GoFarm Hawaii staff/coaches attended a recent conference all together to learn about/from and share on the theme of Incubator Farms across the nation. Workshops, discussion sessions, and resource development focused on: Curriculum Design, Whole Farm Planning, Evaluation, Market Channel Development, Financial Literacy & Business Planning, Cooperative Farming Models, Supporting Farmer/Mentor Relationships, etc. It was a bonding and inspirational experience and we all hope to incorporate what we learned at all of our sites. It's fun to feel a part of a larger movement. Plus - don't you think this photo could be an album cover???
GoFarm Hawai'i graduates Leonard Hall and Priscilla Carbajal become movie stars! Buy Local, It Matters!
GoFarm Hawaii @ UH Maui College AgSchool Cohort 2 grows pumpkins to share with UH Maui College Head Start Keiki! Pictured here is Coach PJ harvesting for the keiki to pull away the pumpkins in the wagon they brought.
GoFarm Hawai'i @ The Kohala Center kicks off Cohort 2 AgXposure with visits to farms and a value added producer.
Makin a bunch of ferments with what was left in the fields was not enough today - this crew also nixtamalized flour corn they harvested, ground it and made some tamales with fresh salsa made from the morning's harvest! YUM!
AgSchool Cohort 2 at UH Maui College prep beds add amendments and compost before planting bush beans, sunflower, pole beans, cucumber, and basil. And ... That is not snow! They used shredded paper to mulch the new planting ... keeping in the moisture on these hot days as seeds germinate is the key.
Impossible not to smile with pride when your harvesting from a bountiful field during a fresh morning with a group of people. Windward AgSchool cohort 8 CSA harvest day.
The GoFarm Hawai'i team..