Update from “Grow Some Good”

 

THESE ARE NOT  KCA ACTIONS, BUT POSTED AS A SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY. LEARN MORE AT 1/17/17 KCA MEETING

Grow Some Good
Providing Educational School Gardens on Maui
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In this Issue:

March 4th 2017 – Taste of School Gardens
Join us for our premier annual fundraiser, now in it’s fifth year! We’re planning a spectacular showcase of all the good things growing in our gardens, with a special school-garden inspired menu created by some of Maui’s favorite Chefs. This year features some classic Taste of School Gardens Chefs as well as some new friends! Confirmed to date: Cow Pig Bun, DUO, Fork & Salad, Ono Gelato Creamery and Shack Cafe, Outrigger Pizza Company, The Restaurant at the Hotel Wailea, Spago, and Three’s Bar & Grill. This event has sold out in past years – get your tickets here.


Happening In the Gardens –
A Fun Review of Garden Lessons

Kahului Elementary School’s 1st grade garden classes recently held Garden Scavenger Hunts as a fun way to review the lessons they have learned so far this year. This includes identifying the parts of the plant; recognizing our insect and bug friends in the garden, and where to find them; using our five senses to discover sounds, smells, textures and colors (and tastes!) in the garden; understanding what “weeds” are, how to identify and remove them. (If in doubt, don’t pull it out!) Each pair of students was given a collection box containing a “checklist,” scissors and a “bug cup” with instructions to collect the following:

  1. A flower.  
  2. A bug, insect or worm.
  3. Two weeds – one per student.
  4. Something that smells/stinky.
  5. A heart-shaped leaf.

See the complete story and what they found at GrowSomeGood.org

New Year, New Garden!
Things to Plant in January
For the gardeners in all of us – A Kitchen Garden in Kihei Maui presents a helpful list of things to plant in January. See their website for great gardening tips!


Upcoming Volunteer Days

We’re planning a few special volunteer days in January, specifically for doing some important planting for the new year. Watch our Facebook page for dates and details!


Mahalo to our Restaurant Supporters

Many restaurants across Maui support Grow Some Good through special Dinner Series events, where a portion of proceeds go to fund our school garden programs.  Ongoing promotions are happening this month at DUO in the Four Seasons with their Friday Night Market Night special; at Fork & Salad in Kihei with every purchase of a Beet and Goat Cheese Salad; and at Ono Gelato Creamery & Shack Café in Kihei with special menu items.Stop by and try something new with our  generous supporters.

Dinner Series
Don’t miss any upcoming events! Join our special mailing list just for food events by clicking on the link below.
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Support Grow Some Good
As we prepare for the new year of growing, our gardens are in need of soil amendments, irrigation updates and materials for small repairs and upgrades. If you would like to help provide for these and other supplies, contributions can be made through our website. Your donations are always appreciated by our keiki farmers!

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