AgCurious- (February 25, 2014, 5:30-8:30pm) - Leeward Community College (96-045 Ala Ike St. Aiea, HI), GT bldg (lower level), Room 105 (see campus map at: http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/campus-map)
FREE-everyone welcome; attendance required to register for GoFarm @ Leeward CC
Are you interested in farming? Looking for a career or an opportunity to earn supplemental income farming sustainably?
Come hear successful Oahu farmers ‘talk story’ about their start-up experiences, challenges, benefits and lifestyles. Gain an understanding of the agriculture industry in Hawaii and its importance.
Learn about the GoFarm Hawai`i @ Leeward CC training program. GoFarm alumni will be on hand to tell you what’s great about GoFarm Hawaii!
Assess your readiness to begin. Application forms for AgXposure will be available at this meeting!
Please call (808)455-0401 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance so that we may be prepared for numbers:
AgXposure- (March 15--March 29, Sat 7am-4pm)
Farm Tours & hands-on learning experiences on sustainable Oahu farms. Farms will offer a diverse array of production methods, crops and philosophies.
Farmer’s Market and retail produce outlet tour.
AgSchool @ Leeward CC - (April 9 - Aug 27, Wed 6-8pm, Sat 8am-1pm) 20 weeks
Hands-on, comprehensive education in all aspects of the business and science of sustainable farming, specifically designed for beginning and aspiring farmers. This program offers participants the unique opportunity to manage their own growing site and learn from presentations by UH professors, extension agents and other specialists on a variety of crop production topics.
Topics delivered by experts and specialists include: Propagation, Business Planning, Soil Fertility, Crop Nutrition, Varietal Selection, Irrigation Design and Food Safety. The growing site will provide the opportunity to learn skills in: Field Preparation, Operation of Small Farm Machinery, Irrigation Installation, Planting, Harvesting, Grading of Produce and Pest Management.
The AgSchool program will provide a supportive experience where participants leave with a Certificate of Completion, a deeper understanding of tropical agricultural management and small-scale regional farming, and the entrepreneurial skills to start their own operation.
- Are looking for a career or supplemental income in sustainable farming
- Want to play an active role in the sustainable, local food movement on Oahu
- Desire to learn from some of the most innovative and skilled farmers operating on Oahu
- Value a comprehensive education in all aspects of the business of farming, including marketing and distribution
- Want a hands-on farm education utilizing local resources
- Recognize the benefits of a regional food system that fosters ecological and social health.
- Are willing to work hard and commit to the whole program
For more information:
GoFarm Hawaii @ Leeward CC Coordinator
Lynne Constantinides, (808)455-0401