rd Annual Taste of School Gardens event Saturday night at Hotel Wailea.

Guests enjoyed delicious gourmet cuisine made with local and school garden- grown ingredients, sipped fine wines and local brews, took in the beautiful ocean views and kicked up their heels to bluegrass music by Aloha Chicken.

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Together, we raised more than $54,000 in ticket sales and donations!

Thanks to you, Grow Some Good is continuing to grow and support school garden programs on Maui – currently serving more than 3,000 students in 12 school gardens in South, Central and West Maui. That’s double where we were last year at this time.

Looking forward to digging into another year of supporting community food and healthy keiki programs on Maui.  We still have more funds to raise for our 2015-16 school year, so stay tuned for more opportunities to help us grow our programs.

Check out our Facebook album to see more beautiful moments from the event captured by Mieko Photography.

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We have a long list of personal thank-yous on the way, but here’s a start: All the incredible sponsors you see listed below:

Hotel Wailea, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Makana Aloha Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine, Maui Time Weekly, Capische?, Private Maui Chef, Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman, Spago, DUO and Ferraro’s at Four Seasons Maui, Cow Pig Bun, Fabiani’s, Sangrita, The Outrigger Pizza Company, Hawaiian Moons Natural Foods, Whole Foods Market Maui, Surf Rents Trucks, Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development Council Inc., Ali’i Linens, Maui Culinary Academy, Young’s Market Maui, Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants, Kupa’a Farms, See Farms, Simpli-fresh Farms, Ainalani Farms / Fresh Island Herbs, Oko’a Farms, Oprah’s Farm, Epic Lighting LLC, All Pure Media

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…and all the restaurants, chefs, teachers, parents, volunteers, long time supporters and new friends who truly made this a memorable evening for everyone.

More great events to support school gardens to come!

MAHALO NUI LOA!

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Menu + Wines Announced! March 7 Taste of School Gardens #GSGTaste

Click Here: 2015 Taste of School Gardens Menus Announced!

Click Here for the List of Wine and Beer Selections

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grow some good taste of school gardens kihei wailea maui hawaiiYou are invited to the 3rd Annual Grow Some Good: Taste of School Gardens event March 7, 2015 at the Hotel Wailea! Local chefs and school garden supporters will celebrate all the good things growing for more than 3,000 students in South, Central, and West Maui school garden programs.

Guests at this special sunset event will enjoy gourmet dishes prepared with local and school garden-grown ingredients by Mauiʻs top chefs, including:

Click Here: 2015 Taste of School Gardens Menus Announced!

Click Here for the List of Wine and Beer Selections

Fine wines and local brews – ALL INCLUDED in your ticket price. Wine selections by Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants, Southern Wine & Spirits, and Young’s Market Company. Beer cocktails designed by Four Seasons Resort Maui Mixologist Gabe Harvey, including Maui Brewing Company‘s Lahaina Town Brown elixirs with espresso and Bikini Blonde Lager shandies made with fresh lemon and cane juice.

++ Amazing Silent Auction Prizes!

aloha chicken bluegrassBluegrass music by Aloha Chicken will serenade you into a gorgeous sunset view during this gathering of ʻohana, growing a bountiful future on Maui.

WHEN

Saturday, March 7, 2015
5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

 

WHERE

Hotel Wailea
555 Kaukahi Street Wailea, HI 96753

TICKETS
Advance Tickets: $99 per person | $105 per person after March 1 | $950 table of 10

All guests must be 21+ to attend this event.  

Event Hashtag #GSGTaste

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Mahalo Nui Loa to Our Sponsors

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Special thanks to: Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development CouncilMulligan’s on the BlueMaui Culinary Academy … And every wonderful teacher, parent, volunteer and local business that digs in to help school gardens on Maui thrive!

Good Things Growing at Kamali’i Elementary School

kamaliiKamali’i Elementary School garden program provides nutrition education and curriculum support for all grade levels. Theme gardens, such as the Pizza Garden, Green Smoothie, Pioneer Garden and Native Hawaiian Gardens match learning objectives for each grade and connect the relationship between fresh garden fruits and vegetables to students’ favorite foods. Year-end harvest parties feature local chefs working with students to prepare kid-friendly recipes with garden-grown ingredients.

