GoFarm Hawaii graduate and incubator farmer Justine Espiritu, and Jennifer Killinger interview Steven Chiang on a ThinkTech Hawaii show about the TEDx Honolulu presentation and other stuff ag.
...AND 9 types of bacterial diseases... soft rots, blights, leaf spots, scorch, wilts, cankers, scabs, fasciations, and galls! Yucky but critical knowledge for the AgPro students.
Leeward AgSchool students are going full steam ahead. On their second day of class, students rototilled the field THREE times (a record), spread 1,200# of fish meal, repaired field and mist house irrigation, planted 10 more trays of seed, and organized the GoFarm shed! Eleven tons of compost has been delivered and the students are raring to get their beds formed and drip line installed next week. Laulima paves the way to success of these future farmers.
AgSchool at WCC got an introduction to the science (and wonders) of soil. Making mud balls, components of soil, aggregates, water infiltration testing, and feeling soil texture were some of the things the students learned. Along with always calling it "soil" not "dirt!"
Kaua'i's 2nd cohort is underway. Students are learning to run tiller, planting Kalo, building mulch sifter, setting up a green house and irrigation and planting seeds.
The GoFarm Hawai'i team..