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How Does Your Garden Grow?

KCA meeting to explore gardening in South Maui.

March 15, 2012
The Maui Weekly

The Kihei Community Association's (KCA) meeting on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. will examine numerous ways to grow fresh, nutritious food in various types of gardens in Kihei. Kirk Surry of Grow Some Good (, formerly called the South Maui School Gardens Project, expanded beyond Kihei schools, advising gardeners island-wide about how to achieve success with home and community gardens.

To verify their work, come sample some nutritious locally grown produce at the meeting, while learning how they operate.

Kathy Becklin, Nio Kindla, Kerry O'Bryan Wilkins and Surry will share gardening tips and recipes, discuss the outlook for regional school and community gardens, how to start a nonprofit to fund your projects, guerilla gardening and more.

"Come early!" said Surry "Project: Plant It! volunteers will share ready-to-transplant organic and heirloom garden starts and give advice on caring for them. Learn South Maui-specific gardening tips and sample healthy snacks made fresh from Kihei Elementary and Lokelani Intermediate School gardens."

KCA's Maui Food Bank campaign continues, and while volume was down last month, you're encouraged to overtake KCA's record January donation at this meeting.

KCA meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Kihei Charter Middle School, 41 E Lipoa St.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for pupu and talk story.

Visit or call 879-5390.



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