Cow 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
…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!
December 5th-7th, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea presents an exclusive three-day tour of the vine with the nation’s top winemakers, including concerts performed by internationally acclaimed musicians and opportunities to savour the imaginative cuisine of the Resort’s award-winning culinary team. Perched above the stunning Wailea coast, this intimate weekend affair is the best little wine event in the Pacific.
A portion of proceeds from the weekend’s opening night — Ocean Front Gala Featuring Makana Dec. 5 — will benefit Grow Some Good school garden programs!
Purchase your ticket for opening night or click here to view all events and purchase tickets for the entire weekend, including violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn, who performs on the legendary 1720 “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius. Guests may also contact the Four Seasons concierge for more information and ticket purchases over the phone: 808.874.8000.
This 3rd annual event is sure to sell out, so RSVP today!
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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