Gnocchi in the Garden

Chef Geno Sarmiento of Nick’s Fishmarket recently visited the gardens to give students a hands-on cooking demonstration.  Together they prepared gnocchi with an herb tomato sauce and pan-seared shrimp. Garden Coordinator Jadda Miller, along with  Chef Geno, take questions from the class. Chef Geno holds up a cherry tomato, one of the ingredients in making […]

Lessons from the Garden: How Seeds Grow

What is a seed? Most plants grow from seeds, which come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures.  Within this compact package, seeds contain everything a plant needs to grow and reproduce. Some seeds, such as grass, begin life with one leaf. These kinds of seeds are monocots. Other seeds, such as beans, begin […]

Car Washes to Benefit Grow Some Good

Get Sparkly for the Holidays Make your vehicle sparkle in time for the holidays! Get your car or truck washed and dried, and it will be looking good for all of those holiday activities and events coming up. December 2, 2017 9:00am – 1:00pm December 9, 2017 9:00am – 1:00pm Location: Ohana Fuels / Minit […]

Lesson from the Garden: Phototropism

What is Phototropism? Tropism is a growth response between a plant and an external stimulus. The stimulus could be weather, touch, time, gravity or light. A positive response is indicated by growth toward a stimulus and a negative response is indicated by growth away from the stimulus. Light is a stimulus that plants respond to. […]

Lesson from the Garden: Can plants move?

Can plants move? Yes! Plants have evolved adaptations that allow them to ‘move’.  Not in the sense that they uproot and walk away, but in other ways.  Plants can move toward or away from water, the sun, and in response to gravity! This is called tropism. What is Tropism? Definitions: Tropism: the means by which a […]

Lesson from the Garden: How Plants Breathe 

See How Plants Breathe     Fill a glass jar with water. Select a large leaf from a plant or tree nearby, drop it into the jar and screw the lid on.  Place the jar in a sunny spot. After an hour, ask students to look in the jar and report what they see inside. What Do […]

Fuel Up. Do Good. With Ohana Fuels

Ohana Fuels ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ Program to Support Grow Some Good Grow Some Good will be the beneficiary of Ohana Fuels ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ program for the fourth quarter of 2017.  From October 1st through December 31st, Ohana Fuels will generously donate a portion of all gasoline sales from their Maui gas stations […]

Harvest Festival Fun for Keiki Farmers

Harvest Festival Fun Keiki farmers at Kamalii Elementary School and Kihei Elementary School enjoyed a fun Harvest Festival at each of their schools. These annual events are a highlight of the school garden program, as students make and enjoy healthy snacks with fresh produce, from recipes designed to be simple, so they can be easily […]

Keeping Our Gardens Safe

Addressing the Spread of Rat Lungworm Disease and the Zika Virus Grow Some Good and Maui School Garden Network are working together to address the spread of Rat Lungworm Disease and the Zika virus on Maui. As recent news reports have indicated, Rat Lungworm Disease, or RLWD, has come to Maui via its predominant, intermediate […]

Keeping Our Gardens Safe

Addressing the Spread of Rat Lungworm Disease and the Zika Virus Grow Some Good and Maui School Garden Network are working together to address the spread of Rat Lungworm Disease and the Zika virus on Maui. As recent news reports have indicated, Rat Lungworm Disease, or RLWD, has come to Maui via its predominant, intermediate […]