Four 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.
You 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:
- Spago Chefs Cameron Lewark and Sean Schoeben
- Capische? Chefs Brian Etheredge and Christopher Kulis
- DUO at Four Seasons Resort Maui Chef Craig Dryhurst
- PrivateMauiChef.com Chef Daniel Fiske
- The Outrigger Pizza Company Chef Kevin Laut
- Cow Pig Bun Chef Brian Murphy
- Fabiani’s Pizza & Bakery Chef Mike O’Dwyer
- Whole Foods Market offering an assortment of dessert pastries
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!
Saturday, March 7, 2015
5:00 – 8:30 p.m.
555 Kaukahi Street Wailea, HI 96753
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
Parking for Event:
Mahalo Nui Loa to Our Sponsors
Special thanks to: Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development Council, Mulligan’s on the Blue, Maui Culinary Academy … And every wonderful teacher, parent, volunteer and local business that digs in to help school gardens on Maui thrive!
Aloha Maui! We’re excited about new school garden programs launching on the West Side in collaboration with Maui School Garden Network and generous support from Chef Nabavi, Makana Aloha Foundation and Ulupono Initiative. School garden programs are sprouting up this month at Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary School and Maui Preparatory Academy. Students are composting, preparing soil for new beds and planting seeds for their new edible classrooms.
We’ll keep posting to this album with more photos from all the good things growing in these schools. Next stop — Lahaina Intermediate School… Stay tuned 🙂
For more information on getting involved with these programs, visit https://growsomegood.org/volunteer/
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
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.
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!
Join us at Whole Food Market Kahului Sunday, August 18, for a special back to school event. Grow Some Good will participate in a community event to provide information, local trade and support services for families going back to school.
As part of the event, Grow Some Good volunteers will show visitors how to reuse old newspapers to make planter pots and plant organic, heirloom seeds to take home. Experienced gardeners will also be on hand to answer home gardening questions and share information on school garden programs.
Sunday, August 18
10 am to 2 pm
Whole Foods Market Kahului
Students learn gardening and sustainability skills that support curriculum benchmarks in science, math, history, language arts, social studies and more. Projects so far include designing and installing new garden beds, refurbishing and planting existing beds, composting, adding a fruit tree orchard and engineering an irrigation system.
Nutrition classes are also a big part of the program. Our motto: “If they grow it, they’ll eat it.” Students who previously turned their noses up at fresh fruits and vegetables take pride in growing their own and are surprised to discover it actually tastes good too!
Several times a month, students harvest fruits and veggies and participate in a healthy recipe workshop, using garden-grown ingredients. Students have made salads and dressings, stir fry dishes, healthy snacks and, most popular – green smoothies! See recipe below.
The garden program will continue through the summer and starts again next year at Wailuku Elementary School. Mahalo to Wailuku Elementary teacher Lindsay Alexander, 21st Century Learning Centers Adah Askew and Cindy Collins, and Grow Some Good Master Gardener Terry Huth for digging into this program to improve students’ nutrition habits and inspire our next generation of farmers, scientists, teachers and chefs!
Green Smoothie Recipe (serves 15-20 in small cups):
– bunches of parsley, mint and kale (as much as you can pick!)
– one papaya (remove seeds and scoop out insides)
– 2-3 bananas
– 4 cups organic apple juice
– just a few cubes of ice (not too slushy)
Don’t forget… flowing water washing station, salad spinners, flexi cutting mats, butter knives, spoons and a blender for preparing recipes … and 15 – 20 green smoothie maniacs!
We are so fortunate to have our chefs on Maui! And we have some great news to share: Four of Wailea’s premiere chefs are combining their talents, time and resources to support the school garden movement on Maui. Chefs Brian Etheredge and Christopher Kulis of Capische? and Il Teatro are teaming up with Four Season’s Maui at Wailea Chefs Cameron Lewark of Spago and Nicholas Porreca of Ferraro’s to host a series of four fundraisers, called ‘Grow Some Good: Wailea Chefs.’ Taking place May 2012 through early 2013, the series will showcase recipes co-created with students and ingredients grown at Kihei Elementary School and Lokelani Intermediate School gardens.
All net proceeds from the fundraisers benefit Grow Some Good projects including school garden installations and maintenance, coordinator/educator positions, school garden mini-grants, curriculum and materials for garden-based learning and nutrition classes. The organization also has received funding support from the County of Maui, Private Maui Chef Owner/Chef Dan Fiske, Capische? Owner/Chef Brian Etheredge, and Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman.
Event series includes:
- Grow Some Good: Ferraro’s – May 19, 2012 – Ferraro’s private, invitation-only dinner for 25 guests.
- Grow Some Good: Capische? – July 20, 2012 – Capische? dinner for 40 guests.
- Grow Some Good: Spago – Sept. 15, 2012 – Spago dinner for 60 guests.
- Maui Chefs Grow Some Good – March 2, 2013 outdoor event at Hotel Wailea with students and chefs showcasing the best of school garden recipes. For tickets, visit https://growsomegood.org/events/.
To kick off the series, Wailea chefs shared the art and science of good food with more than 800 students and in nearly a quarter-acre of garden space in the heart of the Kihei Elementary School campus. Students harvested and prepared ingredients from the Pizza Garden and Gardens of the World to make wood-fired pizza in a mobile pizza oven supplied by Outrigger Pizza, then stir-fry veggies for Asian vegggie wraps. Student grown ingredients included eggplant, okra, carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, red creole onions, green onions, basil, bok choy, oregano and thyme. Super delicious! Then students finished their day sipping lilikoi lemonade with fresh berries. Special thanks to Akamai Pumping for donating foot pump hand washing stations — the most fun we’ve ever seen kids have washing their hands!
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