Students at Kihei Elementary School taste the veggie pizzas they made as part of their year-end Harvest Festival celebration.
In this Issue:
Seeds of Summer While our lessons may take a break during summer vacation, our gardens don’t stop growing!
Funds are needed to support and maintain the gardens through the summer season. While school’s out, our staff is busy with activities that are critical to delivering high-quality programs throughout the school year. Curriculum planning, volunteer activities, and important repairs and maintenance continue through the summer months.
Can you help our gardens be the best they can be for students in the fall, with a donation to our Seeds of Summer Campaign?
Happening in the Gardens
A very special mahalo to the great chefs that shared in our Harvest Festival events this year. Thank you for spending time with our keiki farmers, and for showing them healthy food can be easy to make and ono-licious! Thank you to Chris Kulis of Makena Golf and Beach Club, Kevin Laut with Outrigger Pizza Company, and Travis Morrin from Fork & Salad and Three’s Bar & Grill.
Chef Travis interviewed students to get their take on the day. Watch his fun video here.
Jake Rodrigue has served as Garden Coordinator for the past year at our three West Maui schools: Princess Nahienaena Elementary School, Maui Prep Academy, and Lahaina Intermediate. Jake has truly made these gardens living laboratories, using smart growing strategies and fun experiments that lead to exciting and impactful classroom lessons.
Jake will be leaving Grow Some Good to attend UH Hilo in the fall, where he will pursue a Master’s degree with a focus on studying the utilization of invasive species as an additive for composting, with the goal to improve soil nutrients for farming and reduce commercial fertilizer use.
Mahalo Jake, for your hard work and dedication. You will be missed by our West Maui keiki farmers!
Things to Plant in May
For the gardeners in all of us – A Kitchen Garden in Kihei Maui presents a helpful list of things to plant in June. See their website for great gardening tips!
Volunteer With Grow Some Good
Summer Volunteers Needed
Can you volunteer to adopt a garden over the summer months? Help keep our gardens healthy until students return when school starts. Weekly check-ins and light maintenance are required.
Special Projects for Your Group
Want to share the joy of the gardens with your team? We can set up a fun and educational work day just for your group. Garden projects are great for youth organizations, sports teams and service clubs, as well as community groups and businesses. We can always use a hand in the gardens, and it’s a great way to spend time with your team.
Please contact us at volunteer@GrowSomeGood.org to get involved.