Jay Higa, AgPro student, organized a tasting of the basil variety trial he planted. 13 varieties, no sign of downy mildew! Taste testing for flavor and texture revealed that some were good, others blecch! Chewing on raw basil made our mouths numb after awhile so we needed to eat cucumbers to cleanse our pallets. Students learning experimentation, market acceptance, and having fun at the same time!
A small but enthusiastic group attended Maui's first AgCurious seminar. Speaker Hokuao Pellegrino talked about historical farming on Maui and the physical changes to the landscape and watershed, and farmers Alika Atay and James Simpliciano talked about farming, initiatives to improve agriculture, and the Hawaii Farmers Union United's internship program. Professor Ann Emmsley and student Tammy Gomes talked about the ag program at UHMC.
Wow, look at the beautiful veggies coming out of GoFarm Hawaii @ Windward's AgSchool! Of course part of harvesting for market is washing and trimming (food-safety compliant of course). THIS is what all the hard work is for!
Harvesting is hard work but rewarding. Leeward AgSchool students gathering the fruits of their labor.
Cohort 5 WCC agschool CSA week 1
Daikon, basil, collards, arugula, water melon radish, braising greens, and green beans....
SO EXCITED! GoFarm Hawai`i comes to Maui at UH Maui College, kicking off with the AgCurious seminar on 7/27/15 (5:30-8:30pm) at UH Maui College. RSVP to Maui@gofarmhawaii.org or call 808-984-3243. AgCurious is where you will find out about and apply for the subsequent phases starting in August.
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Nice article about us in inaugural issue of Hawaii Food & Farm magazine, featuring the photogenic Rob and Jay
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Some of the AgPro students presented their plots, lessons learned, and management and marketing strategies to our esteemed panel of reviewers. Impressive work folks!
See the Calendar page for dates.
The GoFarm Hawai'i team..