Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hawaii Farmers Union United March Meeting

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Tavares Center Pool Room -Pukalani

Tuesday March 27th 6-9pm 
 Doors open now at 5:30pm
  Dinner now at 6:00 pm, meeting begins at 7pm sharp!
    
         LocaVore Potluck:  Come and share the Maui abundance of what you prepare and grow!!! Bring a dish OR Dinner is $5 for Members, $10 for Non Members. SIgn up as a member and dinner is on us!

  Schedule:

6:00pm-7:00pm   LocaVore Potluck  

6:50pm-7:00pm   Evening Announcements ~ Vincent Mina     

7:00pm-7:10pm   Chefs Corner ~ Jana McMahon  
                            "Everything Mulberries" 
7:10pm-7:20pm   Farmers Almanac ~ Harriette Witt "Spring Equinox"  
7:20pm-7:30pm   Produce Scoop ~ Evan Ryan "all about Ulu"   
7:30pm-7:55pm   "Grow Some Good & Maui School Garden Network"                             ~ Lehn Huff, Nio Kindla,Rebecah Kuby, Kirk Surry,  
                            and Kathy Becklin   
7:55pm-8:10pm   Helen Nielson- The Outlaw Queen of  
                            East Maui Bees   
8:10pm-8:30pm   Seth Raabe- Natural Farming Egg Shell  
                            Calcium Ferment    
8:30pm- 9pm       Networking
    
 
Produce Swap:
Bring your home grown farm produce, seeds or plant starts to share and swap with others. Place it on the table in the back when you arrive.


Introduction to the School Garden movement

The school garden movement is thriving throughout Hawaii and creating real-life, hands-on educational programs for students of all ages. Learn about programs that teach local students and their families to grow nutritious, organic fruits and vegetables - on any budget, in any community or living space.
 

  

Nio Kindla, Kirk Surry, Kathy Becklin, and Kerry Wilkins, co-founders of Grow Some Good - Educational School Gardens on Maui (www.GrowSomeGood.org) - will discuss school gardens as learning centers for new gardeners; how school gardens inspire better nutrition choices and greater access to organic fruits and veggies for an entire community; and how to get funding to help fund your community-driven garden projects. 
  
As part of the evening, 'Project: Plant It!' volunteers will share ready-to-transplant organic and heirloom garden starts, planted by student gardeners at Kihei Elementary School and Lokelani Intermediate School. 


        Note: We aim to have a "trash free" event and encourage folks to bring their own bowl and utensils. And, if you like, a comfortable chair. It was standing room only last month!