To help our youth increase their interest and education of our “growing world,” the third annual Maui Youth Gardening Workshop will offer a great group of presenters who will offer their expertise on topics such as: the latest trends in school gardening programs; the challenges and opportunities facing first-time school garden leaders; elements of successful school gardening programs; connecting gardening curriculum to the school curriculum; composting; aquaponics; health and nutrition curriculum; permaculture; and astronomy in relation to school gardens.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Montessori School of Maui in Makawao from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will also feature school garden information booths and a panel-and-poster session with various organizations involved in youth and school gardening programs on the Valley Isle.
This workshops, which are open to all individuals, groups, organizations, churches, volunteers and schools involved with youth gardening, will offer a great opportunity to network with other groups involved in the youth gardening movement on Maui
The Maui Youth Gardening Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Montessori School of Maui in Makawao is open to all individuals, groups, organizations, churches, volunteers and schools involved with youth gardening, and will offer a great opportunity to network with other groups involved in the youth gardening movement on Maui. South Maui Sustainability introduced garden fun and flavors to Kīhei Elementary students (above) through a school garden last year, which has inspired many of the kids to start their own at home.
If you have an interest in school or youth gardening and want to know how to make your gardening program flourish, this day of workshops is for you!
Take advantage of the fantastic learning opportunities co-sponsored by the Maui School Garden Network (www.mauischoolgardennetwork.org) and the Home Gardening Support Network with support from the Maui County Farm Bureau, Montessori School of Maui, Slow Food Maui and local chefs.
A pre-workshop school garden tour of five schools will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17.
The fee for the all-day workshop, which includes lunch, is $35 for those who register by Thursday, Sept. 1. Registration after Sept. 1 is $40. The registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 15.
The Montessori School of Maui is located at 2933 Baldwin Ave., below Makawao.
Maui Youth Gardening Workshop Presenters
Anne Gachuhi, HGSN School Gardens
Dr. Robert Howerton, UH Sea Grant Program
Matt Lane, Community Work Day
Rebekah Kuby, Community Work Day
Lehn Huff, Maui School Garden Network
Jennifer Chirico, Sustainable Living Institute of Maui
Jenna Tallman, Maui Bio Soils
Donna Vida, Maui Farm
Charlene Kauhane, Maui County Farm Bureau