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