To learn more about getting involved in this program, visit https://growsomegood.org/volunteer/

Lokelani Waverider Pride Blooms

DSCN2243(1)This week, students at Lokelani Intermediate School continued their campus wide beautification and sustainable agriculture program with more than 100 students, teachers and volunteers gathering to Mālama ‘Āina as ohana. Garden terraces, classrooms and entries were weeded, mulched and planted with incredible enthusiasm from students.

Mahalo nui loa to the Cooke Foundation for funding and inspiring the continuation of this incredible transformation. The entire campus is filled with new life, tremendous pride, honor and laulima – many hands working together – to create a kinder, more prosperous future.

It’s happening in a school garden near you. Dig in.  https://growsomegood.org/volunteer/

To see more photos by ‘Āina Angels Laura Van Wagner and Nio Kindla, VISIT OUR FACEBOOK ALBUM

Kihei Charter Middle School Grows Some Good STEAM Projects

kihei charterKihei Charter Middle School recently expanded their edible classroom with new garden beds and a refurbished nursery and compost area. As part of the school’s experienced based learning approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) curriculum, 6-8 grade students create scientific experiments, engineering projects and nutrition classes — all based in the garden.  Produce is harvested and served during recipe demonstrations and plans include a farmer’s market stand to model self-sustaining business skills.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities with this program, visit https://growsomegood.org/volunteer/

RSVP: Bokashi Composting Workshop This Saturday, Sept. 13

bokashi-on-scraps-sgGrow Some Good is offering a 1 hour, hands-on workshop that will lead you through the steps to making your own Bokashi mix, as well as exploring how you can use this highly effective composting system.

For a $20 donation participants leave with one 5-gallon bucket of Bokashi mix made during the workshop! Bring you own bucket with a tight fitting lid,  or for a $30 donation, Grow Some Good provides the bucket and lid. Regular market value is approx. $45/bucket.

*Special $10 donation per 5-gallon bucket for school garden programs.

The Bokashi workshop is excellent opportunity to learn about this wonderful composting additive..and great fun to boot!  Nio Kindla will lead participants in a demonstration of creating the mix, which includes  hand stirring batches of bran, molasses, water and the magic ingredient ‘EM’ (stands for Effective Microorganisms) together in a large tub (in the right order!) and then packing it in an airtight bucket.

Please email your RSVP by noon Friday, Sept. 12, so we order supplies in advance and reserve a bucket of Bokashi for your home or school garden.

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Saturday, September 13
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
– Immediately following the Kihei Charter Middle School Work & Learn Day which begins at 8:30 a.m.  You’re welcome to join us for all or part of the day.

WHERE:
Kihei Charter Middle School
41 E Lipoa St, Kihei, HI 96753
Notes: Located at Lipoa Center in rear of building.

RSVP (by Noon Friday):
Nio@GrowSomeGood.org

 

Kamali’i Elementary 1st Annual Harvest Festival

harvest-6Grow Some Good and world-class chefs prepared gourmet cuisine from garden grown ingredients with more than 600 K-5 students and Kamali’i Elementary PTA parents and volunteers.

Big MAHALO to our team of awesome volunteers and Eric Mitchell of The Outrigger Pizza Company, Chefs Jackie Brown and Marilyn Mina of Ko Restaurant at The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, Chef Shannon Noble of Cafe Carmen at The Tech Park, Private Chef Nicholas Porrecca, JJ Johnson of O’o and Chef Jana McMahon, Maui Private Chef and Chef Matt Yakabouski for prepping ingredients – including 2 gallons of garden fresh basil pesto! And Mana Foods for donating extra organic produce for all of our end of year Harvest Festivals, serving more than 1,800 students in 3 South Maui Schools.harvest-24

At the Art of Pizza Station, students loaded their gourmet pizzas with beets, zucchini, carrots and bell peppers and a choice of pesto and marinara sauces. Then on to the Grow Some Good Lo Lemonade Station, juicing heirloom ko sugar cane and Olinda Meyer lemons for a healthy refreshing treat!