Big progress for Kauai's AgPro phase. Finally found the irrigation to tie into with the help of an outside contractor.
Its A GOOD thing we found this greenhouse cover lying around. . With a little tape and ingenuity we repurposed an old shade house and made it into a new workable greenhouse. It was perfect timing. Students were supposed to work in the field this weekend but due to bad weather we started to do greenhouse propagation. A little screen, some fan vents, a repurposed greenhouse roof and some irrigation retrofitting and bamm! you got a new greenhouse. We all learned how to put a functional greenhouse up on a shoe string budget . High quality beginner farmer style!!!
Standing room only at the AgCurious seminar at Windward Community College tonight, where 75 people showed up (in a room with a capacity of 60) and we had to turn away folks who were interested in learning about farming in Hawaii and the GoFarm Hawaii program! Thanks to all the current and former students who showed up to share their experiences with the audience.
Ninja masks can help prevent brownface. Prepping new plots is dirty business and hard on equipment. So do regularly schedule maintenance (shown). All pix from Waialua site.
Thanks Lance Okayama for the very informative talk-story tour of the demo-experimental plots and Native Hawaiian Garden. We appreciate the science and Waialua history lessons you gave us...it complemented perfectly with our curriculum!
Mahalo, GoFarm Hawai'i Northshore AgPro Cohort 4
Today we visted Kaua'i Farmacy in Kīlauea. This is an inspirational herbal tea farm. We explored the very diverse farm plot. Sampled tea. Learned how the farm cures, processes, packages, and markets their products. Sweet set up!!
Every AgPro student's first task in their plot is to mow the cover crop. The last thing they do is sow the cover crop for the next class.
The statewide team got together for a full day of discussion and planning. These are the good folks who make it happen! (check out our lunch -- creative and yummy).
The GoFarm Hawai'i team..