Garden Work Day Scheduled at Kohala Elementary
The public is invited to help get the garden at Kohala Elementary School ready for the new school year next week.
Kohala Elementary Garden Work Day is scheduled for 2-6 p.m. Aug. 15. The community event is sponsored by the fifth annual Hawai‘i Island Community Food Summit and second annual School Garden Workday. The Hawai‘i Institute of Pacific, of HIP, Agriculture is also collaborating with the school for the garden work day.
Those who participate will plant fruit trees, connect with the community, learn with local experts and enjoy delicious farm fresh food together.
Guest presenter will be Sam Fleshman with Natural Progression, who will share how to make trellises from natural materials such as bamboo for growing food.
To participate, register by clicking here.
You also can find more information about the Community Food Summit on Facebook. The summit is hosted by the Hawai‘i Island Food Alliance and the Hawai‘i Island School Garden Network in partnership with Hawai‘i County and The Food Basket, Hawai‘i Island’s food bank.
HIP Agriculture is also hosting a tree planting event from 9-11 a.m. Aug. 15 at Starseed Ranch in Kapa’au, with lunch and a talk-story session from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
“We are planting trees to increase food security, food sovereignty, agroforestry and produce to share at the Kohala Food Hub, where we are collectively growing access to locally grown food, produce and tree crops,” HIP Agriculture said in an email announcing the events.
To volunteer to help with the tree planting event at Starseed Ranch, click here.
HIP Agriculture is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to practice and teach ecologically conscious agriculture, empowering individuals and communities to cultivate alternative systems of living that restore human and environmental health.