Kahala Elementary Sows it Forward!
Mahalo to Kitchen Gardeners International for the Sow it Forward Grant awarded to our school! We just celebrated our first full year of having our school gardens- ten beds in all! Our end of school year garden parties included the Kindergarteners harvesting their carrots, the first graders their lettuce, bean, and radish plants, and the fourth and fifth graders harvested their hawaiian sweet potatoes and taro. Everyone enjoyed eating these fresh, healthy snacks.
This year we also were able to install a water catchment system, and a worm bin. At our Garden Anniversary party we cleaned up and turned the beds, added new mulch, and planted some seeds for some summertime vegetables. Our turnout was great, and everyone is looking forward to the next school year. Our goal for the coming year is to install a drip irrigation system, as our daily watering is currently done completely by volunteers. We would also like to have more student field trips to local farms and farm to table restaurants, as well as more chef demonstrations utilizing the ingredients from our school garden.
Thanks again to Kitchen Gardeners International, and we are looking forward to another successful year of growth!
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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