Seed Saving: The Cycle of Life… In Real Life

seed saving class at kihei elementary school garden

When teaching life sciences and sustainability with students of any age, seed saving is an essential element that bridges the gap between a text book explanation and real life.  As students experience the full cycle of a plant, from planting the seed to harvesting the seed, the concept of life cycles is experienced more deeply […]


Seed Saving Workshop and Order Your Seeds NOW!

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Now that we are coming to the end of the school year, the question of saving seeds arises. The following are sources can help! (1) Seed Saving Workshop this week, Tuesday evening, May 10, from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center Pool Room. Bring overly mature vegetable plants from which to extract […]


Gardens for Learning – Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden


Gardens for Learning is a comprehensive guidebook that provides a strong foundation to support the growing school garden movement. It was developed by a team of experienced garden educators, nutritionists, California state officials, and other garden experts.   This guidebook is a must-have resource for anyone looking to enhance learning through the use of gardens […]


Getting Started: A Guide for Creating School Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms


Getting Started is a 51-page guide designed and published by the Center for Ecoliteracy in collaboration with Life Lab Science Program, a national leader in garden-based education.     Among the topics included in this resource guide:   -  Nurturing a child’s curiosity. -  Connecting the garden to the classroom. -  Selecting and preparing a […]


Great school garden planning resources

Gardens for Learning: Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden from the California School Garden Network School Garden Wizard – an extensive guide for proposing and planning the garden to teaching and maintenance, created in partnership the United States Botanic Garden and Chicago Botanic Garden. Plant a Seed Watch it Grow – an online guide created […]


Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs to Grow in South Maui

Green Beans Growing to Sky

One of the most frequently asked question we get is “What grows in South Maui?”   It isn’t an easy answer but here are few thing we have learned: “Spring planting” starts about October.  Our best growing months are December-April. After that, some heat tolerant species survive  or may thrive in shaded areas. If you do […]