Windward AgSchool students learned about and practiced bed prep for transplants and direct seeded crops today. Tomato and Eggplant transplants in! They also created a future trellis line with t-posts and began their plot design: where should I plant what?!?!
Last Saturday GoFarm Hawai'i @ Kaua'i partipated in the E Hoʻolōkahi Kā Lahui community event. Coach Eric and students kicked back gave away lots of Kalo and talked up the program like mad.
On July 12, GFH@Maui held an AgCurious seminar with a full room of attendees looking for more information on the importance of Ag in Hawaii and options for new farmer training. Looking forward to starting with a new cohort of future farmers in August!
Thank you to Gabe Sachter Smith (aka Banana Gabe) for sharing his deep knowledge on banana biology and production to a group of GFH students, AgIncubatees, alumni and coaches today in Waimanalo! The morning was spent covering themes such as varietal selection, finding disease free planting material, strategies for reducing disease pressure, how to establish plantings, how to manage mats and fertilization and irrigation needs.
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GFH@North Shore Cohort 5 completed AgSchool! This crew realizes that along with learning more about agriculture, they also gained a new farm family! Congratulations also to Coach Daniel for completing his first cohort as coach.
Today is my last day leading GoFarm Hawai'i and I wanted to post a personal message of Aloha to all the participants (past and current) and supporters of our program. Your efforts have made GoFarm Hawai'i one of the largest and most successful beginning farmer training program in the Nation and give me great pride in my participation in developing this program that is so important to Hawai'i's sustainable future. These same factors make me very sad to be leaving, but I am heartened by the knowledge that great folks will be continuing (and growing) the impact of GoFarm Hawai'i.
"Farming is hard. It's hot, dirty, and sweaty. In other words, farming is sexy!"
I will add to that: Farming can be one of the best ways to sustain your community, malama 'aina, and replenish your soul.
So take care, continue to support agriculture, and GoFarm Hawai'i!
Help spread the word!
GoFarm Hawaii @ UH Maui College site will launch their second cohort with an AgCurious Seminar on Wednesday July 12, 5:30-8:30 pm at UH Maui College, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department.
If you are interested in becoming a production farmer, you should attend this seminar. Hear about the importance of agriculture in Hawaii, the experience of farming in Hawaii from current farmers, how to receive hands-on farmer training through the GoFarm Hawaii @ UH Maui College program and details on how to apply.
RSVP to Maui@gofarmhawaii.org with names of attendees.
GFH@Kauai'i Coach Eric, sharing pictures in a way that shows the first half of the AgSchool journey...
Windward AgSchool Cohort 8 students begin with starting their first round of seeds in the nursery and getting a feel for what is to come in the next 4 months!
The GoFarm Hawai'i team..