Cinco de Mayo – Sangrita Grill + Cantina Supports LHS

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Chef Paris Nabavi, who also supports all organic seed purchases for MSGN schools, will host the Grand Opening of the Sangrita Grill + Cantina for Cinco de Mayo to support The Lahainaluna High School’s Ag and Natural Resources Program run by Keith Ideoka. Come join the festivities and music which will run all day and […]

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Kihei Public Charter School wins HealthierUS School Challenge

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Congratulations to Kihei Public Charter School for winning the Bronze Award in the Healthier US School Challenge initiative sponsored by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. This award indicates that the Kihei Charter School has taken leadership in its community to promote principles of good nutrition and physical activity for our youth.  In a October […]

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Chef Paris Nabavi does it Again!

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For the second year,  Chef Paris Nabavi renewed his commitment to fund all organic seed purchases for the MSGN schools. Chef Nabavi is a master chef who specializes in Persian cuisine but works with a variety of cuisines.  He owns two restaurants on the west side, Cilantro Grill at 170 Papalua Street, Lahaina (808-667-5444) and […]

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Natural Farming Workshop: April 24-25

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Click on image to see in Full Sized View or download PDF here. Natural Farming Workshp at Waihee, Maui.  Scholarships for taro farmers will cover the registration fee only. Registration fees cover costs of bringing Joe to Maui w/materials and food.  Joe is specializing in how to apply natural farming to taro soils recovery and […]

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Agroforestry and Regenerative Agriculture Course

A Course in Agroforestry and Regenerative Agriculture Haiku from the April 1-8th In this course you can expect to learn about agroforestry and permaculture from two very knowledgeable instructors, Sam Knowlton and Mauricio Hoffman. During the week the following topics will be covered: Water Cycles in Forest Systems and Conventional Ag Soil Food Web Roles […]

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Maui School Garden Tour

Scarecrow's Garden at The Maui Farm

What an inspiring day touring thoughtfully created school and family therapy gardens throughout upcountry and central Maui. it’s clear these gardens change lives and, in some cases, save lives. We wandered through curvy paths, felt the cool water from an ‘auwai demo, went on a garden scavenger hunt, learned about soil building, biodynamics, ocean connections […]

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Mahalo Chef Paris Nabavi

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We have a generous benefactor, Chef Paris Nabavi who is purchasing organic seeds for schools in the Network this year.  Chef Nabavi is a master chef who specializes in Persian cuisine but works with a variety of cuisines.  He owns two restaurants on the west side, Cilantro Grill at 170 Papalua Street, Lahaina (808-667-5444) and […]

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Sat, June 11: Work & Learn Day at Kihei Elementary School Garden

Work & Learn Day at Kihei Elementary School

Saturday, June 11 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Kihei Elementary School 250 E. Lipoa Street Kihei, HI 96753 Join South Maui School Gardens Project volunteers this Saturday morning, June 11, as we summer-ize parts of the Kihei Elementary School garden and install new planting areas. The garden continues to thrive through the summer as we […]

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Seed Saving: The Cycle of Life… In Real Life

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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 […]

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Dear Governor Abercrombie…

South Maui School Gardens Project bag and letter to Gov. Neil Abercrombie

On May 15, South Maui School Gardens Project joined Kihei Elementary School students, volunteers and our chef sponsors from Capische? and PrivateMauiChef.com to cater lunch for Hawai’i State Governor Neil Abercrombie and his staff, following a talk story event at the MACC.  Lunches prepared with organic, school garden-grown produce also included the following letter encouraging […]

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