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UHMC Community Garden to Break Ground

May 10, 2012
The Maui Weekly

The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) at UH Maui College welcomes the public to the groundbreaking ceremony of its new community garden on Thursday, May 10.

The day will begin with a community workday at 10 a.m. to plant a native windbreak. A garden blessing will be held at 1 p.m.

The garden space is currently going through renovations as workers remove trees, install irrigation lines, deliver soil and prepare the land.

Participants will have the opportunity to take home vegetable or herb plant starts from Community Work Day's nursery sponsored by Bioponic Phytoceuticals, the makers of Kona Red beverage.

The garden will be located between the upper, northwest side of the main parking lot and the UHMC educational fields, directly across from the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

The community garden will be available to all students, faculty and staff members along with members of our community who enjoy growing their own food while socializing and interacting with others who share the same interests. Participants will be able to sign up for their own garden plot this coming fall semester through SLIM and EdVenture.

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