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Lana'i School-Community Garden Update May 2013

Jeck, Than, Trevor & Corey look over their newly tilled Plot #5
May 28, 2013

School wraps up early in Hawai'i so we have yet to choose how to spend the mini-grant funds we were so lucky to get.  However, we'll be back in the garden in early August to build on the work done by sophomores and juniors in 2012-13.  You can see in our photo students worked in groups to till our hard-baked soil, plant and mulch dynamic accumulators, then design 12 plots and propagate companion plants.  They wrote reports identifying their hypotheses, variables, methods, error analysis and conclusions.  Some of the boys in this photo presented their learning at our Earth Day event in April, sharing their knowledge with almost 300 elementary and middle school students, as well as community members who attended.  A wide variety of plants were grown, and success depended on student effort more than any other variable!  This year we hope some students will also take an early morning Agriculture elective class to turn the land behind our new science building into a garden as well!


We are also the lucky recipients of a Whole Kids Foundation grant this year, and have a new mini-farm of a third of an acre to amend and begin planting on campus this year with the additional expertise of Malama Maui Nui. Photos to come soon!

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